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Emma Allen

Contributor to the New Yorker

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When a Press Play producer pitches a story idea that doesn’t make the cut, the staff jokingly says, “yes and.” The phrase, of course, comes from improv.

The rise of improv and the mainstreaming of ‘yes, and’

When a Press Play producer pitches a story idea that doesn’t make the cut, the staff jokingly says, “yes and.” The phrase, of course, comes from improv.

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