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The "Yes, And" rule is a guideline of Improvisational comedy that suggests a participant should accept what the other person has created ("Yes") and then add something to it ("And").<ref name="pantheater1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> {{#invoke:Side box|main}}

"Yes"

The "Yes" portion of the rule encourages the acceptance of the contributions added by others.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Participants in an improvisation are encouraged "to agree to the basic situation and set-up.". "By saying Yes, we accept the reality created by our partners and begin the collaborative process." <ref name="pantheater1"/>

"And "

In addition to accepting the premise offer by others, a participant in an improvisation is expected to add new information into the narrative. Hence the phrase "Yes, And!"<ref name="pantheater1"/>


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