A very special show has been created in Omaha, and recently KC just tried it because they loved it so much. It’s called The Solo Cup, and it’s a line-up of 1-person improv sets.
It started with us getting really drunk and skunked and getting on stage at 3pm, performing improvised TED Talks to ourselves. After a couple of these, we added improvised poetry slams.
Performers were getting bored with just these two options, however, and we started making it be anything they wanted, as long as it’s improvised and lasts 1-3 minutes.
We didn’t imagine the audience would like it as much as we did, but we tried it, and they did. You might want to experiment with it a couple times yourself before headlining with it, though. It’s also best as the final performance of the night, instead of a typical jam.
Examples of more are: Excerpt from an audio book, reading from a diary, a sermon, a typical 1-person scene, a 6-character scene, a freestyle rap, and feel free to create your own.