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Messing Around – Adi and Nick

Two weeks ago MIssImp had the great fortune to spend time in workshops and show with the legendary Susan Messing, What fun. Lots of people have things to say about her, and the improv we did with her. This is the second of a couple of posts about our thoughts.

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Messing Around – Ben and Lloydie

Two weeks ago MIssImp had the great fortune to spend time in workshops and show with the legendary Susan Messing, What fun. Lots of people have things to say about her, and the improv we did with her. This is the first of a couple of posts about our thoughts.

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MissImp in 2.8 Hours Later Zombie Game

A few weeks ago 2.8 Hours Later, the live zombie city game came to Nottingham and two of our performers, Cat and Marilyn took part – as zombie and survivor. They wrote about their horrific (awesome) experiences for Nottingham Live – see below… Cat the zombie I forget how I

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Gorilla Burger – a personal experience

Last night I returned to a MissImp jam after nearly a six month absence. I used to make sure I never miss a jam but all this comedy lark I do keeps me exceptionally busy and ages me more than the Master’s laser screwdriver (only Doctor Who fans would get

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Mission Improbable Historic Find

Whilst having a clear out and getting ready to move home, I came across this rare example of an early Miss Imp flyer This show must have taken place around the turn of the century and featured me, Justin Gould, Andy Monk and Ade Kelly. From those early days with just

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Tips for helping scenes develop

Thanks to all of you who came to this week’s jam: Unsticking Yourself.  At some point, we all get bogged down in scenes that don’t seem to be going anywhere.  That’s why it’s important for us to know a few techniques that we can pull out of the bag if

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Paul Merton on Improv

If you’re like me, your first exposure to improvised comedy will have come with this man on Channel 4’s classic Whose Line Is It Anyway?  Alongside the likes of Josie Lawrence, Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops and Tony Slattery, Paul Merton made his name on the popular show before becoming a

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Fast Found Fiction with P’Graph

On Monday night I saw musical improv maestros The Maydays play host to the incomparably dubbed Parallelogramohonograph (or simply PGraph) from Austin, Texas at the Marlborough Little Theatre – a charmingly dinky space above a pub in the heart of Brighton. Based at Austin’s Hideout Theatre (which they play a

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Improv Slam Winners!

Coming Upstairs? When we received an invitation from the brand spanking new, Birmingham-based Upstairs Improv to perform in their inaugural show on 26th April 2012, we were of course thrilled and in some respects relieved. Discovering another force for improv in the sunny Midlands was somewhat like meeting someone with

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Tastes A Bit Gamey

In the words of MissImp performer Trilochon Chatterjee: Workshops of the gods A couple of weekends ago, I joined a bunch of MissImpers at a workshop by Brandon Gardner of New York’s Upright Citizens’ Brigade theatre. The most intriguing part of this for me was his introduction to the idea

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