Personal Days: Yes, And

A few weeks ago Jana and I were in Chicago and we took in a show at The Second City, perhaps the most famous sketch and improv comedy club in the world.  The Second City alumni list is pretty spectacular: Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, John Candy, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Mike Myers.

As regular readers know, Jana is the high school theater teacher at Abilene Christian Schools. Jana and I both love improv comedy, but our visit to The Second City was exciting for another reason. In a few weeks Jana is doing, for the first time in ACS history, an improv comedy show for a school production.

Jana is pretty excited about it. Rehearsals are going great. A lot of that has to do with how much Jana uses improv in her drama classes. The ACS kids are well schooled in the rules and art of improv, so it's time to let the world see how awesome they are.

All that to say, improv is a big part of our lives. In fact, Jana's love of improv shows up in my book  Reviving Old Scratch where I use the improv rule "Yes, and" to talk about how we might become better theological conversation partners.

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