GIG GUIDE: MAY 2020

Full listings for all UK online improv shows in May below.

Don’t worry if you’ve missed a show – many are still available online after the event.

Eurovision

Most shows are happen on the same day every week.

Click below to jump to the day you are interested in.

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MONDAYS

Notflix DVD Extras:  Film titles, movie characters and locations are combined in brand new ways to create improvised scenes via Facebook Live.

https://www.facebook.com/NOTFLIXimprovmusical/

Shoot From The Hip: The first of two weekly livestreams of improv games on Facebook and YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/ShootImpro/

What’s In The Box?: A panel show where each guest brings a box of tat and nobody knows what the rules are, not even the host.

https://www.facebook.com/FrizFrizzle/

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TUESDAYS

Couch improv: A livestream of the group’s Spotify improv show, with audience members able to add songs to the playlist.

https://www.facebook.com/CouchImprov/

Board Game Smackdown: Comedian and UK board game chamption James Cook makes his funny friends play board games. Watch on YouTube, Facebook or show website.

http://www.boardgamesmackdown.com/

Jumprov (12/05 only): Just a week after their third birthday, join Jumprov for a completely unrehearsed and unscripted show on Instagram Live.

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

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WEDNESDAYS

Sidney Bingham Is Dead: A murder mystery by Let Us Make It Up To You, available on Facebook Live.

https://www.facebook.com/Letusmakeituptoyou/

The SHAHtdown: Ki Shah plays the host, guests and visiting experts in this solo improv show.

https://www.facebook.com/SHAHtdown/

Comedy Sportz: Family friendly comedy show where two teams go head to head to find out who is funnier, viewable on YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/cszmanchesteruk/

Extreme Improv: Fun and interactive shortform games based on audience suggestions.  Available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Mixer…

https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeImprov/

Notflix: Join the #NotFilmClub on Twitter & Facebook and let Notflix add improvised nonsense to your enjoyment of a classic film.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NotflixFilmClub/

What’s In The Box?: Your second weekly dose of the panel show where each guest brings a box of junk in order to win the game that doesn’t have any rules.

https://www.facebook.com/FrizFrizzle/

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THURSDAYS

Extreme Improv: More fun and interactive shortform games based on audience suggestions.  Available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Mixer…

https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeImprov/

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FRIDAYS

Hoopla Online: Live streaming improv shows every Friday night on Facebook.

https://www.hooplaimpro.com/improv-comedy-club-london-bridge.html

Bristol Improv Theatre: A different act performs every Friday night via Twitch.

https://www.facebook.com/BITheatre/

Isolation: A brand new live streamed improv show via Facebook each week from a stalwart of West End smash Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.

https://www.facebook.com/andrewdpugsley/

Abandoman: The world famous improvised hip hop comedian starts the weekend on Instagram Live.

https://www.instagram.com/abandoman/

Lunchtime Sportz: Family friendly comedy show to give the kids a break from homeschooling, viewable on YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/cszmanchesteruk/

Board Game Smackdown: His name is James and he likes games. If you do too then watch professional comedians being silly on YouTube, Facebook or show website.

http://www.boardgamesmackdown.com/

Shoot From The Hip: The second of two weekly livestreams of improv games on Facebook and YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/ShootImpro/

Meet The Players (01/05 only): An audience with the ComedySportz Manchester players talking through their 18 year history, viewable on YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/cszmanchesteruk/

The Showstoppers Alternative Eurovision Song Contest (15/05 only): Livestreaming on Facebook, your chance to enjoy camp musical merriment and interactive voting .

https://www.facebook.com/theshowstoppers/

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SATURDAYS

The Nursery Presents:  An ongoing series of experimental shows featuring vintage formats and weird experiments, improv gurus and newbs, all on YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/NurseryTheatre/

Hoopla Online: More weekend improv from London Bridge to your living room via Facebook Live.

https://www.hooplaimpro.com/improv-comedy-club-london-bridge.html

Bristol Improv Theatre: Solo performers and groups create improv fun over Twitch.

https://www.facebook.com/BITheatre/

Comedy Sportz: Get comfy on the sofa and get your typing fingers at the ready to make  suggestions for this YouTube comedy show.

https://www.facebook.com/cszmanchesteruk/

Abandoman: More improvised hip hop on Instagram Live every Saturday night.

https://www.instagram.com/abandoman/

What’s In The Box?: Weekend edition of the panel show which revolves around each guest bringing a cardboard box full of who knows what.

https://www.facebook.com/FrizFrizzle/

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SUNDAYS

Hoopla Mega Jam: Fun games and comedy formats optimised for online play over Zoom.

https://www.hooplaimpro.com/improv-comedy-club-london-bridge.html

Abandoman: The world famous improvised hip hop comedian ends the weekend with another gig on Instagram Live.

https://www.instagram.com/abandoman/

Impronauts (10/05 only):  Live YouTube stream of improvised games, with your chance to shape the show from the comfort of your own home.

https://www.facebook.com/impronauts/

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RANDOM DAYS

Mad Monkey Improv:  Watch this well-established group from Reading perform occasional shows on Facebook Live.

https://www.facebook.com/madmonkeyimprov/

The Improvised Chat Show: Featuring guests who have unusual reasons to be famous, as suggested by the audience, this can be seen regularly on Facebook Live.

https://www.facebook.com/dnayscomedy/

The Noise Next Door: The Edinburgh Fringe favourites have been creating songs based on Twitter requests as part of their #ComedyLockdown.

https://twitter.com/NoiseNextDoor

Abandoman: The world famous improvised hip hop comedian has been doing bonus weekday gigs at short notice on Instagram Live.

https://www.instagram.com/abandoman/

 

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

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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