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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


8pm. THURSDAY 19th APRIL 2018: JINNI LYONS IS AN ONLY CHILD, NEWSICAL.


Jinni Lyons is an Only Child.


Solo improv. Comical, lyrical, improvised theatre from an Only Child. Come and watch her people the stage with myriad companions in a series of vignettes charting each character's quirks and peccadilloes, dilemmas and dreams.


"Astonishing and hilarious" - Hideout Theatre, Austin, Texas

"Magical intimate character improv" - Bristol Improv Theatre

An exemplary improviser...I have never seen anyone like her - Mike McShane, Whose Line is it Anyway?


Newsical


Improvised sketches and songs inspired by clippings from the weeks news! Newspaper clippings from the week come to life on stage.


PLUS a selection of additional great new groups!


FREE

JINNI LYONS

8pm. FRIDAY 20th APRIL 2018: GRAND THEFT IMPRO, THE COMMITTEE, IMPROVABLE AND MORE.


Grand Theft Impro


Impro. By Veterans. For Fun. Tonight featuring special guest Mark Beltzman, one of the founder members of IO Chicago who trained with Del Close.


The Committee


One of London's hottest improv groups, The Committee create hilarious, fast-paced improvised comedy. All of it made up on the spot by performers as seen on BBC One, Channel 4 and Radio 4.


Improvable


Improvable play their own mix of original games with joy and reckless abandon. Offbeat and friendly, Improvable will leave audiences of all ages full of warm and fuzzy feelings towards their fellow human beings.


PLUS a selection of additional great new groups!


£5 >> BOOK NOW

GRAND THEFT IMPRO

8pm. SATURDAY 21st APRIL 2018: BUMPER BLYTON, DARK MATTERS & THE MAYDAYS.


Bumper Blyton


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.


Dark Matters


Come into the shadows and explore journeys of wonder, magic and love in the world of Dark Matters, an improvised shadow puppet show.


The Maydays


Award-winning improvised comedy with one of the longest-running and best improv groups in the UK.


PLUS a selection of additional great new groups in an earlier 6:15pm show!


£5 >> BOOK NOW

BUMPER BLYTON THE MAYDAYS

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 May, June and July very soon.

More listings coming soon!

8pm. THURSDAY 3rd MAY 2018: END OF COURSE SHOW.


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


Improvised scenes, sketches, stories and games.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support. No need to book, just turn up.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOWCASE HOOPLA!

8pm. FRIDAY 4th MAY 2018: END OF COURSE SHOW.


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


Improvised scenes, sketches, stories and games.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support. No need to book, just turn up.


Please note that this show is in a different location from our other shows:


The Horse & Stables

122-124 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW

Tube: Lambeth North or Waterloo.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOWCASE HOOPLA!

8pm. TUESDAY 24th April 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 25th April 2018: MAWAAN RIZWAN, TWERK IN PROGRESS.


MAWAAN RIZWAN: Fresh off a UK tour supporting Simon Amstell, Mawaan Rizwan is back with a work-in-progress show. A concoction of confessional stand up, absurd dance and trippy songs. From sexuality to daddy issues to Missy Elliot. It's all covered.


Mawaans YouTube videos have been viewed over 18 million times. He also stars in ITV series Next of Kin, and the BAFTA-winning BBC drama Murdered By My Father.


"A mischievous performer, with a no-holds-barred physicality & high wattage charm" - The Guardian


"Enchanting, playful and sexy" - Scotsgay


"He strips away the bravado and machismo associated with typical male comedians... Comedy that is devoid of gender norms." - EQ View


PLUS special guest performance from


GABBY BEST


(Winner of The Funny Women Award/ BBC3s Live At The Electric).


£5 >> BOOK NOW


MAWAAN RIZWAN GABBY BEST

8pm. THURSDAY 26th APRIL 2018: COURSE SHOW.


Featuring lots of fun people performing brand new shows as part of their Improviser’s Way Course with Katy Schutte at Hoopla.


Improvised scenes, sketches, stories and games.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support. No need to book, just turn up.


FREE

COURSE SHOWCASE HOOPLA!

8pm. FRIDAY 27th APRIL 2018: RH & FRIENDS.


One of our favourite groups ever THE RH EXPERIENCE present RH & Friends, a FREE evening of improvised games, scenes and sketches featuring RH and specials guests from across Londons 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.


FREE


RH & FRIENDS

8pm. SATURDAY 28th APRIL 2018: GLITCH AND A VERY SERIOUS PLAY.


A Very Serious Play: Lee Simpson (Comedy Store Players) and Ruth Bratt (Showstopper!) are very serious about play. They present for you A Very Serious Play. Beyond that, no-one knows. Except that its improvised. And they like improvising with each other. And seriously playing.


Glitch: Adventurous, action-packed and often emotional improvised tails from a cast of puppets.


Heart-warming, adorable puppets with potty mouths; what more could you want from a comedy show? The List.


Glitch is a high-quality improvisation show from a talented cast, using puppets, that produce many laughs. No wonder it keeps selling out. North East Theatre Guide.


PLUS lots of fun short-form games to get the party started and also an earlier pre-show at 6:15 if you fancy seeing some newer groups.


£5 >> BOOK NOW


VERY SERIOUS PLAY GLITCH

8pm. TUESDAY 1st MAY 2018: END OF COURSE SHOW.


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


Improvised scenes, sketches, stories and games.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support. No need to book, just turn up.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOWCASE HOOPLA!

8pm. WEDNESDAY 2nd MAY : END OF COURSE SHOW.


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


Improvised songs, scenes and mini-musicals.


Free to friends, family and anybody else that wants to come along to support. No need to book, just turn up.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOWCASE HOOPLA!