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History of Improv in Chicago (07:27)


Dave Pasquesi describes the improvisation group at Second City and its history. The creative process was based on structure and themes, and actors developed ideas for bigger performances through improvisation. argues This kind of comedy is vibrant in Chicago.

Acting Opportunities and Talent (06:22)

Chicago is a supportive community for actors, providing opportunities to experiment and work. Comedy is a good foundation for other kinds of acting. Good actors are versatile and believable.

Current Acting Projects (05:20)

Pasquesi is currently acting in an improv project with T.J. Jagodowsky. They perform with no previous discussion, acting as multiple characters. He also acts in "The Graveyard Show."

Improv Demonstration (05:45)

Immesoete and Pasquesi perform a short skit to demonstrate the process. Pasquesi describes creative processes and work relationships.

Working as an Actor (06:51)

Chicago is the center for improv, theater, and advertising, but not for film or TV. Pasquesi makes most of his income from advertising; as an actor he has little job security.

Credits: A Conversation With Dave Pasquesi: Conversations with Giants (00:30)

Credits: A Conversation With Dave Pasquesi: Conversations with Giants

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A Conversation With Dave Pasquesi: Conversations with Giants

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You’ve probably seen comedian and actor, Dave Pasquesi, on screen in Groundhog Day, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Angels & Demons; not to mention his frequent appearances in The Second City, Annoyance Theater, and IO Theater. The veteran performer gets serious (sort of) when he joins John Immesoete and discusses his career and the people he started in the business with, including Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, and Bob Odenkirk.

Length: 33 minutes

Item#: BVL150867

Copyright date: ©2017

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