Character Bench

Character Bench


Five actors sat in a row. They are all the same character type, for instance they all went to school together or they all were in a space station together. Teacher asks them questions which they answer, and they all agree with the first answer rather than distract from it.

Improvisers encourage to say honest, real, obvious answers rather than attempting to make jokes that destroy the reality of the characters.


  • Simple agreement.
  • Being honest and truthful.
  • Playing true to the character instead of making a gag at the expense of the scene.


  • We originally learnt on a UCB course.

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