What ho!

Oxjam Music Festival is taking over Beeston (and Chilwell) this Saturday 22nd October and MissImp have been drafted in to even up the balance with an afternoon of comedy!

I (Nick) am compereing the show from 2-5pm at Latino’s Restaurant on the High Street in Chilwell. We’ve got a whole bunch of splendid stand up comedians, comic musicians and we’ll be rounding it off with an hour-long improv show at the end. Fabulous entertainment!

Latino’s Restaurant

Chilwell High Road
Comedy Showcase – bringing some Fringe vibes to your Saturday afternoon. A cabaret show of stand-up comedy, performance poetry and improv. Presented by MissImp with NCF Entertainment.

2pm until 5pm ~ Wristband entry only ~ Bar and pizza available all afternoon!

Featuring stand up from:

Chris Norton Walker “Chris is cementing his reputation as one of the best up and coming acts around.” – FunnyFirstMondays

Carl Jones  “…a strong natural stage presence that many can only dream of. His natural ability of telling comic stories draws the whole audience in for a very enjoyable set.” Nottingham Comedy Festival

Misk Hills Mountain Rambler “An absurdist ‘Skiffle Poet’ with a banjolele and a washboard . . . Bagthorpe’s only ‘Skiffle-Gospel’ artist! . . . Adversely influenced by Ivor Cutler, Tom Waits, Johnny Dowd and Michael Hurley . . .”

Ishi Jackson-Khan  Funny! enthusiastic! energetic and engaging! Infectiously entertained audience!”

Nick Parkhouse – runner up in Nottingham Comedy Festival’s Brand New to Comedy Contest 2011

Elliott Bower – high energy creator of Harmonic Monocle Man
Steve Conlin – ” a unique and entertaining act” mean and dark songs

Tom Roche Cracking material and enough energy to light a kettle in a powercut.”  Spotlight Comedy

Tony Peppiatt – stand up poetry, funny and often filthy

Captain Pigheart – pirate tales of adventure and lust

Tom Robinson and even more acts to be confirmed…

Oh, and of course – an improvised comedy show by MissImp!


It’s going to be a fabulous afternoon (and all for charity) – so join us there, and check out the many, many music and spoken word events throughout the day and night – FULL EVENT LIST HERE.



So what’s this Oxjam thing then? Weeeeeell, it’s a massive event where Oxfam take over towns all nationwide and thrust mainly music at the public in return for a trifling contribution to whatever it is that Oxfam give money to. The tickets for the whole day are only £5 and the amazing thing is it gets you not only into the Latino’s comedy set, but into all the amazing music and spoken word events running for the rest of the day and night. Pretty kick ass. You can get your wristbands at Oxfam in Beeston, or buy them from Gigantic online (you can then swap your ticket for a wristband at all participating venues – sweeeet).

Latino’s Restaurant:

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Sometimes people say the nicest things!

The Metro

“Local improv heroes.”


“Charmed the audience through their enthusiasm and humour.”

“Unique performances that have the audience in stitches.”

Nottingham Evening Post

“Totally bizarre, funny and enthralling. Staggeringly brave. An entertaining set of characters, some great one-liners: incredibly satisfying.”

Reyt Good Magazine

“One of the best comedy nights I have ever been to.”

Three Weeks

“Fun, inclusive improv. Their patent talent is refreshing, the pace never slackens.”


“A whirlwind of different locations and characters, with funny and gloriously bizarre scenarios rolling straight off of the tip of the performers’ tongues to come to life milliseconds after they’d been thought up.”

Behind the Arras

“A strong, professional, highly skilled and thoroughly entertaining performance.”

Weekend Notes

“High on imagination, performance and delivery.”


“Laughter levels were cranked up to full wattage, which spiralled into utter hilarity.”

Midlands Improv

“A fun filled hour of geeky entertainment.”

Notts Comedy Review

“The bright centre of the universe.”

“The next generation of the Nottingham comedy scene.”

Culture Fly

“The funniest Friday night available in Nottingham.”

Chelsea Clarke, Upright Citizens Brigade NY

“This Missimp group is fucking awesome I love them. So sweet and smart and each with a distinct sense of humor. I love that.”


“Not only were the shows great but the crowd was totally into it.”

“Very sharp, quick witted & incredibly funny.”

“The jam at the end made the night perfect.”

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During the coronavirus outbreak, MissImp has continued to offer entirely free online activities for our community, including commissioning an ongoing series of paid virtual drop-ins from improvisers around the world, fortnightly online Gorilla Burger shows and more. If you’d like to help us keep these activities going and keep our lights on we’d be immensely grateful. Together, we can get through this.


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