Newcastle Improv Festival – INTERVIEW – Couch Improv

It is festival season and that means that in the next month there is so many great comedy festivals to look forward to! This month we are looking at some of the great shows that you can see at the brand new event in the North East – The Newcastle Improv Festival. We have been lucky enough to interview some of the acts that are performing in the debut year which is set to start with a bang!  Today we talk to a improv troupe that are travelling all the way from Glasgow!


Couch Improv

Location:  Alphabetti Theatre

Dates: 1st August

Time: 20:00

Price: £4 Concession £3.50

Ticket Link: Couch Improv

Hello! Tell us all about your group!

Couch are an improv team based in Glasgow. We are the house team for Glasgow Harold Night, which is now part of the Glasgow Improv Theatre. We’re also the house team for the Edinburgh Fringe show Improv Cage Match.

How did you both get into improv?

I got into improv after listening to the Comedy Bang Bang podcast, and then seeing shows at UCB LA.

How are you feeling about performing at the first ever Newcastle Improv Festival?

Excited! We just had the first ever Edinburgh Improv Festival, so we know how exciting it is for a festival to be in its first year!


Tell us all about your show you are bringing to Newcastle?

We are bringing a show in two halves. We are doing our regular format we do in our own shows: The Harold. Then we’re doing our “fun” format, which is Spotify-prov – improv based off the audience’s song suggestions.


What other acts are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m most looking forward to seeing the acts from Newcastle, because I want to support local businesses!

What have been some of the most unique and different comedy shows you have seen this year and why?

There is a monthly alternative comedy night in Glasgow called Chunks, which I highly recommend checking out. Each act has 2-3mins to do a small chunk of usually quite weird comedy.

What is the three things you are looking forward to most performing in Newcastle?

1. It being relatively close to Scotland

2. Seeing other teams for the first time

3. Finding out what sort of comedy Newcastle locals are into

If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?



And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?

Music from Spotify!

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