Funny At The Fringe – INTERVIEW – Cambridge Impronauts : Improv Actually

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 Edinburgh Fringe. So take note because we are going to give you all the information you need for just a handful of some of the great shows happening this year! We have also been able to interview some of the acts that are heading up to the Fringe as well.

Ed Fringe 2019

Cambridge Impronauts: Improv Actually

Location:  Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose – Other Yin (Venue 24)

Dates: Jul 31, Aug 1-26

Time: 12:30

Price: £11 concessions £10

Ticket Link:

Hello! Tell us about Cambridge Impronauts?

Hi! The Cambridge Impronauts are the main student improv group in Cambridge!


How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the fringe?

Love Actually is the quintessential romantic comedy, and it felt natural to pay homage to it. Love and improv are close to synonymous anyway!


Tell us all about your show!

It is an improvised romantic comedy. Not everyone knows how to handle love, but despite obstacles and wacky characters, love always finds a way. We like to combine the feel good feeling of love with the laughter and comedy found in both improv and romantic comedy.


What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the Fringe?

There are so many fantastic shows at the Fringe. I’m looking forward to Hivemind (Improvengers and Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones), as well as some of the improvised musicals, like the Wheel of Improv and Men with Coconuts.


Have you done the fringe before? What are the key pieces of advice you have been given or would give to new groups or people performing at the fringe.

I have been a couple of times, and my advice is to see as many things as you can. You can also connect with other groups across the country, why not invite another group for a get-together?


What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

I’m a bit of an improv nerd, I really liked Bendy House last year, very grounded and believable. I also have a soft spot for the drunk Shakespeare show.



Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?

Sex with me is like Gandalf, I come precisely when I mean to.


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

Agatha Christie, a Swedish history-panto, where the audience are encouraged to shout directions at any and all times


What is the best way to enjoy yourself at the fringe?

Meet people. New friends, old friends, enemies, acquaintances, love in all its forms.


What would be your top three items every performer must take to the fringe?

Light clothes for those flyering days, shiny shoes for showtime and a warm jacket for a cold evening on Arthur’s seat.


What’s the secret to successful flyering?

Having fun. Show how fun being around the people in the show can be!



Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

I want Hugh Grant sitting in the front row looking awfully embarrassed at the things he inspired us to do.


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

Find us on all the usual places, twitter (@impronauts), facebook. We’re the only impronauts out there.


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

Love Love Love

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