Improv Q&A: Benji Zorn

Name: Benji Zorn

Grade: 11

1. How did you get into improv? Why did you decide to try out?

“The way I got into improv is Gavin’s mom told my mom to do improv. So then my mom would always continually ask me, ‘do improv,’ and I was like, ‘I’ll wait until the auditions.’ And then the auditions [came], I went, I did it, [and] I loved it. Now we’re here today.”

2. What is your favorite improv game? Give us an example.

“That’s a tough one. I probably have to say “Letters.” That’s the game me and Holly do. It’s where me and Holly alternate words, and we write a letter to a fake or made-up company, or a real one. So I’ll say ‘Dear,’ and then she’ll say ‘the,’ then I’ll say ‘Starbucks’ or whatever, and you just alternate back and forth. It’s really fun to see what they say and play off of it.”

3. Tell me a story.

“One time I was doing a scene, and the suggestion was ‘zebra.’ I got down on my hands and knees and just ran around. And then I think—I don’t know who it was. It might’ve been Mason or whoever [came up]. And I just was screaming, ‘Don’t shoot!’ And it was hilarious, and I was zebra, and I didn’t want to die.”

4. What US landmark speaks to your soul. Why?

“Yosemite. Easy. Big, beautiful, water.”

5. What’s your Culver’s order?

“Double Cheeseburger Value Meal. That’s it.”

6. What is the best FHC bathroom?

“That’s an easy one. It’s—not the first-level bathrooms. It’s the ones up the stairs. First one. Not the first urinal, the second one. It’s the one near the entrance, but up a level.”

7. Give us your best car salesman pitch for improv.

“Come on down to the FHC theatre, the 26th, for a very fun time! Bring all your family and friends. Scene.”

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