Improv Jam – Thursday 15 January 2015

This week’s jam: A Person of Good Character

This week’s jam is brought to you by: Parky

Good characters and good relationships between them = good improv.

We all have stock characters that we reach for in scenes. Lord knows I’ve played a slightly camp Welshman more than once and barely a week goes by without a little old lady from Dundee creeping into an open scene.

In an attempt to get us all thinking about playing characters we’d not normally invent, this week’s jam will be inspired by a pile of random photos. We’ll each pick a photograph of an unknown person and our persona for the evening will be based on that picture. What does the person sound like? What’s their name? What’s their back story?

At the end of the night I might even show the pictures and we can guess which of us played ech character.

Lots of scenes, lots of fun, lots of chances to play a completely different role. Marvellous!

Thursday 15th January 2015
7.30pm – 9.30pm
The Corner
8 Stoney St

Gorilla Christmas Burger – Thursday 11 December 2014

Christmas improv and Awards

Improv! Prizes! Food! Booze! Charity!

Gorilla BurgermovemberThursday 11th December

Gorilla Burger’s for fun and games – for getting up on stage and improvising with new folks and old friends. Chuck yer name in the hat and bite your nails with anticipation.

Never done improv comedy? Marvellous. Done it before? Also marvellous. Like to drink and watch comedy? Ideal. Bring your own drinks to the Corner and have a laugh.

This month we also have the annual MissImp Awards where everyone gets a gong and a prize from the Table of Joy. Parky will host and there will be literally some prizes available.

This month, we’re also coming together to raise some money for a very special cause. One of our oldest and most loved friends, Lloydie, sadly lost his mum this week. I’d really love it if we could support Lloydie through this tough time by making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society. There will be a collection bucket all night and we’ll be donating the proceeds from the door to the charity as well.

Remember that you should BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE (coz there’s no bar). It’s also a good idea to bring a jumper (it is nearly winter, or something).

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.

Zero previous experience required.

Thursday 11th December 2014
7:30pm – 10.00pm (starts 7.45)
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The Corner
8 Stoney Street Lace Market Nottingham NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £4 on the door
The venue is in the heart of the Creative Quarter, opposite The Old Angel

Bring your own drinks

Improv Jam: Thursday 4 December 2014

This week’s jam: Improv Shufflathon

This week’s jam artiste is: Parky

After the joy of last Friday’s show and the marvellous weekend of musical improv joy, this week’s jam has a tuneful flavour.

This week will be two hours of lovely open scenes. The difference is that they will all be inspired by words, content or music from the 15,802 songs on my iPod. We’ll stick my musical device on shuffle and all our scenes will be based on whatever brand of nonsense pop music that the little MP3 device throws up.

Singing, silliness and a 0.177% chance of some One Direction. What’s not to like?

Thursday 4th December

The Corner
8 Stoney Street
Entry price £3

Improv Jam: Thursday 20 November 2014

This week’s jam: Minutes Three to Six

This week’s jam artiste is: Parky

Lots of our improv scenes start with a ‘hello’ or with two people meeting. Boring! This week we’re going to avoid all those pleasantries and do loads of scenes and games where we meet the two of you part way through your scene.

Imagine that your scene is 10 minutes long and we’re looking at the middle few minutes. Assume you’ve been talking/doing something for a while and don’t end your scene with a conclusion or a goodbye. We’ll end the scene when it feels right and at a time when there’s clearly more to come.

Sound fun? Sure does. Come along and warm your cockles in front of the fire of majesterial improv.

Thursday 20th November

The Corner
8 Stoney Street
Entry Price: £3