Whose Line: Gathering Lines from the Audience

Whose Line Is It Anyway is both an improvisational comedy TV show and an improv game. I love them both.

The game required two or more players to take lines generated by the audience before the show and work them into an otherwise “normal” improv scene. In that spirit, I would love to write some blog posts in the style of “Whose Line”. So in the comments, please write original sentences, odd quotes, facts from strange websites, a line of dialogue or an idiom. Whatever comes to mind. I’ll take the lines, write them on scraps of paper, draw one at random and insert it into a piece of fiction I’m writing. In fact I will probably use two or three lines per fiction piece. But this only works with phrases. So audience, may I have some lines?


4 thoughts on “Whose Line: Gathering Lines from the Audience

  1. He tilted his head slightly, :”Do you honestly not know who I am?”

    The fifth sentence on the 17th page of the Pirate Primer

    From Peter Pan: “You always know after you’re two. Two is the beginning of the end.”

    I love this idea. Great job. 🙂

  2. Flip has a good idea: You get the 3rd sentence on the 17th page of all the books on my bedside table because. Please don’t feel pressured to use all of these:

    “Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder.” Genesis 24:45 (NIV)

    “We could visit him after dinner, you and I.” A Tainted Dawn: The Great War: Book One by B. N. Peacock

    “This uses language much like that of a lament for Ur-Nammu, an historical ruler of Ur who lived around 2100 BC, which incidentally names Gilgamesh.” Introduction. Gilgamesh. Trans. N. K. Sanders.

    “A street is a map/ for the feet to follow.” “Wyclif Practices the Art of Definition While Walking to his Morning Class,” Burning Wyclif, Thom Satterlee

    “Not even the government can put a stop to it.” “The Poems of Others,” Ballistics, Billy Collins

    “You can’t always see the moon.” Wolf Tower by Tanith Lee

    “You win.” The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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