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Hang Out with The Maydays

Hang Out with The Maydays

By The Maydays
The Maydays have been performing live comedy around the world for fifteen years to rave reviews and sold out attendance. Whether bringing Chicago-style improv to the UK for the first time, or touring their flagship show Happily Never After at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and beyond, The Maydays have been a cornerstone of the UK’s comedy scene. Now the team open their hearts and take to the airwaves with a show where they… just… hang out and enjoy the company of their friends. And they would like to invite you to join them in sharing anecdotes, laughing at their foibles and enjoying their play
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Pee Before Listening to This
This week when The Maydays Hang Out, at Joe Bill’s mere mention of watching Bear Grylls, the conversation turns to drinking urine. And being unable to pee. Rhiannon Vivian has been painting, but feels guilty for not serving capitalism. Heather Urquhart has been to a funeral and Vinny Francois has been avoiding Bears and Moose in the woods, and Jonathan Nguyen leads an especially convolutedly-titled parlour game. In this week's episode: Joe Bill Joe Bill Teaches on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/182602909978 Vinny Francois Improv College - http://improvcollege.ca Learn Real Good Podcast - @LRGPodcast on social media Heather Urquhart Showstopper on Tour - https://showstopperthemusical.com/upcoming-shows/ http://OpenYourMouthAndSing.co.uk Rhiannon Vivian http://twitter.com/rhiannonvv Jonathan Nguyen Jon Nguyen Improviser Page - https://www.facebook.com/JonNguyenImprov Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov themaydays.co.uk
23:51
October 04, 2021
Time Travel and Tablets
This week, when The Maydays Hang Out, Heather Urquhart and Mandeep Singh admit to going on holiday inspired by Beatles and Will Smith songs, Aih Mendoza has been preparing for the ImprovisAsian Festival, Liz Peters marvels at the bending of space and time caused by delayed podcast releases, plus Mandeep admits to being unable to eat tablets, and Jen Rowe has a plug that steals the show. Connect with the cast and their current projects here: Jen Rowe Jen is getting a sofa delivered. Aih Mendoza Third World Improv - http://thirdworldimprov.com The ImprovisAsian Festival - http://improvisasianfestival.com Mandeep Singh Gamez Social Media - @gamezimprov Heather Urquhart Open Your Mouth and Sing - http://openyourmouthandsing.co.uk Liz Peters http://lizpeters.com Social Media - @improvliz Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov www.themaydays.co.uk
25:04
September 20, 2021
Sponsored by Pret A Manger?
This week when the Maydays Hang Out, Jon Nguyen shares the joys of finding and photographing animal sculptures around the UK, and Ed’s truncated segues get a lot of attention. Heather Urquhart has been burning things and Juwel Haque attended a wedding in person. Plus, Jay Sukow shares the joys and problems of pet rabbits and the team have another attempt at a game of Mind Meld over the podcast internet space. Follow this week's cast: Jon Nguyen http://facebook.com/jonnguyenimprov Michelle - https://twitter.com/michelleimpro Heather Urquhart Showstopper: The Improvised Musical - https://showstopperthemusical.com Open Your Mouth and Sing - http://openyourmouthandsing.co.uk Jay Sukow 10 minutes with - https://www.facebook.com/jaysukow Today Improv - http://www.todayimprov.com/ Juwel Haque Online Drop-In - https://thenurserytheatre.com/online-drop-ins/ Edmund Fargher http://edmundfargher.com Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov http://themaydays.co.uk
27:51
September 06, 2021
Bucket Lists and Embarrassment
This week, when the Maydays Hang Out, the embarrassing improv stories come out when Hon Chong tells about the embarrassment he felt doing playing a pseudo-sexual vampire in a London Improv Jam, then Rebecca Macmillan tells a Maydays show where a stag party was forced to confess their sins and Stephanie Rae shares the time her mother performed a Rap on stage. Then the panel discusses their bucket lists, including Katy Schutte’s upcoming plane-piloting, and Lloydie James Lloyd’s joy at having a wonderful first date. Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation.  @maydaysimprov themaydays.co.uk 
28:22
August 22, 2021
Living Live
This week, when the Maydays hang out, we hear about going back to live shows, what the must-watch Netflix shows are and why one of Rebecca's daughter's wants to stick objects up her mother's nose! Plus there's an incredible game of 'Ask Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Rhymes" Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov themaydays.co.uk
22:51
August 09, 2021
Orange Pigs and Highlandy-type Cattle
This week, when the Maydays Hang Out, Vera Chok and Jen Rowe share the joys of projects and books. Vera and Mandeep Singh also share movie-watching experiences. Plus, Juwel Haque shares his excitement for the then-upcoming Euro 2020 tournament and Edmund Fargher details his unusual school sport/farmwork relationship. In this episode, we mentioned this book - Wilding by Isabella Tree which you can get here: https://amazon.co.uk/Wilding-return-nature-British-farm/dp/1509805095 This episode features: Vera Chok @verachok on Instagram Juwel Haque The Nursery - http://thenurserytheatre.com Thursday Drop In Cass - https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-open-improv-drop-in-tickets-85986350489 Jen Rowe in-Person Drop in - https://themaydays.co.uk/event/in-real-life-intro-to-improv-comedy-beginners-course/ Mandeep Singh Gamez at The Camden Fringe - https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/performances/gamez-presents-improv-smackdown/ Two Dollar Sock Club: https://facebook.com/2DollarSockClub/ on Facebook https://instagram.com/2dollarsockclub/ on Instagram https://tiktok.com/@2dollarsockclub on TikTok Edmund Fargher http://edmundfargher.com Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov http://themaydays.co.uk
28:56
July 26, 2021
Eurovision vs Fortnite
This week, when the Maydays hang out, Trista Mrema explains Eurovision to fellow American Miki Manting and the panel discuss potential crossovers with Mad Max Fury Road. Chris Mead claims that any two holiday makers will have opposing attitudes, and Jonathan Nguyen shares a story about going clubbing with his wife that corroborates it. Then Chris explains how he has been bonding with his nephews over Fortnite, and the struggles within. Links to projects, courses and shows from this episode's cast: Trista Mrema Improv on Mute Workshop - https://www.themaydays.co.uk/event/bipoc-workshop-improv-on-mute-with-trista-mrema/ Easy Laughs - http://www.Easylaughs.nl Miki Manting Vintage Improv Festival - www.vintageimprov.org Chris Mead www.chrismead.co Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov themaydays.co.uk
20:41
July 12, 2021
The Wilko Circle
This week, when the Maydays Hang Out, Rebecca MacMillan shares her eroded post-pandemic life skills. Jules Munns, on the other hand, has become a dad and moved to a place where the most exciting thing is a Wilko store. Terrance Lamonte Jr. has become obsessed with reality TV show The Circle, and Damon Royster has finally performed improv in front of a live audience… in the form of a high school prom. Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov themaydays.co.uk Wilko.com
31:29
June 28, 2021
The Tiger Who Came For Cocktails
This week, when The Maydays hang out, Lloydie James Lloyd and Rebecca MacMillan revel in the new freedoms of April lockdown-lifting, and regress to teenagers drinking in parks. Ed Fargher and Aih Mendoza reflect upon the pain and destruction that comes from having to walk somewhere for the first time in a year. The whole cast notices that some things that used to be services are now just done from the home including when Firas Alexander tells the team about a Petting Zoo for hire and it’s star, Greg the Sloth. Plus an all out love-in for our pet cat companions followed by an especially chaotic edition of short form game Bad Rap. This episode features: Aih Mendoza Thirdworldimprov.com facebook.com/HousekeepingImprov Firas Alexander https://www.facebook.com/PhantomPilotsShow/ https://www.facebook.com/Sweater-Daddies-a-comedy-duo-2237829546533936 Rebecca MacMillan improvsherlock.com impromptushakespeare.com Lloydie James Lloyd rhymesimprov.com ImprovChronicle.com Edmund Fargher Edmundfargher.com @edmundfargher Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov themaydays.co.uk
24:15
June 14, 2021
The Circus of Hairdressing
This week, when The Maydays hang out with their friends, Velvet discusses moving house in Canada, and the differences between perception and reality of the nation, and everyone shares their clashes-of-perspective of geographical size from nation to nation. Ed shares his experience getting his haircut, but forgetting his PIN code at the hairdresser. Katy mentions that her curly hair is difficult to maintain. Liz shares the dangers of cutting your partner’s hair and we have not one but two games to round things off! Find out more about everyone in today's Hang Out: Velvet Wells: thevelvetduke.com Liz Peters lizpeters.com @improvliz Own It - How to Boss Your Fears, Free Your Voice and Inspire the Room (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Own-Boss-Fears-Voice-Inspire/dp/B088388ZH7/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=own+it+liz+peters&qid=1622399338&sr=8-1) Katy Schutte katyschutte.co.uk Edmund Fargher edmundfargher.com @edmundfargher sidelinersseries.co.uk Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov themaydays.co.uk
24:39
May 31, 2021
Do Dogs have Knees?
This week, when The Maydays hang out, Juwel Haque and Jenny Rowe discuss moving into a house with a ton of stairs, Liz Peters shares her joy in seeing dogs in the park during the pandemic and Tai Campbell shares his experience as a newfound E-Board rider. Then Jen hits upon the real question. Do dogs have knees? Lloydie James Lloyd looks it up, but Tai doesn’t want to because of what the Google algorithm might think of him. Then the gang plays a game of News Conference! This episode features: Tai Campbell https://www.facebook.com/DoTheRightScene @DTRSComedy Juwel Haque http://www.thenurserytheatre.com Liz Peters https://www.lizpeters.com @improvliz Jennifer Rowe http://www.jennyrowe.co.uk Lloydie James Lloyd http://www.improvchronicle.com Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov themaydays.co.uk
25:38
May 17, 2021
Property and Pets in the Pandemic
This week, when The Maydays hang out, Rhiannon Vivian discusses trying to move house during the Coronavirus pandemic, inspiring a longing for the countryside from Katy Schutte and Vera Chok. Lloydie discusses the perpetually cycling housing in Nottingham, and life with his new cat, Yoda. Meanwhile, Jonathan Nguyen shares his experience of living with animals in and out of the house in Norwich. Then, Edmund Fargher introduces a game of Story-Meld, which does not go as planned… Find out more about this episode's guests here: Katy Schutte @katyschutte Jonathan Nguyen Wretched Hive Comedy - https://www.twitch.tv/wretchedhivecomedy The Improv Place - https://theimprov.place Rhiannon Vivian @rhiannonvv https://www.bumperblyton.com https://www.facebook.com/DreamweaverQRT/ Vera Chok @verachok Lloydie James Lloyd Improv Chronicle - https://www.improvchronicle.com  Edmund Fargher @edmundfargher Follow the Maydays on all social media for more improv classes, shows and conversation. @maydaysimprov themaydays.co.uk
30:12
May 02, 2021
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00:43
April 25, 2021