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C3467X love to perform but they also produce a number of nights where groups new and old as well as individual performers can take to the stage. If you are interested in any of the performance opportunities below apply. Any questions? Get in touch.

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The Jam

A free monthly longform improv jam with a focus on scenes and montages. It’s a chance for new improvisers, soloists and those who just want to play to hit the stage and do just that. First Monday of every month at the Nursery Theatre. For your chance to jam just come down and enter the draw on the night. If you have a team and would like a longer slot then please apply.

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Yada Yada K

YADA YADA K is the last Tuesday of every month at the Camden Head: Camden (Please note there are two Camden Heads in London). “Our lineups include top billing teams from across the UK trying something new and experienced improvisers doing what they do best. In addition there is longform jam made up of a heady mixture of performers and audience members. Doors at 7.30 with a prompt start at 8. £5 entry. Acts get a percentage of the door.

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Improv 5-a-side

Hosted at the Nursery Theatre, this monthly Improv 5-a-side sees 8 teams battle it out to win the Nursery Cup (plus other exciting prizes). Each team will have 6 minutes in the Knockout Stage with which to impress the audience. The 4 winners will progress to the Semi-Finals and, from there, possibly the Finals where two teams battle it out for 7 minutes each before one is crowned champion.

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Beats by Del

A Harold night hosted monthly at the Nursery Theatre. The Harold is a classic longform structure pioneered by Del Close at iO Chicago and is seen by improv theatres and schools worldwide as the ultimate improv staple. If your team would like to perform a Harold – or any of its wild and wonderful variants – then get in touch.

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The Jam

An Open Mic night for Improv

Don’t have a team? Or just want to give improv a go? We host lots of FREE Jams where people without a team can get involved. The Jam is like an open mic night for improv, where newer groups, or solo performers can experiment with new forms. The jam is a great place to grab some stage time in a low pressure environment and is the first Monday of the month at The Nursery Theatre.

 

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Yada Yada K

Weaving magic out of thin air

“Yada Yada K is an example of everything that is good about comedy”. ★★★★★ Remote Goat

This is witty comedy woven out of thin air that seems as effortless as it is hilarious. ★★★★ Everything Theatre

Yada Yada K is on the last Tuesday of every month at the Camden Head in Camden and sees a mix of newer groups performing for the first time, experienced groups trying out new forms and a headliner from the improv circuit. Previous shows have featured Paul & Cariad, Showstoppers, Do Not Adjust Your Stage and more.

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A Harold night at the Nursery Theatre

Full of absurdity, immediacy and fantasy, it was a delight to behold.

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Beats by Del is our monthly Harold Night at the Nursery Theatre. The Harold is an improv form created by Del Close in Chicago and is at the heart of most Chicago-style long-form improv. Every month Beats sees 4 of London’s best improv groups attempt to approach this form and all its weird and wonderful derivative.

So what is a Harold anyway?

The Harold is a classic improv form developed by Del Close at the iO in Chicago.

Who is Del Close?

Del P. Close (March 9, 1934 – March 4, 1999) was an actor, writer, and teacher who coached many of the best-known comedians and comic actors of the late twentieth century. In addition to a prolific acting career in television and film, he was considered a premier influence on modern improvisational theater.

What are some Variations on the Harold

There are so many long-forms based on the Harold ... and the beauty is that you can make your own - sometimes during a show.

Where can I learn the Harold

With Us! Email improv@C3something.com for details of classes

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Improv 5-a-side

The longest night in improv. Hosted at the Nursery Theatre, this monthly Improv 5-a-side sees 8 teams battle it out to win the Nursery Cup (plus other exciting prizes). Each team will have 6 minutes in the Knockout Stage with which to impress the audience. The 4 winners will progress to the Semi-Finals and, from there, possibly the Finals where two teams battle it out for 7 minutes each before one is crowned champion.

 

 

How does it work?

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Who can play?

Anyone. It's 6 minutes of stage time to do with as you please, with no restrictions on style or format. We've had fast and furious short form and slow patient two person improv.

Doesn't competition in comedy suck?

YES! To paraphrase Mitch Hedberg every comedy competition ends with 1 winner and 9 comics who feel comedy shouldn't be judged. So the 5-a-side isn't really a competition - it's just a fun way for people to get stage time and experiment with teams. We get to see teams perform and offer them stage time. And people form little teams just to play, specifically for the 5-a-side, which delights us.

 

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… this one time

Improv inspired by your true stories

Everyone has at least one weird and wonderful story they love telling. Want to share yours?

“This one time” is a comedy show where a specially assembled selection of some of London’s best improvisers use monologues, poets and musicians as the basis for scenes. With very special guest monologists each month. We also invite members of the audience to share stories if they have a burning desire to tell one.

The third Monday of the month at The Miller in London Bridge. Tickets £5 8pm

What do I have to bring?

A story, a memory, a poem or just an interesting idea that you'd like to inspire the cast with

Can't I just sit back and watch the show?

Of course. We love when people share things on stage as our audience is fascinating - but we're also going to be inviting poets, musicians and other monologists down to talk about their lives, so it will be interesting regardless

Who will be performing?

We try to get some of the best improvisers from teams across London - and beyond. It's a great chance to see people play in combinations that you wouldn't normally see

I'd like to be a guest speaker!

Great! Email improv@C3something.com and tell us more

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The Team

Witty Unpredictable Talent And Natural Game

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Leo Mendoza

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John Agapiou

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Carleen Macdermid

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Juliet Stephens

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Shem Pennant

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New to improv?

If you’ve not done any improv at all before and want to try it out, there are a few places we can recommend. Although improv performances are made up on the spot, improv generally works on some loose principles that are well worth understanding before you put yourself in front of an audience. Going to a class/session will help you meet lots of people who have the same desire as you and give you a safe space to find out what its all about. You’ll hopefully have a lot of fun with it too.

Check out classes from these guys

 

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C3467X are a mix of fast-paced and slow burning comedy improv, fusing the various international performing backgrounds of their ensemble into their unique style of long form.

Character, relationship, physicality and game are all seamlessly blended into their performance.

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Thoughts, quotes and videos we've found along the way

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September 11, 2014

Scene and Heard: Wasters with a capital L

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September 11, 2014

Improv 5-A-Side Grand Final

Aerodynamics of Yes
April 19, 2014

Aerodynamics of Yes: book review

March 13, 2014

The Bat at Improvention Australia in 2013

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March 10, 2014

Lipschtick: And now a word from our sponsors …

March 5, 2014

Notes from a 1960’s Del Close workshop

Video of the Day: HawkinStroth
February 28, 2014

Video of the Day: HawkinStroth

Bonus Video: The Brothers Hines
February 28, 2014

Bonus Video: The Brothers Hines

Bonus Video: Weirdass
February 28, 2014

Bonus Video: Weirdass

Video of the Day: Jill Bernard and Asaf Ronen’s Switch
February 27, 2014

Video of the Day: Jill Bernard and Asaf Ronen’s Switch


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Testimonials

  • Yada Yada K is an example of everything that is good about comedy. The buzz of live performance, the audience interaction, the energy of the performers and the MC, the intimacy, it all comes together beautifully here.

              

    Jafar Iqbal
    Remote Goat
  • Full of absurdity, immediacy and fantasy, it was a delight to behold. Everything that an improv night should be.

            

  • Brilliant improvisers who weave witty and hilarious long-form comedy out of thin air

            

    Elke Wiebalck
    Everything Theatre
  • C3467X have energy popping out of their ears. Watching a show is like having The Wire/Downton Abbey/The Muppets simultaneously and intravenously fed to you. They are a one-of-a-kind gang of improvisers, so unique no words can describe them; better left to a mash of numbers and letters: C3467X.

    Ella Jean
    Excursions
  • Go to this new improv night in Camden! Went the other week. Didn’t think it’d be my ‘thing’ but LOVED it.

  • Genuinely one of the best improv nights in the UK

    Do Not Adjust Your Stage
  • Yada Yada is a wonderfully warm, funny night at the Camden Head. They consistently show London’s best improv comedy which, on an evening, could be anything from an improvised musical or a made-up fairy tale based on your suggestions. If you’re looking for a fun, open interesting, welcoming night out which showcases diverse talent see this – it’s is guaranteed to move you AND make you laugh.

    Rob Grundel
    Excursions
  • Lost my voice a little bit from laughing and cheering so hard.

    @megangracemae
  • Will be making this a regular highlight in my calendar. Go!

    @bexydance
  • Yada Yada K is a night of London’s best improv comedy acts, in a weird shaped room, on a tiny stage. What’s not to love? With the audience getting the chance to join in on stage it ends up more like a rabble of friends than a crowd of strangers. It’s like a warm custard hug.

    Lewis Harrison Barker
    Music Box, Glitch
  • A great new night with a warm, enthusiastic and inclusive atmosphere, big crowd, decent acts and a red curtain. And beer.

    Dave Waller
    Excursions
  • Yada Yada K is a great improv comedy night in London. Why great? Performers go to the limit and beyond. Lovely welcome. Upforit Audience! Bam

    Wanda Keenan
    Dr Synistra
  • I liked it… and not because I had to!

    Alex Mendoza

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