Improv

INTERVIEW: Adapting To Online World with Bristol Longform

With the difficult times we are facing at the moment, it is the perfect time to try something new whilst you are forced to stay indoors and over the next couple of weeks we are interviewing acts that are putting on everything from projects to lessons. Today, we are talking to Bristol Longform Improv to discover how Youtube and other social media platforms are helping them to carry on performing and teaching improv.

Hello there tell us a little bit about yourself!

Hello! We’re Bristol Longform Comedy, Bristol’s home for American-style improv comedy. We host longform improv classes, courses, shows, and drop ins.

Tell us all about the project that you are bringing to the online world at the moment?

We have a created a Youtube channel, filled with shows, improv conversations, interviews, and tips and tricks videos.

What times does it run throughout the day?

We post videos every week on the Youtube Channel. We also host an improv conversation show every Wednesday night on the BLC Facebook page at 20:30.

How much does it cost , what platform etc?

Youtube and Facebook. All free!

How was the project formed?

We’ve had to adapt while in lockdown, and what better way to keep longform improv going in Bristol than giving it out for free on the internet!

How has it been going so far?

It’s been great! We’ve had some really fun shows, our House Team GOATIKA have released their first video out doing a Harold, and we’ve hosted some great conversations with local improvisers.

With everything happening in the world at the moment, why is it so important to have activities like yours available?

People need to know that we’re still going, and we’re still working on bringing great content every week. Whatever the crisis, improv is still being performed and it’s still entertaining many people from their homes.

What can people expect over the next few weeks from your project?

More of the same content! More shows from teams, more conversations, and more guest improvisers to interview, maybe from different parts of the UK…

If people want to find out more about you on social media where shall they visit?

Bristol Longform Comedy on Youtube and Facebook. 

Our website too, on bristollongformcomedy.com

Finally why should people get invovled?

Keep working on your improv chops if you’re a performer or a student! It will keep you busy during lockdown, and it’s a great way to socialise and play with your friends online.

If you want to get involved, make a video, send us your ideas, please do! We’d love to hear them and work with you on them!

No need to get involved if you don’t want to. You can sit back and let us do all the work!

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