Dublin improv tonight!
Chella Quint // 9 January 2014
Welcome back, F Word comedy fans! Here’s to a funny 2014!
In our first review of the year, Jessamyn Fairfield recommends Tumbleweed’s longform improv. Luckily for you if you’re in Dublin, Tumbleweed are putting a show on tonight, upstairs in the Wellington Pub, on Baggot Street in Dublin, with doors opening at 8:30 pm.
Erin Hug just wants to follow her dream to open a wig store, but Pearl O’Rourke is having none of it.
Photo, courtesy of Keven Handy, shows three casually dressed young women performing on stage in the following scene: Two young women sit side by side, one looks tearful, the other defiant, as they argue about wigs;
You may be familiar with short form improv games, but what’s the difference between longform and short form? I’ll hand over to Jessamyn:
Longform improv is capable of more complexity and, often, deeper laughs. In longform improv, the scenes are just that: scenes inspired by an audience suggestion. They may be interconnected with an explicit format, for example in one called the Harold where certain scenes are revisited in a certain order. Or they may flow more freely, sometimes connecting up, sometimes staying separate and complementary. In longform, the characters and stories take centre stage.