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December 2014: Don’t Quit.

December 2014: Improv Videos.

December 2014: Getting improvisers into TV & Film.

July 2014: Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Show Recommendations.

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Improv Comedy Courses, Improv Comedy Classes and Stand-Up Courses in London and around the UK. Improv Comedy Club at The Miller in London Bridge featuring various groups from across London’s vibrant improv scene, and additional improv shows produced by Hoopla.
In 2012 Hoopla’s Improv Comedy Club was recommended as the best place to see improvised comedy in London by both The Daily Telegraph AND The Londonist.

“If improvisation floats your boat you should head to The Miller by London Bridge for Hoopla. There’s fewer better ways to see what spur-of-the-moment comedy London has to offer.”
The Londonist

“A quick paced, inventive and witty show.
The Edinburgh Guide

“Chemistry between cast meant it was like funniest night amongst friends.”
Camden New Journal

“A Comedy Masterclass.”
The Post

“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

“Inventive improvisation and clever comedy!”
Three Weeks

“A lovely, funny and slick night of improvised comedy by a talented group.”
Earl's Court Festival

“Left me helpless with laughter”
Fringe Guru

“This contemporary off-the-cuff comedy will make you laugh your heart out!”
Three Weeks

“I was really impressed by the show.” Improv America

“Poetic and contemporary, the hour of entertainment flies by.”
The New Current

“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
Reviews for Hoopla’s Improv Comedy Club and Improv Shows Produced by Hoopla:
Remote Goat
Fringe Guru
Stand-Up Comedy Course

8 week practical course, open to all levels, in which you will progress into a funny & confident stand-up comedian. Culminating in a showcase performance to a friendly audience.   

Our classes are incredibly fun and enjoyable. We create a really safe, trusting, supportive and playful atmosphere and there is a lot of laughter in the room!

Our Beginners Improv Course is an 8 week course for beginners to learn the core skills of improvisation in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or impro experience whatsoever.

Our Performance Improv Course is an 8 week improv course to train improvisers to performance standard, with a showcase performance of short-form games and scenes at the end.

Our Long Form Improv Course is an 8 week course to introduce improvisers to long-form techniques and various long-form formats, with a showcase performance at the end.

Our Narrative Course is an advanced 8 week course for improvisers with previous improv experience to learn how to improvise a whole play/film. With showcase performance at the end.

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Our Beginners Improv Class is fun and friendly one day introduction to improv.

Our Scenes Improv Class is a one day intensive on improvised scenes.

Our Character Improv Class is an intense one day class on improvising comedic characters.

Our Narrative Improv Class is an intense one day class on improvising stories.

We also have occasional Guest Teachers.

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An 8 week course to learn the core skills of improvisation in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.

You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or impro experience whatsoever.

Beginners Improv Course

An 8 week improv course to train improvisers to performance standard, with live showcase performance at the end, and ongoing support and performance mentoring after the course.

Performance Improv Course

An 8 week  course to learn the fundamentals of long-form improv, various long-form formats, and how to improvise a free-flowing multiple scene long-form show, with a showcase performormance at the end.

Long-Form Improv Course

An advanced 8 week course for people with previous improv experience. Improvise multiple scenes, that connect together using long-form techniques, to tell one ongoing story. Performance at the end.


Narrative Long Form Course
IMPROV COMEDY CLUB
Hoopla Calendar.
Our Stand Up Comedy Course is an 8 week practical course with a showcase performance at the end.

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In 2010 Hoopla founded the UK’s first ever improvised comedy club at The Miller in London Bridge, with at least two different improv groups performing every night.

Hoopla now run shows at The Miller every Friday and Saturday, featuring the best improvisation the UK has to offer, as recommended by both The Daily Telegraph and The Londonist.

Hoopla also run additional Launch Pad, Impro Jam and Improv Networking evenings at The Miller in London Bridge, to encourage new groups, new formats and new improvisers. Hoopla also have a number of Performing Opportunities.

Fun & friendly one day introductions to improv. No experience necessary.

Eight week course to learn the core skills of improv.

No experience necessary.

Improv Course

Fun & flexible classes every Monday evening. Fun place to practice impro whenever you are free.

Evenings

Saturday 11th April 2015. One day intensive on improvising scenes.

Saturday 28th March 2015: One day workshop with John Cremer, founder of The Maydays.

John
Cremer

Saturday 18th April 2015. One day intensive on improvising characters.

Character

Sat 30th May 2015. One day intensive class on improvising stories and story structure.

Narrative

Sat 13th June 2015: One day workshop on performing and devising short-form improv games.

Short-Form

Sat 16th May 2015. One day workshop on improvising songs. No singing experience needed.

Improvised
Singing

Sat 2nd May 2015. Playback Theatre. Turning real life stories into theatre on the spot.

Playback
Theatre