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July 13, 2021 59 min

Today, my guest is David Escobedo. 

David is the creator of The Improv Boost, a community-focused social media presence with more than 29,000 followers. David has been teaching and performing improv since 1994. He has studied at iO, Second City, Westside Comedy.

He has a Bachelor's Degree in performance and directing and a Master's Degree in Drama, focusing on improv, and he is currently pursuing his PhD in Drama, focusing on improv training and rehearsal. 

Follow The Improv Boost on Facebook and Twitter for updates on David’s PhD work and his community boosting efforts.

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We are sponsored by Pineappl, a video app designed for virtual improv. If you want effortless movement and a sense of connection in your virtual classes and shows, Pineappl is the platform for you. Try Pineappl (no final e) for free at

Our theme music is Earth’s Assault on the Central AI by Tettix, courtesy of Tettix, You can find more of their music at

Improv Discussion and Resources, as always, is produced by me, Chris Griswold, for Thunderbolt Comedy. Virtual and in-person classes in improv and sketch comedy at

If you’d like to discuss this episode, visit the Improv Discussion & Resources Facebook group or the ID&R Discord. The links for both will be in the show notes.


  • Improv Discussion & Resources Facebook group
  • Improv Discussion & Resources Discord
  • Pineappl, the video app for virtual improv
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