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Boom! Last Show At TAO Friday 24th June!

Big sad news… for the last two years we’ve had a show at The Hopkinson Gallery (the Art Organisation) on the last Friday of every month. So it’s a terrible thing to announce, but this month’s show on Friday 24th June will be the last! Horrid, horrid change! The space

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This week in the magical improv land of MissImp

It’s a show week! Oh yeah! This Friday, 27th May at The Hopkinson Gallery on Station Street in Nottingham will see twelve of our players compete in MISSIMP SUPREMO. We’re bundling up a bunch of our usual players with host of regulars from the MissImp weekly ImprovJam. It’s going to

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A Formula For Success

I thought it would be nice to stick all of the best scenes from the April show at The Glee Club. We had a dinky but enthusiastic audience who pushed all of our buttons as performers. We were also experimenting with a new(ish) show format devised in its beautful simplicity

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Room for Improv-ment

BBC3 endlessly repeats Family Guy at the weekends, but I’d forgottten about the one where Quagmire starts an improv group. Naturally it’s terrible, while still being funny. Watch it for yourself: Improv-Ment: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSnYsZ–KaI&w=425&h=349] It’s a familiar problem – Peter’s got an idea (his only idea) which doesn’t fit well

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MissImp Action: cheese, Latin, mother issues

Well, we had a fab show last Wednesday at The Glee Club down on Castle Wharf, and I thought it might be nice to blog about why it felt so damn good. Obviously it’s a splendid venue with a nice big stage to stride about, and James & Rupes aced

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In Your Head Improv

I remember when I did my level two improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and, just before the end of the course, a fellow student said to me, “Lloydie, I like you on stage but I thought you were better at the start of the course than you are

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The Alphabet Game

The Alphabet Game has long been one of my favourites, to both play and watch. It’s got some of the best qualities of short-form improv – it’s short (or should be) and it’s a damn sight harder than it sounds. The plan is simple. You get a starting letter from

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Eggs Over Chile: Glee Show Review, 9 March 2011

There have been many brilliant soap operas that haven’t attracted the audience they deserved. Falcon Crest. Eldorado. Albion Market. And now, to that list we can add the dramatic tale of torment, family feuding and goats: Eggs Over Chile. Eggs Over Chile was the end result of Steve’s Glee show.

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The F**k Your Fear Jam

The brilliant stand-up comic Stewart Lee does an entire routine about an interview he once conducted with filmmaker Ang Lee, the director of the film Hulk. In it, Lee cracks a joke about how, when making Hulk, the director must have used the line ‘you won’t like me when I’m

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Improv Likes And Dislikes

For this blog post I thought I’d write about the things I love and hate about improv.  We’ve all seen scenes that have bombed and scenes that have had us in stitches.  I’ve put together three things that, for me, make a scene hard to watch… and the three things

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MissImp & ImpSoc Team Up! ~ 27th Feb 2011

By Nick Parkhouse There are many things that, when combined, produce a far better outcome than the sum of their parts.  Toast, butter and marmalade.  The British Lions.  The X-Factor finalists.  And now, the combination of two of the UK’s leading comedy improvisation groups. Sunday night saw the collision of

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