GIG GUIDE: AUGUST 2020

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

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

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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

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

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

Comedy Sportz (not 03/08): Free Edinburgh Fringe shows online with totally unscripted competitive comedy, viewable on YouTube.

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

Notflix DVD Extras (03/08 only):  Film titles, movie characters and locations are combined in brand new ways to create improvised scenes via Facebook Live.

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

Third Person Theatre (17/08 only): Cupid’s carousel leads us to emotionally truthful stories., viewable on YouTube, Facebook & Twitch.

https://www.facebook.com/thirdpersontheatre/

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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/

Werewolf Live…stream: The UK’s best comedians play the famous bluffing game for your amusement on Twitch.

https://www.twitch.tv/jongracey/

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WEDNESDAYS

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

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

Portsmouth Improv Experience (19/08 only): Special show as part of the Extreme Improv Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/PortsmouthImprov/

Bendy House & Friends: Join the improv duo for their fortnightly shows on Facebook Live, each with a different guest group.

https://www.facebook.com/dogfaceimprov/

Comedy Sportz (not 05/08): More free Edinburgh Fringe shows online with totally unscripted competitive comedy, viewable on YouTube.

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

 

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THURSDAYS

Wretched Hive (20/08 only): A Star Wars themed show with a cast performing together for the first time.  YouTube, Facebook & Twitch.

https://www.facebook.com/WretchedHiveComedy/

Improbotics (27/08 only): An artificial intelligence controls one of the performers in this unique show.  YouTube, Facebook & Twitch.

https://www.extremeimprov.co.uk/improbotics.html

The Hang: Comedy about the conversations we have when nothing else is going on, available on Facebook Live.

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

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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/

Comedy Sportz: Bonus shows every Friday in August as two teams compete in unscripted competitive comedy, viewable on YouTube.

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

Extreme Improv (07/08 & 21/08):   Yet more comedy is created from your suggestions. Matinee on YouTube, Facebook & Twitch.

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

Showstopper! The Socially Distanced Musical (28/08 only):  Olivier Award winners create a full length improvised musical on YouTube.

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

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

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

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

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

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SATURDAYS

Hoopla Online (01/08 only): More weekend improv from London Bridge to your living room via Facebook Live.

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

Show Up Kids! (08/08 only): This interactive, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show on YouTube.

https://freefestival.co.uk/show.aspx?ShowID=6931

Comedy Sportz: Two teams go for gold with totally unscripted competitive comedy, viewable on YouTube.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Improv Musical (23/08 only): EdFringe-style musical plus a post-show Q&A with the directors, live on YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/theimprovmusical/

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

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

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RANDOM DAYS

Xtreamed World Championship Festival 2020: A huge range of shows from daily head-to-head contests to established groups from across the world. Watch on YouTube, Facebook & Twitch.

https://www.extremeimprov.co.uk/whats-on.html

The Showstoppers:  Whenvever the fancy takes them, West End stars challenge the musical geniuses to cook up a brand new song in 24 hours.

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

The Noise Next Door: The Britains Got Talent stars have been creating songs, games and general nonsense on Twitter to help pass the time.

https://twitter.com/NoiseNextDoor

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

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

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/

The Free Association:  Archive shows of cop drama The Badge and Armando-style Jacuzzi are being released on YouTube during lockdown.

https://thefreeassociation.co.uk/vids

Austentatious:  Download a video of a pre-lockdown performance or listen to a classic Radio 4 show from the archives.

https://www.austentatiousimpro.com/shows/tour/

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

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