Comedy

  Improv is all about supporting your scene partner so let’s get out there and support our fellow improvisers by checking out their improv shows in the Brighton Fringe this month. Since I am not allowed to read the full Fringe Brochure (because of The Maydays ‘Fringe Show) this list is based on the results...
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by Tony Lowe   I am a student studying philosophy politics and ethics. It’s a weighty subject full of debates and essays that seems to be nothing like improv… we can’t just say what we want, everything we argue must be backed up by reasons and a lot of what we do is pre-meditated. We...
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Corporate Events – How improvisation fixes everything The Maydays are frequently asked to intervene as part of structured corporate events, such as annual conferences, big international or multidisciplinary training events, product launches and anniversary events. The reason The Maydays are in demand for such corporate events is that improvisation ticks many boxes at once –...
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  The Leela Bubble By Heather Urquhart The Maydays Improv Retreat is my happy place, no doubt about it and this year more than ever I was desperate to cross the magical threshold into Leela living. The previous 2 months had been crazy busy and I’d come out of a 4 show Edinburgh Festival, straight...
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By Rhiannon Vivian Do you ever feel you’ve cheated somehow if you find certain stuff easy and fun? Whatever that thing is, do you tend to judge it as being less valuable and not worth as much as things you really labour over? Have you even actively thrown yourself a curve ball to try and...
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By Rebecca MacMillan I decided to write this blog after I thought I had lost my usual ‘performance shoes’ on the train following a boozy session to celebrate our first gig at Leicester Square Theatre. I was quite put out. They are just a pair of black flat ballet pumps, and most of the negative...
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By John Cremer The comedian Russell Brand recently launched and hosted ‘Give It Up for Comic Relief’ an all-star gig to raise money for people in the UK affected by drug and alcohol addiction. As a recovering addict himself Russell is passionate about raising the awareness of abstinence based recovery from drug or alcohol addiction and speaks candidly about...
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by Jenny Rowe THIS IS A BLOG ABOUT FAILURE… …ironically, I failed to write it the first time, but I re-committed and added a ton of enthusiasm so now it’s here. So I suppose that’s an improv lesson right there. This is a slightly embarrassing foray into my improv journey, focusing on something I bring up with...
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