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The Punk Rock of Theater: four week improv course set for 2020

A Story of Success

“Improv for me is like the punk rock of theater — you never know what’s going to happen,” Thauvette said.

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The Christal Frost Podcast

Turning a New Page

"Lisa, let's hear your story...", Christal Frost

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The Improverbial Podcast

A Story of Success

Pete Kirkwood and Lisa Thauvette unearth obscure old sayings from around the world and invent absurd new proverbs on the spot. It’s a mashup of improv comedy, positive psychology, human development theory, and idiomatic weirdness. Produced in collaboration with The Boardman Review and Cold Shower Media.

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White Pine Press - Northwestern Michigan College

"What's Got Us Listening Local Again"

"'s a great learn something and you get some clever comedy." Nick Loud of The Boardman Review about The Improverbial Podcast

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Common Threads

Livestream Conversation

Chris and Nick Loud of The Boardman Review sit down for a talk with Andrew Lutes of Commonground Cooperative to talk about the Boardman's many projects including The Improverbial Podcast (minute 17:40).


WJZQ Z93 Radio -Today's Best Hits

On the Air, Drive Time with AJ

AJ Guertin of Z93 FM radio had local women in the studio all week chatting about their projects and work in and around Traverse City...guess what we talked about? Improv, anyone?
We had so much fun...Thanks AJ!


"Getting to Yes And" podcast with Kelly Leonard

Joe Sanok interview, talking about his book "Thursday is the new Friday"

Joe Sanok is a master marketer, therapist, business owner AND a fun and playful improviser. Joe has been playing improv with Tilt Think Improv for the past couple of years and was so kind and candid to mention Tilt Think Improv and Lisa (and Pete, too), during his interview with Second City Legend, Kelly Leonard. Thanks, Joe, for the shout-out...and take a listen to this episode...Joe is a very smart hombre.


9 and 10 News

GT Pulse: Local Podcast Collective provides a Variety of Fresh Entertainment

"The Improverbial Podcast" was featured, along with "Breaking the Surface" and "tBR Podcast", as part of The Boardman Review podcast collective on 9 & 10 northern Michigan news. "The Improverbial" was described as:

"...a lighthearted podcast featuring two locals who started an improv group. Lisa Thauvette and Pete Kirkwood explore old sayings from around the world and where they come from. They also have fun with inventing new proverbs of their own on the spot. “It is that type of content people are craving right now,” Taylor said. “It’s light, it gives people a break. But, at the same time, when you listen to it it’s really stimulating. It’s fun.” In their most recent episode, they dissect the old proverb ‘Old pots make good soup.’ Improverbial releases every other Tuesday."