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See Three Something

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C3? (See Three Something), formed in 2013, is a production company run by comedians and partners in legal activities Carleen Macdermid and Shem Pennant. Specialising in improv, C3? organises shows, classes and jams for improvisers in London and have had the pleasure to play and teach at festivals across Europe and the US.

Carleen Macdermid

Improviser, teacher and occasional stand-up dabler, Carleen Macdermid has just hit her 20th year in the field. Having played and taught in Australia, the US and across Europe Carleen also trained with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Carleen performs with Genre Claude Van Damme, The Rebranding, and the delightful Shem Pennant. Off stage Carleen coaches longform team The 50/50 and teaches a number of weekly classes in London.

Shem Pennant

Shem Pennant is a writer/performer trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.

Improv Drop-Ins

These drop-in classes are weekly non-narrative longform drop-ins focused on a range of fun yet practical exercises to get the best out of your scenes. The sessions are open to all levels and, in addition to Scenework Fundamentals will cover a wide range of longform skills such as creative edits, sound and movement, group games, initiating with premise, tackling longer scenes, physicality, matching energy, organic transitions, playing to the top of your intelligence … And much much more.

Tuesdays at The Nursery Training Centre 7-9 pm £12
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Saturdays at Theatre Delicatessen 11-1 pm £10
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We’re really excited about this opportunity to share some of the weird and wonderful things we’ve learnt.

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Saturday Improv Comedy Drop-In Class £10

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 13 February 2016 11:00 AM

Places are limited, so BOOK NOW


These drop-in classes are weekly non-narrative longform drop-ins focused on a range of fun yet practical exercises to get the best out of your scenes. The ses... Read More


Dinner and a Movie with Genre Claude Van Damme

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 14 February 2016 7:30 PM

Share some of your best worst dating stories to inspire something even more embarrassing - long form improv. And after that The Movie! See everything you'd expect from a movie improvised live on stage -- dramatic camera angles, tense editing, high... Read More


Tuesday Improv Comedy Drop-In Class £12

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 16 February 2016 7:00 PM

Places are limited, so BOOK NOW


These drop-in classes are weekly non-narrative longform drop-ins focused on a range of fun yet practical exercises to get the best out of your scenes. The ses... Read More


Saturday Improv Comedy Drop-In Class £10

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 20 February 2016 11:00 AM

Places are limited, so BOOK NOW


These drop-in classes are weekly non-narrative longform drop-ins focused on a range of fun yet practical exercises to get the best out of your scenes. The ses... Read More


Dinner and a Movie with Genre Claude Van Damme

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 21 February 2016 7:30 PM

Share some of your best worst dating stories to inspire something even more embarrassing - long form improv. And after that The Movie! See everything you'd expect from a movie improvised live on stage -- dramatic camera angles, tense editing, high... Read More


 

One Acts, Monoscenes and Pretty Flowers

Carleen is teaching a 6 week class on One Acts, Monoscenes and Pretty Flowers via the the Nursery Theatre.

The One Act, a single long scene in the same space and time, like an act of a play with no blackouts, is a wonderful way to produce real, grounded characters and environments where nothing is wasted. Learn how to integrate subtle, patience play into an engaging piece.
Expand on this by moving into Monoscenes, a secret Harold using hidden edits to find games within your scene to explore, heighten and return to. Finally, The Pretty Flower where you mix the patience of a Monoscene and speed of tag run to explore the ripple effects and worlds created by your games and characters.

This class is designed for people who are comfortable creating scenes without shortform structures and are looking to move towards performance. It lasts six Monday evenings 7-10pm from March 7th 2016 and costs £95.

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Dinner and a Movie – with Genre Claude Van Damme

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Each week members of the audience share their best worst dating stories, which the improvisers then use as inspiration for their sketches. It’s a combination of comedy and catharsis. In the second half of the show, Genre Claude Van Damme improvise a full movie live on stage – complete with dramatic camera angles, tense editing and high flying action sequences with tender denouement. The movies span every style and genre and are 3D in truest sense of the word.

Genre Claude Van Damme is an improv comedy team comprising performers trained at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York and LA. Members have performed all over London as well as New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Tampere, Gothenburg, Edinburgh, Uppsala, Tallinn, Dublin and more.

Every Sunday 8-10 pm at the Horse & Stables Pub in Lambeth North

Special Guest Workshops

We work with some of the best teachers in the world to bring interesting and unique workshops from some of improv’s top minds. Previous teachers include Neil Casey, Anthony Atamanuik, Shannon O’Neill, Will Hines, Kevin Hines, Ari Voukydis, Betsy Stover, Drew DiFonzo Marks, Heather Anne Campbell, Connor Ratliff, Michael Delaney, Billy Merritt, Chelsea Clarke, Brandon Gardner and more!

Current workshop details

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Dyna Moe from UCB

​From the pre-pre-history of New York improv world, Dyna made her bones with the Upright Citizens Brigade before they even had a “Theatre” to call their own. Everyone she did improv with back then is a famous millionaire movie star now. Dyna has fifteen years of performing and teaching experience at the UCBT in shows that ranged from Movie form legends Feature Feature to dirtbag Harold team Monkeydick. She created anime-live-on-stage in NeoTokyo Girl Crush 2040 plus webseries like Cakey the Cake from Outer Space and Welcome to my Study (with Mitch Magee). Off stage, Dyna is the illustrator and writer behind humor books Mad Men: The Illustrated World (official TV tie-in) and Hipster Animals: A Field Guide (in stores now, so buy it). She also had a solo art show in Leeds once. nobodyssweetheart.com

Seen Work — Friday 11 March 7pm – 10pm £30

Improv happens on a blank slate, where the performers’ slightest suggestion transforms into a billion possible universes, are you spending it sitting on a chair? Stop being a talking head in a black hole; stop doing a radio play in a void. Build the dynamic stage pictures that can only exist in improv. Dyna will use her background as a visual artist and filmmaker to help you create engaging environments to fully use your space for more interesting, better scenes.
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2-Day Advanced Improv Bootcamp — Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 10am – 4pm £100

Ready to take things up a notch? Dyna will challenge you on your lazy improv habits, push you to really explore your scene’s possibilities and give honest personal feedback to help you confront your weaknesses, understand how scenes work and see when they don’t.
Skills, drills and none of the frills. Dyna puts you, and your improv, through the paces.
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If you’re buying both classes we have a discount available – email improv@c3something.com for a code.

PODCASTS

Two Up

Carleen and Shem host a weekly improv podcast where they talk to great improv minds, including each other, about improv loves, loathes and lessons. Previous guests include TJ & Dave, Anthony Atamanuik, Neil Casey and more!
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Trashing Trailers

Improv team Genre Claude Van Damme improvise great movies based off terrible trailers.
Coming soon

Popping Cherries

New podcast hosted by Carleen and, The Rebranding teammate, Leo Mendoza.
Carleen and Leo take the passions of fellow comedians and try them out for their first ever times.
Coming soon

Chips

A gadget podcast hosted by Shem Pennant
Coming soon

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