Cris Skelton is an actor, writer and performer based in Houston, TX. He discovered improv four years ago and trained with The New Movement and iO Chicago. He is a member of Rogue Improv and a founding member of The Station Theater. He holds a BFA in Theatre from Texas State University.
Come see Cris Skelton speak on September 11, 2014 at the Ignite Houston Revolution on if improv comedy can change the world.
Improv Comedy is an art form/buzzword that has picked up mainstream attention in recent years due to the success of films and TV shows like Anchorman, Bridesmaids, and It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia. More and more you see comedies with scripts in flux, with scenes set up and dialogue largely improvised on the spot by the highly skilled actors, many of whom got their start at the top improv theaters. The actors employ a simple concept in working together to create scenes, but what if we applied this ethos as a way of life? This is a speech about my personal journey as an improviser and the success (and failure) I’ve had living by the tenets of improv philosophy.