Rob Norman

Rob NormanEpisode 159: What a delight to meet the fantastic Rob Norman in Toronto, Canada. We chatted about his improv journey and how he started teaching improv before he took any classes! While in high school he asked his mother to go to the library and get a book on improv and she came back with “Truth in Comedy” by Charna Halpern, Del Close, and Kim Johnson. We also discussed Improv History in Canada, of which he is an expert!
Rob is a beloved improviser /instructor/editor/writer/podcaster. He is the author of IMPROVISING NOW: A Practical Guide to Modern Improv which is currently being translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Latvian. You can find it on Amazon. His book is a definite “must” for the improvisers’ library. His new book, “Future Favors the Bold” will be released in November 2023.

He is a Second City alumni and has directed both the National Touring Company and Second at Sea.  In addition to hosting and producing the weekly improv podcast, THE BACKLINE, Rob is a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Improv Troupe, and Canadian Screen Award for his performance on CityTV’ Sunnyside. Rob also produced the critically acclaimed, improvised horror series LIMITED CAPACITY for CBC Radio. His new series

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