The first rule of improv – always say yes. No matter what crazy thing your partner suggests, roll with it.
And that’s what happens is this ping-pong match.
Now, assuming the bios under the video are true, this is a serious match with serious players (and the judges are DEFINITELY serious – I’m surprised the woman doesn’t order in a firing squad).
However, it looks like the Belgian got WAY behind early, but instead of getting all John McEnroe about it, started just… having FUN (what an ODD thing to do while playing a game…)
And, fortunately, both his opponent and the judges indulged him, and everyone had a good time.
[The most humorous table-tennis match ever] (Viewer #5,538,165)
FULL DISCLOSURE: Normally I would take a look at the length of this video and go “16 minutes? NOTHING can be entertaining for 16 minutes!”
Normally I’m right.
This time I wasn’t.
Although your mileage may vary.