DDG Improv Jam!
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

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.

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DDG Improv Jam!
Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

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.

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DDG Improv Jam!
Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

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.

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DDG's FIFTH BIRTHDAY JAM!
Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

DDG's FIFTH BIRTHDAY JAM!

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…

Bareback Kings! Nothing can prepare you for these lads and their unique brand of hairy humour. Brent Would and his buddies will make you howl with laughter. The twist? They’re all women in drag.

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?

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DDG Improv Jam!
Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

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!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

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!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

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!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

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!

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DDG Xmas Jam!
Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Xmas Jam!

Dash through the snow, even if your one-horse open sleigh has a puncture! It’s the Duck Duck Goose Christmas special, the most festively fun, spontaneously splendid night of the year! Under the tree this week will be:

DuckDuckScrooge! Team DDG present a very special, one off improvised retelling of A Christmas Carol. What lessons will Scrooge learn by Christmas morning? You decide!

Jack Left Town! Get tuned up for our special yuletide guests, as they play out the tale of the greatest rock band you’ve never heard of. They’ll make the night your Christmas number one.

Plus, YOU! Get your name in the bucket for the last chance this year to play in the legendary DDG audience jam! And all for FREE!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Put on a paper crown and follow that star to the penultimate Duck Duck Goose before Christmas! This week’s three gifts around the manger are:

Doctor Twoprov! Take a ride through the time vortex with this dimensionally transcendental duo, as they bring you scenes inspired by that most garrulous of Gallifreyans.

We Are Not A Cult! We’re walking in a witty wonderland of magical scenes from this team, who are also almost certainly a cult.

Somewhat Theatre! It’s somewhat of a pantomime, as this hugely hilarious gang put their dignity behind them to bring us a show bursting at the Buttons with festive joy.

All this, plus YOU! Join in with our two person scenes and montages, and get improvising for FREE!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Dec
3
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

The most wonderful time of the year is getting close, but the most wonderful time of the week is already here! Bringing tidings of comfort and joy to the Duck Duck Goose Jam will be:

Adrian N George! Seriously strange soloprov from the mind, body and hair of a good friend of the show.

Inspector Sands! Don’t panic! Nothing is on fire. Unless you find yourself in a world where everything is on fire. Anything is possible with Inspector Sands and team on the case…

Ramshackle! A madcap, rickety construction of scenes, built from the blueprints of some quickfire cross-cultural conversations.

All this, plus our Audience Jams! Give your name to one of Team DDG on the night, and they’ll get you on stage and improvising!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Nov
26
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

The nights may be drawing in, but you can still warm yourself at the improvised hearth of the Duck Duck Goose Jam! This week’s eternal flames will be:

Joe and Friend! Slow burning, fast thinking twoprov from Joe and his delightfully droll stage-mate for the evening, Michael!

Three Amigas! Yes, they’re friends - but they are also referencing the old-school family of Commodore computers! We’re intrigued…

C3? The most hotly anticipated improv jam crossover event of the year [citation needed] as the Waterloo-based legends come and craft an intrepidly awesome collection of scenes.

Plus YOU! Get your name in our bucket of destiny to play in our Audience Jams. And all for FREE!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Nov
19
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

It’s Autumn! So put on your scarf, kick up the leaves, and grab a hot chocolate at the Effra before  Duck Duck Goose. Warming you by the fire tonight are…

Historyonics! Discover the surprising origin of objects with the time-hopping twosome of Timothy Williams and DDG’s Dan Luxton.

Classic Andy! Another vintage set from this quintessentially funny team, as they present their new “Bench” format.

The Bareback Kings! The banter of these mates is off the chain! Solid bunch of lads (lads lads lads).

Plus, if you want to be onstage too, you can! Come play in our Audience Jams for FREE.

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DDG Improv Jam!
Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Monday is Funday if you go to Duck Duck Goose! Making us laugh, smile, and cry this week are…

Franston Pickle! Our show has jams, so why not have other jars of condiments? Come back next week for Marmite and Nuts!

Charm and Strange! Not a delightfully named double act, but a wonderful Razowsky-inspired troupe coached by Lizzy Mace and Sophie Pumphrey.

Story Kitchen Impro! Short-form fun from a team of all improv all-stars. Let the games begin.

Plus, YOU. Get your name in the bucket and you’ll be in our audience jams.

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DDG Improv Jam!
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Remember remember, the fifth of November… Because it’s Duck Duck Goose day. Come help us mark Bonfire Night with a bang! Stoking our flames tonight:

The Bad Kidz! Temporarily off the naughty step and one strike away from being grounded for a month, it’s the delightful wicked duo of Rebecca Schuster and Ted Hill.

Slice of Rhyme! We are DDG/and we’re here to say/these chaps will rap/in an improv way. Their lyrics will be better than ours.

Mother’s Day! Word to your mother! And those words are ‘watch this delightful quartet’.

Plus, Audience Jams. Your chance to play onstage – for FREE.

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DDG Improv Jam!
Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed! Thrice, and once the hedge-pig whined! Harpier cries, 'tis time, 'tis time... for the Duck Duck Goose Halloween special! Tonight's three witches are: 

A Wizard Did It! A lone adventurer walks the Earth, gathering tales of fate and fortune... Mythical meandering from the mind of friend of the show Tim Williams.

Glow In The Dark! Settle in for a weird and wonderful story from a parallel world, breaking into our reality through the parallel minds of these four horsemen. 

The Die Hards! Rising up from the cauldron of comedy, this team will cast a spell on you to drag you into a harold as twisting and complex as any pentagram.

Plus, YOU! No membership of any coven is necessary: all are welcome to get on stage and get improvising! And all for free- the only cost is your soul...

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DDG Improv Jam!
Oct
22
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Kick off the week and straight away score the greatest goal of all: coming to the Duck Duck Goose Jam! This week's hat trick of acts are:

Real Cool Dum-Dums! This duo of improv superstars will be shining their brilliant light through a kaleidoscope of creativity.

20% Less! This multi-national, multi-talented, multi-grain team serve up their fabulous brand of filthy fun.

Punderstandably! Strap in for a rollercoaster ride of gags and games on a journey to shortform perfection. 

Plus our legendary audience jams, starring YOU! Get your name in the bucket to guarantee a spot on stage in scenes and montages of your very own. All this, in the greatest free show around.

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DDG Improv Jam!
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Christen the new week with the heavenly gift of improvisation! This week's Holy Trinity of hilarious acts are:

The Ed and Bryn Festival! Messers Fargher and Salisbury venture into the circus of silliness to introduce you to the wildest characters this side of madness.

Dr Ridikkulus! Make sure you're sitting comfortably, as this team bring you the greatest story never yet told. Or written. 

United! Get ready to assemble the team of your dreams, as a plethora of familiar faces and mystery guests gather to scale the heights of hilarity.

Plus: YOU! Get in on our fabled audience jams to appear on stage in two-person scenes and a montage. It's as great as you are. Free show!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

It's that time of the week when you toddle down to the Effra Social to laugh your arse off - and these acts will make that happen for you!

The Happiest People In The World! Adorable duo Stephen and Erick take the big questions and tickle them under the chin until they're giggling like a giggler.

Swipe Right! Robin and his merry band of comedic anarchists hit the stage and take from their brilliant brains to give to the DDG audience.

The Parentheticals! DDG's very own Brendan Way helps take the team on an epic odyssey that'll leave everyone breathless with laughter.

Plus: YOU! Why don't you come and put your name in the bucket? You'll play a two-person scene and a ten-minute group montage and you won't believe the rush you'll feel. Trust us. Free show!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Oct
1
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

October's here and so are we - with another trio of sizzling improv comedy acts. Can you resist the funny of:

Ali and Joe! A duo that brings slow-burn, emotion-driven improv narrative to make you laugh, then go: "Awww!", then laugh again.

A Threesome! The killer chops of Carleen and Co. They'll make you question your sanity – and their sanity – with their blistering wit.

Margaret! The hilarious Monkey Toast-trained Armando team return to set The Effra's furniture on fire with their funny. No refunds.

Plus: YOU, you absolute legend. Be brave and put your name in the bucket and you'll get to play a two-person scene and a ten-minute montage! You won't regret it! Free show, as usual.

 

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DDG Improv Jam!
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

It's like we've never been away, isn't it? And yes - this week we have another three awesome improv comedy acts just for you.

Dudes! Ed and Julia get super-personal in an act that treats every word with the utmost importance. Mmm - you had us at 'Dudes'...

Postscript! The hilarious trio are back in the house with scenes that'll knock you out, then sit you up and apply a cold poltice to the affected area with love.

The Just Us League! From the minds that brought you the smash hit MARVELus, this is your chance to see these superheros face something new. 

Plus: YOU! Yes, just nab us beforehand and get your name in the bucket to play a scene and a ten-minute group montage, all for free. See you there!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin, with:

Gorilla Panic! Only the best scenes are accepted into this lovely two-prov's set. The audition process is rigorous but the results are outstanding. 

The Runaways! Where they have run from, we do not know. But where they are running to is the DDG stage to share some shortform excellence.

Whose Army! Aggressively funny champions of the Harold and other long forms. They're so good that you might cry a bit. With joy.

PLUS: JAMS featuring YOU! Just by dropping your name in our bucket you earn a spot on our stage in a two-person scene and a group montage. You will never regret that you did it. 

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DDG Improv Jam!
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Bringing the joy this week:

Two's A crowd! Erstwhile DDG host, Ed JD returns home for one night only with some equally funny friends.

Gibberish Allsorts! Presenting their patented 'This is Not a Love Story' they will make you laugh but they might also break your heart.

Rhinoceros! An FA-trained longform team who might play a Harold or an Armando or even a Commando: but whatever the format, it'll be as funny as f***.

PLUS our celebrated Audience Jams where anyone, including YOU, can get on stage and have a go at this improv thing just by dropping your name in our bucket.

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DDG Improv Jam!
Sep
3
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

DDG is back and we have missed you horribly.

Premiering our Autumn/Winter collection will be:

DuckDuckTales! Choose your own adventure with DDG's beloved house team.

Agony Aunts! Three legends of London comedy will solve your real life dilemmas through longform improv with space work to die for.

PLUS - our Audience Jams are also back! Shake off the memories of your boring, jam-less summer by jumping up on stage and improvising in a two-person scene and maybe a group montage. Yes? Yes!

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DDG Improv Jam!
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

DDG is the best thing to do on a Monday night! We have a another line up of great acts and our jams if you want to play.

DuckDuckTales - the DDG house team that puts the audience in charge of their fate. What will happen on this choose-your-own-adventure? You decide!

Vice Versa  - solo prov taking its inspiration from Pixar to clown around and explore character.

Mordsaga - giving us a Scandinavian crime thriller that only Scandinavia's quirkiest detectives can solve......

If you would like to jam with us then see one of our lovely hosts and get your name put in the bucket.

 

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DDG Improv Jam!
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Kickstart your week with fun and laughs from our great acts and jams.

Margaret! -  this group will create an amazing Armando for you.

Plus One - the very lovely Megan Harrison has started a Delaney Chain. Come and find out how it ends.

PLUS our usual jams. If you would like to play, see one of our lovely hosts and put your name in the bucket.

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DDG Improv Jam!
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Improv makes Mondays great! Don't believe us? Come to this show and see for yourself as we host...

Charlie V Martin - 24/7 Club - Edinburgh Preview! A few historical figures from Charlie's second Edinburgh Fringe show pop by to say Hi.

Quack! The most fitting name for an act at Duck Duck Goose.

If you want to improv too, you can. We have an audience jam and two-person scenes that ANYONE can be in.

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DDG Improv Jam!
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

DDG Improv Jam!

Come to the Effra for dinner, a drink, and one of the best improv nights in town! This week's superstars are...

Swords and Guns! A wonderful mashup of music and mischief from this top twoprov.

Glow in the Dark! There's oddballs and danger abound in this group's adventures.

Jack Left Town! The greatest band that never was tell their story.

We have all this, plus YOU (if you choose) in our jams and two-person scenes.

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