SUN 3RD – THE GLEE CLUB
Box Of Frogs: Birmingham’s premiere improv Group bring you a night of high-octane improvised comedy nonsense, based entirely on your suggestions.
WEDS 13TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS
Improvabunga Valentines Special: Two movie genres mashed together, with live musical accompaniment and four buzzers that let you control the show.
THURS 14TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
The Armando Diaz Experience: Fat Penguin Improv create a comedy show from scratch using Chicago’s most famous improv format.
MON 18TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE
Box Of Frogs: Monthly show in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter where audience members have the option to join performers on stage.
THURS 21ST – PATRICK KAVANAGH
The Armando Diaz Experience: Some of the best improvisers in Birmingham take to the stage to deliver another Fat Penguin Improv comedy show.
WEDS 27TH – THE VICTORIA
Baron Sternlook’s Improvised Musical: See scenes, songs and an entire musical created from scratch based on your suggestions.
THURS 28TH – ARTEFACT
What A Nice Night: Regular night of stand-up, spoken word and improvised comedy. This month’s show features improv duo SquidHeart.
THURS 28TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH
The Armando Diaz Experience: The performers tell a true-life story based on an audience suggestion, then create a series of comedy scenes inspired by the story.
FRI 8TH – NATIONAL JUSTICE MUSEUM
The Glowstick Trials: What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done? This will inspire each trial before the audience decide the fate of the poor defendant with their glowsticks. Part of Nottingham Light Night.
THURS 14TH – MALT CROSS
Gorilla Burger: Theatre karaoke where you can be the star. Or you can just sit back and enjoy an evening of unplanned, uncensored improv comedy.
SAT 23RD – NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
Rhymes Against Humanity: A fully improvised musical based entirely on your suggested title – no scripts, no conferring, no planning, just totally spontaneous musical madness! With opening support from The Vortex.
WEDS 27TH – ANGEL MICROBREWERY
Smash Night: Multiple acts spontaneously turn suggestions into scenes and stories bound to be breath-taking and bloody hilarious.
SAT 2ND – THE CRITERION
The Same Faces: Brilliant comedy sketches live on stage, in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”.
THURS 7TH – MANHATTEN 34
Ben Van Der Velde – Fablemaker: Join Ben on a comedy adventure as he creates thrillers, self-help books, fairy tales and more out of thin air.
FRI 8TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
Rhymes Against Humanity: What if you could choose the title of a brand new musical and then see it performed instantly? Wonder no more – you can.
FRI 8TH – GRAYS CAFE
Ben Van Der Velde – Fablemaker: A storytelling show with a supporting cast of thousands that live in Ben’s head.
FRI 8TH – ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE
BrightSparks Comedy Asylum: A comedy show like no other. Prepare to be amazed, confused, entertained and wowed by these masters of improv.
FRI 8TH – FIREBUG
Conversation Garden on Love Island: In this show, it’s your turn to decide what happens next. Winners of last year’s Best Improv show.
FRI 8TH / SAT 9TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
Stealing The Show: A criminal comedy caper made up from your suggestions. What will we steal? How will we steal it? It’s all up to you!
SAT 9TH – KNIGHT & GARTER
Improv Provocateur: The bravest performers from across the festival perform a range of near the knuckle improvised games. Afternoon & evening shows.
SAT 9TH – BREWDOG
Oxford Imps: Comedy invented on the spot and based entirely on your suggestions – anything from Shakespearean verse to freestyle raps.
SAT 9TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
The Same Faces: More comedy sketches, scenes, songs and one-liners from the Leicester-based group.
SAT 9TH – THE Y THEATRE
CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation: Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours, the problem is theirs to solve.
SAT 9TH – THE COOKIE
The Millennial Generation Game: A game show by a Millennial (Daniel Nicholas) poking fun at other Millennials and everyone else.
SUN 10TH – ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE
Richard Wheatley Is Blindingly Obvious: Britain’s funniest blind physicist turned stand-up brings his charming audience interaction to Leicester for the first time.
SUN 10TH – GRAYS CAFE
The Just Us League: A fully improvised Marvel-based comedy show. All the heroes. All the villains. Your story.
MON 11TH – THE COOKIE
Punel Show: Mark Simmons and Darren Walsh join forces for the third year running to present a new panel game focused on puns and general silliness.
MON 11TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
The Improlectuals: Another spontaneous show from this improv “super-group” made up of some of the finest improvisers from around the Midlands.
TUES 12TH – THE CRITERION
Lessons In Nostalgia: With the country, more than ever feeling nostalgic for ‘the good old days’ Daniel Nicholas works out whether nostalgia is actually a good thing.
TUES 12TH – FUTURE CYCLES
Adventures in Menstruating: Delightful silliness, audience participation and inevitable improv in a show aiming to break taboos and end period poverty.
WEDS 13TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
Uncle Armando: A single word inspires a headline comedian to tell us something about their life, which in turn becomes the basis for comedy scenes from the improv players.
THURS 14TH – O’NEILLS
Star Trek vs Star Wars: Rik Carranza guides two comedians through a comedy panel show that boldly goes to a galaxy far, far away. Edfringe hit show 2016/17/18.
THURS 14TH – BREWDOG
2Funny + SomeAntics = Love: Comedy cabaret featuring Rhymes Against Humanity, who will perform a one-off musical based on your suggestions.
FRI 15TH / SAT 16TH – MANHATTEN 34
Hell To Play: Join Satan and a cast of history’s greatest monsters as they set the audience against each other in anarchic competition.
SAT 16TH – SUE TOWNSEND THEATRE
Knightmare Live: Enter stranger, and grab your tickets for the Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show based on the classic 1980s TV show.
SUN 17TH – GRAYS CAFE
Board Game Smackdown: Comedians play classic and new board games live on stage. Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook.
SUN 17TH – FIREBUG
The Dark Room for Kids: Play a live-action, text-based adventure game! Winner of Best Kids Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018.
SUN 17TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
How To Win A Pub Quiz: This highly interactive show is part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Expand your trivia, compete against other teams, win prizes.
SUN 17TH – FIREBUG
The Dark Room: It’s a choose your own adventure – choose it! 4 million YouTube hits, 10 crowd-surfs, four death threats and sell-out shows worldwide.
SUN 17TH – FIREBUG
John Robertson’s Sweaty Sexy Party: It’s a concert, it’s a party, it’s a stand-up show, it’s a riot. It’s whatever we want to make it tonight.
WEDS 20TH – LEICESTER CATHEDRAL
An Improvised Funeral: The life and times of a fictitious individual, with vibrant vicars, horrendous hymns, and flashbacks to the life of the deceased. You’ll die laughing.
THURS 21ST – THE CURVE
Showstopper: The Olivier-Award-winning show from the West End will create a brand new musical for one night only. Has to be seen to be believed.
THURS 21ST – KING RICHARD III VISITOR CENTRE
Fresh Faces: The Same Faces’ newest members make their comedy festival debut, performing a range of different games not used in the team’s other shows.
FRI 22ND – GRAYS CAFE
Improv with Nicholas Holt: Improv like you’ve never seen it before – writing, choreographing and performing simultaneously. Maybe funny. Maybe something…else.
SUN 24TH – THE TAP & BARREL
Crop’s Circle: A podcast recording complete with interviews, discussion and performance, creating material from audience suggestions in the interval.
SUN 24TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
Improv Smackdown: 8 of the country’s best improvisers go head-to-head in order to be declared the country’s Smackdown Champion of 2019
SUN 3RD – HUMANITIES STUDIO
The Improv Musical: An hour of improvised mayhem, hilarity and musicality from students at the the University of Warwick.
FRI 8TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE
Full Of Beans: A free family friendly evening of improvised sketches and games by Coventry Improv.
WEDS 20TH – HUMANITIES STUDIO
The Improv Musical: A brand new musical performed for one night only at the University of Warwick.
SAT 23RD – THE CRITERION THEATRE
Meeting 2.0: The audience controls lighting, sound, and projections through the miracle of Twitter, with seven performers on stage who have not met before the performance.
SAT 9TH – ST PETER’S BAPTIST CHURCH
4Front For Funzies: You can expect fun, music, laughter and lots of unscripted silliness as two teams of improvisers face off in a series of comedy improv games.
THURS 14TH – THE SLADE ROOMS
The Noise Next Door: Eleven time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival bring their feature-length show “Remix” to the Midlands.
SAT 16TH – ABBEY THEATRE
The Improlectuals: Four talented local improv comedians deliver gags, songs and comic stories that are based on what YOU the audience decide to give them.
THURS 21ST – THE HOLLY BUSH
No Material Night: A special twist on the regular comedy night. Stand up comedians pull a topic from a hat and create a comedy routine in the same moment.
FRI 22ND – THE SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE
The School Of Night: Founded by Ken Campbell, and unlike any other theatrical event you are likely to experience, the players channel the Bard to create a lost masterpiece.
SAT 23RD – POMFRET ARMS
The Same Faces: More instant humour from this long-established comedy group.
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