Instant Wit - Laughter Lab!

Instant Wit - Laughter Lab!

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 17:00
Personal Growth
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A Comedy Improvisation Workshop - in the company of Chris Grimes & INSTANT WIT

LAUGHTER as we know is a powerful antidote to anxiety, nervousness and creative stress. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh!

Laughter Lab is day-long workshop that explores the liberating mindset of Comedy and Improvisation.  Come along and laugh - play - enjoy - be amazed - breathe - surprise yourself - giggle - and then laugh a little bit more!

In this guided process you will experience the powerful effects of laughter - it can lighten burdens, inspire hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert - particularly important as we get older. It is also a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing creativity, and supporting both physical and emotional well-being.  

Absolutely no previous comedy or performance experience required: Just a happy disposition - a willingness to take part - and a general desire to introduce more fun & spontaneity in your day-to-day life!  Instant wit is a highly acclaimed and long established Comedy Improvisation show and Company based in Bristol.  They have been performing their show nationally & internationally for over 20 years.  The workshops they have created are carefully structured around improvisational comedy to meet the particular needs of the individual participants. Highly creative, always surprising, and without doubt provoking a great deal of laughter!                                              

About the speaker, Chris Grimes + Mike Akers

Chris Grimes is the Artistic Director of INSTANT WIT and the principle workshop leader for the company. He is a highly experienced workshop leader, facilitator & coach. He trained initially as a Drama Teacher at the Central School of Speech & Drama in London, before going on to do the 2 Year Postgraduate Acting course at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, from where he was awarded the Peter Akerman Prize for Comedy.   Since 1988 he has pursued a portfolio career combining all of the transferable skills of being an actor, teacher, trainer, comedy improvisation performer & coach. 

Mike Akers is a performer, writer, dramaturg and educator from Bristol. He has been a member of Instant Wit for more than 15 years and he also performs regularly as his comic alter ego the Reverend Lemon. As a writer, he has had over forty plays commissioned including productions for Salisbury Playhouse, Travelling Light, Polka Theatre, Green Ginger, Sixth Sense, Pins & Needles, The Wrong Crowd and on BBC radio. He works regularly with director Sally Cookson, including a trio of highly successful productions for Bristol Old Vic, Treasure Island, Peter Pan and Jane Eyre, the latter two of which both went on to be produced at the National Theatre.

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