People's Liberation Improv
Comedy improvisation based on suggestions from YOU, the audience! We take your suggestions and instantly create scenes, without a script. Amazing!
People's Liberation Improv, founded in 2007, is Hong Kong's longest-lasting and biggest English-language improv troupe.
We perform in English and our shows are not suitable for children.
What Audience-members Say About PLI
“My friends and I enjoyed the Christmas improv show so much, we're making this a regular gathering!”
- Dina Narain, about the December 2008 show
“That was a great performance last night. I’m not a comedy expert, but
the troupe seems to be in really good form now - good interaction with
audience and among yourselves. The spontaneous response and flow of very
funny ideas made it much fun for all. Bravo!”
- an audience-member at our July 2011 show
“GREAT show on Friday night. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.”
- Lesley Stewart, about our May 2012 show
“...all the audience just kept laughing all the time”
- from a review of our ImprovMania show, September 13, 2012, on the hkELD website
“Thanks guys; I had a really great time last night! My voice is now slightly cracked from laughing straight for 2 hours!!”
- Viola Yip, about our February 2014 show
“Had an awesome time with @PLIHongKong! Great people and good laughs.”
- a tweet from Frank McDade, an improviser visiting from Pittsburgh, USA, October 2014
"I haven't laughed so hard for ages - I was hyperventilating."
- Mark, an audience-member at our December 2014 show
And our favourite:
“...could Hong Kong performers move their hips less because their gestures do not improve the quality of comedy performances, are not entirely decent, and serve no purpose.”
- from an audience-member at our November 2010 show
Open Rehearsals and Improv Workshops
Curious about how we do what we do? Keen to have a go at improv? Or maybe you're an experienced improv performer, looking for a troupe to play with?
We occasionally hold open rehearsals and 5-week courses. Join us in some warm-up exercises, learn some improv games and develop your improv skills. All in English. No improv experience required.
Enquiries: PLI member pgrella [at] gmail [dot] com (Pete Grella)
If you're interested and you show definite talent, potential and commitment, we might invite you to play some games with us in an upcoming show, and maybe even eventually to become a member of PLI.