Being happy at Laffy Hour
If you’ve had a long hard week and are looking for a few laughs tomorrow night, comedy enthusiast Toby Butterfield has just the ticket — Laffy Hour.
Ms Butterfield who regularly teaches classes in improv comedy is running Laffy Hour, a night of fun improv games the first Friday of every month in St George's.
“It is a fun and supportive atmosphere where everyone joins in,” she said. “I am so excited about this opportunity. These games have a way of turning timid strangers into a laughing group of friendly people in under ten minutes. I am used to people feeling a little bit shy so I design it accordingly. For instance, I ask people to pair up for a lot of the games. That tends to make people more comfortable.”
An example of an improv exercise may require people to pair up and find three things they have in common with each other. Then they have to tell an outrageous but flattering lie about their new friend to the group. In another exercise they might have to tell a story as a pair, each alternately saying one word at a time.
“It will be at the Conscious Vibe Cafe on Water Street which is wonderful,” said Ms Butterfield. “Even though I actually cheer for the other Cup Match team (ahem!) I really wanted to do something to support St George's.”
Edibles and beverages including beer and wine will be available for purchase at the cafe.
Ms Butterfield said that if people really have a real interest in improv comedy, she is starting up a new improv class shortly.
The next Laffy Hour will be tonight from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information e-mail Ms Butterfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.