DDG Improv Jam
Jul
31
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam

  • Effra Social

It's our final jam before our summer holiday and it's a damn good one (as always):

Duck Duck Tales! Our beloved house team take you on a narrative adventure of YOUR choosing.

Two Of Wands! Imagine if a dream stepped out of your head and on to the stage in front of you. That dream is Two of Wands and they are real.

Swipe Right! Always say YES to Swipe Right as they improvise their way into our hearts and stay there forever.

Anything else? Why yes, there's also our amazing Audience Jams where you start by dropping your name in our bucket and end by performing some of the most fun improv of your life on our ever welcoming stage.

See you there?

Summer Holidays
Aug
7
Aug 28

Summer Holidays

It's time for us to fly South for the summer, so there will be no jams during August. 

We will be back on 4th September. Until then remember that we love you.

See you soon!


DDG Presents… No Guts No Guano
Jul
26
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Presents… No Guts No Guano

  • The Nursery Theatre

Duck Duck Goose Improv – London’s longest-running, best-loved weekly jam – takes flight for one night from its Monday slot in Brixton, and makes its nest at The Nursery Theatre, Liverpool Street on a Wednesday night to showcase Team DDG’s wide range of groups in all their different formats.

DDG house team, DuckDuckTales, takes you on a thrilling ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’-style journey where YOU, the audience, decide the players’ fate.

You’ll also see hilarious darlings of the London improv scene The Parentheticals; adorable two-prov Gorilla Panic; killer comedy from blistering new female team 20% Less; sparkling wit from Glow In The Dark and a side-splitting set from duo Two’s a Crowd.

Plus: you can join in a trademark DDG jam! Guano, you know you want to…

DDG Improv Jam
Jul
24
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam

  • Effra Social

Getting the week off to a great start we have:

Trio Quintent with some brilliant solo improv.

The Just Us League popping into the Effra for a quick one before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Foxy Squirrel weaving a bit of long form magic by sharing stories to create an Armando. 

Talking Dog performing some special tricks in their set.

And of course we would love you to play in our jams!

DDG Improv Jam
Jul
17
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam

  • Effra Social

Making us grateful the weekend is finally over this week:

Friendshape! Inspiring improvised stories of friendship made for you and inspired by your real life stories of friendship. Friendshape are friends of DDG and friends of you.

Lester City! FA trained champions of longform improv make a gleefully chaotic return to the DDG stage. Be warned - Lester City have won many cage matches.

Bumper Blyton! The picnic hamper’s packed, so cast yourself back to the 1940s when you could delight in lashings of Ginger Beer, a mouth full of tongue sandwich or getting your lips round a nice Spotted Dick! In this riotous improvised spoof of the nation's most beloved author, the all-star cast spin an entirely new adventure for grown-ups using audience suggestions and inspiration from the Blyton classics!

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AND our super amazing Audience Jams because it just wouldn't be Duck Duck Goose without your name in our bucket.

Come and play with us! 

DDG Improv Jam!
Jul
10
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

Bringing a smattering of joy to an otherwise stupid world this week:

Gorilla Panic! The combined animal might and magnetism of DDG's very own Vic and Steff should never be underestimated. 

Amelia Comedy! London-based friendship group and amorphous comedy entity, Amelia Comedy do everything and do it better than you.

Audience Jams! You (yes you) perform in our celebrated two-person scenes and many-person montages. We love you, you're great.

ZEAL: The Pride Improv Festival - incorporating the DDG Improv Jam!
Jul
3
8:00 pm20:00

ZEAL: The Pride Improv Festival - incorporating the DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

In an exciting change to our regular programme, this week's Duck Duck Goose presents Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival, with the best LGBTQIA-centric improv London offers.

https://zealimprov.com/

Bareback Kings! London's first drag king improv team: Meet the lads for a male bonding sesh. Starring Lynsey Bonell, Abbey Kos, Juliet Morrish, Fran Reid, Alice Sanders, Rebecca Schuster and Anne Zander.

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The Happiest People In The World! A gorgeous pair of always-hilarious humans; Stephen and Erick will take you on a journey of discovery via the truth. Bring compass and tissues.

The night still features our audience jams with two-person scenes and many-person montages. Persons of all (or no) orientations and genders welcome and encouraged*.

*This and every week. 

DDG Improv Jam!
Jun
26
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

Making life slightly more bearable this week:

Helen & Lauren! Through the magic of improv, the reminiscences of two elderly people will be created for you by two not-yet-elderly people. You will probably weep, but for nice reasons.

ABOB! Wherever you go, the mighty ABOB are never far away. For example, this evening they will be found in the Churchill Lounge. By the time you get home, it may have become their home. Tomorrow, they might be at your workplace. They're not creepy, they're just everywhere.

The RH Experience! Genuine improv superstars, The RH Experience make what is predicted to be a triumphant return to the DDG stage; the very same stage where one member of the team once stripped down to his pants in the pursuit of comedy. We can't guarantee that this will happen again, but we can't absolutely guarantee that it won't. 

PLUS, as always, there will be our glorious audience jams: Two-person scenes! More people montages! The all-important bucket! You!

Please join us.

DDG Improv Jam!
Jun
19
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

If you want improv on a Monday, well, GOOD NEWS.

This week we are thrilled to present...

Player One! Multi-person games played by only one person? It can't work! But it does.

Abandoman! A preview of his new show!

We've them, plus you (if you want to jam and play in our montages).

DDG Improv Jam!
Jun
12
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Heeere's Improv! This week, prepare to be entained by...

Just Me! Inspired by emotions and interacting with the audience, Lady G is a clown who can make you laugh and cry in equal measure.

Two's A Crowd! DDG's own Ed JD and his buddy make beautiful duo-shaped music.

Ramshackle! When this team get together for a chat, scenes ensue.

Also, if you put your name in the bucket, you can play too!

DDG Improv Jam!
Jun
5
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

If it's a Monday, there's almost always a DDG show and today is no exception! This week, our top acts are...

DuckDuckTales! DDG's own house team take you on a Choose Your Own Adventure-style narrative that you the audience control!

Maria and Aspen! The DDG debut of this perfect pairing of hilarious humans.

Story Kitchen Impro! London's premier Theatresports team of improv all-stars bring their A-game in some super short-form fun.

We've all of them, plus you can play onstage in our two-person scenes and montages.

DDG Improv Jam!
May
29
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Comedically healing our collective pain this week:

Gorilla Panic! Team DDG's very own Vic and Steff will do absolutely ANYTHING to keep your attention and make you laugh. Please don't be creeped out by that.

Careless Vespa! A brief fling with current affairs. Through the magic of improv, Careless Vespa will be bringing us the news that hasn't happened ... yet. 

Electric Priests! A longform improv comedy team? Playing at an improv comedy show? It sounds crazy but it Might Just Work.

And if all that is not enough to tempt you out on a Monday evening, then we also have our famous audience two-person scenes and jams! You can get up on stage to play, and we really, really want you to!

See you Monday!

DDG Improv Jam!
May
22
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Bringing further light to the already shortening nights, this week Duck Duck Goose offers to you

The Trio Quintet! Don't let the name fool you - this hilarious act is a solo improviser by the name of Arfie. He will set the world to rights while reminding you that there's very little right in the world.

The Parentheticals! Possibly not London's biggest improv team any longer, but big enough to take us on a magical, improvised quest for an objective of your choice. Expect unusual people AND talking animals.

Ripcord! Ripcord perform excellent, freeform improv without a net but WITH a parachute. They're so good, you'll want to kiss them. But you won't because you're a good person and that kind of behaviour would be inappropriate.

Plus we have our perennial audience jams! You can be in a two-person scene and more people montage! It WILL be fun!  We can't wait to see you!

May
15
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

This week's Masters of Mirth are:

Glow in the Dark! Not only a DDG debut, but a world debut for this much rumoured but little spotted team. Keen observers may find some of the players strangely familiar. But in a good way.

Amorphous Horse! A group of future recent Monkey Toast Level 3 graduates will be galloping right into our improv hearts.  

Impetus!  "Just a comedy improv group and nothing more"? A crack commando unit sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit, surviving as soldiers to fortune? Something in between (but leaning strongly towards the first one)? There's only one way to be sure*.

Plus, of course, there's our regular and awesome audience jams where YOU can get up on stage to show us how it's done. Join us!

* By coming to DDG tonight. In case that was unclear.

DDG Improv Jam!
May
8
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

Joining us for another hypnotically humorous night of improv will be...

The Faux Pas! Proving that there are no mistakes in improv, the lovely The Faux Pas will be consulting their multi-headed oracle before creating scenes right before your eyes.

The Age of Adventure! Don your pith helmets, button up your safari jackets and prepare to be transported to anywhere in time and space where there's adventure to be had!

Neasden Rotary Club! No, that isn't a typo or a throwback to the Effra's days as a Conservative club - it's the name of a great group of funny people.

We'll also have our famous audience jams, so put your name in the bucket and put yourself on the stage!

DDG Improv Jam!
May
1
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

Joining us for a bonkers Bank Holiday bonanza of improv are...

Gorilla Panic! DDG's very own Vic and Steff will be entering the enclosure of their imagination to see what creatures can be unleashed.

ABOB! Eight minds. One show. An indeterminate (but probably very high) number of laughs.

The Die Hards! In a cloud of imaginary sulphur, this team will appear and create a hellishly humorous Harold. Bring your own pentagrams.

Plus we'll be having our regular audience montages, so get your name in our bucket and get improvising!

DDG Improv Jam!
Apr
24
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

Start your week right with another DDG jam, where joining us will be...

DuckDuckTales! Our house team will be turning the pages of your mind in a Choose Your Own Adventure where the choice is yours, and the adventure is everyone's.

Rebecca Schuster! This Empress of Improv takes you on a solo journey to the farthest reaches of hilarity.

Multiverse! Drumroll please for a display of melodious madness as Multiverse strike up a musical treat.

Plus we'll have our regular audience jams, so get your name in the bucket, get up on stage, and get them laughing!

DDG Improv Jam!
Apr
17
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Monday is Funday! Bringing the improv noise today is...

Phil Lunn Is...! We've a famous singer coming to perform, but we don't know who it is until you name and describe them.

Something Theatre! They sure are something. Specifically something incredible, playful, and full of joy.

Talking Dog! The C3? Harold team is trying something new - we guess it's either playing the piano or walking on their hind legs.

If you want to be onstage yourself, then just put your name in our bucket and you'll be in one of our audience jams!

DDG Improv Jam!
Apr
10
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights. It's time for...

Meat Man Ticket System! Will & Shem attended the very first Duck Duck Goose and it's taken them this long to get booked. Will it be worth the wait? Almost definitely not.

Troupeless! Making their DDG debut, this sensational six will attempt to unite a series of short-form scenes into one epic, final universe that will leave one of them entirely, well, troupeless!

Improvessional! They might do a story. They might play short games. The only way to find out what they do tonight is to come and watch.

Plus, if you want to jam onstage, just drop your name in our bucket and you can be part of the show.

DDG Improv Jam!
Apr
3
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

This week's show is brought to you by...

Gorilla Panic! Whether playing excited bubbles or terrified cutlery, Team DDG's Vic and Steff always commit to keeping scenes grounded (and hilarious).

Big Now! They are big, they are now, and they have a name you'll soon be shouting randomly during conversations. Big Now!

Captain Train! Get on board with this Monkey Toast team for a hilarious journey that's just the ticket.

Plus, we've our regular audience jams and montages, so get your name in our bucket so you can play onstage!

DDG Improv Jam!
Mar
27
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

At this week's fantastic DDG Improv Jam, we've got...

Shoes And Socks! Amanda Farley and Rebecca Schuster are two performers. With one show. An experience never to be repeated. They said lightening never strikes twice... They were wrong.

A Threesome! Carleen Macdermid, John Agapiou and Leo Mendoza. That's hot. They're doing a "bastardised Krompf". That's even hotter.

The Committee! 8 of London's funniest people [citation needed] create a story before your very eyes.

All that, and our audience jams and montages! Come and show us what you've got!

DDG Improv Jam!
Mar
20
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

This week, we're delighted to welcome...

HumanMachine! Albert and his companion A.L.Ex. fuse improv and artificial intelligence in this unique artistic experiment.

Improdyssey! Let yourself be taken on an improvised quest! Expect strange people and talking animals...

Hivemind! This five-piece, London-based improv collective make their DDG Improv Debut!

And, of course, we've got our famous jams and montages, giving you the chance to perform as well. Put your name in the bucket and join us up onstage!

DDG Improv Jam!
Mar
13
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

Coming up this week we've got...

BIG NOW! BIG NOW are London's premier movement-based improv collective. BIG NOW can see into the present. BIG NOW are.

The Murderettes! Using story suggestions from the audience, they will commit a wholly-improvised murder for your enjoyment. And theirs.

Little Sebastian! Both an adorable little horse and an adorable improv troupe that creates beguiling montages. Can you guess which we have?

Plus, we've our regular audience jams and montages, so you too can be part of the show!

DDG Improv Jam!
Mar
6
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

DuckDuckTales: Team DDG perform their narrative format, inspired by the brilliant folk at The Hideout Theatre, Austin, Texas and based loosely on a Choose Your Own Adventure story. Expect characters to die. Your shout.

Two Of Wands: Improv wizards Michael Such and Lizzy Mace serve up large helpings of Weird with a side order of Richly Freaky with Snort-Inducingly Funny for afters. Alka-Seltzer not provided.

Lester City: Legendary Free Association team and 7 time Cage Match champions make their DDG debut. 

 

DDG Improv Jam!
Feb
27
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • effra social

Gorilla Panic: Team DDG's Steff and Vic will do absolutely anything to keep your attention and make you laugh. Please don't feel creeped out by that.

Talking Dog: This killer team from the C3? stable brings you "a Harold without the games". So: hilarious scenes with returning characters. Score!

The Just Us League: DDG's favourite guests are back back back! They will make you cry laughing: guaranteed.

Plus our usual brilliant two-person scenes and group montages featuring (if you fancy it) YOU! All for free. Because we love you.

DDG Improv Jam!
Feb
20
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

In this week's grand ole gigglefest of a show, we have...

J2! J Squared are two men whose first names begin with the letter J.  They are inspired by TJ and Dave (who have no first names beginning with J).

The Parentheticals! They create three separate universes, then slowly make them collide. Come watch the chaos.

Storybag! Fantastical improvised stories brought to you by Susan Harrison, Andrew Gentilli and Alex Fradera.

Plus, you can get in on the improv action by playing in our regular audience jams and montages!

DDG Improv Jam!
Feb
13
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

In this week's fantastically funny show, we have...

Fish & Cushion! DDG's Mark and Steff have ten minutes, two chairs and a very real sense of danger. They are doing all this for you. You're welcome.

Friendshape! Two friends turn stories about your friends into a celebration of friendship. If you like this, you might also like the TV show Friends.

Whose Army! Come and see an astoundingly awesome Harold. Disclaimer: none of the team members are called Harold.

Plus, you - yes, YOU - can play onstage as part of our regular audience jams and montages!

DDG Improv Jam!
Feb
6
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

In this week's highly hilarious show, we have...

Gorilla Panic! Team DDG's own Vic Hogg and Steff Man take to the stage in this bold and adventurous duo.

Ladyprov! Shortform. Longform. They do it all. What will they do tonight? Turn up and find out!

The Pioneers! Join these intrepid explorers as they investigate fearlessly the intergalactic planet known as 'Yes, And'.

Plus, we've our regular audience jams and montages, so you can be part of the show too!

CANCELLED JAM
Jan
30
8:00 pm20:00

CANCELLED JAM

  • Effra Social

Many apologies. Due to the Effra Social being closed on Monday, Duck Duck Goose is cancelled for 30 January. Please join us on Monday 6 February.

DDG Improv Jam!
Jan
23
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

In this week's fantastic show we have...

The Trio Quintet! Arfie M bring's his solo show back to DDG. That's right, its a solo show.

Mike & Charlie! The colossal comic combination of Mike Hutcherson and Charlie V Martin. Which is which? In a world where they could be anyone and do anything, it's not for us to say..

Swipe Right! Say yes to Swipe Right, as they bring you scenes inspired by monologues, songs and more!

Plus, of course, we've our audience jams and montages, if you want to get your improv thing on too! 

Join us for an evening of fantastic free improv fun!

DDG Improv Jam!
Jan
16
8:00 pm20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

  • Effra Social

Bringing the improv joy this week will be...

Mike & Charlie! Physical and silly, joy-filled and character-driven, anarchic and visual. That's Mike & Charlie.

Classic Andy! Longform fun inspired by those things that are just like you or someone you know.

Volcano Party! Neither a normal volcano nor a normal party, but a rather great improv team.

Plus YOU in our legendary audience jams!  

Come and watch or come and play.  Either way it's free!

SHOW CANCELLED!
Jan
9
8:00 pm20:00

SHOW CANCELLED!

  • Effra Social

This week's transport strike means that Monday 9th January's show is cancelled.

Please join us next week when service will resume as normal.

All the best,

Team DDG