Comedy

Instant Wit

Date: Saturday, Jan 25
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Alma Tavern & Theatre
Artists
Instant Wit

Bristol’s highly acclaimed comedy improvisation company are back at the Alma with their own inimitable style of improvised comedy.

“Welcome to an evening of songs, gags and general silliness – all of it based around audience suggestions.

“Maybe you’d like to see a hairdresser who solves your problems with a song as he cuts your hair? Which problems? It’s up to you! Or how about an interview where the interviewee’s hands belong to someone else?  Your wish is our command!

“But don’t worry, nobody is forced to participate and we even build in a section where anonymous suggestions, written down in the interval, can be acted out. Good suggestions receive flying packets of custard; the best of the evening gets a bottle of wine!

“Many people have seen improvised comedy on the TV but remember, this is not recorded and edited, but totally live! If you like your comedy fast-paced and with a slightly unusual edge, this is definitely for you.”

Instant Wit use some of the best of local talent and squad members include Peta Maurice (The Borrowers Tobacco Factory Theatres) Bryn Holding (Great Expectations Derby Theatre, Hot Air Tobacco Factory Theatres) and Nik Howden (Hetty Feather Bristol Old Vic and tour). The team this time around will include James Oram (Planetarium music, We the Curious), Bryn Holding (Great Expectations, Derby Theatre), plus artistic directors Chris Grimes and Stephanie Weston.

Instant Wit – a bunch of very Unusual Suspects who are forever on the run from the Comedy Police!

“These are conspicuously skilful performers – everyone is exhilarated on stage and off!” The Guardian

“The Instant Wit gang lit up the stage in the Bristol Old Vic Studio. They were extremely funny, on occasion hilarious, and were very clever and skilful with their improvised comedy sketches.” Bristol Post

Jan 25, Alma Tavern Theatre, 8pm, £11.

 

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By steve wright, Wednesday, May 15 2019

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