I am not a huge fan of a live comedy show; I am a pretty introverted person, I don’t particularly like being pointed to and asked to answer a question. Nevertheless, I ended up at the Comedy Club, watching an improv performance of stationary.
The Suggestibles are a local improv comedy group based in Newcastle. To be honest, when I first saw their group name, I was not squealing in excitement. However, I still decided to give it a try. Not only did I actually show up, I even sat in the second row.
The show started off with two of the members explaining what was going to happen. They told the audience that the show will play out through different “games” which involved us telling them what to do. An example would be to give them a movie star, a location and a random object. They would then play out a scene involving all three objects. With barely any props, just a few chairs and an amazing pianist, they were able to make the whole room burst into laughter from the moment they stepped on stage until they stepped off.
It was really interesting to see them come up with new ideas every time a new “game” was played, they even performed a musical on stationary. They were truly able to draw the audience into their own world of laughter, encapsulating the audience’s attention through asking for random suggestions. It was the literal meaning of giving the audience what they want.
It was amazing to see how well and quick they were able to come up with such hilarious skits. Despite not being a fan of watching live comedy, I was continuously tickled by their amazing performances in just a short span of two hours. The Suggestibles hold shows every Thursday at 8pm at the Comedy Club. If you have yet to watch them, I would highly suggest you give them a shot!