This week on Ed & Friends; lots of lessons and laughter from improv comedy legend and founder of Hoopla, Steve Roe!
Steve has made a name for himself teaching and performing improvised comedy. In 2006, he and his friends started meeting above a pub in Balham and eventually created Hoopla, which has since become a comedy community with weekly shows, its own festival and a platter of classes and courses that are training and showcasing comedians in the heart of London.
Steve gives Ed a potted history of improv and chats about making things up on the spot, breaking the rules and keeping a healthy disrespect for the art form. He also shares a soon to be award winning story about some Spanish tourists and a bookshop toilet.
Ed & Friends dug themselves out of the snow in New York and spoke to Video Game enthusiast and YouTuber Lee Stapleton a.k.a. IAmStapesy!
Lee Stapleton, or Stapesy, trained as a filmmaker with Ed before entering the film industry. A suspension from work meant that Lee had a bit of time on his hands and found himself a part of three-man YouTube Channel Armed With Controllers before moving to New Zealand and starting IAmStapesy. Ed and Lee have slap-dash catch up via Skype and chat about “Let’s Play” videos and even try to sell movie plots to each other in the game “Elevator Pitch”!