What do comics and comedians do when a tragedy that affects so many occurs, if a comedian's drive is to constantly amuse, entertain, make others laugh? I, who always try to find humor in everything, found it disrespectful and inappropriate to post anything jovial, trivial or amusing in the days following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Yet, life goes on. It has to. No matter how much we want to respect the dead, the mourners, we have to go on. It's just the nature of life.
Does this have anything to do with improv? Believe it or not, it does. The mere fact of moving forward, moving a scene along, is how we cope with anything and everything.
That's it, really.