Thursday 19 January 2017

IMPRO Amsterdam 2017: Introduction

This year I will be blogging (nearly) every day from IMPRO Amsterdam. For those of you who don’t know it, It’s one of the biggest and longest-running improvised comedy festivals in Europe. It’s also one of the best-organised and one that always has a great atmosphere (although I’m not sure which improv festivals don’t.) It runs for a week during the coldest part of the Amsterdam year and despite that attracts some top performers and teachers from all over this planet.

I’ll be attending shows, the odd workshop, and hanging out backstage and barside. I’ll be giving my opinion on what’s going on, mini reviews and I may even interview people. This in practice be more in the manner of getting drunk with people and asking them random questions.
[NOTE: this blog does not condone the use or abuse of alcohol or imply that its use has any relation to improvisation.] 

I’ll be posting here on my blog, the facebook page for that blog. Follow and like them to be kept up to the date.

And as well as me blogging during the festival there will be a podcast every day produced by the festival organisers interviewing (properly and soberly) members of the cast.

I’m already excited for this year’s festival. If you’re not, then you haven’t seen the list of people who are coming or are very jaded or are reading a blog about a subject totally alien to you.

If you don’t go, you can read all about it here. If you do, I’ll see you there. If I start slurring a random set of words at you in the small hours of the night, remember it probably means you’re being interviewed.
[NOTE: this blog really does not condone the use or abuse of alcohol or imply it should be used as a good technique for interviews.]

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