Comedy Blogedy and Angel Comedy first invited Second City to teach and perform in London just over a year ago and what a dream it’s been over the past two weeks to see classes bursting with improv talent ready to be nurtured. From complete beginners learning the very basics of improv right through to the advanced level classes, honing their sketch and character skills, building scenes, reconstructing them and making them even funnier than the last time, it’s been an incredible experience watching so many people explore a new way of developing their talents.
With classes in the day, in the last week there was an Angel Comedy Improv Week spectacular, which included performances from The Noise Next Door, Abandoman, Max and Ivan, Showstoppers and Austentatious. The Second City Players (Kevin Frank, Lisa Merchant and Jason DeRosse) performed with some of the best improvisers in the UK delighting Angel Comedy audiences in some very special shows.
Thank you to everyone that took classes, whether it was a full week intensive or drop-in masterclasses on the weekend, the press that featured this venture, everyone that came to see the shows and the whole team at Angel Comedy who have helped behind the scenes.
We hope that either studying or watching the principles of improv will help you get more from your work and more from the laughter – whether it’s stand-up and sketch or business and leisure or even a simple conversation where ‘Yes…and’ makes it even more entertaining.
So in short, thanks everyone who was a part of Second City’s visit to London and thanks Second City!
Photo: Jason DeRosse (Second City), Barry Ferns (Angel Comedy), Sara Shulman (Comedy Blogedy), Lisa Merchant (Second City), Kevin Frank (Second City)
Some of the press that featured Second City:
TIME OUT LONDON CRITIC’S CHOICE
THE I NEWSPAPER