Listen. I wish I could tell it gets better, but… it doesn’t get better. YOU get better.
You think it’s been easy? I’ve gone up, I’ve gone down, I’ve been bankrupt, I’ve been broke. But you do it. And you do it because… because we love it more than anything else. That’s why you’re doing it.
You want a real job, honey, there are a million things you can do. But what we do is not a job — sounds so stupid — what we do is a calling, my dear.
We make people happy.
It’s a calling.”
“There are very few rules to improv, but one of the things I was taught early on is that you are not the most important person on the scene. Everybody else is, and if everybody else is more important than you are, you will naturally pay attention to them and serve them. But the good news is, you’re in the scene too. So hopefully to them you’re the most important person and they will serve you. No one is leading. You’re all following the follower, serving the servant. You cannot win improv, and life is an improvisation. You have no idea what is going to happen next and you are mostly just yanking ideas out of your ass as you go along. And like improv, you cannot win your life.”