Parks are a great place to unwind and read a book. Or have a picnic with good pals. Meditate. Exercise. Parks are great!

Parks are not restaurants. Here’s some people who went to a park then reviewed them on Yelp.

Loves the park, visits everyday, extremely smelly. Will be back tomorrow and every day after that. This park is very toxic.

The season finale of Survivor is this week and it’s anyone’s game. No, literally anyone can win Survivor because everyone who has been voted out can squeeze back into the finale — reality purists are, at best, disappointed. At worst, furious. The Edge of Extinction twist has kept beloved players on our screens and technically still in the game, that’s cool. All while not having to worry about being voted out at Tribal Council, way less cool.

If the Edge of Extinction is going to become a permanent component of Survivor, let’s frame it in a way that captures the…

Sitting front row for the Indifference Bowl

I’m curious about sports teams that name themselves after regions and not cities. I’m even more curious about scorned markets and their jagged loyalty to teams in neighboring cities. Add in a surprising run to the conference championship, sprinkle some petty confetti on top, and I’m the most curious.

So I drove to Memphis. Sitting at the Bayou Bar & Grill, I’m learning just how neutral, at best, this city feels about the Tennessee Titans being one win away from one of the most improbable Super Bowl appearances in recent memory.

Nashville, about 3 hours and 200 miles east of…

Improv Hotline offers multi-tiered services for hungry improvisers looking for feedback on their work through less traditional channels. In addition to advice columns, blog posts, and podcasts, Improv Hotline will offer feedback on sketches and live shows.

Improv Hotline is part digital coach, part access to content designed to make us better at improv. Think of it like a “box subscription service” for comedy education.

The post you’re reading right now has a couple of headline samples from the Patreon so far. If you feel like this provides value for you, I hope you hop over to the Patreon and toss $2, $4 to join in on the fun. We are building something unique here and it’s just getting started. These improv essays are not boring and the feedback you will get is not passive. Let’s try…

Documenting the New Orleans 2018 season in a new location each week

I’m so excited that the New Orleans Saints are going to win the Super Bowl this year that I’ve decided to document the season in a series called Saints 16 Ways. Each game will tell a different story — From the Mardi Gras themed casino in Las Vegas, to the popular Saints bar in Manhattan. I’ll travel to the sports bar sitting on the southern most point of Louisiana, I’ll venture to every notable neighborhood in New Orleans. Follow the journey on Instagram here. Welcome to Week 1 of Saints 16 Ways.

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Look, your new improv group has to have a disagreement at some point, it’s inevitable. And it usually involves the name. Skip the bickering and just grab a name from one of the ponies hitting the track this weekend.

Good Magic is highlighted for a reason up there. It’s clearly the best name of the bunch, despite it inching dangerously close to being corny. A corny name spells doom for most improv groups — a name skating close to corny, however, can work wonders. I’m scared of how far back my eyes might roll if the performers claim to do…

I got a eucalyptus bath bomb from the grocery store

On March 23rd 2018 Toni Braxton released a new album called Sex & Cigarettes. On March 28th I turned the hot and cold faucets on in the bathtub and pressed play. Also on March 28th Toni woke up at 5:00a and got the worm.

On the album cover she is smoking a cigarette and standing in a bathtub wearing lingerie. I’m also standing in a bathtub but I’m gonna get in now.

Track 1: Deadwood

I should have waited until there was enough water in here but I didn’t. Toni should have waited more than 20 seconds to have a ringing phone…

Advice for new parents on a budget or anyone who just wants a stroller

You probably know that strollers are the #1 way to get a baby from Point A to Point B. But did you know that strollers are also very easy to steal? Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting yourself a new stroller.

A) Find someone pushing a stroller with a baby inside of it. It’s important that there’s a baby in the stroller and not a dog or groceries.

B) As soon as the person pushing the stroller takes the baby out of the stroller (for holding, feeding, or to show off), walk up to the stroller and take it.


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The Truman Show

(Don’t watch basketball? Read this first paragraph so the rest makes sense)

The NBA eventually changed these rules but for a while, high school basketball players could skip college and declare for the professional draft. Some panned out (you’ve probably heard of Kobe Bryant or Lebron James) but many did not (I will not bother listing names).

The ones that panned out were not just the most talented, they were also the…

If Alberto Del Rio got to drive a car, Rusev should get his tank

From one-off stunts like John Cena smashing through glass at WrestleMania 23 in Detroit, to Eddie Guerrero cruising down the ramp in a low rider on the regular, vehicle entrances can really rev up (no pun intended) the energy of a wrestlers entrance. Some of the most iconic wrestlers have come to the ring in style and since Alberto Del Rio’s ditching of his “I am rich” gimmick, we haven’t seen any notable vehicles used as props on the regular.

The Del Rio of old may be gone, but does the vehicle entrance have to go with him? Here’s a…

Chris Trew

Hi, I’m Chris Trew. I run Hell Yes Creative and am forever on tour. I wrote How to Start a Comedy Scene from Scratch, Improv Wins, and Behind The Bench. #NOLA

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