Tonight, I went to the Brave New Workshop, a comedy club in Minneapolis, with my family. It was a lot of fun, and after the scripted show “The Working Dead”, they did a few improv scenes.
The second one was “Take That Back,” which is a game that I have seen in many different guises.
In the Orpheum show in 2005, the game involved a clown horn that forced the improviser to change the last action.
At Northwestern, the prompt “New Choice” was the impetus in the eponymous game.
And at BNW, it was “Take That Back,” and a bell was used to force a change. With the suggestions “sushi” and “parent teacher conferences,” it was a funny scene that had the parent repeatedly dinged and eventually caving in to frustration.
What is in a name? No matter what you call it, the New Choice style games are fun.
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