Pack away your books and crack open the board games - it’s the last day of term! Join us as we bring our epic seven month season of weekly jams to a close, with:
Gorilla Panic! There’s no duo better evolved for monkeying around than DDG’s very own Vic and Steff, so watch the fur fly as they bring their animal magnetism to some sensational scenes.
Destination LIVE! Fasten your seatbelts and crack out the pick’n’mix, as we play host to some very special guests to end the season with! The cast of smash hit podcast Destination will be making a pitstop at DDG to take you all on an unforgettable journey. You won’t want to be left behind.
For the last time till September, YOU! Get your name in the bucket and play in our legendary jams!
Sizzle your way into Summer with the penultimate DDG of the season! Firing up the barbie tonight:
Authentic Dylan! This duo will be deftly and daftly dancing through your suggestions and turning them into a selection of truthfully barmy scenes.
Patrol! Be on your guard: this squad of improv superstars are on the hunt for hilarity, and are under strict orders to let no opportunity for fun escape them.
DuckDuckTales! Our very own house team will be thumbing through the pages of your minds as you direct them through a Choose Your Own Adventure style carnival of colourful characters!
All this, plus the legend that is YOU! Everyone, of all levels of improv experience or none, are welcome in our audience jams. Come and take part!
Put some coal in your mental engine and travel full steam ahead into the week, aboard the improv express that is Duck Duck Goose! Riding first class tonight:
Historyonics! Chronological capers aplenty as these partners in time uncover the improvised history of an object of your choosing.
Plus One! It’s a chain reaction of chaotic comedy, as each member of this team has been invited to play, and in turn invites someone else to play, to create a unique lineup and a unique formula for hilarity.
Improbotics! Defrag your firewalls, and settle back for the world’s only computer-controlled improv team, in which one player in every scene is fed their lines by an AI.
And, as always, YOU. Let the hosts know your name and they will write it down (inevitably misspelling it in the process), put it in their Bucket of Destiny, and make sure you play in our scenes and jams!
Wish your Mondays could be more superpowered? Get over to The Effra faster than a speeding bullet for Duck Duck Goose! Leaping tall buildings this week will be:
Joint Venture! Team DDG’s very own Vanessa and regular jammer John have joined forces, and are drawing up plans for an all-out assault on your funnybones. Victory will be theirs!
Gubbins! Picking through the pocket lint of your minds and dusting off the oddments they find, this homegrown team bring you a bafflement of bizarre scenes.
Tragically Unscripted! Settle in for some catastrophically hilarious longform up there with the greatest tragedies, such as King Lear, The Duchess of Malfi, or that time Steps covered The Bee Gees.
All this, plus YOU. You too can have great power and great responsibility by playing in our two person scenes and jams.
It’s the first Monday of July, and the month isn’t all that’s new at DDG. This week, we’re outrageously excited to present our first ever course showcase!
For the last seven weeks, our class of students have been honing their improv instincts and spontaneity skills, taught by the best of Team DDG. Tonight, they’ll be joining the Jam to try their talents as a team in front of our audience. Come along to see what wonders have been unleashed.
And even if you haven’t been on the course this time around, there’s still room for YOU. Our two person scenes and montages are open to everyone, so come along, put your name in the bucket, and get playing!
Illuminate your week with the eternal flame of the DDG Jam! Burning bright this week will be:
Jennifer Jordan & Arfie Mononym! These two good friends of the show and all-round satisfactory humans have joined forces for a majestic meeting of the minds.
Banana Hut Gang! A fine source of both potassium and potential, this brand new team have bunched together to peel back your suggestions and feast on the hilarity within.
C3? Packed with scenes that could rile, beguile, or raise a smile, all things are possible once this team have you in their clutches.
Plus, YOU! Give your name to one of the DDG hosts on the night, and they’ll make sure you take part in our glorious scenes and jams!
It’s the weekly show for those whose favourite subject at school was Playtime - the DDG Jam! Schooling you this week will be:
Battenburg! Crumbs! This marble-ous duo will have you swiss roll-ing in the aisles with their sumptuous scenes. Prepare to have your worries stollen away.
Small and Mighty! This up and coming team are growing in skill, growing in experience, and just generally growing. They’ll bite your kneecaps if you disagree.
Classic Andy! This legendary team will be serving up some hilarious scenes sure to please anyone with a classical education.
Plus, YOU! If you want to jam, stick your name in the bucket, and you’ll be drawn in a two-person scene and one of our jams!
Metamorphose your Monday with the galaxy’s finest improv comedy night! Beaming in this week will be:
Avocado! Raise a toast to this pair, who will be sowing the seed for a fruitily funny and comedically cultivated bunch of scenes. Delicious.
something brilliant! Enter a world beyond sanity with the clowning achievements of this duo. Brilliant doesn’t begin to cover it.
DuckDuckTales! Join the laughter library today, as our very own house team invite you to give the pages of a Choose Your Own Adventure story a good flicking.
Plus, as always, YOU! Our audience jams are open to everyone. If you think that includes you, get involved!
Feel over the moon with our first show of June! Tonight’s lunar leapers will be:
A Wizard Did It! This sorcerer of silliness has a tale to tell, and you’re going to help him tell it. Previous experience of warping the laws of reality not necessary.
We Want Information! This team has a thirst for knowledge at the best of times, and the summer weather has left them particularly parched. It’s up to you to be the bartender of the brain.
Mothers’ Day! We love our mums, and we love the mums of this superstar team for producing such talent. Just don’t mention that Mothers’ Day was back in March. Mum’s the word.
Plus YOU! Get your names in the bucket of destiny to take part in our awesome jams!
Like an even better- received sequel, in the manner of The Empire Strikes Back, The Wrath of Khan, or Carry On Again Doctor, it’s the second bank holiday of the month!
Offbeat Bard! Luke and his uke open the book for musical tales that could spook, or leave you shook with laughs. It’s no fluke.
Somewhat Theatre! This all star team are back with us for another sideways assault on the world of literature. It’s somewhat of an education.
Banana Farm! This group will be tucking into the ripe fruit of your suggestions, and splitting your sides without a single slip-up.
Plus, YOU! Get your name in the bucket of destiny to be called on stage for our audience jams and scenes!
Add yourself to the ingredients of improv in the cooking pot of another DDG Jam! Tonight’s recipe for delight will be:
Ali & Joe! Improv suits this debonair duo like a well-tailored outfit. Button up for a host of flamboyant frippery.
Lizzy and Teddy! Lizzy takes clowning to a new level and she won’t leave you behind. Hashtag JOURNEY!
Swipe Right! Find your perfect match in the marvellous montages of this team. It’s laugh at first sight.
Plus, YOU! Our jams are open to absolutely everyone - all you have to do is make sure your name is in the sorting bucket.
Fill your hearts, minds and rucksacks with the joys of improv at another majestic DDG jam! This week’s guests are:
Obonjo vs Obama! Mesmerisingly mirthful character-based twoprov starring the terrific Tai Campell.
Buffet Improv! Tuck in to a whole feast of fun, each game they pack into their narrative a veritable vol-au-vent of joy.
The Bad Kidz! Too cool for school and the nightmare of nerds everywhere, these bodacious bffs are busting out of detention to bring you some rad twoprov.
Plus, YOU! Give your name to one of the hosts to give yourself to the improv powers.
Loan us your funnybones, and deposit yourself at The Effra Social for another excellent Bank Holiday show! Joining us will be:
A Couple of Guys Having a Couple of Laughs! From their straight to the point name to their instantly hilarious scenes, this duo isn’t messing around about messing around.
The Pioneers! Inventing new levels of comedy in their workshops of wit, this team will be cranking their mayhem machine up to full power.
Gubbins! This home-grown team will be rooting around down the sofas of your mind to see what thingummybobs and whatsits have lodged themselves there, and if they can buy a drink with them.
All this, plus YOU! Get your name in the bucket of destiny to play in our famous jams and two person scenes!
April’s almost over, but there’s just enough time to squeeze in one more round of Duck Duck Goose! This week you will be entertained in The Effra by…
Gareth and John! Twoprov from Gareth and John. Probably their real names. Let’s find out!
B.R.A.! Stop the press! It’s the news, but not as you know it. You choose the report you want to watch, then see how the story develops.
The Parentheticals! This legendary team are the heroes (and villains, and amusing side characters) of the greatest quests since the days of King Arthur. Buckle your scabbard for a fantastical journey.
There’s all this excitement, plus YOU. If you want to jam, get your name in our bucket.
Don your bonnets for the Duck Duck Goose Easter Special, where we’ll be joined by these thoroughly good eggs:
Historyonics! Every day’s a learning day with these partners in time, as they travel through the ages to teach you the history of an object of your choice.
Amorphous Horse! As sweet as Shergar and as intoxicating as Red Rum, let this absorbingly amusing team be your Trigger for hilarity.
Somewhat Theatre! Settle in for a touch of class, as this team brightens our bank holiday show with a theatrical masterpiece. It’s all culture, innit.
Plus, YOU! Make sure team DDG has your name to be called up on stage and take part in the legendary jams!
Monday means a magnificent medley of mayhem, as we play host to some of the most talented improvisers around:
Charlie V Martin! This sensational storyteller gives us a characterful taste of her new fringe show.
Real Cool Dum-Dums! These two mighty jesters will bring you to your knees with laughter, while being utterly charming as they do it.
Margaret! A team with a thoroughly respectable name deliver a glorious collection of side-splitting scenes.
Plus, YOU! Get your name in the Bucket of Glory, and be called up to the stage to take part in scenes and a montage!
Crack open another fresh batch of jam with these sweet, fruity acts:
Ben & Paul! FA- trained twoprov with this deft duo to leave you laughing twice as hard.
Improbotics! Computer- controlled comedy in this incredible fusion of man and machine, in which one person in every scene is worked by an AI.
Cuckolds! This top team have traveled afar from Bristol (the city of Brunel and Banksy!) to bring you one heck of a hilarious Harold.
All this, plus YOU! Put your name forward if you fancy giving it a go yourself, and we’ll put you in our scenes and montages.
It’s the First of April, and quite frankly you can make your own jokes up this week.
something brilliant! Clowning creativity from two of the most brilliant somethings we know.
The Descendants! The Dahl-ings of Hoopla Impro will be marking their place at our show to tell a story inspired by literature’s favourite Roald.
DuckDuckTales! Our house team present an interactive adventure where you make all the major decisions. Should the story be a heist or a horror? Should you join the sports team or a pirate crew? Is this character called Charlie or Legs?
Plus, YOU! See a member of Team DDG before the show to get your name in the bucket, and take part in our scenes and jams!
It’s another glorious night of improv! Fresh from encouraging lambs to gambol responsibly, our acts are:
The Jooty Booty Show! Legendary raconteur Jooty Booty presides over a chat show where you provide the guests!
Glow In The Dark! Enter a fantasy world beyond time and reason, as this team spin you a creepy tale of mystery and murk.
Plus Support! This wholly wholesome team are here to support each other and you as joyfully as they can.
All this, and YOU! Get your name in the bucket to take part in our excellent two-person scenes and longform montage!
Spring has sprung! Pollinating the air with laughter are these fragrant blooms:
Doctor Twoprov! Sci-fi shenanigans from this temporally graceful duo, inspired by TV’s most garrulous Gallifreyan.
We Are Not A Cult! Behind the suspiciously specific denial is a team high on hilarity who have promised to keep the secret passwords and special handshakes to a minimum.
C3? We rarely know what our good friends at C3? are going to bring to the table, but it’s always deliriously memorable.
Plus, YOU! Pop your name in the Bucket of Destiny to propel yourself onstage and into the wonderful world of improv.
A ton of DDG debuts and our famous improv jams? Sounds like a perfect Monday.
Actor’s Nightmare! No, not the one where they turn up to work naked. One actor doesn’t know the script! So they have to - you guessed - make it up on the spot.
The Ol’ Bill! Hello, hello, hello, what’s all this then? It’s an improvised cop drama! You provide the clues; they solve the case.
DuckDuckTales! The DDG houseteam set off on an adventure where YOU make all the choices.
PLUS… YOU. Yes, that’s right. Get your name in our bucket and you can play in our montages. No need to sign up in advance or pay. Just turn up.
Top comedy acts and an improv jam anyone can play in? Yes please!
Derek’s Mojo! A high energy hybrid of games and scenes that hit so fast you will never guess what’s coming next.
No Sad Scenes! Improv is a joyous thing. And there’s no better way to celebrate that than with a set featuring only happy things.
Parkin! The Nursery Theatre’s new house team is a supergroup of all the normal excellent spontaneous specimens.
PLUS… YOU. Yes, if you put your name in our bucket, you play in our legendary jam. No need to book in advance or to pay. Just turn up on the night.
Our birthday month continues with another fabulous mix of acts and jams!
We Will Not Be Nice to You! Two great players with one promise. Not an actual guarantee.
20% Less! The powerhouse team behind super night, Word Of Muff, drop in to show off their Pretty Flower.
Just Friends! What could be better than being friends? Well, maybe the sitcom Friends. This new team will turn your stories into scenes.
PLUS… YOU. Yes, you can put your name in the Bucket of Destiny and play in our legendary jam. No need to book in advance or to pay. Just turn up.
Well, friends, we made it. It’s legit our fifth birthday and from our humble beginnings as a free improv comedy night in a small room above a south London pub we have now reached the dizzying heights of… well, nothing’s changed, to be honest. We still star YOU in our free jams and we still have fantastic acts every single Monday here at the Effra Social. Speaking of which…
Patrol! This deliciously dark and extremely funny team (formerly A Threesome but now even bigger and sexier) boasts being at the very first DDG jam night, way back when in 2014. They are still an absolute hoot and will prove it to you tonight.
Plus: YOU! You can rock up on the night, put your name in the bucket for free and get to play a two-person scene and a group montage with some lovely new friends. Ever wanted to see what improv comedy feels like? Maybe tonight’s your night!
Did we mention it’s our fifth birthday?
A week to go until our fifth birthday and we are EXCITED. Plus, there’s three brilliant acts as ever for your entertainment, absolutely free. Yes, we spoil you like a Kardashian. Sue us.
A Wizard Did It! This brilliant solo set from hilarious DDG stalwart Tim W will have you on the edge of your seat… whether that’s because he’s about to throw you off it remains to be seen.
Ramshackle! A team that refuses to be categorised, labelled or tied down but always accepts the challenge of being very funny indeed.
Hoof! An exciting new team of Monkey Toast graduates who put the “Hi!” in “Chicago longform” and who will make you laugh like a horse and bray like a donkey.
Not to mention: YOU! Yup yup, you know it, dude. No need to book to be part of the show yourself: we’ll put your name in the bucket if you like and you’ll play a two-person scene and be in a montage with others. All for FREE!
Feeling dragged down by the winter blues? We’ve a whole rainbow of talent at the Duck Duck Goose Jam! All with leprechauns guarding the pot of gold buried in their bottoms, this week’s acts are:
The Die Hards! There are some who would walk barefoot over broken glass to see this team; others would fake an international terrorist attack as a cover for watching them play. Personally, we think both these things are too much hassle for a Monday night.
The Ed & Bryn Festival! Festival season never really ends; especially when this slow-burn, quick-witted duo are involved. Whether you take the high road or the low road, be here to celebrate with them.
Slice of Society! There’s no higher society than the improv society, so have your valet bring you a snifter while you sit back in the club and enjoy this team as they carve a delicious slice.
All this, plus YOU! Get your name in the bucket and get yourself on stage to take part in our free improv jams and montages!
Why spend your evening suffering the grinding capitalist nightmare of the January Sales when you can enjoy the glorious socialist utopia of the Duck Duck Goose Jam? This week’s very special offers will be:
A Little Bit of Tender! Count the riches of the legal tender that is humanity, with the colourful character-based compassion of this twosome.
The Three Amigas! Retro ribaldry from this tech-minded trio, as they press Start on a whole database of scenes inspired by old console games.
DuckDuckTales! Our house team will once again be borrowing from the libraries of your minds, as we travel on a journey through the torn, chewed and dropped-in-the-bath pages of a classic Choose Your Own Adventure tale!
All this, plus our legendary audience jams, which anyone can join and be hilarious in! And all for FREE!
The best New Year’s Resolutions are the ones you enjoy doing- so resolve to get yourself to the very first Duck Duck Goose Jam of 2019! This week’s best of intentions will be:
Arfie! One man, one name, many laughs. Venture into the gaping maw of the mythical improv beast that is Arfie, and allow yourself to be consumed by his world.
Cookie Me! Your fate is in your hands as you plumb the mysteries of the future with this team. Crack open a fortune cookie to discover your destiny, and they will crack open their minds to discover hilarity.
All this, plus YOU! Be sure to join us for our first jam of the year, and get on stage and improvising for free!