To overview # Improv Glossary
Long forms are more or less closely connected sequences of scenes, usually from 20 to 45 minutes in length, but also full-length formats are possible. Some of them have different dramaturgical rules than the shortform. Many players find long forms more interesting since they have more time available and can therefore develop and display long forms much better. Storytelling (Storytelling) comes more to the fore. The stories often have more depth, it is easier to make the characters not cliché, but Truthfulness. Often long forms are not as funny as the short forms and therefore are not as popular for most of the audience as the short forms. If you want to play a long form and do justice to the typical wishes of players and audience in a show, it can make sense to play one half with a long form and fill the other half with short forms.