Q: What do John Belushi, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Andy Dick, Chris Farley, Ana Gasteyer, Shelley Long, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Amy Poehler, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis and George Wendt have in common?
A: Del Close.
Q: Who the heck is Del Close?
A: Actor, writer, improviser, author and teacher; Del Close is considered to be one of the most notable influences on modern improvisational theater.
Great comedy, like great jazz, is born from improvisation. Improvisation relies heavily on raw talent, finely honed skill, being present in the moment and fully committed to the integrity and truth to be found in art.