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Dates: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6th September.


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


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


WEDNESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2017: THE DREAMING.


THE DREAMING: Organic Improv with the conceit of performance art, which is probably tongue-in-cheek but were not sure.


London's premier avant-garde post-improv performance-art collective.


PLUS other top improv groups.


£4 booked online, £5 on door. >> BOOK NOW


THE DREAMING

THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2017: TBC.


A collection of great improv groups from across the UK improv scene, line up confirmed soon.


£4 booked online, £5 on door. >> BOOK NOW


TBC

FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2017: RH & FRIENDS.


Fresh from their sell out run at The Edinburgh Fringe THE RH EXPERIENCE present RH & Friends, a FREE evening of improvised games, scenes and sketches featuring RH and specials guests from across London’s improv scene.


"Truly gifted improvisers" - JokePitUK.

"Absurd and tear-inducingly funny" - Broadway Baby.

"Their sheer amount of brainpower and comedic instinct led to hilarity" - TenEighty Magazine.


This is one our most popular shows so we recommend getting there for 7:30pm to guarantee a seat.


No need to book, just turn up. FREE


RH & FRIENDS

WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2017: MAESTRO WITH STORY KITCHEN.


STORY KITCHEN IMPRO present Keith Johnstones classic improv format THE MAESTRO.


Twelve improvisers pit their wits against each other and are scored by the audience in this exciting elimination game.


Spontaneous scenes, stories, games and songs where the audience get to vote on their favourites.


Featuring special guests from the Keith Johnstone London intensive.


£5 online. £6 on door. >> BOOK NOW


MAESTRO

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2017: GRAND THEFT IMPRO AND DO NOT ADJUST YOUR STAGE.


Two of Londons best improv groups on the same night.


GRAND THEFT IMPRO: Improvised comedy. By veterans. For fun. Featuring Dylan Emery (from the Olivier award winning Showstoppers), Charlotte Gittins (Austentatious) and Phil Whelans (Radio 4).

Simply marvellous - Time Out.

GTI are at the forefront of the revival of impro in the UK - The Guardian.


DO NOT ADJUST YOUR STAGE: A whirlwind of hilarious characters and long-form scenes all inspired by a friendly chat with the audience.

Winner - Most Loved Show at VaultFest 2017.

"Unmissable...Impressive, spontaneous, creative and hilarious. Fearless comedy to great effect" - Everything Theatre.

"Funny, creative...and great characterisation" - Remote Goat.


£6 booked online, £7 on door. >> BOOK NOW


GRAND THEFT IMPRO DO NOT ADJUST YOUR STAGE

THURSDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2017: LADYPROV.


A monthly improv, character and sketch night that celebrates ladies in improv and comedy.


With a selection of short-form, long-form, stand up, sketch comedy and more.


£4 online. £5 on door. >> BOOK NOW


LADYPROV

FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2017: THE GLITCH CABARET.


GLITCH the improvised puppet show. Using table top Bunraku-style puppetry, Glitch improvise a brand new adventurous, action-packed and often emotional story from scratch at every performance.


PLUS a cabaret of alternative comedy, improv, character acts, clown and more, all hosted by the puppets of Glitch.


£5 online. £6 on door. >> BOOK NOW


GLITCH CABARET

SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2017: CITY IMPRO & THE COMMITTEE.


CITY IMPRO: Fast and funny short-form games and scenes.

"A Masterclass in improvised comedy - Remote Goat.

Quick and witty - Arts Award Voice.


THE COMMITTEE: One of Londons hottest new improv groups with hilarious, fast-paced improvised comedy. All of it made up on the spot by performers as seen on BBC One, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4.

A great hour packed full of laughs - The Scotsman.

Off beat brilliance - The Times.


£6 online. £7 on door. >> BOOK NOW


THE COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER: RH PRESENT FLAMENCO SKETCHES.


The RH Experience are back with a brand new night of blisteringly funny improvised comedy inspired by top notch music!


Live bands and DJs on stage followed by improvised comedy inspired by the music.


"Truly gifted improvisers" - JokePitUK.

"Absurd and tear-inducingly funny" - Broadway Baby.

"Their sheer amount of brainpower and comedic instinct led to hilarity" - TenEighty Magazine.


No need to book, just turn up. FREE


FLAMENCO SKETCHES

THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER: END OF COURSE SHOW.


Featuring lots of fun people performing at the end of their summer course with Chris Mead.


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


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOWCASE

FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER: SUKI WEBSTERS GUEST SPEAKER.


WITH PAUL MERTON, SUKI WEBSTER, RUTH BRATT AND LEE SIMPSON.


One of our most popular shows, created by actress and comedienne Suki Webster. Suki has been performing Improvisation for over 20 years. She is a member of Paul Mertons Impro Chums, a regular Comedy Store Players guest, a co-conspirator with Eddie Izzard for One Word Improv and also for Ross Nobles New Improv Show.


In Suki Websters Guest Speaker the countries finest improvisational talents push their skills to the limit as they perform solo!


This is one of our most popular shows so we recommend booking in advance.


£8. >> BOOK NOW

GUEST SPEAKER

SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER: ACTORS NIGHTMARE AND MUSIC BOX.


ACTORS NIGHTMARE: Improvised play.

Four experienced actors step on stage with no script and no rehearsal and no suggestion and attempt to improvise a full length play.

Featuring Steve Steen (Whose Line Is It Anyway, The Comedy Store Players, Blackadder), Lee Simpson (The Comedy Store Players) and other special guests from The Comedy Store Players and original Whose Line Is It Anyway Cast.


MUSIC BOX: The Improvised Comedy Musical.


Music Box keeled the crowd into fits of laughter - TenEighty Magazine.

Lively, sharp, superior improvised fun! - Remote Goat.

This ones brilliant - Fringe Guru.

Its like Glee on crack


£7 online. £8 on door. >> BOOK NOW

ACTORS NIGHTMARE MUSIC BOX

THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER: CABARERA!


Cabarera is an era-themed variety night of sketch & character comedy.

Hosted by Susan Harrison (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical) and Rebecca Shorrocks (Short & Curly) it's a unique night of alternative comedy and original fun!

September is 1980's themed, so dust off your shoulder pads, brush your perm and prepare to be entertained, 80's style!

"A roaring success" (emptyfrontrow.com)


£4 online. £5 on door or £4 if dressed 80s. >> BOOK NOW


CABARERA!