GIG GUIDE: NOVEMBER 2019

40 shows this month across the Midlands,    covering BirminghamNottinghamLeicester & more.

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BIRMINGHAM

THURS 7TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Improv create a completely original night of comedy using Chicago’s most famous improv format.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

FRI 8TH – THE CORE THEATRE

Box Of Frogs: Expect the unexpected as quick-witted players conjure up hilarious spontaneous songs, sketches and scenes on the spur of the moment.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BoxofFrogsImpro

FRI 8TH – BIRMINGHAM REP

SquidHeart: The award-winning two-woman improvised show inspired by a single word from the audience, each show is a thrilling and unique experience, never to be repeated.

https://www.facebook.com/squidheartimprov/

TUES 12TH – BIRMINGHAM REP

Jumprov: The UK’s first diverse improv theatre company bring their fast paced fun to entertain the audience in this city centre location.

https://www.facebook.com/Jumprov/

TUES 12TH – THE OLD ROYAL

Folly:  Discover what comedy nonsense will spout out new and fresh each time, that should look like it’s from a play that nobody wrote.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Folly-101425491288399/

WEDS 13TH – GUILD OF STUDENTS

Improvabunga: Returning from the Edinburgh Fringe, the students of the University of Birmingham mash together two movie genres and let you control the show.

https://www.facebook.com/WatchThisUoB/

THURS 14TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Improv create another comedy show from scratch.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SUN 17TH – 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.

https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/improv-comedy-with-box-of-frogs/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/BoxofFrogsImpro/

WEDS 20TH – ISLAND BAR

Groundprov Day: Imagine if you could see how things might have been if you had followed a different path. Wayward Souls given you that opportunity.

https://www.facebook.com/waywardsoulsimprov/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

WEDS 27TH – 1000 TRADES

OK Stop: A fast paced long form improv show utilising audience ideas to create a unique one hour movie in front of your eyes.

https://www.facebook.com/okstopcomedy/

THURS 28TH – ARTEFACT

What A Nice Night:  Stirchley’s monthly night of stand-up, spoken word and improvised comedy.

https://www.facebook.com/NiceNightComedy/

THURS 28TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  The improv machine that is Fat Penguin produces another original comedy show from scratch.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

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NOTTINGHAM 

SAT 2ND – THE MALT CROSS

It’s A Trap – The Improvised Star Wars Show:  Geeky, hilarious entertainment – whether or not you’re a fan of Star Wars – this IS the show you’re looking for.

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk/

SAT 2ND – THE MALT CROSS

Project 2 – Improvised Science Fiction:  A new sci-fi movie live on stage, with an electronic soundtrack by Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly).

https://www.facebook.com/Project2Prov/

SAT 2ND – OSCAR & ROSIE’S

Improv Provocateur: Festival comedians are put through various rounds of near the knuckle short form improvised comedy games, designed to test the bravest of performers

https://www.facebook.com/ImprovProvocateur/

SAT 2ND – THE MALT CROSS

All Star Improv Show: Watch in amazement as some of the best comedians and improvisers around hit the stage without a script with hilarious results!

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk/

SUN 3RD – CHAMELEON ARTS CAFE

Ben Van Der Velde: Thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that have never been told before and never will be again.

http://www.nottinghamcomedyfestival.co.uk/calendar_244721.html

SUN 3RD – METRONOME

Rhymes Against Humanity:  No scripts, no pre-planning, just a completely improvised musical.

https://www.facebook.com/rhymesimprov/

TUES 5TH – CHAMELEON ARTS CAFE

Improv Provocateur:  The illegitimate child of Improv and Stand up. The much sort after ‘handsome certificate’ for the winner. Humiliation for the loser.

http://www.nottinghamcomedyfestival.co.uk/calendar_244775.html

THURS 7TH – THE MALT CROSS

Denise’s 50th:  Exploring the intense emotion of every awkward social gathering you’ve ever had the (dis)pleasure of attending. Tonight, anything can happen.

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk/

FRI 8TH – THE MALT CROSS

UoN Improv: A completely improvised one-act play that will bring you hilarity and heartbreak in the same hour.

https://www.facebook.com/UoNImprov/

FRI 8TH – MALT CROSS

The Vox Pops: A special guest speaker tells true stories from their life based on audience suggestions, which form the inspiration for a sketch show.

https://www.facebook.com/thevoxpops/

FRI 8TH – THE MALT CROSS

All Star Improv Show: Watch in amazement as some of the best comedians and improvisers around hit the stage without a script with hilarious results!

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk/

SAT 9TH – THE CASTLE

Discount Comedy Checkout:100% raw and unscripted comedy improvisation shows. The group pride themselves on taking ANY suggestions you have! You have been warned!

https://www.facebook.com/TheDiscountComedyCheckout/

SAT 9TH – THE MALT CROSS

Neil + 1: Join veteran improviser, Neil Curran, as he takes a random audience member on a narrative journey into what their life could have been like had they made different choices.

https://www.facebook.com/neilplus1/

SAT 9TH – THE MALT CROSS

Epic! The Improvised Movie: See the movie you always wished existed but the studios never made.  Everything’s up for grabs as the audience decide the genre and the title.

https://www.facebook.com/epicimprov/

SAT 9TH – THE MALT CROSS

Do The Right Scene:  A fast-paced improv group comprised of black improvisers, sketch performers, stand-ups and character comedians famous from TV & radio.

https://www.facebook.com/DoTheRightScene/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk

SAT 16TH – NONSUCH STUDIOS

Improv Nonsense: No scripts? No time to prepare?! No problem! A show full of fun and games in the centre of Nottingham.

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk

MON 18TH – THE ANGEL MICROBREWERY

Cats Pyjamas:  Audience members can sit back and enjoy a free comedy show or take the plunge and join the performers on stage.

https://www.facebook.com/improvnottingham/

WEDS 27TH – ANGEL MICROBREWERY

Smash Night: Multiple acts spontaneously turn suggestions into scenes and stories bound to be breath-taking and bloody hilarious.

https://www.facebook.com/missimp.co.uk

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LEICESTER

SAT 2ND – CREATE STUDIOS

The Same Faces: Brilliant comedy sketches live on stage, in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSameFaces/

WEDS 13TH –  UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Uncle Armando: A stand-up comedian tells a true story, based on an audience suggestion, which then inspires comedy sketches from the improvisers.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSameFaces/

FRI 29TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Rhymes Against Humanity:  Give these guys a suggestion and they’ll turn it into something to sing about.  A full length musical in fact.

https://www.facebook.com/rhymesimprov/

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

SAT 2ND – UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON 

Jumprov: The UK’s first diverse improv theatre company bring their fast paced fun to entertain the audience in this city centre location.

https://www.facebook.com/Jumprov/

FRI 8TH – ESQUIRES COFFEE, COVENTRY

Full Of Beans:  Coventry Improv presents their monthly big gig, a hugely entertaining slice of live improv in the heart of the city.

https://www.facebook.com/CoventryImprov/

SAT 9TH – BELGRADE THEATRE, COVENTRY

Jumprov: More creative comedy from the UK’s first diverse improv theatre company.  Part of Monologue Slam.

https://www.facebook.com/Jumprov/

SAT 29TH – POMFRET ARMS, NORTHAMPTON

The Same Faces: More instant humour from this long-established comedy group.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSameFaces/

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Have I missed a show?  Get in touch and let me know.

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