Sick Puppies Cast Member Q&A with Joshua Winer!
Hey Joshua! Tell us, how did you find out about Sick Puppies Comedy?
"Improv+Boca+Raton" in Google
What got you involved and interested in improv?
I loved performing in front of folks ever since I was a child. Took plenty of acting classes in school and enjoyed the heck out of the stage. Out of nowhere I started having seizures, which got in the way of my acting. To hinder the seizures, I had part of my brain removed. Just so happened that it was the hippocampus (memory) that they took out. Couldn't memorize lines anymore, I felt defeated. Then my brother, out of nowhere, suggested I try improv. So I searched for improv around here (Boca Raton) and was lucky enough to find the Sick Puppies.
Tell us about your first improv show ever. What was it like?
It was fun, there was a large audience, everyone was smiling. I think my smile at the end of the show was the biggest though, I was so proud to be on stage again.
What’s your favorite game/form of improv? Why?
I love many that I can't remember the name of, but one thing in particular I love are line games. I love coming up with things on the spot.
What is the most rewarding experience you’ve had based on your life in comedy?
Performing my first improv show and being able to hear my brother's laughter over everything else.
Newer improvisers might be surprised by how much you continue to learn from improv, no matter how long you’ve been doing it. What’s something you recently learned, or that you’re currently working on?
Not physically throwing myself around so much. I can't help it, I come from a pro wrestling family!
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to new improvisers?
Above all else, have fun! If you're having fun, the audience is having fun, so above all else perform for yourself!
See Joshua, along with Awkward Sibling & The Mighty Few this Saturday at 9:00p! Get tickets now: http://bit.ly/JoshW2018!