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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 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.

For details of this week’s class, check Meetup

 

Dinner and a Movie with Genre Claude Van Damme

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 1 May 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 3 May 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 open to all levels (... Read More


Finding Your Fun in the Fun of Others - Improv Workshop with Kory Mathewson

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 4 May 2016 7:00 PM

Hey guys - we're running a workshop with Canadian polymath Kory Mathewson next Wednesday for £20

The best improvisors can work with anyone, or anything, as a scene partner. They are able to find fun in the fun of others. By making the othe... Read More


Saturday Improv Comedy Drop-In Class £10

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 7 May 2016 12:00 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 open to all levels (i... Read More


Dinner and a Movie with Genre Claude Van Damme

Held by C3? - London Improv Comedy Shows and Workshops on 8 May 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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Slapdash International Improv Festival 2016

London October 19-22 2016

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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, Dyna Moe and more!

Current workshop details

The Documentary with Billy Merritt

2 days £100 Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September 10am – 4pm
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An Improvised Documentary in the style of Christopher Guest and Errol Morris. This class will focus on improvised interviews and scenes, taking you into the lives of the characters created, as well as the actual documentarians themselves. The form focuses on scene work, stage technique, and a presentational/representational connection to the audience.

Advanced Game Play with Billy Merritt

3 hours – £30 Monday 5 September 7pm – 10pm
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Once you know game, what do you do with it? Learn how to play primary game, with secondary games, within the same scene. This is helpful for Monoscenes, Montages and the Garfunkel.
** This workshop is for advanced students only **

How to listen with Billy Merritt

3 hours – £30 Wednesday 7 September 7pm – 10pm
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This workshop focuses on the most important skill needed to improvise, listening. Learn to listen not only with your ears, but your eyes and your body. This workshop is open to all levels.

Pirate, Robot, Ninja with Billy Merritt

3 hours – £30 Friday 9 September 7pm – 10pm
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This workshops refines and defines your analytical side [Robot], and combines it with your creative side [Pirate], to help you become a well balanced Improviser [Ninja].

BILLY MERRITT, TEACHER

Billy Merritt has been a Performer, Teacher, and Director with the UCB Theatre since it first opened in New York. He was a founding member of improv groups The Swarm and The Stepfathers in New York, and The Smokes in Los Angeles. He has developed and performed in numerous hit shows throughout his tenure at the UCB such as The Sunshine Gang, Piledriver, My Dinner with Billy, and Brain Town to name a few. As a teacher Billy has developed many improvised longforms with his students, in advanced classes, such as, The Documentary, Improvised One Acts, and the Ninja.

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!
Listen

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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