Improv Jam: Thursday 31st October 2013

This week’s jam: All Hallows’ Jam

This week’s improv jam is run by: Martin

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Our Halloween Jam will be a bloodbath of names and games! 
SHUDDER at the unseen darkness of the hat!
TREMBLE as the names are called!
SCREAM IN TERROR as the games are played!
The cards will determine your fate!
WHO WILL BE NEXT?!!

Thursday 31st October
7.30-9.30pm
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Improv Mayhem Mondays – Monday 28th October 2013

Yaawwwwn, it’s Monday once more, but don’t despair! We shall brighten your day and ignite the week with a free show of improvised comedy!

Mayhem Monday

Mayhem Improv Monday – The Show

A brand new show featuring a mix of shortform and longform sketches from Nottingham’s up and coming improv talent. We bring you classic shortform games, the Henry and the Nottingham debut of The Living Room.

It’s free! And even better, it’s all bring your own drinks!

The Corner
8 Stoney Street
(off Broad Street)
Nottingham NG1 1LH

Monday 28th October
8.00pm – FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/629109527110874/

Improv Jam: Thursday 24th October 2013

This week’s jam: Ooooh, Shakespeare

This week’s improv jam is run by: Nick

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Shakespeare strikes fear into the heart of many of the nation’s actors – it shouldn’t: you can literally make up stuff that sounds just as good. This week we’re stealing shamelessly from the workshops of Jules Munn, Jenny Rowe and Rebecca Macmillan of The Maydays and playing with the structure of Shakespearean dialogue. It’s fun, sounds awesome and really isn’t as hard as you might imagine. We’ll be getting a feel for the sound of Shakespeare, then experimenting with how to make his voice your own.

Thursday 24th October
7.30-9.30pm
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Improv Jam: Thursday 17th October 2013

This week’s jam: The Living Room

This week’s improv jam is run by: Lloydie

Living RoomThe Living Room is a format that uses real life stories as inspiration for scenes… but with a difference… It’s also about conversations between friends.  It’s a cross between a chat in the pub and an improv show.  It’s a huge amount of fun, easily adapted and so, so easy to learn.

Funtimes start from 7.30pm on Thursday

Thursday 17th October
7.30-9.30pm

8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Improv Jam: Thursday 3rd October 2013

This week’s jam: The Great Soundscape

This week’s improv jam is run by: Ben

This week we are playing with soundscapes, building up images and themes using voice and sound. We’ll turn these into big group scenes and use them as inspiration for two and three person scenes. The evening will round off with “The Bat” a longform format with soundscapes as its focus.

The Jam will incorporate techniques from the iO England Intensive. Whether you sing like an angel or croak like a frog, this jam is going to be great no matter how you sound. So come along bring your voices and we will get down with the sound.

Thursday 3rd October
7.30-9.30pm
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Next week it’s Gorilla Burger – at The City Gallery!

Improv Jam: Thursday 26th September 2013

This week’s jam: Hey Fred Schneider, what are ya doin’?

This week’s improv jam is run by: Lloydie

FredWe will get stuck into scene work and do a bunch of montages and ASSSCAT / Armandos…. However, not before we’ve done a couple of new warm-up games that we’ve not done before, just for good measure.

Jamming fun starts at 7.30pm and if you are going to be performing in Friday’s show at Glee it’s a great mental warm-up – although EVERYONE is welcome so come along and do fun stuff.  You’ll even find out why this posting is called “Hey Fred Schneider what are ya doin’?”

Thursday 26th September
7.30-9.30pm
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Remember there’s a SHOW this Friday! MissImp in Action at Glee – doors open at 8pm! An extravaganza of improv – be there.

Improv Jam: Thursday 5th September 2013

This week’s jam: Do you kiss your mama with that mouth?

 This week’s jam is run by David

It’s back! This Thursday is the return of “The Clean Jam”. No sex or bodily excreta jokes! Why? Because diversity that’s why.

Dick jokes are funny, sexual innuendos and puns are funny, various euphemisms for sexual organs are funny, poo and fart jokes are… juvenile.

We know at MissImp that we can do sex jokes. We are actually very good at it. It also helps us go forward in a scene. A sex joke in a scene where the audience is not laughing is a sure way to wake them up.  Same thing when you run out of ideas, go for smut, it’s got a good 80% chances of working.

The problem with all that, is that it is easy. Sometimes too easy and, eventually, our audience will realise that we often go for the obvious nob gag. Too much of a good thing can ruin it and too many sex jokes in improv can make all our carefully constructed stories seem kind of cheap. So having mastered the art of smut, it might be time to try something different.

The goal of this jam is to get away from what I call “the dick joke comfort zone” (DJCZ for short). On Thursday we’ll try to diversify our skillset and get inspiration away from the urogenital area. We’ll try to inspire ourselves from other things. Movie styles, things you have read, news stories and any ideas that our mundane life of living under “the man” can give us.

SO NO SEX REFERENCES AT ALL! Any scenes veering towards the sexual will be paused and restarted on a new track.

So that’s what is happening today, I hope to see you all!

Later gators.

Thursday 5th September

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

Improv Jam: Thursday 29th August 2013

SimpleThis week’s jam: Just Playtime

This week’s improv jam is run by: Nick

Nothing but playtime dear humans in a straightforward names out the hat way. Plus some longer scenes to work the improv brain.

Thursday 29th August
7.30-9.30pm
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Remember there’s a SHOW tomorrow! MissImp in Action at The Corner – doors open at 8pm! An extravaganza of improv, but remember – we are not at The Glee Club this month, we’re at The Corner.

Improv Jam: Thursday 22nd August 2013

This week’s jam: Montage Heaven

This week’s improv jam is run by: Nick

WatchmenIt’s time to play! In small teams we’ll do sets of scenes together (like the montages Ben focussed on a few weeks ago), using a suggestion as inspiration for a series of scenes, contributed to and edited by the players.

I’d really like to include a pair of montage teams in this month’s MissImp in Action show at The Corner, so let’s see how they work out tomorrow!

Thursday 22nd August
7.30-9.30pm
8 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3

Remember there’s a SHOW next week! MissImp in Action at The Corner – doors open at 8pm! An extravaganza of improv, but remember – we are not at The Glee Club this month, we’re at The Corner.