Improv

Louie Christie performs improv, from time to time, with his friends, and his brother.

– Video not actually live improv, ‘cos improv’s only funny when you’re in the audience. Even then, it’s often shit. But improv can be good, heavily edited, on re-runs on Dave.

Comedy improv, not to be confused with stand-up comedy, is making up games, sketches, and longer bits, on the spot with no script. If you’ve ever seen the TV show ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway’ or the film ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, you know what it is.

London’s underground improv scene is similar whilst mostly white, nerdy, middle-class males  prancing about on stage, including Louie Christie.

As a lone adventurer at heart, typically Louie Christie would never join the sort of team that would have him as a member 👃 but Louie Christie does occasionally perform live improv with his friends in:

He has studied improv in the UK, Canada, and Turkey.

Like a nerdy comedy train-spotter, Louie Christie has slowly worked his way through most of the improv schools in London, including:

  • The Comedy School
  • The Free Association
  • Story Kitchen
  • Shoot From The Hip
  • Monkey Toast
  • Abandoman
  • Hoopla
  • Spontaneity Shop
  • Imprology
  • Crunchy Frog Collective
  • Hooray Henry1

[1] One of these is made up.

Yes, you can actually learn improv. It takes a lot of training to be funny, not shit, and completely lost and unprepared on stage.