Isle of Wight School of Comedy launched to teach improv
This is the opportunity, thanks to the improviser and actor Luc Valvona.
After spending the last 15 years in London, he returned to his hometown of Ryde to establish a school of comedy.
It aims to develop a large pool of talented comedic performers and organize many comedic parties for them to perform.
In conjunction with Aspire in Ryde, it will offer improv classes from 8-10 p.m. on Tuesdays.
It is not necessary to book in advance. A donation of £10 is suggested, but a pay-as-you-go system is in place to accommodate those who cannot afford that much.
Everyone is welcome, from 18 years old. Find out more on the IOWSschoolofcomedy Facebook page.
Luc said: “When people think of improv, they think of Whose Line is it Anyway? games, but improv can be used for so much more than just games.
“From the fully improvised musicals of Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! to the completely improvised Jane Austen period dramatic parodies of Austentatious, improvisation is becoming both more mainstream and more inventive.
“If you visit the Edinburgh Fringe you’ll see it everywhere, often as a parody of something familiar like Harry Potter or Sherlock Holmes.
“Or closer to home you can catch Middleditch and Schwartz on Netflix.
“But the big, not-so-well-kept secret about improv is that even though it sounds difficult, it’s actually very easy to learn, not to mention a lot of fun.
“There is also a huge social benefit because there is always a friendly atmosphere of support among the improvisers.
“If improv sounds like something you’d like to try, now’s a great time to get involved.
“With things opening up more, the growth of Ventnor Fringe and the Isle of Wight School of Comedy now offering classes, what’s stopping you from embracing your inner improviser and becoming more spontaneous?
Watch Panicky Tack below, an example of improvised comedy