Comedy

Instant Wit

Date: Saturday, Nov 2
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. Do you fancy seeing a press conference where the person making the announcement has to guess not only what they’re announcing but also who they are? Or how about hearing a folk song abut a squirrel dressed as Jacob Rees-Mogg? 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 musician James Oram (BBC Radio 3) and actor Jon Monie (Beauty & the Beast, Theatre Royal Bath), 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

Nov 2, Alma Tavern Theatre, 8pm, £11.

 

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By steve wright, Wednesday, May 15 2019

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