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December 4, 2021
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Our Improv Team Just Needs a One-Word Suggestion and These Many Other Things

Hey, we’re Whose Uncle, and all we’re gonna need to get started is a one-word suggestion from the audience.

While we’re making requests, we’re also just gonna need some non-flannel shirts. After that, it’s bombs away on ninety minutes of rip-roaring improv comedy.

But, first, all Jason is gonna need to get started is a new watch battery. Not a new watch—he has the watch. He just needs a battery.

All Melinda needs to get started is an apple Danish. Stat! In return, she will be happy to give you many bold initiations and distinct physicalities.

Darren just needs one of those portable phone-charger batteries or his cell will keep dying on the way from his job at a laser-tag arcade in Queens. Once he has one, he can finally let us know in advance if he’s going to miss practice. That is, if he can even afford a portable phone charger on a humble laserman’s salary.

In order for Rico to warm up that ol’ reference machine of his, he’s just going to need some replacement parents, ideally ones who live so far away that it’s logistically impossible for anyone to visit anyone. If you can do this for him, he’ll work in a reference to the name of the street drug from “RoboCop 2”!

Greg has the exact opposite problem and, due to unfortunate life circumstances, just needs to be adopted, preferably by our improv teacher—a real guru who was, like, there at the very beginning—and any one of our teacher’s student lovers.

Jenna, wracked with debilitating indecision in every facet of her life, needs many one-word suggestions. For example, “go,” “try,” “don’t,” “fix,” and “actualize.”

I just thought of this now, but, to get started long-term, we may need a tactical reëxamination of our team name, since I’m not sure that any of us really knows what Whose Uncle is supposed to mean. Are we meeting an uncle but we don’t know who that uncle belongs to? Are we shocked to learn about someone’s uncle? If we are Whose Uncle, then are we the uncle? I have no idea. A new team name could impress our teacher and impressing our teacher could lead to a show on truTV someday!

As for me, I can deliver the goods. I would just find it much easier to get started with a completely different set of kidneys.

Finally, all we need to get started is an undergraduate degree in Web development, aeronautical engineering, translation, interpretation, or nursing.

O.K., I heard “apple”! Apple, apple, apple . . .

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