Workshop & rehearsal notes, new games and exercises, impro tips and musings at our regular improv blog.

July 2014: Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Show Recommendations.

5th June 2014: Getting Improvisers into TV and Film.

23rd December 2013: Hoopla’s Improv Highlights of the Year.

11th October 2013: Improv Videos.

25th September 2013: Improv Tips from IO Week.

19th July 2013: How can I perform more?

31st May 2013: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 Show Recommendations.

24th May 2013: New Character Exercise: Clichéd Characters Instant Depth.

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Improv Comedy Courses, Improv Comedy Classes and Stand-Up Courses in London and around the UK. Improv Comedy Club at The Miller in London Bridge featuring various groups from across London’s vibrant improv scene, and additional improv shows produced by Hoopla.
In 2012 Hoopla’s Improv Comedy Club was recommended as the best place to see improvised comedy in London by both The Daily Telegraph AND The Londonist.

“If improvisation floats your boat you should head to The Miller by London Bridge for Hoopla. There’s fewer better ways to see what spur-of-the-moment comedy London has to offer.”
The Londonist

“A quick paced, inventive and witty show.
The Edinburgh Guide

“Chemistry between cast meant it was like funniest night amongst friends.”
Camden New Journal

“A Comedy Masterclass.”
The Post

“Lively, sharp, superior improvised fun!”
Remote Goat

“A hilarious, high energy show full of great songs, clever plot twists, and weird and wonderful characters.”
Accidental Festival

“Inventive improvisation and clever comedy!”
Three Weeks

“A lovely, funny and slick night of improvised comedy by a talented group.”
Earl's Court Festival

“Left me helpless with laughter”
Fringe Guru

“This contemporary off-the-cuff comedy will make you laugh your heart out!”
Three Weeks

“I was really impressed by the show.” Improv America

“Poetic and contemporary, the hour of entertainment flies by.”
The New Current

“They created a storyline which actually meant something and characters who made me care.”
Fringe Guru

“The group accomplished the show with panache, wit and an impressive degree of professionalism.”
The Londonist
In addition to our London Improv Classes we also tour around the UK and Europe.

Regular locations include:
Brussels
Exeter
Cambridge
Bristol
Edinburgh
Reading
Maidenhead
Oxford
Canterbury

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Reviews for Hoopla’s Improv Comedy Club and Improv Shows Produced by Hoopla:
Remote Goat
Fringe Guru
Stand-Up Comedy Course

8 week practical course, open to all levels, in which you will progress into a funny & confident stand-up comedian. Culminating in a showcase performance at The Miller. Starts Nov 2014.

Our classes are incredibly fun and enjoyable. We create a really safe, trusting, supportive and playful atmosphere and there is a lot of laughter in the room!

Our Beginners Improv Course is a 6 week course for beginners to learn the core skills of improvisation in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or impro experience whatsoever.

Our Performance Improv Course is a 8 week improv course to train improvisers to performance standard, with showcase performance at the end, and ongoing support and performance mentoring after the course.

Our Scenes Scenes Scenes Improv Course is an intensive weekend for experienced improvisers or actors  to get more practice improvising scenes. Focussing on relationship and game of the scene.

Our Long Form Course is an advanced 8 week course for improvisers with previous improv experience to learn how to improvise multiple scenes that link together using long-form techniques. With showcase performance at the end & ongoing performance support.

>> London Improv Courses
Our Beginners Improv Class is fun and friendly one day introduction to improv.

Our Scenes Improv Class is a two day intensive on improvised scenes.

Our Character Improv Class is an intense one day class on improvising comedic characters.

Our Meisner for Improv Class is an intense one day class on improvising natural realistic scenes.

Our Narrative Improv Class is an intense two day class on improvising stories.

Our Improv for Stand Ups Class is a two day intensive for stand ups on improvising solo for the audience and with the audience.

We also have occasional Guest Teachers.

>> London Improv Classes

A 6 week course to learn the core skills of improvisation in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.

You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or impro experience whatsoever.

Beginners Improv Course

An 8 week improv course to train improvisers to performance standard, with live showcase performance at the end, and ongoing support and performance mentoring after the course.

Performance Improv Course

An 8 week  course to learn the fundamentals of long-form improv, various long-form formats, and how to improvise a free-flowing multiple scene long-form show, with a showcase performormance at the end.

Long-Form Improv Course

An advanced 8 week course for people with previous improv experience. Improvise multiple scenes, that connect together using long-form techniques, to tell one ongoing story. Performance at the end.


Narrative Long Form Course
IMPROV COMEDY CLUB
Sketch Comedy Course

8 week practical course, open to all levels, to learn how to devise and perform hilarious sketch comedy. Culminating in a showcase performance at The Miller. Starts November 2014.

Our Stand Up Comedy Course is an 8 week practical course with a showcase performance at the end.

>> London Stand Up Comedy Courses
In 2010 Hoopla founded the UK’s first ever improvised comedy club at The Miller in London Bridge, with at least two different improv groups performing every night.

Hoopla now run shows at The Miller every Friday and Saturday, featuring the best improvisation the UK has to offer, as recommended by both The Daily Telegraph and The Londonist.

Hoopla also run additional Crash Pad, Impro Jam and Improv Networking evenings at The Miller in London Bridge, to encourage new groups, new formats and new improvisers. Hoopla also have a number of Performing Opportunities.
Hoopla Calendar.

Fun & friendly one day introductions to improv. No experience necessary.

Six week course to learn the core skills of improv.

No experience necessary.

Improv Course

Sunday 23rd Nov 2014: One day workshop with John Cremer, founder of The Maydays.

John
Cremer

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Nov 2014. Improvising solo for an audience and with the audience. Two days.

Saturday 22nd November 2014. One day workshop on half-mask and Commedia characters.

Mask &
Commedia

Fun & flexible classes every Monday evening. Fun place to practice impro whenever you are free.

Evenings

Sat 6th - Sun 7th December 2014. Improvised Shakespeare with Jules Munns.

Improvised Shakespeare

Sat 13th - Sun 14th Dec. Two day workshop on improvised songs. No singing experience neeeded.

Improvised
Singing