An theater game
played by improv comedy troupe
s such as ComedySportz
. Sometimes it is also seen on Whose line is it anyway?
Two people are designated as actors. Two others are designated translators. The audience suggests any nonzero number of the following: a genre, a setting, a language, an occupation. The actors will then start to play out a scene that fits the audience suggestions, but they will speak in complete gibberish. It is the job of the translators to make up english phrases that match what the actors are trying to do.