Richard Minkley

I’m Richard, and I’ve been a member of MissImp for about five years now. God, five years. In MissImp years, that’s old. Anyway…

I am a digital media producer, which is a fancy way of saying I do podcasts. I used to be a reporter for Notts TV and I’ve got skills in media production. Speaking of media production, I’m responsible for the ‘Improbable Missions: MissImp Oral History project’, which is the first project of its kind in the country and possibly the world. The project is going to end up with a podcast documentary that should be out early 2021.  As for performing, I’ve performed with The Vox Pops, as well as part of MissImp On Fire, Consenting Partners and the Smash Night Social Club. I’ve also help run shows like Nonsuch’s Improv Nonsense and Order! The Improvised Trial.

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“Unique performances that have the audience in stitches.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“High on imagination, performance and delivery.”

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

“A fun filled hour of geeky entertainment.”

“The bright centre of the universe.”

“The next generation of the Nottingham comedy scene.”

“The funniest Friday night available in Nottingham.”

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

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“Very sharp, quick witted & incredibly funny.”

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

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