St Andrews' first, best and only improv troupe is lonely. Talented, well-educated, mostly house-trained performers seek that special hour-long connection with a supportive audience. Open to suggestions. No night is ever the same and former audiences have raved about our inexplicable pleasures. Mild performance anxiety. 'Consistently sharp, funny and clever' ***** (EdFringeReview.com). 'An intellectual, bold bunch' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'A must-see performance' **** (ThreeWeeks.co.uk).
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St. Andrews may be more usually noted for its royal connections, golfing and even its intellectuals, however this year history could be set to change. Blind Mirth, St Andrews' University first, best and only improv comedy troupe has a big ambition: to become more famous than golf or the monarchy.
A tall order? Well, maybe. But hailed as 'an intellectual, bold bunch' (Broadwaybaby.com) Blind Mirth have spent the year tickling the funny-bones of St. Andrews with their ever-popular and always-packed weekly shows, and they are now ready to take on the Fringe for a two-week improv extravaganza at Paradise in the Vault.
Following a spectacular year for the group, including the roaring success of their annual sketch show for On the Rocks, Scotland's largest student run arts festival, the lively improv group turn to Edinburgh to mark the summer with a bang.
From Kentucky to Kirkcaldy, Blind Mirth features members from a wide array of different backgrounds, a diversity that ensures the laughs are always fresh.
Energetic performances are boosted by the group's love of getting the audience involved in both their long and short form games, something that guarantees vibrant and spontaneous comedy.
Clever, crowd pleasing and hilarious Blind Mirth are primed for what is promising to be another five star run.
Make sure you don't miss the funniest hour at this year's Fringe!
Blind Mirth are St. Andrews University's very own improvised comedy troupe. Established in 1998, Blind Mirth puts on weekly shows at the university. There is no script, nor any prior discussion about each performance; every show is completely improvised, entirely formed around the suggestions given by the audience.