Smash Night | | Wednesday 25 August 2021

IT’S BACK! Live improvised comedy returns with Smash Night!

Come and give your laughter muscles a work out with three great acts from Nottingham and beyond performing hilarious scenes and games for your amusement. Based on YOUR suggestions these funny performers will spontaneously create never to be seen again comedy sketches you won’t want to miss!

Join us at our new venue the Playwright for a Wednesday evening filled with lots of fun, laughter and a bit of silliness!

This Month’s Performing Teams

Ben Pals

Ben likes to make theatre with his friends. He’s made quite a few over his decade of improv experience. The problem is he doesn’t always get to see them. Ben Pals is an improv show built from a mutual love of friendship and storytelling. Every show features Edinburgh Fringe Sellout performer Ben Macpherson and a special guest improviser or two as they create something wonderful for you in the spur of the moment.

Long Boi and the Noise

Joe is a diligent, hardworking and experienced improviser with big long legs and looks a bit like that conductor man off BBC2. Charlie is short and very loud. Against the wishes of anyone, they come together as Long Boi and The Noise! Just as an oyster takes a grain of sand and produces a pearl, Joe and Charlie will take audience suggestions and plunge them into the deepest depths of the ocean where no one can hear you scream. Saddle up, sit back, start clapping…

Press X to Smash

Our exciting new house act comprises a small group of improvisors from across the Nottingham scene, performing a selection of improv games for your enjoyment. It’s bound to be chaotic, and sure to be fun!


Tickets on the door – card & cash
Full £5
Concession £3 (student / unemployed / pensioner)


Doors open 7pm
Show starts 7.30pm
Show ends 10.00pm

The Playwright

38 Shakespeare St
Nottingham NG1 4FQ

Incredibly funny!

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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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During the coronavirus outbreak, MissImp has continued to offer entirely free online activities for our community, including commissioning an ongoing series of paid virtual drop-ins from improvisers around the world, fortnightly online Gorilla Burger shows and more. If you’d like to help us keep these activities going and keep our lights on we’d be immensely grateful. Together, we can get through this.


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