For this week’s show of the week we are heading all the way up to the North East of the UK. This improv troupe are from Berwick-upon-Tweed and this week they are performing at the Stand in Newcastle at their Red Raw night on Wednesday. I caught up with the guys to find out more.
Hello guys tell us about Damp Knight Comedy who you all are and a little bit about yourselves?
We are an Improv Comedy group from Berwick upon Tweed and we love cheese/G stricks. We are also always on the cusp of excellence #HumbleBrag
How did you come up with the name of you troupe?
You want the Troupe? You cant haNDLE THE TROUPE.
Tell us a little bit about the shows that are happening this week ?
Sit down, blue, well done. Always say good morning.To learn you have to listen.
What sort of style of improv can people expect?
You also have a podcast as well – tell us a little bit about that?
Its like our answers here but louder
If people want to listen to your podcast, where can they visit?
Podbean, itunes, most podcasting app.o Frogs can hear it.
What’s the highlights of some of your previous shows that you have performed?
The conversations with the audiences after the show because we are never what they think, and what they think, we never are.
A lot of people at the moment are trying to transition improv into video to post on social media channels – do you think this works for improv or do you think the art form is lost in the transition?
We think that it is never true improv in video. In live you have a split second to make the choice for the scene but in recorded sketch you can choose the best bits. It’s more of a devised on the spot scene that you can slot together to make a final product. You can see in our outakes that a lot of our recorded sketches are improvised as we do them but then edited into a final product.
Also, any highlights we post from our live shows are ones we have chosen as our favourites so again, not a true representation of the cruel mistress that is Imporovised Comedy.
What have been some of the most unique and different improv sets you have seen this year and why?
The White House. Am I right?
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
You can find us on facebook
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And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
QUICK FIRE ROUND
If you could buy any type of food (right now) what would you buy?
Dimples – Chinese
Oliver – Pineapple
Ross – Cheese
Mark – Kiwi
What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Dimples – Steel Bucket
Oliver – Catch a star and hear its secrets
Ross – Swim with Alans
Mark – Fuckit Bucket
Who do you admire the most and why?
Dimples – *censored* because he survived so long and got away with it
Oliver – The Chuckle Brothers for always smiling
Ross – Our wife because she has to deal with this shit
Mark – The spirit realm for they have stolen my children and I desperatley want them baarrrrk
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Dimples – Cloven Hooved Beastress
Oliver – Spritely Elven Quartermaster
Ross – Lost in Übersetzung
When I dance, I look like…?
Dimples – The rain has gone
Oliver – The future has arrived
Ross – The time has grown
Mark – The cock has flown the coop
What is your favorite T.V. channel?
Dimples – Babestation +1
Oliver – The internet
Ross – Netflix
Mark – BBC New Zealand
If you could get a yacht what would you call it?
Dimples – Olivia Wilde so I can climb inside
Oliver – Titanic 2 – Bigger. Faster. Stronger.
Ross – Aldritch Yachterson
Mark – Fray Bentos
What TV sitcom family would you be a member of?
Dimples – The Simpsons
Oliver – The “Always Sunny”gang
Ross – Splinters family from TMNT
Mark – Sesame Street
Last item you purchased?
Dimples – Beer
Oliver – How to be good at interviews book Vol.0
Ross – Loo roll
Mark – Petrol
If you could win any award what would it be, why?~
Dimples – 1995 North East glass blowing champion
Oliver – Spelling Bee champion, 1986, Portland, Oregan
Ross – 2002 NBA MVP TCP TLC LOL Award
Mark – I’m not allowed awards