The Improv In Action Podcast

Sebastian Ruf and Jim Karwisch on Improv technique, advice and application. Hosted by Jim Karwisch and Sebastian Ruf.
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May 26, 2017

This week Sebastian and Jim discuss show openings and how they connect with suggestions. 

May 19, 2017

This week Sebastian and Jim discuss getting the suggestion that works for your team and show. 

May 11, 2017

in which Gus, Chester, and Viola have dinner with their Gus' girlfriend Jessica. 

Chester was played by Sebastian Ruf. Viola was played by Savannah Rose Scaffe. Jessica was played by Lucy Meadows. and Gus was played by Jim Karwisch. Background music was performed by Gospel of Mars. Here more of their music at

May 5, 2017

Jim, Sebastian, Savannah, and Cassie sit down and review the new Humans Being Improv Card Game!

Apr 28, 2017

This week Sebastian and Jim discuss what it means to be in a Toxic Improv situation and what you can do about it. 

Apr 21, 2017

This week we are pleased to share with you something very different than our normal format, the pilot episode of our new improvised episodic superhero multi-fandom dramedy called “Your Secret’s Safe With Gus”. It follows the lives of an ex-superhero named Gus played by Jim Karwisch, his robot companion Chester played by Sebastian Ruf, and his Daughter Viola played by Savannah Rose Scafe. So sit back, relax, and get immersed in this new and crazy world. 

Apr 14, 2017

This week Sebastian Ruf and Jim Karwisch break down the experimental workshop style called "the flow" that is workshopped at the Atlanta Improv Dojo. We had the luxury of recording with Atlanta actor Savannah Rose Scaffe who both provides the space for the dojo and improvises with us on several projects. 

Apr 7, 2017

Early on in this podcast we probably should have had an introduction to ourselves giving a bit of background about the project and what we are all about. Better late than never right?

Mar 31, 2017

Sebastian is exhausted. Jim has the worst allergies of his life. Together they talk kind of about heightening and miss some major points that should have definitely been included. Enjoy!

Mar 17, 2017

What makes a great character choice? Once you have made a choice, how do you keep it going and bring it back in the show when you need it? This week Jim and Sebastian discuss how the make choices stick. 

Mar 10, 2017

This week Sebastian and Jim discuss character choices... how to make them and what makes them stick.

Mar 2, 2017

Welcome to the second half of our side support episode. The original ran almost an  hour and half so we split it in twain. Enjoy!

Feb 24, 2017

Sebastian and Jim dive into side support concepts and wrangle with how energy and focus are affected by edits. 

Feb 18, 2017

Sebastian and Jim sit down with Harrison Brookie of Alchemy Comedy Theater and discuss what it is to run an improv theatre in Greenville SC. 

Feb 3, 2017

What is it to be coachable? What is it to coach so that others can more easily accept your coaching?

Jan 20, 2017

This week Sebastian and Jim discuss what it is to have an improv worldview and how that affects your progress as an improviser.