The First Rule of Improv is “Yes and…”

The “yes” part, the “and” part, and playing with blocks

Allison Gauss
Aug 13, 2019 · 4 min read

Thousands of years ago, before SNL or Groundlings or even Second City, the great commandment of improv was handed down from on high. When Moses reached the top of Mount Sinai and held up that stone tablet, it simply said: Thou shalt YES AND.