Anything is possible if properly handled. And it is your job to see how close to the line you can walk. Here are several simple lessons to move you into a successful creative experience. Avoid an abundance of easy choices that exist simply to shock. Easy, repeated sexual references confuse a scene’s point of view. Discard language and subject matter that serve no purpose or threaten the audience’s willingness to receive a message. Remember our audience is made up of family and friends. Understand that the audience will hear what they want, and be certain that you are saying what you mean.
The performers we love let their mouths run ahead of their brains. They’ll say something without thinking and then let their brains catch up to justify it. This is an incredibly fun and scary way to play. It will lead you to places you never anticipated. The best improvisers trust themselves enough to know that they can justify anything. Try shutting off your brain for a moment in your next scene. It’s like letting go of the wheel of a car. Once you say that line that comes from your subconscious, put your hands back on the wheel and keep driving in your new direction. It will take you to wild new discoveries that will amuse the audience and you.