We’re an alternative stand up night with slides!
We started the night in summer 2021 with the idea of having a faux-lecture format, but we enjoy not really explaining this to our acts and seeing what they come up with. Expect a mix of stand-up, character comedy, improv, sketch, and the occasional stylophone solo.
There may be prizes.
Testimonials from past acts
Thank you so much for having me, what a wonderful night. It was super fun and also I learnt a lot!Yuriko Kotani
This show was an absolute delight.Vix Leyton
Come see me expose my intellectual inadequacies.Luke Rollason
Maddi Sainsbury (they/them) is a fairly legendary London comedy audience member making that inevitable move to the stage. A Hoopla trained writer and performer, Maddi is a founding member of Next Level Sketch. They collect musical instruments, so expect a mandolin, banjolele, or a stylophone to make an appearance at some point. You can follow Maddi on Twitter.
James Walsh (he/him) is not the singer out of Starsailor. A Hoopla-trained sketchwriter, stand-up and improviser, James co-produces Next Level Sketch, recently released his debut solo album, and doesn’t own as many ukuleles as Maddi.
He tweets @jamesofwalsh.