Tuesday, 15 March 2011


If you are reading this, it means you have found the site. And that's a good thing... Welcome, it's nice to see you. The fact that you are here means that this whole thing might work.

What thing?

Well, London has loads of brilliant stuff going on, and one of the most exciting is improvised comedy. There is a lot of improv about and the London Improv community is thriving with incredibly talented groups of dedicated performers making people laugh their heads off on a regular basis. But it seems the improvised comedy audience is few and far between. Unjustly.

Is the reason because improvised comedy isn't very good? No, absolutely not. Some of the best things I've seen on a performance stage has been completely made up on the spot by improvisers. It's like having a laugh with your mates, but every single one of those mates has trained for years to make themselves even funnier. You must remember Whose Line Is It Anyway? .. that brilliant, unpredictable show that was on about 15 years ago and is now being repeated on Dave every couple of hours? Remember that? I challenge you to find someone who didn't really really really like that show.

What about genius stuff like Curb Your Enthusiasm or Spinal Tap? or Beardyman? Or the film District 9? They're all improvised in different ways. If any of that floats you boat, just imagine what it'd be like to see people do that sort of thing right in front of your very eyes.

Granted, there is some improv out there that leaves a lot to be desired. I won't go into that because I'm meant to be encouraging, but if that's what you've seen... well... that's probably why some think impro isn't very good. That's easily cured by just seeing some really great stuff. And that's why LondonImprov.co.uk is here. We're here to make sure you find the best opportunity to see the best improvisation there is.

Will fill with writings from some of the best improvisers around. Be sure to check back regularly to see what's going on. Upcoming shows, theories on impro, big news in the improv community... All sorts. We'll see. We will be hand-selecting some really great people to fill us with their wisdom and word-joy.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday at The Miller near London Bridge, the London Improv Comedy Club happens. Currently they're presented by Hoopla! one of the foremost forces in bringing brilliant improvisation to the streets of London.
From May, Wednesdays will be taken over by London Improv, a community of improvisers who will go out of their way to give you a giggle in the middle of the week.

Our aim is to only put on really high quality improv, so you can rest assured that if you come to one of our shows you will only get top quality comedy.

There will also be special events hither and thither, so keep your eye on the website to keep totally up do date with the most exciting, fast-paced and creative entertainment in London.

You're welcome.


1 comment:

  1. Congrats on getting the site up and building the community! It sounds very much like you're going through the same growing and growth pains we are. Much love and support from your improv friends in Montreal, Canada.

    Vinny Francois