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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. WEDNESDAY 17th JANUARY 2018: THE COMMITTEE PRESENT.


One of London's hottest improv groups The Committee presents the cream of British improv. Every month they hand-select the most hilarious acts from the UK circuit for your viewing pleasure. Hilarity, variety and spontaneity guaranteed! Acts booked so far include performers from Showstoppers, Austentatious, The Comedy Store Players as well as top guests from all over the world.


Lineup announced soon.


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


FREE/DONATION

8pm. THURSDAY 18th JANUARY 2018: GRAND THEFT IMPRO & LADYPROV.


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.


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! NOT JUST FOR LADIES.



£5 >> BOOK NOW

LADYPROV GTI

8pm. SATURDAY 20th JANUARY 2018: GLITCH, MUSIC BOX AND THE OL BILL.


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.


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


THE OL BILL: A Post-Brexit Improvised Police Drama


In the dystopia of post-Brexit London, police carry guns, smoking is allowed indoors and there is a serial killer stalking the streets.


Plus a free earlier show at 6:15pm of up and coming new groups if you fancy coming a bit earlier too.


£5 >> BOOK NOW

MUSIC BOX GLITCH

8pm. WEDNESDAY 24th JANUARY 2018: CITY IMPRO, AWKWARDLY QUIET, THUNDERCLAP & VILLAGE HALL CHORAL SOCIETY.


CITY IMPRO

Fast and funny short form.

The masters of improvisation Time Out.

"The audience went wild" - Remote Goat


AWKWARDLY QUIET

Two idiots. Three chairs. Some lights. No script. Delightful, improvised, clownesque theatre. We invite you to glimpse into worlds, peculiar and mundane, inhabited by vulnerable weirdos. Lizzy and Andreas met at The Second City, Chicago and are now teaching and performing together internationally.


THUNDERCLAP are a hilarious double act made up of award losing comedians Max Dickins and Nick Hall. Join the ol' TC as they make up an improvised story inspired by a one word suggestion from you, the humble audience. Max and Nick have been described variously as 'Crackingly Original' (The List); 'Brilliant' (The Times); and 'Packed full of laughs' (The Scotsman).'


HOOPLA VILLAGE CHORAL SOCIETY

Run by Phil Lunn, he invites audience members to join him on stage to create the Hoopla Village Hall Choir. Musical Improv Jam at its best!


FREE/DONATIONS

CITY IMPRO HOOPLA VILLAGE CHORAL SOCIETY

8pm. THURSDAY 25th JANUARY 2018: PIGGYBACK.


Stand-up and improv comedy unite in one explosively funny night! Join us as a cast of experienced improvisers weave a (dramatic! funny! exciting!) play based on the work of (hilarious! explosive! very attractive!) stand-up comedians.


FREE/DONATION

8pm. FRIDAY 26th JANUARY 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 27th JANUARY 2018: ACTORS NIGHTMARE, THE MAYDAYS, BUMPER BLYTON.


ACTORS NIGHTMARE:

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


Featuring cast members from The Comedy Store Players, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Paul Mertons Impro Chums and more!


THE MAYDAYS:

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


One of the best improvised shows out there - Chortle.


The UKs vanguards of long-form improvisation - The Maydays.


BUMPER BLYTON:

Improvised Adventure: In this riotous improvised spoof of the nation's most beloved author, the all-star cast spin an entirely new adventure for grown-ups using audience suggestions and inspiration from the Blyton classics!


Plus a free earlier show at 6:15pm of up and coming new groups if you fancy coming a bit earlier too.


£7 >> BOOK NOW

BUMPER BLYTON THE MAYDAYS ACTOR’S NIGTHMARE

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 February - March very soon.

More listings coming soon!

WEDNESDAY 31st JANUARY 2018: WORD OF MUFF.


The Foreign Office is here to break down borders!

Lets accomplish more by working together rather than apart.

A rich show developed from collaboration and sharing of different experiences from the amazing diversity London has to offer!

All teams performing are composed of diverse nationalities, coming together through comedy!

A superb choice of guest performers. They really did find the cream of emerging artists. LondonTheatre1


FREE/DONATION

8pm. FRIDAY 19th JANUARY 2018: DREAMWEAVER QUARTET, SCARED SCRIPTLESS & THE SAME FACES.


DREAMWEAVER QUARTET invites you to close your eyes and open up your third eye. The room is dark, the incense is burning, the potion they gave you is taking you into a deep state of relaxation. Now tell us of your strangest dreams and they shall make them manifest through music, dance and storytelling. One of the most beautiful shows weve ever seen.


SCARED SCRIPTLESS: Formed in 1991 and we've been delivering Improvised Comedy, in various forms since then! Inspired from suggestions given by the audience, without the aid of a safety net. Watch as the show is made up before your very eyes, and makes you understand why they call it "Scared Scriptless".


THE SAME FACES are short-form specialists, and one of the Midlands' leading improv groups, performing regularly in Leicester & Northampton.


Joined by a rotating cast of guest players, regulars Tom Young, Allan Smith, Dave Gotheridge and Jen Kenny present a range of games, including some Whose Line classics, some new favourites, and even some adapted long-form structures. Scenes, songs, and one-liners, all made up on the spot!


"Short-form improv done the way short-form SHOULD be done" - Improv London.


"An endless feast of brilliant improv" - A Small Mind at the Theatre.


£5 >> BOOK NOW