Thursday 30th March – 8.30pm
The Watch This Improv Troupe: Improvabunga!
Improvabunga is a fantastic, 50 minute, movie adventure based on nothing but your suggestions. Choose a genre, shout out a location, brace your funny bone and get your sides ready for splitting as we showcase what our mums have already dubbed the world's greatest long-form improv comedy show. As well as giving the stimulus for the show, the audience also control the show using buzzers. These force the improvisers to burst into song, perform Oscar wining monologues or to slap or kiss their fellow performers. The whole show is accompanied by a live pianist.
"Consistently and Outrageously Funny" - ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
"The troupe’s skill cannot be denied. This is a creative cast with an exceptional ability to form diverse plots from minimal audience suggestion. It is certainly one of the best improvisation pieces in Edinburgh this summer" - ★★★★ EdFringeReview
The Watch This Improv Troupe are the University of Birmingham’s resident Improv Troupe. Now in its 13th year, we annually take shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe for full runs at the festival and closed this years Birmingham’s Improv Festival. We perform our shows on a rotating cast alongside our resident pianist. We also run free weekly workshops at the University of Birmingham.
Cast: Tilds Blythe, Ieuan Callahan, Chris Conway, Will Jackson (Director), Hannah Sharp, Alex Wilcox, Will Tuckwell (Pianist), Marcus Paragpuri (Technician).
What are your top three tips to be a good improviser?:
It’s not about being the funniest, it’s about having fun!
Make bold choices and never apologise for being on stage - unless you do something really overtly offensive.
Yes AND… you can’t go wrong with this classic. It also ties in with the methodology of being a generous improviser. A generous troupe makes a strong troupe. Give your team amazing characters and situations to work with and they’ll return you the favour.