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John Ratliff is a performer and teacher of improv.
A post from him about the first improv show he ever saw:
The first improv I saw was on TV: in a hotel room somewhere in the '80s I saw War Babies, a shortform troupe featuring Caren (My Tutor) Kaye; a little later I saw what was probably a reunion of The Committee, the legendary SF group with Howard "Dr. Johnny Fever" Hesseman and Peter "Jerry the Dentist" Bonerz.
I may be forgetting something, but I'm pretty sure the first live improv I saw was Get Up's Hideout show at Out of Bounds 2005 -- during which Shannon and Shana generously gave up part of their slot to ColdTowne Heroes, who were fleeing Hurricane Katrina and had just washed up in Austin.
In other words, I was present at THE BEGINNING OF THE MODERN ERA.