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Carleen Shem and Leo at Barcelona

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 of comedy. Having played and taught in Australia, the US and across Europe Carleen predominantly trained with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre but has been taught by teachers from all around the world. Carleen performs with Genre Claude Van Damme, The Rebranding, and her delightful C3? partner Shem Pennant. Off stage Carleen coaches longform team Cat Janitor  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 12-2 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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The Drop-In! A, free for all, comedy free-for-all!

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 28 August 2016 6:00 PM

C3? has figured out how to make Sundays twice as fun - two shows! Please join us every Sunday at 6pm for The Drop-In! A weekly improv comedy show where new teams try out new things and old teams find new boundaries. It's time to throw your metapho... Read More


Dinner and a Movie with Genre Claude Van Damme

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 28 August 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 Class £12

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 30 August 2016 7:00 PM

Places are limited, so BOOK NOW


These weekly, improv drop-in classes focus on a range of fun yet practical exercises to get the best out of your scenes. The sessions are ope... Read More


The Drop-In! A, free for all, comedy free-for-all!

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 4 September 2016 6:00 PM

C3? has figured out how to make Sundays twice as fun - two shows! Please join us every Sunday at 6pm for The Drop-In! A weekly improv comedy show where new teams try out new things and old teams find new boundaries. It's time to throw your metapho... Read More


Dinner and a Movie with Genre Claude Van Damme

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 4 September 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


 

From Scenes Into Shows

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June, 10am – 4pm £80

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The perfect course for improvisers who are confident performing individual scenes and wish to craft these together into funny, high quality shows. 

This four part course focuses on bringing isolated scene work skills together to create comprehensive pieces of improv comedy. You will learn the language and style of different longform improv scenes, plus the skills required to unite them, such as editing, reincorporation and game. Discover how a strongly grounded base reality is the platform you need to allow your improv comedy to take off, plus how to take characters beyond silly voices and goofy walks and into grounded 3-Dimensional people you can build entire worlds around. 

Ideal for recently formed teams, or those looking to run their own shows, or individuals who want to move forward to the next stage of their improv career. 

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June, 10am – 4pm £80

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Shem Pennant is a writer/performer trained at the Upright Citizens Bridage Theatre in New York. He’s also a capoeira professor and studied under Mestre Israel from Ginga de Quilombo. He teaches capoeira, Brazilian dance and music in London. Shem also trained bujinkan ninjutsu in the Japanese mountains for two years. He runs various technology websites and can be seen cycling all over London taking photographs or recording podcasts. He’s done a lot of improv but so have you. Real life is more interesting.

Carleen Macdermid has been teaching and performing improv across Australia, the U.K. and Europe for 20 years. She loves longform improv and the massive variety of forms within it, specialising in Monoscenes with her team The Rebranding, The Movie Form with Genre Claude Van Damme, and everything and anything with twoprov, and C3? production partner, Shem Pennant. Carleen has previously had the pleasure of attending a large number of European improv festivals, as both performer and teacher. Her career highlights include performing a number of times at the Del Close Marathon in New York City and playing with premier team, Convoy, at The Upright Citizens Brigade’s 10th anniversary show in LA.

Teams

We're funny ideas some come see us improvise in many guises.

Who are we anyway?

I know what you're thinking

Come see us. Or have us come to you.

Slapdash International Improv Festival 2016

London October 19-22 2016

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The Nursery Theatre and C3? are proud to announce the Slapdash International Festival of Improv. Over October 17-22 we will be bringing some of the finest improvisers from all over the world to play and teach in London.

Slapdash is London’s largest and longest running festival of Improvised Theatre. Last year Neil Casey and Anthony Atamanuik headlined and they went on to star in the Ghostbusters movie and tour the world impersonating Donald Trump. So who knows what will happen this year?

You can purchase tickets for each night or a special Festival Pass that lets you into to every show. BUY TICKETS

Shows!

Shows!We’re bringing some amazing acts including Le Carpe Haute from France, Neil+1 from Dublin, Big Bang from Improv Boston, AMS Impro from Germany and Convoy from the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. And we’re thrilled to have legendary Second City alumni Scott Adsit (yes Scott Adsit), bringing his Adsit and You show where you get to improvise with Scott Adsit.

Shows

Workshops!

Workshops!As always we have some of the finest improv instructors teaching a range of skills – from Game, to Clown to improvising with Lights with teachers from Improv Boston, The PIT, The Upright Citizens Brigade and more. Also Scott Adsit!
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Get involved!

You can purchase tickets for each night or a special Festival Pass that lets you into to every show. BUY TICKETS

See you in October!

The Nursery and C3?

The Nursery started off as a festival for new, devised and improvised theatre in 2009 in an atmospheric railway arch in Southwark, which then became The Nursery’s home. The Nursery’s main focus has become the promotion and expansion of improvisation in the UK, and we offer workshops at various levels. International teachers The Nursery has brought to the UK include Patti Stiles, David Razowsky, TJ and Dave, Susan Messing & Rachael Mason and Al Samuels.

Besides improv we also support new work by other artists – shows include Richard Marsh’s Love and Sweets (Best Comedy, BBC Audio Drama Comedy Awards 2014) and Dirty Great Love Story (Fringe First 2014), Crazy Glue and Death – a Comedy (Single Shoe Productions) and The Historians (Hot Ice Theatre). The Nursery is run by Jules Munns and Judith Amsenga. Visit thenurserytheatre.com

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C3? is a comedy production company that hosts a variety of improv, stand up and sketch shows in London. C3? is run by Carleen Macdermid an improv teacher and performer for over 20 years, Keith Malda, a comedian and improviser with “Genre Claude Van Damme” and Shem Pennant, a writer/performer trained at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York. C3?  have performed at improv festivals in America, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Spain. They also host a variety of workshops with some of the best improv and sketch teachers in New York and LA. They host a weekly night on Sundays to showcase new and old improv talent at the Horse and Stables in Lambeth.  Visit C3something.com

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, Dyna Moe and more!

Current workshop details

How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth with Will Hines

Friday 9th September 7-10 pm
Saturday 10th September 10-1 pm and 2-5 pm
Sunday 11th September 10-1 pm and 2-5 pm

Over 5 three hour sessions, Will Hines – the former academic head of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and author of “How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth” – will show you how to Be Mindful, Be Present, Be Playful, Care and everything else that made him the best goddamn improviser on the planet.

Buy for £130 using the code “monkeydick”

About Will Hines

Will Hines is an actor and writer who has performed at UCB since November 2000. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he performer with The Smokes. He’s been on “Broad City,”, “Community” “Brooklyn 99” and “Inside Amy Schumer”. Will hosts the absurd podcast “Don’t Get Me Started” and is a regular on “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and “Improv4Humans”. He’s written and starred in many sketch shows at the UCB in his day, including “Small Men” (co-written and co-starring Neil Casey) which won Time Out NY’s “Best in Sketch.”

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.
Listen

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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