Improvised show makes welcome return

For nearly two years without fail, the improvised variety show Scoops entertained audiences monthly in Brighton. Then the pandemic hit – but now it’s back!

Featuring a different line up of local funny folk each month, the show was a regular fixture of Brighton’s improv community.

Their previous home – The Maydays Studio in Regency Square – is no more, but event organisers Ben Tucker and Simon Goodway have found a new venue in the Grand Central pub.

“It’s the perfect place for us,” says Simon. “Their Nightingale Room is gorgeous and has a lovely chilled atmosphere which is ideal for improv comedy – in the wrong surroundings, the audience can feel nervous for the performers!”

“And it’s table seating, so great for social distancing,” Ben adds.

The show returns on October 5th, with the hope of running monthly once more. The chances look good as the first show has a strong line up of acts, featuring Ben and Simon themselves, as well as local improv groups Tea & Toast, More To Honk With, and Do The Thing: The Made Up Musical. The show ends with an improv jam, with audience members invited on stage to try their hand at off the cuff comedy.

The October 5th show starts at 19:00 with doors opening at 18:30. Tickets are available now or can be bought on the door.