WENATCHEE — Good improv starts with good ears, Ryan Stiles says. That’s how to make people laugh for decades on end. Worst pick-up lines! Baby’s first words! Stiles builds show after show from audience suggestions, which means the biggest asset he brings on stage is a team of actors who know how to listen.
“Two things make people good at improv, and listening is the main thing,” the 53-year-old says. Second is finding humor in the everyday, he said.