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. How about an English folk song – and dance – about your worst Christmas present ever? Or a cod-Shakespearean scene set in John Lewis on the Saturday before Christmas? 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 Colin Smith (The Regz, Nuttyness and Smith & Fair), Kirsty Cox (Crimes on the Nile, Theatre Royal Bath), Mike Akers (dramaturg, Jane Eyre, National 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
Dec 21, Alma Tavern Theatre, 8pm, £11.