GIG GUIDE: DECEMBER 2022

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

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BIRMINGHAM

TUES 6TH – ACTRESS & BISHOP

Trigger Warning:  4 professional stand-up comedians will face off in a series of rounds where they have to make jokes based on audience suggestions. No prepared material, all improvised. They can’t possibly know what you are going to suggest and no topic is off limits.

https://triggerwarningshow.eventbrite.co.uk

WEDS 7TH– 1000 TRADES

Maestro:  The exciting elimination improv game where anything can happen. Ten intrepid improvisers face a series of scenes and challenges, for a night filled with love and laughter. The scenes are scored by you, the audience, until only one player remains…the Maestro. Come along and enjoy the ride, cheer for your favourite improviser, and see who will take the crown.

https://www.facebook.com/BhamImprov/

WEDS 7TH– GUILD OF STUDENTS

Walking In A Winter Bunga-land:  In a world where movie plots are getting too predictable, one improv show dares to break the mould. Featuring live musical accompaniment and four audience buzzers used to control the performers, join us for Improvabunga: the Improvised Movie Adventure! Holiday edition.

https://www.facebook.com/WatchThisUoB

SAT 10TH – THE CRESCENT THEATRE

Lack Of A Future:  A sketch comedy review of 2022. Following a sold out performance at the Birmingham Comedy Festival, Behind The Headlines will look back on the year which brought the Commonwealth Games to Birmingham and King Charles III to the throne. The biggest local, national and international news stories will be featured in a show covering politics, celebrities, sports and much, much more.

https://www.facebook.com/HeadlinesComedy

SAT 10TH & SUN 11TH – WINTERBOURNE HOUSE & GARDENS

What The Dickens?:  Join Forghorn Unscripted and watch the fate of unruly urchins and penny pinching priests as they struggle in their journey to find love and fortune, against adversity, poverty and wickedness. Featuring sumptuous drawing rooms, murky streets and smoky taverns to meet sailors, snobs and silk laden ladies. The audience invent the show’s title – so no two performances are ever the same.

https://www.facebook.com/foghornunscripted

WEDS 14TH – 1000 TRADES

Box Of Frogs: Birmingham’s premiere Improv Group bring you a night of high-octane improvised comedy nonsense based entirely on your suggestions. 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/BoxofFrogsImpro

WEDS 28TH – 1000 TRADES

Comedy Jam:  Come and play your favourite improv games, take part in improvised scenes, sketches and songs, or just sit back and watch the fun. Suitable for all levels of experience, including complete beginners. Hosted by resident guests, Box of Frogs, with a different improv group invited to entertain in the first half.

https://www.facebook.com/BhamImprov/

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NOTTINGHAM 

MON 5TH – BUNKERS HILL

The Cat’s Pyjamas:  Audience members can sit back and enjoy a free comedy show or take the plunge to join the performers on stage.

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

TUES 6TH– THE LORD ROBERTS

Loose Goose:  New improv acts, experimental teams and ridiculous laughs for audiences, held in our comedy basement. You’ll be honking with laughter at the new, weird and hilarious improv acts.

https://www.facebook.com/LooseGooseImprov

THURS 8TH – THE MALT CROSS

Gorilla Burger:  Theatre karaoke where you can be the star. Hugely supportive and tons of fun this is a delightful way for you to experience improvised comedy. At Gorilla Burger you can get up on stage whether you’ve played before or not. Including a special Christmas Awards show.

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

TUES 20TH – THE LORD ROBERTS

Loose Goose:  Yet more new improv acts, experimental teams and ridiculous laughs for audiences, held in our comedy basement. You’ll be honking with laughter at the new, weird and hilarious improv acts.

https://www.facebook.com/LooseGooseImprov

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LEICESTER

FRI 2ND – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Brand New Musical & Improvoke:  New songs and situations brought to life for the first time in this fully improvised, one of a kind show, influenced by the work of Stephen Sondheim. Followed by the mashup of improv and karaoke you never knew you needed! Enjoy musical mayhem made up on the spot by a madcap wonder duoand their randomised playlist of karaoke backing tracks.

https://www.facebook.com/UpstairsWestern

FRI 9TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Rhymes Against Humanity:  From the opening number through to the very last note of the finale, everything is being created on the spot. This is improvised comedy at its most thrilling, as you witness a brand-new musical being performed for the very first and very last time. Followed by a chance to perform a song with the Rhymes cast. Get up, belt out a showstopping number or stay in your seat with the comfort of a drink if that’s more you thing.

https://www.facebook.com/UpstairsWestern

WEDS 14TH – UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN

Date Night:  Join local comedy legends Hannah Platts and Adam Unwin for a new night of improvised fun with an irreverent and hilarious take on history. There will be an hour show with a short interval followed by an improv jam where audience members are welcome to get involved.

https://www.facebook.com/UpstairsWestern

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EVERYWHERE ELSE

FRI 9TH – BAXTER BARISTAS, COVENTRY

Full Of Beans: Coventry Improv perform their fan favourite format, an all-inclusive show which is all for charity, and 100% of the donations will make it’s way to the designated charity for the quarter.

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

FRI 16TH – POMFRET ARMS, NORTHAMPTON

Improv Comedy Show: Expect fast paced humour in the style of shows such as ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ Quick witted players will take your suggestions and use them to create hilarious scenarios, ridiculous characters and many laugh out loud moments for your entertainment. Performed by Canny Funny plus special guests.

https://www.facebook.com/CannyFunnyImprov/

TUES 20TH – TEMPERANCE CAFE, LEAMINGTON SPA

The Reindeer In The Room: Leamprov, the premier improvised comedy troupe in Leamington, are proud to bring you a comedy show that’s never been seen before, and will never be seen again. A series of comedy sketches and games completely off-the-cuff, followed by an improvised pantomime.

https://www.facebook.com/LeamingtonSpaImprov

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

facebook.com/midlandsimprov/                                    @MidlandsImprov

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