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?

Awarded best improv show at Edinburgh Fringe 2022 by Theatre Weekly, from some of the multi-award-winning minds behind CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, Stürike Comedy, Stealing The Show and Sex, Lies & Improvisation.

“Extremely quick and funny… you’ll wish this was a real sitcom”


Tour dates

BRIGHTON FRINGE: on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May (Saturday 27th May 2023 at 4:45pm, and again on Sunday 28th May 2023 at 4:15pm) catch us at Komedia at 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN. Tickets are £12, or £9 concessions—grab them here!

LUDLOW FRINGE: on 17th June 2023 at 6pm, we’ll be performing at Oscars, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow SY8 1AZ. Tickets can be acquired right here for £14.

THEATRE DELI: you can see us at 8pm, Saturday 8th July at Theatre Deli Sheffield, which can be found at Cuthbert House, Arley Street, Sheffield S2 4QP. Get your tickets here at £14 or £12 for concessions.

EDINBURGH FRINGE: from 4th to 19th August at 4:30pm (with a day off in the middle), we’ll be performing at the Fleming Theatre in theSpaceUK, Surgeons Hall, Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DW. Tickets are £12 (or £10 concessions) and on sale now!

Previous shows

CAST: at 7:45pm on Saturday 4th March, we performed in the Second Space at CAST, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU.

LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL: on 24th and 25th February 2023, you could have seen us at 7.30pm at Brewdog at 8 Friar Lane, Leicester LE1 5RA.

VAULT FESTIVAL: in January 2023, at 9:45pm, Friday 28th and 9:15pm, Saturday 29th, we performed in the Network Theatre at 246A Lower Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8SJ.

BIRMINGHAM IMPROV FESTIVAL: on Saturday 1st October 2022, we were on at 5pm at the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH.

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL: starting from Friday 5th August 2022 through to Saturday 20th August (with a day off on the 16th) we were at theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall in the Grand Theatre! Theatre Weekly’s Best Improv Show at the Fringe.

BRIGHTON FRINGE: on Saturday 21st May 2022 at 1:30pm, and again at 3pm on Sunday 22nd May, we sold out at Komedia Studio at 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN!

HALIFAX: on Saturday 14th May 2022 at 7:30pm (doors 7pm), we were at Square Chapel Arts Centre at 10 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG.

CAMBRIDGE: on Saturday 30th April 2022 at 8pm, we performed at Town And Gown Pub & Theatre at 8, Market Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PF.

“A masterful handle of comedy… wonderful to behold”


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.


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. She has written for Dead Ringers, Newsjack and Breaking The News. Her sketch comedy has been heard on BBC Radio and performed by impressionists including Alistair McGowan, Rory Bremner and Christina Bianco. 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.

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


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