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Liverpool Comedy Improv is an ever growing community of improvisers that span the globe. Every member of the community brings so much to improv and every player is unique in their own way. This podcast series will give me the opportunity to delve deep into all things improv and life with a guest from the LCI community. I want to know how people got into improv? The impact it has had on their life? & What struggles they have had to overcome inside and outside of improv? & away from improv wha ...
 
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This week we welcome Guy Ridgway to the show and we can’t wait for you to hear his story. Guy is incredibly open about the struggles he has faced in life and is an inspirational character who is very driven and focused on building others up. He speaks very highly about many of the LCI regulars and we know that lots of you will be smiling when you h…
 
This week the show is a little different to normal because I literally just made something up as I went along. I was supposed to interview somebody but I was stood up & I decided on a whim to do the show anyway and drafted in my wonderful partner Sekki Tabasuares to talk about how the transition to improv in real life is going after such a long tim…
 
Frank is a lovely man who has lived a varied and interesting life, which leads to having many great stories to tell. In this chat we hear all about he started off his working life as a primary school teacher and then went through several career changes before coming back full circle as he now finds himself back in education. He is passionate about …
 
Jen is a real improv connoisseur and she is full of really interesting nuggets of information that will really help to boost your improv game. She is a lover of long-form and has some great stories to tell about her time touring a show with her troupe. She breaks down the format they performed and discusses how to deal with situations that don’t se…
 
Neve is a young lady with a very bright future ahead of her and we are excited for you all to hear this wonderful improv centric chat. Neve discovered improv at a very young age and it has helped to shape the life she is living today by helping her to say yes to situations she has been presented with. During this chat we hear what led her to living…
 
Andy is a positive and inspirational person who sees the true value of improv and how it can unlock our true selves in the best way. He’s had an interesting life that led him to living in Belarus for five years and we hear all about how that came to be during this chat. He gives us an insight into his work as a therapist and speaks in depth about h…
 
Laxmi has a really positive energy that is as infectious as it is inspirational. She has been a fantastic presence in the online improv scene and it was a delightful experience to hear the journey she has been on to get to where she is today. She is incredibly humble and talks about the constant need to learn and improve and she gives some really u…
 
Anki is a big ball of positive energy that is bound to put a smile on your face. In this chat we hear about her improv journey and how it led to her setting up Improvshine, which is a wonderful international improv jam and so much more. LCI played a big part in Anki developing as an improviser, especially during the pandemic and we are delighted to…
 
Eilish is an improviser who discovered the joys of improv online during the pandemic and since she took the plunge and gave it a go, she has never looked back. It has given her a whole new creative outlet and helped her to fill the void left by the pandemic taking her usual hobbies away. Speaking of those hobbies, this chat goes deep into the ins a…
 
This week we welcome the founder of Liverpool Comedy Improv to the show!Emma Bird is the person we all have to thank for there being such an incredible community of improvisers that those of us in it really love being a part of. In this interview we find out all about Emma’s career as an actor, director and even as a high school drama teacher! We h…
 
Carole is a vibrant individual who keeps herself very busy with all things theatre. She tells us all about her love of acting and directing and gives us some wonderful insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the world of entertainment. She is somebody who has embraced improv during the pandemic and has fallen in love with how positive and en…
 
James is an autistic improviser who gives us an open and insightful look into what it’s like to be an improviser with autism. He is a regular at Glossop Improv (which is the place he feels most comfortable), but he has tested the water at Liverpool Comedy Improv in recent times and he tells us all about how hard that was for him and why it’s such a…
 
This week we are delighted to welcome Helen Jones to the show. Helen is a wonderfully creatiive individual who feels she has been surpressing her creative side for many years. Now she has reached a point in her life where she finally feels she has the freedom to be herself and she revelas how improv comedy has played a big role in her shifting her …
 
Andri is a slick performer who lights up the stage whenever she performs. She does not have an extensive background in performing, but with somebody who is bursting at the seams with so much talent, it isn’t t difficult to see how she ended up on the stage eventually. She is somebody who has embraced Zoomprov during the pandemic, but is definitely …
 
This week we are celebrating 25 episodes by flipping things around and putting our host in the guest hot seat. We welcome back Geoff Head to the podcast to fill in as host and he delves deep into all things improv and life with Iain Luke Jones.Have you ever wondered what led Iain to improv to begin with, what influences him and why he has so many h…
 
E-J is a fun ball of energy with a fascinating story to tell. How does a young girl from Brixton in London end up living in Santa Barbara? This interview will explain all & the journey along the way is full of wonderful stories. What starts as a chat about improv quickly leads us into a chat about E-J’s career as an actor and writer and then we go …
 
This week we welcome the other co-founder of Glossop Improv and LCI Online regular, Sekki Tabasuares. Sekki is a passionate performer with many strings to her bow. In fact she has so many strings to her bow that we didn’t even get around to talking about the fact that she is a very musical person who plays the Ukulele and sings among many other tal…
 
David is a talented individual and a thoroughly lovely chap. This interview takes us on a journey from improv, to art, back to improv and comedy influences and then ends up with a chat about languages. David does not come from a performing arts background but you wouldn’t know it if you ever saw him in action. He discusses what he has learned durin…
 
Mart is a truly lovely person who just oozes goodness with every word that he speaks. He is a very talented improviser and also has many other great talents that you can hear all about during this episode. He is a member of ‘Broken Chair Improv’ who are a very talented improv troupe that you should definitely seek out online (and hopefully in the n…
 
Isaac is a passionate performer with a real love for improv. In this interview he talks us through his struggles as a stand up comedian and how it was that experience that led him to his happy place of improv. He is a big fan of horror and Funko Pops and he goes into detail about his passions, which leads to a really great discussion about Disney v…
 
Jess is a passionate improviser with a true love for the art of improv. She is the co-founder of Glossop Improv and the founder of Brain Fog Improv, and you can hear all about those two great organisations in this episode of the podcast. Jess keeps herself very busy on the improv circuit both as a performer and a facilitator and she goes back to he…
 
‘Actors Don’t Get Mortgages’ is the hilarious quote that really sticks out in this interview with the inspirational Clare McGrath. What starts out as a chat about improv quickly becomes a fascinating chat about finding our true selves and being the best version of us. Clare has many strings to her bow and tells us all about life coaching, psychic r…
 
This week we welcome Joanna Case to the show and it’s another audio treat. Joanna is somebody that has fully embraced improv online over the last year and she is definitely a name you need to look out for in various classes because she regularly produces comedy gold.She is somebody who enjoys a good pun & in many a scene with Iain over the last yea…
 
This week we welcome Kat Cooke to the show and it is a fantastic chat that will definitely put a smile on your face. What starts as a chat about improv very quickly becomes a celebration of all things geeky and Kat and Iain discover that they really have a lot in common. Kat is a true delight and is an improviser that you really must see in action …
 
Liz is a lovely lady with a great passion for improv that really comes across in this interview. She is a reminder to us all that it is never too late to try something new and her story is truly one that will help give you that boost of confidence that you need to take that leap of faith into the unknown. Although she has just recently retired, in …
 
Jenna is a fun ball of energy who oozes positivity and this chat will definitely put a smile on your face and leave you wanting more!Jenna and Iain have a really great chat about how truly grateful they are for all that improv has given them over the last year and how improv truly allows you to be your best self. There is a lot of discussion about …
 
Jen has an infectious passion for improv and her valuable insight into the art form makes this episode a must listen! Whether you are new to improv or an old hand, you will pick up some valuable tips from Jen during this interview. We take a deep dive into musical improv (something that Jen specialises in and teaches at LCI) and we hear Jen’s take …
 
Hannah is an engaging individual with a true passion for improv. In this interview we hear how she has always been an improvisor from as far back as she can remember and how the improv community is the place she feels she is truly accepted for just being her own unique self. It is an insightful discussion full of tips for improvisors and actors ali…
 
Chrissy reminisces about her earliest memories of performing as part of the Urdd Eisteddfod, which is a natioanl celebration of culture in Wales. We discuss our passion for dancing and the similarities between the positive affects of dancing and improv.We get to hear about Chrissy's surprising hobby and how she has mastered ther art of the family Z…
 
Jo talks about the huge impact improv has had on her life in a short time & how she is excited for a future full of improv. She suffers with anxiety and depression & has discovered that improv is the perfect tonic for helping her to focus on a positive future. We discuss her performing background & how she is enjoying reconnecting with the performi…
 
Helen is an engaging individual with a great passion for improv. In this interview she talks about her initial apprehensions about improv before she finally took the plunge and became completely immersed in it. She weighs up the struggles some actors have with the idea of working without a script and how that can act as a barrier to a lot of people…
 
Geoff is a true beacon of positivity and in our chat he gives an in-depth look into how improv helped to turn his life around. He talks about how LCI has become his family and a place he truly considers home and mentions many of the LCI members that have become true friends over the last year. We discuss various other topics such as his comedy infl…
 
Ange talks about how improv changed her life for the better and about how much genuine joy it brings her. We discuss how she got involved in Broken Chair Improv and Boss Birds and look ahead to the many wonderful things that the future has in store for both improv troupes. We break down the differences between the different forms of improv and shar…
 
Lynda talks in depth about her acting career and how it's never too late to follow your dreams. She gives us an insight into what led her to improv and reveals the importance of improv in her life during the last year. We discuss some hilarious scenes we have been in together and we found out who Lynda considers to be her influences in acting and i…
 
Today's guest is San George. San talks about how improv has had a positive impact on her mental health & how important online improv has been during lockdown. She gives us an insight into her footballing past and how a life of sport morphed into a life of improv. We also discuss the bus journey that changed her life, her big love of animals & how w…
 
Today I get to talk to one of the longest standing members of Liverpool Comedy Improv Dave Hodgson. We talk about the very early days of LCI and how different the improv world is right now compared to back then. We discuss the positive impact improv has had on Dave's life and we drift into some some chat about superheroes and how they can inspire u…
 
In this episode Michael opens up about his struggles with mental heath and uses the opportunity to help try and spread a positive message for others who may be struggling with their own mental health. We discuss his impressive stories from his acting days and how the improv community as well as his dog walking community have helped him to take cont…
 
In this episode I speak to 'The Mayor of Improv' Mark Turpin. We find out how Mark earned his prestigios title and how he tried a variety of hobbies including Laughing Yoga before he settled on Improv Comedy. We discuss comedy influences and the positive community that exists in the improv world and how that positivity can spread into all aspects o…
 
In episode one I have a lovely chat with LCI regular Heather Dickinson. We talk all about her journey to Liverpool Comedy Improv, how improv has had a positive influence on her life & how there is so much more to improv than just being funny. We also discuss Heather's work in mental health and how it can be linked to all things improv. We break dow…
 
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