Sunday, 19 June 2011

This Week at the London Improv Comedy Theatre

It's a big old time o' Edinburgh Previews this week. Some of the best improvising talent that's going to be at the Fringe in August is at The Miller, so if you can't get to Edinburgh this year (boo-hoo), create your own festival experience by coming to Tuesday AND Wednesday and renting an extraordinarily expensive flat overnight.

Tuesday 21st June
Fat Kitten had massive success last year at Edinburgh, packing out their venue with their "Versus The World Show." Each night they take on another impro group in a battle of wit and laugh-scores. Tonight they take on themselves as their Victorian Alter-ego, as Fat Kitten vs. Fat Kitten 1899. It's going to be anacro-tastic.

Then we have the frustratingly talented and youthful Scat Pack with their much appreciated "Lights, Camera, Improvise!" improvised film show. Despite only being about 14 years old, or something, The Scat Pack are veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe and win amazing reviews every year.

★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★★ New Current
★★★★★ Remote Goat

Wednesday 22nd June
We tame the chat beast, you drink the milk.

That's right: it's episode 2 of Marbles' new chat show. In which we welcome the cream of London's character comics to grace our sofa with their oddest creations and have a proper chin-wag. Call it a diseased Parkinson.
And what's the point of all this? First, to have an ace night out. Second, to film the show with an ambitious four cameras, put it online afterwards and create a wonderful showcase of ace comedy. On the internet and everything. Can it really be so? Yes please.

As if that wasn't enough it's followed by a full two-man improv show from Marbles too: creating unfeasible twists of oddness from simply chatting with the audience. Argh! etc.

The Yak Episode Two features:
Fraser Millward
Andrew Gentilli
Chrus Werren

AND THREE [two, one... (like the dude from Wayne's World)...]

... the comedy never ends
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.

Thursday 23rd June
Why wait until Edinburgh to take part in Fingers on Buzzards for free?

Join the Buzzard family at The Bell this Thursday, as we try out new games, indulge in old favourites and revive some neglected classics from the early days of Fingers on Buzzards. All in preparation for our chaotic yet glittering debut at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011 (where Festival audiences will have the chance to play the world's first impro-comedy-game-show-cum-pub-quiz every night at 7.50pm at Dragonfly.

Thursday 23rd June, 8pm
The Bell
50 Middlesex Street
London E1 7EX


Friday 24th June
Do you know where London Zoo is? I know they don't signpost it very well from any of the local tube stations, but it is there, I promise. If you can find it you should definitely get down to a Zoo Lates night, where they only let adults in and let them wander around the gibbons with a beer in their hand.

The best part is that if you go to the Aquarium you'll find a stage with improv happening. The brilliant Music Box and Shotgun are doing mini versions of their shows, every half-hour.
Zoo Lates are every Friday in June & July.

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