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The Backline

Canadian Comedy Award winners Rob Norman and Adam Cawley discuss weekly improv-based topics based on a theme.

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Competition

Jul 30 2014
Adam attempts to do a podcast with the unbeatable, unrivalled Rob Norman about competition. Together they discuss: improv competitions like Catch 23 and Theatresports, having your improv troupe compete against other shows, and how to avoid playing in a redundant way on your longform team. Three solid burns in this podcast (Try to find them all!)
The Backline

Competition

00:51:34 Download (24MB)

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Fear

Jul 23 2014
The scariest episode of the Backline to date! Rob and Adam discuss the nature of fear onstage: Where does it come from? Is fear a good or bad thing? What does fear look like in new players? Passive Aggressive Burns: #3.5 (Can you find them all?). Music by The Brunswick Project.
The Backline

Fear

00:51:24 Download (24MB)

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Getting Started

Jul 18 2014
It's the first episode of The Backline! Rob and Adam discuss getting started in the improv business. Together they outline steps from student of a beginner level improv class to becoming a "professional" improviser. Rob and Adam remember their origin story, how they first met, and how they created their first improv troupe. Passive aggressive burns in this episode: #4 (Try to find them all!). Music by The Brunswick Project.
The Backline

Getting Started

00:42:41 Download (20MB)

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