Comic chaos and a Mr Men love triangle: York has a new comedy night

11 May 2016 @ 9.52 pm
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Friargate Theatre’s ad-hoc improvised comedy night is now a regular event.

Off-the-cuff comedy at Friargate Theatre. Photograph: Malcolm Johnsyon
Off-the-cuff comedy at Friargate Theatre. Photograph: Malcolm Johnsyon
After selling out a number of recent performances, Right Here Right Now will now be held every two months at Friargate Theatre.

Filled with comic chaos, a team of eight improvisers perform scenes, create characters and generate some off-the-cuff silliness, all based on suggestions from the audience.

There’s no script, no safety net, and lots of drama with the whole show made up on the spot by the performers.

Each night a winner is crowned based on a purely arbitrary points system also improvised by that evening’s master of ceremonies.

Originally a fund-raising event for Riding Lights Theatre Company, Right Here Right Now has since become a firm audience favourite.

January’s show saw everything from squirrels with lightsabres to a Mr Men love triangle, a depressed giraffe and the Sheriff of Nottingham as an estate agent, not forgetting to mention the now infamous Bucket of Death!

Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York

Next show: Fri May 13 @ 7.30pm