Matt Hobbs: How Musical Improv Helped Me Write an Album

By Matt Hobbs  I discovered Dad’s Garage shortly after moving to Atlanta in 2010. Prior to that, I’d written some songs, played in a few bands, and done some musical theatre. But I’d never worked as a musical improviser. True story. Outside of the


Politics is Easy. Comedy is Hard.

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By August J. Pollak *When I wrote and drew political cartoons, I had a rule: if it took me way too little time to think of a joke, I shouldn’t do it, because it meant every other political cartoonist in the country probably just thought of that one too.


Tom Rittenhouse on Failure: Surviving the Worst Improv Scene EVER

I, Tom Rittenhouse, am responsible for the worst improv scene in Dad’s Garage history. There, I said it. Wow! What a statement! Now I can’t say that it was quantifiably the worst. That’s a pretty impossible thing to defend. But it was at least bad e


How Improv Helps Toilet Sales

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By Taylor Roy, Dad’s Garage Improviser and Supply.com Salesdude I’ve lived a double life for a while. For the past few years, I’ve been balancing a full-time day job with being an improviser in my free time. As I guess is inevitable, there’s been


“Check it out! There are more women than men on stage tonight.”

Photos by Mike Hillman Written By Megan Leahy, Creator of Woman of the Year When I first started taking classes at Dad’s Garage, almost 14 years ago, there were few female improvisers on stage and none in the ensemble. Comedy has traditionally been a bo