"Our philosophy is, never try to be funny," Dave Hyland says. Surprising words from a member of an improv comedy troupe. But Hyland, who at age 34 considers himself one of the genre's "elder statesmen," explains the thought process used by his group, Mod 27: "If you force the issue, it ends up being significantly less funny. Being funny is a byproduct of what we do, which is creating quality characters. We focus on letting them live and exist in the moment. That ends... More >>>