Gorilla Burger & MissImp Christmas Awards 2021 | | Thursday 9 December 2021

It’s that time of the year again – MissImp is bringing back the MissImp Awards!

Dead important: we’re now back at our beloved Malt Cross, in the workshop under the main bar area.

Your evening of live improvised comedy carnage returns! It’s theatre karaoke where you can be the star, this time with added MissImp Awards!

At Gorilla Burger you can get up on stage whether you’ve played before or not. Hugely supportive and tons of fun, this is a delightful way for you to experience improvised comedy. 

Let us know at the start if you want to join in the fun or you can just sit back, enjoy an evening of unplanned, uncensored improv comedy theatre with a pint from the bar.

MissImp Awards

It’s the glitziest night of the year, where we celebrate everyone in our community!

The fun part is, the awards come from YOU GUYS! A Google Form with the confirmed attendees will be shared on 29th November, for you to submit your suggestions of nominations to suit each person. The best ones get picked!

Previous examples include “Most delightful Jane Austen heroine”, “Best on stage ‘hmmmm’”, and “Highest impact:words ratio”. We will need all nominations in by 13:00 on Sunday 5th December.

The same Google Form will also be used for nominations for the very special MissImp Outstanding Achievement Award! These are two awards for two people who you feel have really gone above and beyond for the MissImp community this year, in whatever capacity. Last year’s winners were John Morris and Nick Tyler, so they can’t be nominated again this year. However, you can nominate anyone else you feel deserving of it!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMe5wq8zFbywBr5gmqT6f6hy2GSFEvDfB9klm9Rf5SyAhexA/viewform

So to recap:

  1. Nominate your fellow MissImpers for awards by 13:00 on Sunday 5th December
  2. Show up and party on Thursday 9th December!
  • When you get called up to do a scene at Gorilla Burger, you’ll also be given your award!

Dress Code: Those who dress very fancy receive more kudos – it is entirely optional, but encouraged!

Age Recommendation: 18+

Resources
We play a lot of different games, some that might be new to you or have a different name. Check out our hat games list for the games we’re likely to play, and find even more games you might like to introduce from the links below.

Tickets

£5 / £3 concessions

Timings

7.30pm (Doors open 7.15pm) – 2 hours

Malt Cross

16 St James’s Street
Nottingham
NG1 6FG

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Sometimes people say the nicest things!

“Local improv heroes.”

“Charmed the audience through their enthusiasm and humour.”

“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.”

“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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