The September Show
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The eighth annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival brings laughter, merriment and silliness to town from September 4 to October 5. So People’s Liberation Improv presents a comedy improvisation show, featuring unscripted scenes made up on the spot (honestly!) and based on suggestions from you, the audience. In English; not suitable for children. Wednesday September 24, 8pm-9.30pm at the TakeOut Comedy Club, basement of 34 Elgin Street, SoHo (very close to the Mid-Levels escalator). HK$150. Reserve a seat by calling Mr Jami Gong on 6220 4436 or emailing him at jami [at] takeoutcomedy [dot] com, and then pay cash at the door. Doors open 7.45pm, and the show will start at about 8.10pm. The Club is not a bar or a restaurant – bring your own drinks (there’s a 7-11 at the corner of the escalator and Elgin Street).
Note: There's no usual first-Friday-of-the-month PLI show on September 5.
People's Liberation Improv
Comedy improvisation based on suggestions from YOU, the audience! YOU SAY IT, WE PLAY IT!
People's Liberation Improv, founded in 2007, is Hong Kong's longest-lasting, biggest and only regularly performing English-language improv troupe. We're based at the TakeOut Comedy Club HK, basement of 34 Elgin Street, SoHo.
We usually perform on the first Friday of the month. However, our schedule in the coming months will be a little different:
Friday August 1, 9pm
No show on Friday September 5
Wednesday Sept 24, time to be confirmed (as part of the Hong Kong International Comedy Festival)
No show on Friday October 3
Friday October 17, 9pm (as part of the "Pink Season" festival)
Friday November 7, 9pm
Friday December 5, 9pm
What Audience-members Say About PLI
“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 the February 2014 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 1, 2011 show
“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
“GREAT show on Friday night. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.”
- Lesley Stewart, about the 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
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, November 2010
Improv Workshops and Open Rehearsals
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 improv open rehearsals (one informal evening) or workshops (one intensive day or a five-week course). Join us in some warm-up exercises, learn some improv games and develop your improv skills. All in English. No improv experience required.
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.
Enquiries: Contact pgrella [at] gmail [dot] com (Pete Grella) or Jami Gong