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Why was it so funny?

Why was it so funny?

Why was it so funny?

Question 4 in our ongoing Q&A series is…

This is by far our favourite question! Every one of our shows is adapted from a pre-existing story — whether it be a fairytale, a novel or a play. And although we love the original versions, we like to make our adaptations as wacky, silly and hilarious as humanly possible. So we of course read up on the original versions before launching into creating our own. But then we look for every opportunity to find new ways to make ourselves and you all laugh. And once we have that base, we introduce our audience actors into it, and they, of course, bring their own humour and we play around with that too. In addition, a lot of a DuffleBag performance requires improvisation — which means we go with our instincts and make stuff up as we go when we need to. When you open yourself up to those surprise moments, and improvise with them you can discover totally unexpected funny moments you had no idea were there. And that means we get more chances to laugh — which is the best part of our jobs!