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MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom


MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom

The Three Sisters

139 Cowgate
The Live Room: AUG 19-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom

It’s New York City. It’s the ‘90s. And this is a brand-new sitcom - completely improvised from your suggestions! Inspired by classic TV such as Seinfeld, Frasier and Friends, could this show BE any funnier? From some of the comedians behind the award-winning Lying Together and CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation. Best Improv Show Edinburgh Fringe 2022 - Theatre Weekly.

**** “Uproarious improvised comedy. The three actors have a masterful handle of comedy. The sheer joy that the performers channel into the show is wonderful to behold.” A Younger Theatre

**** “Extremely quick and funny. The chemistry between Hugh, Alex and Rachel is so good you will wish that this was a real sitcom.” Theatre Weekly

**** “A tight structure, cracking pace and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Hugely enjoyable.” The Phoenix Remix.

**** “These three talented performers had the audience laughing from the get-go with their charisma and overall likability.” North West End

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
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News and Reviews for this Show

October 8, 2023    North West End

MATES is an improvised theatrical performance which takes it’s inspiration from the 90s sitcoms we all know and love. Complete with the over the top characters, stereotypes and of course a New York back drop.
Unlike the classic sitcoms this team doesn’t need a laugh track to tell its audience when it’s funny. These three talented performers had the audience laughing from the get go with their charisma and overall likability. Just like the characters from everyone’s favourite sitcoms, this cast are charming, funny and a little goofy at times, you really do feel immediately that you’re amongst a few mates.
In this improvised performance the audience choose the name of the episode by shouting out random words or locations for a double bill episode of this amusing sitcom. Once selected the all too familiar Friends episode name is created: “The One With The …”. In our performance it become “The One With The Funeral, Fancy Dress Party And Video Store”, Fashioning into a beanie bear deal gone wrong and a run in with a member of the Back Street Boys.
I thoroughly enjoyed the show as did the audience from what I could tell. The crew really understood the formatting of a 90s sitcom and made sure to drop in plenty of 90s references throughout which made for a very entertaining 55 minutes of comedy and a sitcom I could very much see myself watching on the television.
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