I read this and found it interesting that the announcers for the matches are improv comedians.

Quidditch World Cup Flies Into NY

It makes you grateful that someone saw the value of having an improv comedian here.
Also, it makes you wonder about real-world (although, arguably "real-world" might be stretching it here) applications of improv outside of theatrical improv.

These performers are being asked to step into a situation where they have no script, no background, think on their feet and be funny. Do the words, "Dance, Monkey, Dance!" mean anything to you? Arguably, these skills can lend themselves to just about any job or role, but here are a few that are springing to mind:

  • Salesperson
  • Trainer
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Politician
  • Preacher
I'd love to hear your thoughts on how improv gives value when applied in other ways. Click here and let me hear about your thoughts. It doesn't matter how old this post is when you see it, I'm still interested, especially if you HAVE used your improv skills.