The Candy Palmater Show

'Embrace failure' and other rules Rebecca Northan learned from 400 blind dates

Northan sees her role in her improv show, Blind Date, as holding up a mirror to the audience.
Rebecca Northan is the creator of the improv show, Blind Date. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

It's almost been a decade since Rebecca Northan first staged a 10-minute version of her hit improv show, Blind Date.

The premise was simple: she gets stood by her blind date, and chooses a new date from the audience.

Their 90-minute improv interaction in front of a live audience forms the show.

Since that first show, she has been on more than 400 dates. Rebecca tells Candy about lessons she's learned after "going out" with so many strangers on stage.

Watch Rebecca's TEDx talk, A Useful Epiphany: