June 09, 2014
Matt& (Philly). Second time I saw this show and second time it completely blew me away.
If there is some aspect of improvisation that involves the audience being with you and wanting you to succeed because they know you are making it up as you go, this show amplifies that to its logical extreme.
Matt Holmes takes an audience member who is seeing improv for the first time and does a 25 minute set with them. And somehow, it is brilliant. You can see minute to minute how much of a craftsman he is at this.
It is amazing to watch and even more so as the audience member (for this show an older guy who spoke broken English) begins to open up, eventually making bold choices, doing character voices, and more!