“In truth,” I find this technique extremely helpful when working with complex and emotionally charged material.
Considering the versatile dramatic conceit that is “Asides…”
This ImprovDr entry explores the important distinction between self-conscious Mugging and more deliberately crafted theatrical moments that might look the same at first glance.
“Corpsing” or “Breaking” can add to the playful fun of improv, but depending on the tone and goals of your venue, these scenic ruptures may also come at a cost.
Some improv schools embrace a playful form of “Commenting” but I’ve generally found that it deflates the energy of our scene work.