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Dates: Every Friday and Saturday plus bonus adhoc shows throughout the week, see below for listings.


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.


Directions: Snowsfields Road, off Great Maze Pond behind Guys Hospital near London Bridge station.


Ages: 18+

The Uk’s First Improvised Comedy Club

Improv Comedy Club


The UK’s first ever Improvised Comedy Club.


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


“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.


We have various 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 and stand up comedy courses for you to try it yourself.

“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


Reviews for Hoopla produced shows:


Miller Comedy Festival


We’re hosting a week long comedy festival at The Miller from Monday 11th July to Saturday 16th July, in association with The Miller and Fourpure Brewing Company.


There’s going to be a mix of improv, stand up, sketch and musical comedy across two stages as well as extra events like comedy quizzes, films, cider festivals, networking events and workshops.


Each ticket gets you access to one massive night of shows. You can come and go as you please over the evening, and see as many shows and events as you want.


Confirmed line ups are below and tickets are already on sale. >> BOOK NOW

MONDAY 11th JULY 2016

City Impro: The masters of improvisation Time Out. City Impro are the improv kings YPlan.

Harriet Dyer: Stand up. A bundle of whimsical hilaritya breath of fresh airwill have you in stitches Broadway Baby. Instinctively funny Chortle.

Do Not Adjust Your Stage: Improv. Naturally funny The Metro. Impressive, spontaneous, creative and hilarious. Fearless comedy to great effect Everything Theatre.

Ghost Couple: Improv with the Olivier Award winning Dylan Emery (The Showstoppers, GTI) and Ruth Bratt (The Showstoppers, Trodd en Bratt).

£11 >> BOOK NOW

TUESDAY 12th JULY 2016

TSOLT: Improv with snappy scenes & fantastic characters for curious minds.

Music Box: Improvised comedy musical. 5 STARS - Fringe Guru. 5 STARS - Remote Goat.

Larry Dean: Stand Up. Scottish Comedian of the Year 2013. Sharp and unexpected lines...and irresistible chutzpah Chortle. Wholly unique, funny comedy Adelaide Fringe.

Abandoman: Improvised hip hop. Winners of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, Musical Comedy Awards and the Adelaide Fringe Festival Best Comedy Newcomer award.

Grand Theft Impro: Improvised comedy. By veterans. For fun. GTI are at the forefront of the revival in the UK. The Guardian. Simply marvellous Time Out.

£12.10 >> BOOK NOW

WEDNESDAY 13th JULY 2016

TheatreSports: Improv with teams of improvisers battling it out to reach Fridays final.

Ava Vidal: Stand Up. 'Well-structured, well written and skilfully delivered' - The Scotsman.

The RH Experience: Improv. 5 STARS - Three Weeks. 5 STARS - Teneighty Magazine. The show never ceases to win you over with its sheer charm, as its goofy characters and set-ups ensure that this is laugh a minute stuff Three Weeks.

Kitten Killers: Sketch comedy. Unapologetic, bawdy and more importantly very, very funny Fourthwall Magazine. Will make you laugh until your sides hurt Everything Theatre.

Sweet Nelson: Hilarious stories improvised by a super cast gathered from a mix of The Oxford Imps, Racing Minds, Shoot from the Hip and more.

£12.10 >> BOOK NOW

THURSDAY 14th JULY 2016

TheatreSports: Improv with teams of improvisers battling it out to reach Fridays final.

Dan Nightingale: Stand up. Witty and incredibly well timed" Arts Award Voice. Magnetic, entertaining and wonderfully friendly Three Weeks. Exciting and imaginative Edinburgh News.

Improvision: The improvised Eurovision song contest featuring improv groups from across the London improv scene.

Mawaan Rizwan: Surreal sketches, stand up and clown characters from youtube star Mawaan Rizwan. Hilariousnot your average stand up show EdFringe Review. Daring & surreal JokePit.

The Playground: Improv. Breaking & Entering present a selection of special guests from across the UK improv scene.

£13.20 >> BOOK NOW

FRIDAY 15th JULY 2016

TheatreSports: Improv. The final of this weeks TheareSports tournament.

Adam Hess: Stand Up. Winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award. Nominated for Best Newcomer at 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.

Sarah Callaghan: Stand Up. "The instant she steps on stage you know youre in the presence of someone new and special" The Mirror. A powerhouse. Shes an utter natural on stage radiates confidence Chortle. Fiercely impressive and quite stunning The Scotsman.

Virginia Woolf and her House Band: A selection of the UKs finest improvisers including Cariad Lloyd (Peep Show, Austentatious), Joe Morpurgo (winner of Chortle's Breakthrough Act, Comedian's Comedian and Innovation Awards), Paul Foxcroft, Charlotte Gittins, Shaun Lothian, Lola Maxwell, Maria Peters and more.

Clusterf**k: Comedy variety night featuring a mix of different stand up, improv and sketch acts.

£14.30 >> BOOK NOW

SATURDAY 16h JULY 2016

Cariad & Paul: Improv with Cariad Lloyd and Paul Foxcroft. Stylish, funny & imaginative Chortle.

An improv gem Ed Fest Magazine. Wow! Broadway Baby.

Pippa Evans: Stand Up. The finest female character comic around Time Out. Winner of The Chortle Awards Best Sketch, Variety or Character Act 2016. Winner of The Olivier Award Best Entertainment & Family as part of The Showstoppers 2016.

Andy Zaltzman: Stand Up. The best political comedian in the business Time Out. One of the finest satirical comedians this countrys ever produced Time Out.

Excursions: Late night mix of improvised hip hop and a variety of musical improv acts.

£15.40 >> BOOK NOW

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 Hoopla’s big free stand up night

A big free night of stand up comedy featuring a selection of comics from across the circuit, hosted by Max Dickins. FREE

Friday 24th June 2016

THE GLITCH CABARET: A monthly night of alternative comedy, character, improv, music and cabaret including Glitch the Improvised Puppet Show, all hosted by the puppets of Glitch.

£5 >> BOOK

The glitch cabaret Friday 1st July 2016 & Friends

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 scenes.

No need to book, just turn up. This is usually a very busy show so we recommend getting upstairs for 7:30pm to get a seat. FREE

An Audience with Jacqueline Black: Songs improvised from suggestions from the audience.

Anne and Frank: Long-form improv with Carleen and Shem, recently performed at The Del Close Marathon in New York, Finland Internation Improv Festival and Estonia Improv Festival.

Giggle Loop: Long-form improv with Ed Fargher, Ellie Grice and Natasha Parrott.

Fat Cats: Brand new long-form improv troupe exploring a new world each night.

Jinni Lyons is an Only Child: Solo improv. Jinni conjures a myriad of characters to populate fictitious worlds, drawing you in to hear their joys and woes, their dreams and trials.

£5 >> BOOK NOW



Saturday 2nd July 2016Saturday 9th July 2016

TheatreSports: Story Kitchen present teams of Londons finest improvisers performing a mix of improvised scenes, stories, songs, games and sketches with judges award points and prizes to teams. Theatresports is an improvisation show created by Keith Johnstone and developed at the Loose Moose Theatre in Canada. £5 >> BOOK

Saturday 25th June 2016

Panther Cannon: Ruth Bratt (Showstoppers), Andrew Pugsley (Showstoppers) and David Reed (Penny Dreadfuls) in improvised sketches, stories and high speed nonsense.

The Maydays: Award winning improv troupe. "One of the best improvised shows out there" Chortle. "First class improv comedy" The Latest. £5 >> BOOK