Sunday, 8 May 2011

This week at The London Improv Comedy Club

A mammoth week of comedy coming up, and by mammoth I mean woolly;

Tuesday 10th May
The inordinately talented Cariad Lloyd (Improvathon, Austentatious, all-round legend) teams up with the inimitable Paul Foxcroft (Horse Aquarium, Catch 23) and a bunch of other fantastic performers for a doubtlessly brilliant night of comedy. They’ve known each other since the big bang and you can pretty much guarantee an ace show.

The night will also include: David Shore (Second City, Bad Dog Theatre), Rob Broderick (Abandoman, Hackney Empire New Act of the Year), Phil Whelans (Grand Theft Impro, The Pros from Dover).

and!... as if that wasn't enough,

they are joined by superb live band The Glue Ensemble.

It really does promise to be somewhat brilliant.

Wednesday 11th May
Marbles presents the inaugural episode of The Yak, a very special talkshow.
The Yak features improvised comedy, beautiful music, and some unusual characters getting the old Q&A treatment. Basically, it's live telly... THAT'S ACTUALLY LIVE.

Guests will include:
Morgan James (lately featured as a gimp on BBC's BEING HUMAN)
Hannah Barberra Cartland, a cycle courier and performance poet from the West Country

... and a very special appearance from some undersea royalty.

Don't miss this show. It promises to be... something.

Thursday 12th May
Host Luisa Omielan presents an evening of free comedy with "I Love Improv"

First group: Improv Athletiko, a Chicago-style improv troupe, put on a story based on your suggestions.
NO structure, NO boundaries, just wonderful players and your fabulous ideas coming to life!

Featuring Ed Bennet, Katerina Vrana, Kayla Parfitt, Megan Pugh, Andrew Gentilli, Suzi Ruffell and Luisa Omielan herself.

Then, it seems that all-girl improv troupes are springing up all over the place, not that I'm complaining, oh no. Girls are ace. Mmmm.
The second half of the show will be Girl Band performing their début show. Fierce, funny and fearless, they are Luisa Omielan, Rachel Anderson and Lexa Buxwater and they need your suggestions so pop on over.
This show is totally free, so don't miss out.

Starts at 8pm, here: The Horse, 124 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London SE1 7XG

Friday 13th May
Then on Friday (so we don't become completely insular and London-centric) we have our first international show ever. If you're in the South of France this weekend pop yourself along to The Irish Bar, in Jegun where 8bit will be presenting their show Nothing Toulouse; a night of fast-paced, ex-pat mayhem showing games and stuff to an audience who've never seen impro before. Book a ticket (a plane ticket) and come along! It's as easy as a jet.

just a little advanced announcement, we wouldn't want you to miss out on tickets:
Thursday 19th May
London Improv regulars Music Box will be onstage at The Old Vic Tunnels. They'll be with members of The Maydays, Showstoppers, Marbles and Friendly Fire... indeed just about everybody who improvises with music, for an impro music spectacular.
It's called The SlapBash and it's a warm up night for the SlapDash impro festival, where everybody who is anybody will be throwing improv comedy shapes.

For more details click HERE. There are strictly limited tickets, so get them quickly.

...and don't forget, the comedy doesn't end there
London Improv is Every Tuesday AND Wednesday.
Time: Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm - 10pm with interval.
Cost: £5 on the door.
Where: The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS.

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