Improv teams depend entirely on one another to help them entertain the audience. If the show doesn’t go well, none of the individuals succeed. It’s the same with radio shows. Teamwork is a common word that is loosely used, but it’s critical.
This lesson from improv is key to your success on a multi-personality show.
Mutual dependency inspires a For The Show mentality. Like the Three Musketeers, it’s “All for one, and one for all”. Kidd Kraddick once told me he didn’t care who had the funny line as long as it happened on his show.
That doesn’t minimize the value of each player. Every individual has an ego, but winning performers understand that the priority must be the audience’s experience.
Three key things underscore this principle: