Following another sold out performance on their return home to Bury St Edmunds, ‘Insert Laughter Here’ has announced their exciting Winter 2023/24 season with three new improvised comedy performances, including a Christmas Special at the Hunter Club, which will also be their first ever family-friendly show.
Rapidly approaching their fifth anniversary, Insert Laughter Here are picking up pace with a show every month over the winter season, two at Abbeygate Cinema and one at the Hunter Club. The latter of which will be the first time they have been able to present a Christmas Special performance, and they will be making it suitable for all the family to enjoy together. The team will also be bringing back their new long-form game, Spin-a-Play, following the resounding success of its full length debut in the summer, and they’ll also be giving it a suitably festive twist for the December show, turning it into Spin-a-Panto… Oh yes they will!
The group specialise in what they call “colourful chaos” – using suggestions from the audience throughout the show for ingredients in their improvisation games. In the first half, a series of short form games, some of which you might recognise from the likes of Whose Line is it Anyway and Mock The Week, albeit with the group’s own twists; then in the second half the giant spinning wheel is unveiled and the team create a brand new theatrical “masterpiece” from scratch using more audience input and several spins of the wheel. No one knows what might happen in a show, but laughter is always guaranteed.
‘Insert Laughter Here’ was formed in Bury St Edmunds in February 2019, as an improvised comedy collective under the direction of Aaron Weight. Their London debut performances, two nights at The Museum of Comedy as part of Camden Fringe, were a resounding success, and their most recent performance at Abbeygate Cinema completely sold out. With their own long-form game, Spin-a-Play, they have so far created six “brand new” comedy plays, most recently including ‘Scandal in a Carriage’ – a period drama and ‘Spin City’ – a film noir. Complete records of all the plays they create can be found in the archive on their website: click here
The Family Friendly Christmas Special is Friday 22nd December, 7pm, at The Hunter Club. Suitable for the whole family, colourful silly seasonal fun and a brand new pantomime created in the second half with Spin-a-Panto. Who will be the Villain? Who will be the Dame? Who gets to be the Hero, and do they even get to save the day? The audience (and the wheel) will decide! Details of the shows can be found here. (Please note all under 18s must be accompanied by at least one adult).
The two shows at Abbeygate Cinema are Friday 24th November and Friday 19th January, both at 8pm. These shows are suitable for adults only, with the performers ready and willing to take on any suggestions from the audience – and they do mean any.
More information about Insert Laughter Here can be found via their website – www.insertlaughterhere.co.uk – including photos, trailers, and a selection of audience reviews.