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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


MONDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2017: Launch Pad


A fun, friendly and FREE night featuring various new groups, new shows and new formats. Featuring new improvisers as well as experienced improvisers trying out new stuff.


This is the place for improvisers to experiment, try out new stuff, get more stage time, get some more experience and have some fun in one big night of improv.


FREE

8pm. TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER: END OF COURSE SHOW, LONG-FORM.


Featuring lots of fun people performing long-form improv for the first time at the end of their course with Maria Peters.


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


Our next long-form courses are starting early January.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOWCASE

8pm. WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER: END OF COURSE SHOW, PERFORMANCE IMPROV COURSE


Featuring lots of fun people performing improv for the first time at the end of their course with Andrew Gentilli.


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


Our next performance improv courses are starting early January.


FREE


END OF COURSE SHOWCASE

8pm. THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER: END OF COURSE SHOW, LONG-FORM.


Featuring lots of fun people performing long-form improv for the first time at the end of their course with Jinni Lyons.


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


Our next long-form courses are starting early January.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOWCASE

8pm. FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER: GUEST SPEAKER.


Solo Improvised comedy thats frighteningly fast and funny!


SUKI WEBSTER Webster is hilarious The Guardian

PAUL FOXCROFT Improv Comedy at its very best Broadway Baby

LAUREN SHEARING Outstanding talent North West End

LEE SIMPSON "That great improviser" The Guardian


£8 (£6 Students & Nurses) >> BOOK NOW


This show often books up in advance so we recommend booking ahead.


GUEST SPEAKER

9pm. SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2017: THE FACULTY, MUSIC BOX, IMPROVABLE.


THE FACULTY: Lots of Hooplas teachers performing together in a brand new format, they put on a totally new show every month to stretch improv in new directions.


MUSIC BOX: The improvised comedy musical. 5 STARS - Fringe Guru. 5 STARS - Remote Goat.


IMPROVABLE: A mix of original games played with joy and reckless abandon.


Please note later show time of 9pm due to end of course show earlier in the night.


£5. >> BOOK NOW


THE FACULTY MUSIC BOX

8pm. MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER: END OF COURSE SHOW, SKETCH COMEDY.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS AT A DIFFERENT VENUE FOR 20th NOVEMBER ONLY:

The Horse & Stables, 122 - 124 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7RW (Lambeth North and Waterloo tube).


Featuring lots of fun people performing sketch comedy for the first time at the end of their course with Gemma Arrowsmith.

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

Our next sketch comedy courses are starting early January.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOWCASE

8pm. WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER: STORY KITCHEN THEATRESPORTS, JEDI EDITION.


Theatresports is back! Story Kitchen Impro welcomes you to their new season of the popular Keith Johnstone format, where teams of improvisers challenge each other to scenes and games to win the judges' approval. Who will impress the Jabba judges and take home the coveted trophy? Will the Jedi knights outwit the Empire, or will the Wookies take the prize? Come along and find out!


£5 >> BOOK NOW

8pm. THURSDAY 23rd NOVEMBER: NU Z LAND SPECIAL DELIVERY.


A new monthly night celebrating the best black, asian and ethnic minority improvisers and comedians in the UK.


Featuring improv, stand up and character comedy plus games and an Armando based on a comedian’s story.


With Nu Z Land, Tai Campbell and special guests.


FREE

8pm. FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2017: GRAND THEFT IMPRO & ENEMIES


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.


PLUS SPECIAL GUEST IMPROVISERS TBC.


£5. >> BOOK NOW

GRAND THEFT IMPRO

SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2017: GEEKEASY & KATY SCHUTTE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY.


6:30pm: Book Launch of Katy Schutte’s new book The Improviser’s Way.


8pm: Project2 presents a night of geeky comedy based on the theme DINOSAURS!

Stand-up, improv, sketch and musical comedy! Guests include Kitten Killers, James Le Lacheur, Richard Soames, Fred Deakin & Tony Harris.


10pm: After show party with Fred Deakin from LEMON JELLY Djing!


FREE

BOOK LAUNCH GEEKEASY &

8pm. THURSDAY 30th NOVEMBER: END OF COURSE SHOW, STAND UP COMEDY.


Featuring lots of fun people performing stand up comedy for the first time at the end of their course with Max Dickins.


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


Our next stand up comedy courses are starting early January.


FREE

END OF COURSE SHOWCASE

7pm. SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER: END OF COURSE SHOW, PERFORMANCE IMPROV COURSE


Featuring lots of fun people performing improv for the first time at the end of their course with Alison Goldie.


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


Our next performance improv courses are starting early January.


PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME OF 7PM.


FREE


END OF COURSE SHOWCASE

8pm. WEDNESDAY 29th NOVEMBER: ZEAL!


After launching the first ever Pride Improv Festival in London in July, Zeal are back with a series of one-off events! Join us for a night of uninhibited, uncensored entertainment  — all made up on the spot by some of London’s most exciting LGBTQIA performers!


Tonight’s show features QI: Queer Improv, The Lemonade Brigade, a brand new twoprov Blonde Moment from James Stedman and Carla Keen, and lots more! Come and put some Zeal in your life!

FREE