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One Man Improv

You can’t beat an improv road-trip to see something exciting.  Us MissImpers are getting rather good at it.  On Tuesday evening Geoff, Nick and I saw a one-man improv show at the Hen and Chickens in London that blew us away. David Shore, two-time Canadian Comedy Award winner and alumnus

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Improv and writing. It’s the same thing. Sort of.

Allow me a touch of geekery here. Last weekend I went to the fabulous Alt.Fiction event in Derby at QUAD. It’s a festival of sci-fi, fantasy and horror literature (a group of genres they often refer to simply as ‘genre fiction which I find odd as a description – what

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You Cannot Win Improv

American comedian Stephen Colbert (The Daily Show, Colbert Report) did the commencement speech at Northwestern University earlier this month.  It was funny, had some in-jokes for the graduates and a section about improv and how it applies to life.  The speech is mainly just funny (only a little bit of

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All Change Please!

Wow, we don’t have a week going by without some cool news at the moment. Last week we were all kinda despondent because we were losing our end of the month show at The Hopkinson Gallery, this week it’s all change again! Thanks for coming to MissImp Finale, it was

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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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