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This week’s improv jam is run by: Parky
Eating an ice cream is fun. Riding on a rollercoaster is also fun. Eating an ice cream whilst riding on a rollercoaster? Well, that’s not so easy.
When we play shortform games it’s easy to get stuck in the rules of the game. All your brain is thinking about are the limits and restrictions that have been imposed on you. But, these games are invariably better when you manage to keep the narrative of your scene going. Don’t repeat everything you’ve said already in a different accent: carry on your scene in Flemish or Norwegian.
So, this week it’s a lot of your favourite short form games – but we’ll be trying to concentrate on developing your scene, keeping your character traits and retaining your emotions even though you’re switching from pantomime to Japanese anime. Should be fun, right?
Thursday 7th November
8 Stoney Street
Entry Price: £3
Make Your Life Better This Friday
Come in from the cold and enjoy Nottingham’s finest improvised comedy show
Your monthly fix of daft, funny and downright bizarre improvised comedy is just a few days away – and you can snap up your tickets now.
Escape the rain and the miserable prospect of it getting dark at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Instead, come and bask in our lovely, warm autumnal glow at the Glee Club this Friday.
This month’s show includes a mixture of the hilarious games you love so much, a unique take on a well-loved film and lots more. It’s two hours of top-notch comedy and we’ll guarantee you’ve never seen it before or will ever see it again.
A three course meal of amazing comedy
We are the only show in town bringing you a gorgeous blend of seasoned old pros and brand new improv comedy talent.
You’ll enjoy an aperitif of lovely games from our Mayhem Improv team before your beloved Glee team serve up a starter of news-based sketches. Your main course is the brilliant Unspeakable Acts where you’ll witness a film that you know and love in a totally different way. And, if that’s not enough, we’ll top it all with a pudding made out of some of your favourite silly games.
There’s nothing like improvised comedy – it’s unique and different every single time. You will NEVER see the same scene twice, so come along and enjoy comedy that is for your eyes only.
This month’s show is on Friday 25th October. Book your tickets here and we’ll see you on Friday.
The Glee Club
Castle Wharf, Canal St, Nottingham
Friday 25 October 2013
Doors open 8.00
Doors close 8.15
Show at 8.30
Tickets £6 on door (£4.50 in advance) / Students and MissImp members £3
Laughs, merriment and fun – and this month it’s for an amazing cause
This is quickly becoming the most interesting event in our improv calendar – a place where Nottingham’s improv scene can show off and experiment with funny, weird and new improv comedy.
Gorilla Burger will feature two MissImp teams performing improvised comedy and, in between, there will be loads of opportunity for ANYONE to get on stage and have a go.
And, this month, it’s all in a very special cause. As some of you may know, our very own Nick and Marilyn lost their uncle this week in a tragic walking accident. In memory of Colin – one of our MissImp show regulars – all proceeds from Thursday’s event will go to the Lochaber Mountain Rescue team.
Lochaber Mountain Rescue are a team of unpaid volunteers and do a stunning job at scouring massive swathes of Scotland looking for lost walkers and climbers. They rely on contributions from the public to carry on their lifesaving work and so there will also be a collection bucket if you’d like to make a donation to this brilliant cause. Read more about the work of the team here.
Tickets just £4 on the door. You should BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE (cos there’s no bar)
7.30pm Obligatory fun warm-up
8.00pm – 9.30pm (with a short interval) THE BIG GORILLA BURGER JAM
Anyone can play. Put your name in the hat and come up and do a scene (or a shortform game if you’d prefer). 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.
9.30pm The Corner Street Blues
Feed Me Gorilla Burger
Date: 10th October 2013 at 7:30pm
(doors open 7pm)
The City Gallery
14a Long Row
(off Market Square)
Entry Price: £4 – all proceeds to Lochaber Mountain Rescue
Minimum Age: 18
The venue is just off the Market Square adjacent to The Works bookshop.
This week’s jam: games! Games! GAMES!
We love games. Games are good. And, we love names. Oh, how we love names.
Did you know that two or more American children were given the following names in 2012?:
Excel, J’Adore, Juju, Leeloo, Monalisa, Shoog, Burger, Cello, Cobain, Drifter, Google, Haven’T, Jedi, Mango, Popeye, Tron and Turbo. All true (and you can read about more daft names here).
So, this Thursday’s jam combines two things we really love: names and games. Mmmmm. Games.
Thursday 19th September
8 Stoney Street
Entry Price: £3