GIG GUIDE: DECEMBER 2019

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

BehindTheHeadlinesElection

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BIRMINGHAM

TUES 3RD – LOKI WINE & DELI

Level 1 Showcase:  Graduates of Fat Penguin Improv perform “The Documentary” in a special show for family and friends.  Free entry.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

WEDS 4TH – ROSE VILLA TAVERN

Margaret I Have Something To Tell You:  Allison host a mildy festive comedy extravaganza, featuring guest troupe The Folly.

https://www.facebook.com/AllisonImprov/

THURS 5TH – 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

TUES 10TH – THE HIGHBURY

Level 3 Showcase:  Advanced students of the Fat Penguin Improv school give a one-off performance for family and friends.  Free entry.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

WEDS 11TH – BLUE ORANGE THEATRE

Behind The Headlines:  Have I Got News For You meets Saturday Night Live in a topical panel show with comedy sketches about recent news stories.  Election Special.

https://www.facebook.com/BehindTheHeadlinesComedy/

THURS 12TH – PATRICK KAVANAGH

The Armando Diaz Experience:  Fat Penguin Improv create another comedy show from scratch.  Special 4th birthday show.

https://www.facebook.com/FatPenguinImprovComedy

SUN 15TH – THE SPOTTED DOG

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Improv:  An hour of improvised Christmas songs and tales in Digbeth from the ultra-talented Foghorn Unscripted.

https://www.facebook.com/foghornunscripted

MON 16TH – 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/

THURS 19TH – 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

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NOTTINGHAM 

THURS 12TH – 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. Christmas Awards Special.

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

SAT 14TH – 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

FRI 20TH – NONSUCH STUDIOS

LeftLion Live: Christmas extravaganza reviewing the year of LeftLion journalism.  Includes MissImp creating comedy using quotes from “Overheard in Notts”.

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

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LEICESTER

SAT 7TH – 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 11TH –  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 13TH – FIBRE ARTS

Tiny Jam:  Watch Tiny Stories perform on stage and then put your name in the hat for a chance to join them.  With special guests Denise’s 50th.

https://www.facebook.com/TinyStoriesImprov/

FRI 20TH – 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

THURS 5TH – THE ARENA THEATRE, WOLVERHAMPTON

The Improlectuals: This improv super-group create completely new comedy sketches on the spot, based entirely on audience suggestions.

https://www.facebook.com/improlectuals

THURS 5TH – UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

WITSmas: Warwick Improv Theatre Society create a movie before your very eyes.  Free entry, with donations for Helping Hands.

https://www.facebook.com/WarwickImprov/

FRI 13TH – 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 28TH – 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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