“Improv is special,” she says. “You’re experiencing something unique every single time, and it really requires you to make yourself vulnerable and trust your partners, which is something that is hard to do in life.”
Adding that touch of humor also helps Sara bring understanding to a variety of topics – many of them serious, and some a bit scary. She uses humor in her body image program, Mirror Mirror, in which she shares her near-fatal experience with anorexia.
“I think humor allows people to feel safe to engage in subject matter that can otherwise be intimidating,” she says.
It also helps her and Andy navigate life together.
“For us, it’s one of the foundations of our relationship,” Sara says. “We’re both willing to laugh at ourselves, to try to see the funny or positive side of things, especially when we have challenging situations.”