The one with the improvised comedy! Don your sweater-vest and your Rachel hairdo, and get ready to relive the ‘90s. Inspired by you, improvised by us, could this sitcom BE any funnier? From the award-winning minds behind CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, Stürike Comedy, Stealing The Show and Sex, Lies & Improvisation.

“A masterful handle of comedy… wonderful to behold”.


Tour dates

On Saturday 3rd December 2021 at 8:30pm you can find us at Museum of Comedy at The Undercroft, St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SR (get directions). Get tickets here for £10.

On Friday 18th February 2022 at 7:30pm and the following day Saturday 19th February 2022 at 7pm, we’ll be performing at Peter Pizzeria as part of Leicester Comedy Festival. The venue can be found at 9 Welford Place, Leicester LE1 6ZH (directions here). Tickets are on sale here!

In August 2022 we’ll be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival—more details to come as soon as we have them.

Previous shows

On Friday 1st October 2021 at 9pm, we performed Upstairs at the Western which can be found above The Western Pub, 70 Western Rd, Leicester LE3 0GA. Click here for directions to the venue.

A tight structure, cracking pace and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Well worth tuning in to.”


Meet the cast

Alex Keen

Alex created Sex, Lies & Improvisation, (The Phoenix Remix Act of the Year 2019), co-created Stürike Comedy, co-founded the Sheffield Improv Jam, and is a welfare officer and teacher at The British Improv Project. He teaches longform improvisation in Sheffield and nationwide.

Alex also created the award-winning improvised relationship drama Between Us, improvised romcom Scriptless In Seattle (nominated Best Improv Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2017) and Teen High: An Improvised Teen Movie, and has performed with The Shrimps, The Cambridge Impronauts, The Same Faces and Tiny Stories. He is still not at all bitter about coming second in Leicester Comedy Festival’s Improv Smackdown 2017 to Will Naameh.

Rachel E. Thorn

Rachel E. Thorn created Sex, Lies & Improvisation, which was The Phoenix Remix Act Of The Year 2019. She co-created the five-star sell-out show CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation.  She also created Between Us and Scriptless In Seattle, which was nominated for Best Improv Show at Leicester Comedy Festival, and has performed with Cambridge Impronauts, Upstairs Downton, Shrimps and Chucklenuts. She teaches narrative and dramatic improvisation internationally, including for Equity, Theatre Momentum in Chicago, and Making Room at Sheffield Theatres. 

Rachel is currently touring her solo show Lovefool. Her sketch comedy has been heard on BBC radio and performed by impressionists including Alistair McGowan, Rory Bremner and Christina Bianco, as well as performing her own collection Sketch Up! She trained at Drama Studio London.

Hugh Clark

Hugh co-founded Stealing The Show: The Improvised Heist Comedy and has performed to sell-out crowds at Brighton Fringe Festival, Belfast Improv Festival, Birmingham Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Hugh launched from Artistic Director of The Shrimps to co-create Scriptless In Seattle, which was nominated for Best Improv Show at Leicester Comedy Festival. Since then he’s appeared as a competitor in the Leicester Comedy Festival’s Improv Smackdown, taught workshops at The British Improv Project, and co-founded improv production group JSE Improv. You can find him at Cambridge’s monthly improv comedy night, Stealing The Show Presents, and as a cast member of Space Base Mars, the improvised sci-fi comedy podcast.

“Extraordinary. See it. It will not disappoint.”

Praise for the cast

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