Don’t Miss City Impro’s Live Comedy Shows this October

A trio of live comedy shows!

We’ve got three great live comedy shows this month! So whip out your faux leather diary and jot these dates down.

Sunday 16th October  – Water Poet Sunday Roast

City Impro’s Comedy Sunday Roast returns for some Sunday Shenanigans!

The Water Poet will see yet another evening of fun-filled entertainment made up completely on the spot. Your resident hosts City Impro will be performing a headline set of scenes, games and crazy characters with some special guests to boot (to be announced soon)!
Get your tickets here

Friday 22nd October– Serial Killer Balderdash Tour Of London Bridge

Fancy learning about historically accurate murders? Go to a library! Fancy having a great night of entertainment? Then meet us at The George Inn, Southwark at 7.30pm for a walking tour like no other! Join the Officers of BSPD (Balderdash Police Department), as they show you the gruesome sites of unbelievably horrible killings. Get your tickets here

Sunday 30th October  – Water Poet Sunday Ghost!

Start off your evening of ghoulish activities at The Water Poet! City Impro’s Comedy Sunday Roast is back for an afternoon/evening of Halloween themed improv mayhem.

City Impro will be joined by special guests, summoned from the netherworld and other areas of Greater London.

City Impro Live Comedy

“The masters of improvisation” – Time Out.

“Incredibly good” ★★★★ – Arts Award Voice.

It’s City Impro’s Comedy Club tonight! 21 April 2016

Tonight… Stand up and improv comedy combine to create an evening of guaranteed laughs… all for free!

So you haven’t been invited to the Queen’s 90th birthday party. Who cares? Have a much better evening at The Miller Pub with some great comedy acts.

Featuring stand-up sets from the fabulous Nick Hall, the mighty Chris Coltrane and the simply superbly stunning Athena Kugblenu. We also have the awesome Left Foot First performing a hilarious set of improv, characters and scenes – all inspired by you, our audience! City Impro are on too – performing fun improv games from your suggestions!

Get your royal fannies down to City Impro’s Comedy Club at The Miller Pub (near London Bridge) for 19.30.

See you tonight!

City Impro

City Impro’s Comedy Sunday Roast – 3 April 2016

On 3 April, City Impro’s Time Out recommended Comedy Sunday Roast show is back again at The Water Poet for fun filled entertainment made up completely on the spot.

The Water Poet will host yet another evening of fun-filled entertainment made up completely on the spot. Your resident hosts City Impro will be performing a headline set of scenes, games and crazy characters with special guests The Homunculus! The Homunculus have performed all over London and abroad and we are excited to have them perform with us at the Water Poet for the first time ever.

So don’t wait any longer and get your tickets here. It’s not on April Fools Day but it will be funny!

Doors open at 5pm for a 5.30pm start.

Shoreditch Improv Festival

A brand spanking new festival showcasing the talent and variety of improvisation groups in London!

Across 3 days, 30 of London’s best comedy improv groups will be amazing audiences with their spontaneity and quick wit by making up scenes, sketches, stories and songs on the spot.

Interested? Thought you might be!

So when is this comedy cavalcade of a festival happening?
Glad you asked – 19th, 20th and 21st February

Specifically …
Friday 19th February: Shows at 7.30pm, 8.45pm and 10pm
Saturday 20th February: Shows at 3pm, 4.15pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.45pm and 10pm.
AND the awesome Chris Mead running an Improv Workshop from 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Sunday 21st February: Comedy Improv Tour of Shoreditch at 3.30pm Shows at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7.30pm

The venue hosting this epic comedy collective is The Waterpoet, 9 – 11 Folgate Stree, Spitalfields, E1 6BX

Check out our new website with all details of all acts and all events happening over the three days:

All tickets can be purchased here:

We hope to see you all there!

5 Must See London Comedy Shows in 2016

With the misery of dry January, broken resolutions and the bitter London cold, it’s no wonder winter blues have started to creep in.  Luckily for all of us there’s the thriving London comedy and improvised comedy scene to get us through it all.  Unhappily your chosen night of light hearted chortling can easily go wrong if you choose the wrong gig and end up watching desperate jerky comics look into your eyes pleading you to laugh.  To save you the awkward faking we’ve compiled in date order the list of the best improvised comedy and stand up in 2016.

Number 1 – Shoreditch Improv Festival (19th, 20th & 21st February)
Perhaps proof that improv is now mainstream and trendy, and the newest addition to the list, this festival boasts 30 of the best performing groups improvising everything from musicals to science fiction plays to puppet shows to improvised comedy street art tours of Shoreditch. There’s even a workshop for any people interested in learning a few skills of their own.  Best to book in advance!

Number 2 – LOCO Comedy Film Festival (14th – 24th April)
This festival promotes comedy in the film format and is held all over the city in places such as the BFI Imax, Hackney Picture House, and the Ritzy Brixton.  The opportunity to see the up and coming directors and actors in a cinema setting lets you kick back in comfort while you chortle your way through the films.  Alternatively attend the award ceremonies at the end to see the best of the bunch.

Number 3 – Udderbelly Festival (7th Apr – 17th July)
The now established and iconic 400 seater upside down purple cow theatre is in its 9th year of confusing tourists and exciting Londoners alike. Holding shows that allow fans of famous comics like Lee Nelson, Jimmy Carr, and many more laugh the night away. Take them and all the other acts in with a summer cider and the sun by Southbank.

Number 4 – Hoopla Summer Improv Festival (July)
With around 30 groups performing over 2 days, Hoopla is a hub for all improvising groups in London.  As masters of teaching and hosting there’s opportunities to see the professors at their best as well as many now famous alumni attending.  Make sure you check out their owner, Steve Roe on stage to see comedy at its best.

Number 5 – Camden Fringe Festival (1st – 28th August)
Although it has the wider performing arts in mind, the Camden Fringe has over 15 different venues planned all over the borough this year with performances including stand-up, sketch comedy, comic plays, and London Improv.  The perfect alternative to long and expensive journey to Edinburgh when cutting edge comedians are sitting on your very doorstep or performing down the road.

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