#1 Improvising with Pj Jacokes from Go! Comedy Improv Theater



From disciplining Eminem in his “Where have you been?” video to performing the Ford Expedition Safety Dance, Pj Jacokes has been an actor and improviser in the Detroit area since 1997.

Welcome to our first episode where we talk to Pj about the art of improvising, his path to becoming an owner of a comedy club, his experiences working as an actor, organizing the 4th annual Detroit Improv Festival (taking place August 3rd-10th, 2014), and the course of becoming a great improviser.

“Everyone is funny whether you believe it or not.”

Join us in this episode and learn how you can practice the art of improvising to take your future encounters to the next level.

Show Notes


  • (00:52) “It’s not so much a decision as it just happens…”
  • (01:30) “My entire life is improvisation, I just say yes and try to make it work.”
  • (05:20) “Improv classes can change your life because it teaches you self confidence, it teaches you to trust yourself, it teaches you to work with others…”
  • (07:36) “...comedy is a byproduct. You put people in funny situations — you know, games with gimmicks — and the comedy is going to happen.”
  • (07:55) “Everyone is funny whether you believe it or not.”
  • (17:46) “If you're shy it’s a great way to break out of the mold.”


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