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Hoopla Impro Newsletter


Dates: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and occasional bonus shows.


Time: Usually 8pm - 10pm. Doors open 7:30pm.

However we also occasionally have earlier & later shows, please check listings below.


Price: See listings below.


Where: The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS.


Nearest Tube and Train: London Bridge.


Ages: 18+

The Uk’s First Improv comedy club

Hoopla Improv Comedy Club

The UK’s first ever Improv Comedy Club.


Hoopla present a selection of the best improvised comedy in London every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday night. At least two different improv groups each night from the UK’s flourishing live impro scene.


Recommended by Time Out, The Evening Standard, The Metro and The Daily Telegraph.


We support all styles of improv and have a variety of styles of improv each night including short-form games, scenes, long-form, improvised plays, improvised films and improv musicals, as well as occasional late night jams, shows and parties.


We also run improv courses for you to try improv yourself as well as stand up comedy courses and corporate training.

“A quick paced, inventive and witty show.”

The Edinburgh Guide


“A Comedy Masterclass.”

The Post


“Inventive improvisation and clever comedy!” Three Weeks


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

Three Weeks


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

The New Current


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

Camden New Journal


“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


“A lovely, funny and slick night of improvised comedy by a talented group.”

Earl's Court Festival


“Left me helpless with laughter….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


“Keeling the crowd into fits of laughter.”

Ten Eighty Magazine


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

The Londonist


“A twice weekly night of improv comedy from some of the finest off-the-cuff troupes on the circuit.”

Time Out


“Looking for an affordable, spontaneous and fun night? Look no further. Introducing Hoopla Improv Comedy Club!"

Doingsomething.co.uk

Fringe Guru



Remote Goat



1080 Magazine

Edinburgh Guide


Our shows are running every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout 2018 and sometimes on Mondays and Tuesdays too.


We’re going to be publishing shows for the rest of July very soon.

More listings coming soon!

8pm. TUESDAY 10th JULY 2018: JOLLYBOAT.


Jollyboat are the UK's best comedy-pirate-geek-rock duo. Brothers Tommy and Ed write catchy songs and lyrics packed with fast-paced one-liners. They always have fun, and it's highly infectious.


Jollyboat have performed at Glastonbury among many other festivals, won the UK Musical Comedy Awards, and toured Europe & Australia. This is a show unlike anything you've seen before!


£7.50 >> BOOK NOW

8pm. WEDNESDAY 20th JUNE 2018: GÄMEZ, DIE HARDS, HOT MORRIS, CHARLIE V MARTIN.


HOT MORRIS: Improvised comedy Morris Dancing!


GÄMEZ: Fast and funny short-form games.


DIE HARDS: Improvisers! A Monkey Toast house team.


NARRATIVE: A work in progress mini-show of improvised movie from our new soon to be named narrative house team.


CHARLIE V MARTIN: Solo improv!


Plus a FREE open to all improv jam from 7pm if you want to get there earlier and do some improv on stage.


FREE

8pm. THURSDAY 21st JUNE 2018: LADYPROV


Ladies that improvise. They have a passion to experiment and play, from short form to long form and everything in between.

Their monthly night at Hoopla includes some of the best comedy acts on the circuit!


Those entertaining you include:


Charlie V Martin

The Last Supper

Ladyprov


With more to be announced.


Plus an Improv Jam open to all.


NOT JUST FOR LADIES


FREE

8pm. FRIDAY 22nd JUNE 2018: IMPROVISED MAMET, THE COMMITTEE, GÄMEZ.


IMPROVISED MAMET: Dylan Emery and Alan Marriott, co-founders of Grand Theft Impro, will make up a 45-minute play in the style of David Mamet. It will be intense. It will be fast. And there will be a lot of swearing.


THE COMMITTEE: One of London's hottest improv groups


Plus fast games from our house team GÄMEZ, and an improvised movie from our new soon to be named narrative house team.


£5 >> BOOK NOW

8pm. SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2018: NO SHOW


There’s no show on Saturday 23rd June due to a private hire at the venue.

8pm. TUESDAY 26th JUNE 2018: CLUSTERF**K!


One of Time Out’s top 10 free comedy nights in London. An evening of the best sketch, character and stand-up acts for FREE!


Resident sketch act BEST BOY

★★★★ - 'Expertly devised and delivered' (Fringe Guru)

★★★★- 'Good gags' (Three Weeks)


MC JOE HART

★★★★ - 'A lot of fun' (Three Weeks)

★★★★ - 'Hit all the right notes' (Mumble Comedy)


FREE!


8pm. WEDNESDAY 27th JUNE 2018: CANCER RESEARCH UK CHARITY FUNDRAISER


Back by popular demand, Cancer Research Aid Committee presents a night of pure comic genius, all completely made up on the spot from your suggestions. Hilarious, unpredictable and seriously entertaining, we've got an awesome lineup to get you laughing your socks off.


Acts include The Committee, Big Now and Acaprov amongst some other awesome talented teams.


Plus a FREE open to all improv jam from 7pm if you want to get there earlier and do some improv on stage.


£10 >> BOOK NOW


All proceeds from this show go to Cancer Research UK


8pm. THURSDAY 28th JUNE 2018: LAUGHTER WITH JOOLS, GÄMEZ, GERALDYNE


GÄMEZ: Fast and funny games!


LAUGHTER WITH JOOLS: An improvised Jools Holland show, the bands and their music will be all created in the moment! Who will they be? what will they sing...? They have no idea...


GERALDYNE: The musician plays a song, and we transform that song into beautiful improvised comedy, right before your eyes.


NARRATIVE: A work in progress mini-show of improvised movie from our new soon to be named narrative house team.


PLUS a bonus 7pm show of newer up and coming groups trying out new things if you fancy getting there earlier .


FREE


All proceeds from this show go to Cancer Research UK


8pm. FRIDAY 29th JUNE 2018: GLITCH, PROJECT2, GÄMEZ.


GÄMEZ: Fast and funny games from our brand new short-form collective house team!


GLITCH: The improvised puppet adventure!


PROJECT2: Improvised science fiction featuring Katy Schutte (The Maydays), Chris Mead (The Maydays) and Fred Deakin (The Concept).


£5 >> BOOK NOW

8pm. SATURDAY 30th JUNE 2018: BUMPER BLYTON, MUSIC BOX, CRYSTAL MAZE, GÄMEZ.


GÄMEZ: Fast and funny games from our brand new short-form collective house team!


MUSIC BOX: The Improvised Comedy Musical. 5 STARS - Fringe Guru. 5 Stars - Remote Goat.


BUMPER BLYTON: The Improvised Adventure: Brace yourself for a jolly romp through 1940s nostalgia where its always the summer hols in this retro improv show inspired by the works of Enid Blyton.


NARRATIVE: A work in progress mini-show of improvised movie from our new soon to be named narrative house team.


plus IMPROVISED CRYSTAL MAZE


Plus if you want to get there earlier there is also a free bit with some great new groups trying new things at 6:15pm.


£5 >> BOOK NOW

8pm. WEDNESDAY 4th JULY 2018: LONG-FORM COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing long-form improv for their first time ever at the end of their Long-Form Improv Course with Maria Peters at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next improv courses including long-form are starting early September.


FREE


END OF COURSE SHOW LONG-FORM

8pm. THURSDAY 5th JULY 2018: NU Z LAND.


NU Z LAND: Nu Z Land are a fast-paced improv group comprised of BAME improvisers, sketch performers, stand-ups and character comedians with credits on Radio 4, Comedy Central, BBC 3 and BBC1.


Plus a selection of special guests and other top improv groups.


FREE

8pm. THURSDAY 5th JULY 2018: MUSICAL IMPROV COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing improvised songs, scenes and musicals at the end of their Musical Improv Course with Phil Lunn at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next improv courses are starting early September.


FREE


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW IS IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION:


The Horse & Stables

122-124 Westminster Bridge Road

Waterloo

London

SE1 7RW


Tube: Lambeth North or Waterloo

END OF COURSE SHOW MUSICAL IMPRO

6pm. SATURDAY 7th JULY 2018: LONG-FORM COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing long-form improv for their first time ever at the end of their Long-Form Improv Course with Liam Brennan at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next improv courses including long-form are starting early September.


FREE


END OF COURSE SHOW LONG-FORM

8pm. MONDAY 9th JULY 2018: IMPROV COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing improv for their very first time ever at the end of their Performance Improv Course with James Witt at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next improv courses are starting early September.


FREE


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW IS IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION:


The Horse & Stables

122-124 Westminster Bridge Road

Waterloo

London

SE1 7RW


Tube: Lambeth North or Waterloo

END OF COURSE SHOW IMPROV

8pm. TUESDAY 10th JULY 2018: IMPROV COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing improv for their very first time ever at the end of their Performance Improv Course with Alison Goldie at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next improv courses are starting early September.


FREE


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW IS IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION:


The Comedy Pub

7 Oxendon Street

London

SW1Y 4EE


Tube: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square

END OF COURSE SHOW IMPROV

8pm. WEDNESDAY 11th JULY 2018: HAROLD COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing the Harold format for their first time ever at the end of their Harold mprov Course with Maria Peters at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next improv courses including Harold are starting early September.


FREE


END OF COURSE SHOW HAROLD

8pm. MONDAY 23rd JULY 2018: STAND UP COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing stand up comedy for their very first time ever at the end of their Stand Up Comedy Course with Max Dickins at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next stand up comedy courses are starting early September.


FREE


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW IS IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION:


The Horse & Stables

122-124 Westminster Bridge Road

Waterloo

London

SE1 7RW


Tube: Lambeth North or Waterloo

END OF COURSE SHOW STAND UP

6pm. SATURDAY 28th JULY 2018: IMPROV COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing improv for their very first time ever at the end of their Performance Improv Course at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next improv courses are starting early September.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOW IMPROV

8pm. MONDAY 30th JULY 2018: IMPROV COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing improv for their very first time ever at the end of their Performance Improv Course at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next improv courses are starting early September.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOW IMPROV

8pm. TUESDAY 31st JULY 2018: MUSICAL IMPROV COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing improvised songs, scenes and musicals at the end of their Musical Improv Course with Phil Lunn at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next improv courses are starting early September.


FREE


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW IS IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION:


The Horse & Stables

122-124 Westminster Bridge Road

Waterloo

London

SE1 7RW


Tube: Lambeth North or Waterloo

END OF COURSE SHOW MUSICAL IMPRO

8pm. WEDNESDAY 1st AUGUST 2018: SKETCH COURSE SHOWCASE.


Featuring lots of fun people performing sketch comedy for their first time ever at the end of their Sketch Comedy Course with Gemma Arrowsmith at Hoopla.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support.


Our next Sketch Comedy Courses are starting early September.


FREE


END OF COURSE SHOW SKETCH