Improv Corner – Playing The Favourite – INTERVIEW With Southend 48 Hour Improvathon

Welcome to the feature which we are going to feature ever so often as part of Improv Corner. Ever so often, we are going to talk to improv acts about some of their favourite things about the comedy form. On the 31st March, The fourth annual Southend Improvathon begins and this year, unlike the previous years, this time the event has extended by an extra 24 hours and is running for 48 hours! The event starts at 7pm on the Friday and runs until 2pm on the 2nd April. Fourty improvisers are involved and all the money raised will be going to UNICEF. I got to find out more about one of the players, Ali James to find out about her favourite things.

What is your Favourite:

Improv style:

Playful, endurance longform

Short form game:


Improv act:


Film or television show:

Jaws (comfort filmLol)

Venue to perform at:

Caddies Comedy Club

Way to wind down:

A Trip CBD drink

Way to warm up:



French patisserie

Show by another improv act:

Yes Queens at Kings Head Theatre

Memory of a show:

Playing Barbie opposite Andrew Pugsley as Ken in Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Part of rehearsing a show:

Connection and status exercises

Thing about performing:

Audience laughter


Listening is the willingness to be changed

Thing about the improv industry at the moment:

Female and non binary empowerment and creativity

Thing about this year so far?

Organising the rota for the Improvathon and offering players hours

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