Phone Pimping – video example

Pimping. Fun.

The audience knows the improviser is being forced into a situation where s/he has to contribute. The power of the expectation – what is s/he supposed to deliver, what is s/he supposed to be knowledgeable of – and the power of the moment -confidently accepting the challenge/endowment – lends the best pimping moments a “it doesn’t matter what s/he does/says because his/her doing anything satisfies the tension of the expectation” postive reaction. 

Remember forever, though, setting expectations for your fellow improvisers goes against our grain. Pimping should be considered an advanced maneuver suitable ONLY when the expectation is ONLY that they say/do ANYTHING instead of SOMETHING SPECIFIC.

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