Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter recently about his time working with the Walt Disney company, Jon Favreau made a great point regarding the wants and needs of the audience, and how his years in improv taught him how to read a room. While not speaking specifically about Star Wars fans, the point stands.
“You put something out in the world, and then it echoes back at you. You have to listen. It’s not a one-way street. It’s a two-way street. You have to feel the energy of the audience. But when you come from comedy — and when I was doing improv back in Chicago — that’s it: You have to read the room, you have to feel the room. You have to be in community with the audience. You have to be part of it.”