GIG GUIDE: FEBRUARY 2021

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

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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/

Monday Night Improv: Have your mind blown in this fast, frantic, totally improvised comedy show, live on Facebook and YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/MNimprov/

Mid 30 crisis (08/02 only): Solo improv show as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival.

https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/mid-30-crisis-online/

Birthday Girls House Party (15/02 only): The acclaimed sketch group are unleashed with a very special livestreamed episode of their hilarious podcast, nominated for a British Podcast Award for Best Comedy. 

https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/birthday-girls-house-party-festival-edition-with-special-guest-stevie-martin-podcast-livestream-online/

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TUESDAYS

The Noise Next Door: Mind-blowing songs and jaw dropping gags all made up based on what YOU want to see.

https://www.facebook.com/noisenextdoor

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

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

Mid 30 crisis (09/02 only): Show by a female comedian from Canada but living in Sweden. It’s tough being married and living in a new country. 

https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/mid-30-crisis-online/

Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown (16/02 only): Live podcast recording of the hilarious and anarchic panel game. Featuring special guests Cariad Lloyd & Angela Barnes. Part of the Leicester Comedy Festival.

https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/pappys-flatshare-slamdown-at-leicester-comedy-festival-online/

The Improvised Final Frontier (16/02 only): Unscripted science fiction parody from the ComedySportz team, viewable on YouTube.

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

Couch improv (date TBC): Special livestream of the group’s Spotify improv show, with audience members able to add songs to the playlist.

https://www.facebook.com/ImprovGlasgow

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WEDNESDAYS

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

khttps://www.facebook.com/ExtremeImprov/

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/

Board Game Smackdown: UK board game chamption James Cook makes his funny friends play board games on YouTube and Facebook.

http://www.boardgamesmackdown.com/

Mid 30 crisis (10/02 only): Join Sinthujha as she laughs and cries over her mid-30s mess of a life.

https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/mid-30-crisis-online/

Zoomprovabunga (17/02 only): Watch This Improv will recreate your favourite romantic movie genres in a side-splitting, 50-minute online improvised romp, featuring virtual buzzers that let you control the show.

https://www.facebook.com/WatchThisImprov/

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THURSDAYS

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

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

Glossop Improv: The Glossop players make a scene with a guest improviser, available on Facebook Live.

https://www.facebook.com/glossopimprov

The Book Club (11/02 only): An interactive improvised hour where Stevie Martin discusses this week’s book that has definitely not been made up on the spot with highly academic guest Nish Kumar. 

https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/the-book-club-with-stevie-martin-online/

Gorilla Burger (11/02 & 25/02 only): Theatre karaoke where you can be the star. Send a message to join the Zoom call, or just watch on Facebook live.

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

Mischief Movie Night (18/02 only): Exclusive live stream from the “Play That Goes Wrong” people for you to watch from home on the sofa.

https://mischiefcomedy.com/our-work/mischief-movie-night/about

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FRIDAYS

Revenge Of The Mafia: Interactive show based on the social deduction game. Watch on YouTube, Facebook & Twitch.

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

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

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

Escape The North – Midlands Special Edition: The world’s only interactive livestream puzzle-adventure-roleplaying dystopian Midlands Simulator, constructed by a team of perpetually indoors comedians.

https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/escape-the-north-escape-the-midlands-special-edition-for-leicester-comedy-festival-online/

Friday Night Improv (05/02 only): Special show from the Monday Night Improv gang, live on Facebook and YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/MNimprov/

Isolation (12/02 and 19/02 only): 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/

Unmute (all except 19/02): A new half hour livestreamed online impro show designed for the Zoom Generation.

https://www.facebook.com/Unmute-108890081031261/

Mischief Movie Night (all except 26/02): The Mischief team will not be deterred and are STILL taking to the stage for a week of online shows. Captions & BSL options available.

https://mischiefcomedy.com/our-work/mischief-movie-night/about

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SATURDAYS

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

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

Mischief Movie Night (all except 27/02): Streaming live from their emergency comedy bunker, see this highly praised improv show on a screen near you.

https://mischiefcomedy.com/our-work/mischief-movie-night/about

Mommy Dearest & Me (13/02 only): A New York City-based two-person comedic variety show that dives into the fun and playful relationship between a real-life mother and daughter duo.

https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/mommy-dearest-and-me-online/

The Showstoppers (27/02 only): A special livestream from the West End stars with a brand new musical based entirely on audience suggestions.

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

Nursery Theatre (20/02 only): Online shows by the Nursery house team Improv News Hour on Facebook Live.

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

Notflix (27/02 only): The all-female long-form musical improv troupe present their first ever full live-streamed show from Greenwich Theatre.

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

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SUNDAYS

Awkward Question Time: An hour of increasingly stupid questions from host Alex Leam & the audience on YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/ProvocateurComedy/

Chris Betts vs The Audience: A contrarian will argue the opposite of anything anyone in the audience says. Part stand-up, part debate class.

https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/chris-betts-vs-the-audience-online/

Larklord (07/02 & 21/02 only): A splendid selection of stand-up comedians, improvisers and actors perform a series of ridiculous tasks to impress the Larklord. Who will win?

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

The Noise Next Door (14/02 only): Valentines Day special show. Feel all the love whether you watch it with your other half, on your own, or with your weird housemate Gary.

https://www.jokepit.com/online-comedy/the-noise-next-door-valentines-day-show/4089

Hilary Lovebucket’s Improvised Rom-Com (14/02 only): Mike McShane & Suki Webster lead an all-star cast for this love-filled special event.

https://www.facebook.com/Hilary-Lovebuckets-Improvised-Rom-Com-175538190763165

Mischief Movie Night (all except 28/02): Your final chances to see the Mischief team this month. Two shows on 07/02, including a bonus sequel to the earlier show.

https://mischiefcomedy.com/our-work/mischief-movie-night/about

Creatures (21/02 & 28/02 only): Dogface Improv use Facebook Live to look in on the lives of other creatures, inspired by a constantly playing soundtrack and the animal world.

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

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

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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