On Fire: The Next Generation – Improv Comedy Show – Saturday 7 October

Brave, Bright New Faces

We have a superb show for you – tomorrow night at the Talent 1st Organisation we’re unveiling a host of new faces and players for the improv comedy stage. Hailing from MissImp and University of Nottingham Improv Society, these are the folks we’ll be laughing at on stage for years to come. Join us at 7.30pm for an explosion of improvised scenes and games.

Backed up by some folks you’ll recognise from other shows, this is all about having a great time, mixing up classic improv games with theatrical delights, it’s going to be a fine night for everyone. Come to the show and cheer em on!

There are just a few tickets left – remember – you can only buy tickets online! Do it, do it now.

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Marilyn Ann Bird, Sam Marshall, Nick Tyler, Minder Kaur Athwal, Richard Minkley, Ian Sheard, Molly McConnell, Jack Cross, Emily Brady, Joe Hadley, Nick Parkhouse, Milou Manie, Phil Carruthers

Saturday 7th October

Talent 1st Organisation
(was the Nottingham Actors Studio)
Kayes Walk
Nottingham
NG1 1PY
Doors 7.10pm
Starts 7.30pm
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Improv Jam – Thursday 31 July 2014

This week’s jam: Back To Basics*

This week’s jam is run by Ben

This week is all about yes – the most fundamental of the improv rules.

We are going to be going for absolute agreement looking at taking the first moments of a scene, both actions and words and adding the simple logical progression without heading into crazy.

We are going to be playing with various ways of initiating the scene too, playing with mime and silent openings. We will end with a metric fuck ton of scenes.

*not the horrific hypocritical Conservative bollocks of the ’90s. Ben’s too young to remember that.

Thursday 31st July
7.30pm – 9.30pm
The Corner
8 Stoney St
Hockley
NG1 1LH
£3

Two Amazing Improv Shows This Weekend

 

Friday 28th February – Fast Paced Spontaneous Comedy at The Glee Club

 


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This Friday we’re bringing you an action-packed two-fisted improvised comedy show with no scripts and just the wits and sharpened brains of our performers to make you laugh. We bring you entirely unplanned adventures, scenes, sketches, games and songs from the darkest depths of our imaginations. You give us the suggestions, we turn them inside out.

You will NEVER, EVER, EVER see the same scene twice, so come along and enjoy comedy that is for your eyes only.

This month’s show is on Friday 28th February. Book your tickets here and we’ll see you on Friday.


The Glee Club Castle Wharf, Canal St, Nottingham
Doors open 8.00, Doors close 8.15, Show at 8.30
Tickets: £6.00 (£4.50 online) / £3.00 concs. (NUS, Meetup)



 

Sunday 2 March – Ten Thousand Million Love Stories at The Corner

A Show About Love

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On Sunday 2nd March Heather Urquhart and Jules Munns from the award-winning Brighton improv company The Maydays will be performing their two person improvised play Ten Thousand Million Love Stories in Nottingham. It’s already attracted some pretty awesome reviews:

“The perfect balance between realism and comedy slapstick, these two comfortably jumped from one character to another, without ever losing their flow. The show was as funny as it was impressive” Brighton’s Finest

“Clever, complicated, and relevant, made by people who practise a lot, and have the kind of spirit which drives them to do what terrifies most people. Like making up an entire play on the spot. And not just a play, but an interesting creative adventurous play, that isn’t like any scripted work I’ve ever seen. Could this be the future of comedy?” Fringe Guru

It’s going to be a beautiful evening. Heather and Jules are remarkable actors and improvisers and Ten Thousand Million Love Stories is an unmissable event. Their show is preceded by a performance which includes local improvisers in their Fancy Pants Jam.


Sunday 2nd March
The Corner, 8 Stoney Street, (off Broad Street), Nottingham NG1 1LH
6.30pm Fancy Pants Jam
7.30pm Ten Thousand Million Love Stories
Entry: £5

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Improv Jam: Thursday 20th February 2014

This week’s jam: Follow The Fun

This week’s improv jam is run by: Lloydie

This Thursday’s jam is all about following what’s fun in a scene.

You like fun, right?

If we’re having fun then the audience is more likely to be having fun so we are going to do a bunch of warm-up scenes and then do some longer sets of scenes where the only instructions are a) have fun and b) follow whatever seems fun when you are in the scene.  That’s it.  Just you having fun.

We have some of our performers away doing a corporate gig this Thursday so when you come along to the jam there will likely be more chances for you to play as a result.  BONUS!

Also, much like NCT buses, if you’re able to bring the right change for the minimal £3 jam fee, that would be ace from a practical point of view.

In summary:
Thursday jam
Follow the fun
Bring change

Improv Jam: Thursday 20th February
7.30-9.30pm
The Corner, 8 Stoney Street Nottingham NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Don’t forget the amazing workshop and show on Sunday 2nd March – TEN THOUSAND MILLION LOVE STORIES!

Gorilla Burger – Improv comedy show – Thursday 13 February 2014

Your choice: Laugh or listen to Sledgehammer on repeat

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Peter Gabriel will be 64 years old on Thursday. If you’ve never heard of the former Genesis frontman, you’ve missed out on literally a handful of avant-garde hits including Sledgehammer, the bizarre Games Without Frontiers and Solsbury Hill: the best tune ever about a spiritual experience on a tor in Somerset.

If you do own a copy of the So album or you’re a massive fan of the humanitarian, this Thursday brings you two choices. You can sit at home and enjoy his obscure late 70s oeuvre (perhaps Peter Gabriel 2/Scratch from 1978?) or you can celebrate the great man’s birthday in style by coming along to The Corner for this month’s Gorilla Burger show.

Gorilla Burger is our jam show where anyone can get on stage and perform in a thrilling mix of comedy, inspiration and glorious chance.This is an excellent opportunity to shake your improv booty or just meet some folks and get a feel for what we do here in MissImp.

Tickets just £4 on the door. You should BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE (coz there’s no bar).

Anyone can play. Put your name in the hat and come up and do a scene (or a shortform game from the other hat if you like). We’ll pick names out of the hat and performers will get to try out playing with new people – or even playing for the very first time. No previous experience required.

This month we’ll have a short showcase from our latest batch of Level 3 students, a range of fast-paced names and games and a visit or two to a quaint village of your choosing. Oh, and you’ll also catch a glimpse of some big budget shows heading for the West End in the near future. You may even get to audition for a part.

Find Your Gorilla Burger Here:

13 February 2014

7:30pm (doors open 7pm)

The Corner
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH

Entry Price: £4

Minimum Age: 16

The venue is at the heart of the Creative Quarter, opposite the Old Angel pub (yes, that one off of the misogynistic Valentine’s Day rammel).

 

Improv Jam: Thursday 7 February 2014

This week’s jam: MMRWG

This week’s improv jam is run by: ParkyMMRWG

How many of your daily interactions with human beings are with just one other person? In the pub, with your family, in meetings, at work – most of our lives involve interacting with groups of people.

So, for one week only we’re going to throw out the ‘there must be two people in a scene’ rule. We’ll do loads of open scenes which will require three, four or even six people to make them work. Names will come out of the hat so you’ll be thrown into a Massive Multiplayer Real World Game (MMRWG) with a bunch of other people. And, as in real life, it will involve a lot of giving and taking and a lot of shutting up while other people are speaking.

Improv Jam: Thursday 7th February

7.30-9.30pm
The Corner, 8 Stoney Street Nottingham NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Improv Jam: Thursday 30 January 2014

This week’s jam: Oh S***!

This week’s improv jam is run by: Amy

Oh Shit! How many times has your mind gone blank and those two words passed through your brain when you’ve been in a scene?

In this week’s jam we’re going to be looking at some reasons why this can happen (e.g. a suggestion you don’t understand, being endowed with a character you don’t know how to play) as well as some handy tips and tricks to manage those ‘oh shit!’ moments.

Improv Jam: Thursday 30th January

7.30-9.30pm
The Corner, 8 Stoney Street Nottingham NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Improv Jam: Thursday 23 January 2014

This week’s jam: Convincing

This week’s improv jam is run by: ParkyConvince

A lot of the improv we do is for laughs (not all of it though – you know who you are. Honk). However, for me, getting an audience to really care about the characters on stage is as least as  important as getting them to laugh. We only have to recall the very vocal and emotional reaction of the Unspeakable Acts audience when Tribuus died to know this.

For a part of this week’s jam – only a part, mind – I want us to concentrate on playing it straight. So, we’re going to improvise some scenes but we’re going to do them as a drama, and not for laughs. The aim is to try and play the scene as real as possible and avoid those silly puns and weird observances that we rely on for titters.

Then, if we have time, we’ll do daft stuff for cheap laughs. Boom.

Improv Jam: Thursday 23rd January

7.30-9.30pm

The Corner, 8 Stoney Street Nottingham NG1 1LH

Entry Price: £3

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Gorilla Burger – Improv Comedy Show – Thursday 9th January 2014

New Year Comedy Resolutions

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2 Have a few drinks to reach resolution 3

3 Get on stage and do something fun and exciting

4 Laugh about it

5 (alternative) – just do 1 & 2

This is our jam show where anyone can get on stage and perform in a thrilling mix of comedy, inspiration and glorious chance, as recommended by LeftLion in their pick of the week. This is an excellent opportunity to shake your improv booty or just meet some folks and get a feel for what we do here in MissImp.

Tickets just £4 on the door. You should BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE (coz there’s no bar).

Anyone can play. Put your name in the hat and come up and do a scene (or a shortform game from the other hat if you like). We’ll pick names out of the hat and performers will get to try out playing with new people – or even playing for the very first time. No previous experience required. We’ll be keeping the scenes to a strictish two minutes to cram the maximum playtime into the evening.

Find Your Gorilla Burger Here:

9th January 2014

7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
The Corner
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £4
Minimum Age: 16
The venue is at the heart of the Creative Quarter, opposite the Old Angel pub.