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The Backline - An Improv Podcast

Rob Norman and Adam Cawley


Canadian Comedy Award winners Rob Norman and Adam Cawley discuss weekly improv-based topics based on a theme. New episodes every Wednesday.

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41:11 | Dec 12th, 2018

It's the season finale of the Backline with Rob and Adam.  This episode Rob and Adam discuss changes in the improv landscape, new exciting announcements, and what they're looking forward to in 2019!  ...Show More

40:10 | Nov 22nd, 2018

This week we discuss how to map the rules of one scenario over top the context of another.  Also this episode, Rob and Adam answer questions about mirroring and comedic horror.  Happy 150th episode!
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55:01 | Nov 12th, 2018

We spend lots of time talking about what happens onstage. But sometimes scenes are won/lost before you even step onstage.  Before your show there are warm-ups, research, intentions to be set, etc.  Th...Show More

46:50 | Nov 1st, 2018

"Our only job as an improviser is to affect others, and be affected."  We all know it to be true, yet over and over again, we get stuck in scenes where we're explaining our premises to our partner.  T...Show More

41:39 | Oct 18th, 2018

After an afternoon on set, Adam wonders about the future of improv on television.  What changes when you record an improv show?  Why isn't more improv on TV? If television networks don't want more imp...Show More
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