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Shows up to Christmas

25 Nov

Tonight come one, come all to see The Hee-Ha’s at the Temple Bar.  Doors 8pm/£5

In Decemeber watch out for:

A charity fundraising show by The Maydays on Sunday 5th in aid of SOS Childrens Villages

Doors 7.30pm/Tickets £5 – available from WeGotTickets


Our final show of the year comes to you on Thursday 16th December:

A Christmas TwistThe Fishes perform their very own Dickensian Christmas tale with mountains of mince pies, mulled wine, Christmas Carols, dark humour and a stolen Santa.

Doors 8pm / Show at 9pm Price £2

Expect plently of Dickensian squalor!

Is the world ready for this?

4 Nov

Tonight see the emergence of a FISH spectacular.  A show to cherish, a show to behold!

For tonight, and for one night only, Nicola and I  take to the stage together. Just the two us.  Building castles in the sky.*   Just the two of us.  Her and I.

As you can see from the photograph we have always shown great warmth and respect for each others performance, so expect tonight to be a great evening.

Doors 8pm  Show start 8.15pm

Price £2

Venue:  Upstairs at the Temple Bar

It would be lovely to see you there.


* No actual castles will be built in the sky or otherwise, sorry.



Show tonight – Doors 7.45pm

21 Oct
I founded A Fish Called Improv pretty much 9 months ago now and it has been a fantastic experience.  To be honest it has taken this amount of time for us just to work out who we are and what we do as a group.  I could try and crowbar in some inappropriate similes here to do with pregnancy and birth but a really good one escapes me – please feel free to insert your own (as it were)

We still have a little way to go to really mark out our style and finalise our show as a comedy group but we are getting there.

I want to thank everyone who has helped to make it happen, anyone who has come to watch show (especially those who have come to more than one), given us training, performed with us or just generally been  a part of the great experiment so far.  And to those who remain in the core group I couldn’t ask for a finer bunch to be surrounded and supported by, thanks also.

I am immensely proud of the show we create.  It’s definitely not to everyone’s taste but if you have a sense of humour like mine (I grew up watching and admiring amongst others Monty Python, Black Adder, The Fast Show, The Day Today, The League of Gentlemen, Victoria Wood, Peter Cook, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov and Alastair Sim)  I think you’ll love it.

Our shows are the first three Thursdays of every month upstairs at The Temple Bar.

Doors 7.45pm / £2.

For updates you can follow us on twitter @improvfish

Thanks for reading.


A Fish Called Improv

Brighton Improv

Week 10 – 3 Fish

11 Oct

After our eleventh hour cancellation last week (our apologies again to anyone who turned up thinking we were playing) we were determined to make amends.

So three of the Fish, in various states of array, swam as hard as they could to provide an excellent show thankfully appreciated by our loudest and most raucous crowd yet.

Thanks to everyone in that audience, you were magnificent.

My favourite moments:

Gnu’s rutting out of season and spraying each other down with pepsi max in the Boring Game (Animal Extreme)

“I mean who wears orange lipstick on a first date? ….I’m not a Goth!”  The long running fued of 2 male sisters in a public toilet about a shade of lipstick in Mortal Enemies

“Are you going to stick it in or not?” …”I’m trigger happy!” Things turn sexy at the staple gun factory in Roller Coaster of Emotion

This Thursday (14th October)  The Fish continue to perform their very own kind a mayhem: 8pm upstairs at The Temple Bar.

Show price only £2

And thanks to everyone who came to this months improv Taster, it was great fun.  If you’d like to sample the comedy delights of improv the next Taster is on Sunday 14th November between 2 and 5pm.

For more information about us and events see:  The Brighton Improv Temple

or follow the twitter @improvfish

Till next week.


Brighton Improv

A Fish Called Improv

Tonights show Cancelled!

30 Sep

Through a combination of  flu beseting the Fish and a couple of the group being out of the country this week I’m afraid I’ve had to cancel tongihts show down at the Temple Bar.

Sorry for such late notice and the greatest of apologies to anyone who turns up thinking it is on.

Needless to say we will be back next week:  fitter, stronger and more productive.

On less of a sick note (see what I did there) I have morphed the idea of weekly improv workshops into montly improv tasters.

The first Taster is on Sunday 10th October between 2 and 5pm and costs £10 for the 3 hours.

If you’d like to find out more please have a look at our Tasters page and email me at: to secure a place.

Thanks very much

Simon T