Amy Poehler on her early lessons of improvisation:
"I learned some rules that I still try to apply today:
* Say, "Yes."
* Live in the moment.
* Make sure you play with people that have your back.
* Make big choices early, and often.
* Don't start a scene where two people are talking about jumping out of a plane. Start the scene, having already jumped.
* If you're scared, look into your partner's eyes. You will feel better."
(photo by Jeff Hallam, used with permission)