A thousand people came to our party!

 An amazing night.

An amazing night.

 

The Oxford Imps don’t get to perform in front of a thousand people
every day. (N.B. According to Stephen Hawking’s multiverse theory,
there exists a universe in which the Imps do perform in front of a
thousand people every day. We can only assume that universe also
features world peace and environmentally-friendly Hummers.) In the
universe we're stuck in, however, such glories are rare. Thus, it was
unbelievably exciting for the Imps who got to grace the stage of the
Oxford New Theatre for our 10th Anniversary Show. For current Imps, it
was also a great honour to share the stage with the seven amazing
former Imps that we featured.

The Imps love improv more than Ricky Gervais loves himself, so
bringing impromptu comedy into such a massive theatre was a dream come true. Of course, the Wheatsheaf is a great, intimate venue for our
weekly shows, but it was a thrill to try out improv on a mega scale.
The stakes were high, the laughs were high pitched, our mics were high
quality, and we said "hi" to the challenge. I don't want to speak for
all of the Imps but I will say unequivocally that this was the
greatest experience any of us will ever have. I, for one, am prepared
for disappointment on my wedding day.

When I started improv at the frail age of 16, the idea of having a fan
was as foreign to me as the eye contact of a female. Today, the Imps
and myself are in awe of all the wonderful fans who came to support us
for our big birthday bash. We could never take on risks like the New
Theatre show without so much support. It truly means a lot. Sharing
laughs is dangerously addictive. Thanks to everyone who keeps us off
the wagon. For our next birthday, we'll be happy with socks.

- Thomas

 Celebrating backstage. Except, it was under the stage.

Celebrating backstage. Except, it was under the stage.