Etiquette for starting an improv scene
If someone sets a chair for you, sit in it
I mean this both figuratively and literally.
I mean it literally. I’ve lost count of how many times I set a chair or chairs on stage only to watch my scene partners stare like the apes in “2001” encountering the obelisk. I’m not sure how to make that move clearer other than to point and say “Sit down” (which I actually saw someone do once). And I say this as a guy who’s usually really stupid at figuring out what my scene partners want. When someone puts a chair on stage, I get really excited because I actually know what to do.
Never had Mulaney as a teacher, but between his use of the term Etiquette for improv, and this huge pet peeve of mine, I had to reblog.Source: mullaney