This month I have really got into performing improvised comedy. It’s been seven years since I was first tricked into taking a class and then suckered into taking part in a show. Now, for some reason, I’m taking to it.
I can’t help but think taking part in a 24-hour show at the start of the month forced my hand. Since then, the idea of performing has got slightly less terrifying. Don’t get me wrong, I still have to hide in the toilets and have a word with myself before any show but there’s something new about it that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I feel very lucky to get to spend time with the people who make up Laughter Academy. I feel loved and supported and I’ve kissed more of them than I care to mention. It has really made me appreciate how important improv and the people in that world are to me. I am so thankful that a lot of my social engagements involve this fine set of people and that it just continues to grow.
I have had the pleasure of being a bell hop, the illegitimate son of Sabrina The Teenage Witch, an Ironing Championships commentator, a film noir Titanic superfan in an audition and plenty more besides.
I would like to thank everyone I have had the pleasure of performing alongside, especially those who have just done their first showcases after just ten weeks of classes. I also need to thank everyone who came to see me in the two shows I got to take part in.
Until next year, here’s my best bits, courtesy of Clarissa @ Film Free Photography.