You decide what you watch. That is the funda behind Humour Me’s Improv Nights. Here audience is the king as artistes will improvise on the spot in order to entertain you.
Their one-hour performance on Sunday saw an entertaining stand-up performance where they improvised on the spot, spontaneously without any pre-written script.
The audience drove the theme of each segment of the show. Humour Me is a group of four performers and one host. The artistes performing at Improv Nights are Dhruv Sachdeva, Clifford Alfonso, Andrew Hoffland, Pranay Manchanda and Shantanu Anam.
Dhruv Sachdeva takes up the role of the host and is also the founder of Humour Me and has been in the entertainment world for the past 10 years. He started his acting career with the role of Scar in the musical Circle of Life which is an adaptation of the Broadway musical The Lion King’ Last year, Dhruv produced and acted in the production The Character of a Happy Life. And most recently, wrote, directed and acted in an original musical theatre production Dinner for Pricks, under the Humour Me banner.
So the audience gives them a situation or a scene to enact, and they perform it on the spot — with sound effects and even mimicry et al in place.
‘We basically perform as per the demand of the audience which includes different dance forms like rap, conventional etc and various music genres too,’ said Dhruv.
Clifford started years back with the musical production Noah’s Ark. Andrew Hoffland, oldest of all the performers, works as a teacher and has been singing and acting in various theatrical and musical productions. Pranay Manchanda has been an actor for over 15 years, and has worked in theatre.
Shantanu Anam has worked as is an actor from the age of 16, and has acted and directed several theatre productions.
‘We are here to deliver happiness, not shoes. If we don’t stick in your mind, we consider we have have failed,’ said Dhruv. Fair enough!
At: Lure Switch, Lado Sarai
when: 23 December