May Be Funny
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Another made-up-on-the-spot comedy improvisation show by People’s Liberation Improv. Give us your suggestions, we’ll create scenes spontaneously without the benefit of a script (honestly!), and you'll laugh hysterically. Or maybe not. It's up to you to decide.
In English; not suitable for children.
Thursday May 7, 9pm-10.30pm (doors open 8.45pm)
TakeOut Comedy Club, basement of 34 Elgin Street, SoHo (very close to the Mid-Levels escalator)
Reserve your 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.
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).
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.
We perform in English and our shows are not suitable for children.
Our Upcoming Shows
Thursday April 9, 9pm-10.30pm at the TakeOut Comedy Club
Thursday May 7, 9pm-10.30pm at the TakeOut Comedy Club
Thursday June 4, 9pm-10.30pm at the TakeOut Comedy Club
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, visiting from Pittsburgh, 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
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 5-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.
Our next improv workshop is a 5-week course led by PLI member Pete Grella. Learn the basic skills and principles of improvisation, play lots of games, have fun, and build your creativity, confidence, leadership and teamwork skills (useful both onstage and off!).
In English. Beginners welcome - no experience required.
When: Wednesday April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 8pm-10pm
Where: To be confirmed
Cost: HK$1,000 per student for the whole course
Enquiries and registration: 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.