Editing is a crucial tool for a lively and energetic improv show: the well-timed edit secures a joke in infamy; the strong edit leaves the audience at the height of their laughter, thirsty for more.
When we first learn editing in improv, our instincts are brand new. As we practice and progress, a phenomenon occurs. Watching our teammates play out their scenes, our feet begin to communicate their own message. Our teachers encourage us: follow your feet. They seem to have a wisdom of their own; we lurch forward as if about to fall off a ledge. Coming up to our toes and then back down to our heels, something within us had an idea, something within us felt that the scene could end here; together we found a height of connection and comedy.