Improv Jam – Thursday 5 March 2015

This week’s jam: Where the devil is

This week’s jam is brought to you by: ParkyDevil cat

Specificity is funny. It’s way more funny to tell us in a scene that your going to the Dog and Trousers, not to your local pub. It helps that you tell us you’ve been waiting for 45 minutes, not that you have been waiting ‘ages’. And, it is much funnier to call your dog Mrs Jenkins than it is to call her ‘the dog’.

So, this week’s jam is going to be a lovely set of open scenes but concentrating on the specific detail. Call your scene partner a name. Explain *exactly* where you are (The Cheadle Laundromat, not ‘the launderette’. And use specific numbers, measurements and proper nouns.

I’ll be policing this hard with the bell, so expect to be interrupted if you say you have ‘some money’ or that you’re on the way ‘to work’.

Marvellous. See you on Thursday!

Thursday 5 March 2015

7.30pm – 9.30pm
The Corner
8 Stoney St
Hockley
NG1 1LH
£3

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
Hockley
NG1 1LH
£3