The Truth: I bought this domain name in the early 2000’s. When people were still talking about buying domain names. I remember my friend telling me about a guy who bought coke.com and sold it to Coca Cola for a lot of money. So I bought www.improvtheatre.com. Perhaps my initial thoughts were I could make money off this, but what I really wanted to do was carve out a little place for myself in cyber space.
I’ve been an improviser for 15 years. I am a member of a group called table23 comedy that has performed regularly in the past but now teeters on the edge of irrelevance. More than a comedy improv group, the members of table23 are some of my closest friends and our work together has created some of the best moments in my life.
I’ve also had the honour and privilege to perform with the Vancouver Theatre Sports League, David C. Jones, Rock Paper Scissors, The Fictionals and more. I’ve seen success and failure in the Vancouver improv scene, but all in all I consider myself an Improviser with a strong tie to the larger community.
So I got this website. I love improv. I’m hoping I can maintain a site that’s both relevant and interesting. I should heed my good friend Graham’s advice and just “commit the shit out of it” but I’ve got my doubts. For one thing there’s a demon inside me that says “You’re not good enough. You’re not interesting. You write like a 5year old”. And despite the fact I know I should get control of my demon, he does make some solid points about my competence of the English language.
Another issue is that I can make a lot of good excuses of why I don’t have time to give this my best effort. I’ve got a job. I’ve got a wife and 2 kids. I play Dungeons and Dragons once or twice a month and most of my free time is fantasizing of how awesome my character will be when I finally reach the next level.
So if I’m going to do this, it’s now. If not, I might as well sell the website to someone who will actually use it (Coke.com?). Or I could keep it and make something I’m proud of.
My 2015 News Years resolution: improvtheatre.com.