While I don’t remember the specific shows in Will’s post, I do remember some of Will’s Fire, Hot, Burn shows where he was very good, and then when I mentioned them to Will he would either still feel they were terrible or would take no credit for them. Being hard on yourself is common to a lot of improvisers!
Maybe it helps drive us? Or maybe it hinders us? Probably a little of both.
I think I’ve posted these before; I can’t remember. Here’s notes I took the night after I did my first Harold night ever with the amazingly ungood team Fire, Hot, Burn!
Two shows last night.
First one, I fucked up a scene — I was supposed to be getting married and I didn’t realize it. Frank Shea made it work, but it effectively left me out of all three beats. That sucked. Well, it sucked for me — the team covered so it did less damage to the show than it might have. I felt out of it — like the Shitty Guy on the team that I fear becoming.