The RH Experience are an improvised comedy sketch group, who have been performing live shows and producing sketches for a decade.
We regularly perform at Leicester Square Theatre in the West End, and broadcast a weekly improvised radio show on Camden’s Roundhouse Radio; Played Up. Our residency at London improvised comedy club The Miller, RH and Friends, sells out every month.
Our YouTube channel as had over half a million video views, and was awarded Google's YouTube NextUp prize in 2011.
Our improvisation experience has taken us into companies and brands, such as Google, Microsoft, and BlackBerry, who hire us to run workshops, provide consultancy, and energise products and teams.
Conor is an improviser, writer and clown and has been performing for over ten years.
Conor has had the honour of training with some of the best comedic establishments and performers in the business, including The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Pajama Men, Doctor Brown, Philippe Gaulier, Lee Griffiths, Neil Mullarkey and Stephen Frost, Sam Simmons, and many more.
In addition to his performance work, Conor is a graphic artist and video editor, and has produced posters for many other performers such as Jack Rooke, In Cahoots, Megan Ford and Mawaan Rizwan, and for The Soho Theatre. He has also created funny content for The Huffington Post,
Have I Got News For You and ChannelFlip, to name a few. He also manages to find the time to shoot and edit The RH Experience’s YouTube videos.
You can see more of what he gets up to over on his website.
Luke is an improviser, presenter, YouTuber, actor and full-time Doctor Who fan.
When he isn’t improvising with The RH Experience, Luke presents for the BBC's Doctor Who YouTube channel, and co-hosts Official Doctor Who: The Fan Show. He also makes videos on his YouTube channel about Doctor Who, and has previously written for Doctor Who Magazine. Luke has also performed at The Young Vic.
In his day job, Luke is responsible for co-running BBC Worldwide Digital Studio's YouTube channels, including Doctor Who, Top Gear, BBC Earth, and more. His past work includes Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and as a graphic designer for Doctor Who Magazine, and Fantom Films.
Tom is an actor, improviser and scriptwriter.
Accumulating over two million views on various YouTube projects, Tom’s character work has seen him in high demand for comedy, as well as straight acting roles. His performance credits include numerous films and online series, as well as on stage at The Young Vic.
Tom is the graphic designer at Big Finish Productions for Doctor Who.
Dan is a musician, improviser and songwriter.
As well as being the guitarist for The RH Experience, Dan is also an established improviser in his own right. Since starting out with the University of Durham’s student troupe, he has trained with world-renowned The Second City; David Shore, Cariad Lloyd and Paul Foxcroft from Monkey Toast; Joseph Morpurgo of Austentatious and The Free Association; and Mark Beltzman, founding member of Improv Olympic.
Dan tours and performs with comedy hip hop improvisers Abandoman, who have appeared on BBC Television and Radio, and at Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and Latitude Festivals.
Inspired by conversation with the audience, Stuck! tells the story of three characters trapped by fate. Who and where they are is different every time. Their stories unfold using fast-paced flashbacks and cutaways; sometimes joyous, sometimes tragic, always absurd...
High energy silliness, mixed with commitment and intelligence, leads to an engaging tale that the audience will never forget, but will also never see again.
Stuck! premiered in London in late 2013, and is The RH Experience’s first story-driven improvised show. After six months of continuous development, we took Stuck! to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, where its unique combination of strong narrative and instantaneous humour brought in packed crowds and five-star reviews from renowned festival publications, such as Three Weeks.
In August 2015, Stuck! returned to Edinburgh for a successful second run, this time at the prestigious Gilded Balloon.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for bookings and enquiries about Stuck!
New for 2016, The RH Experience presents Scribble; a flowing long-form narrative punctuated by spontaneous songs, all against an ever-changing, live illustrated backdrop.
Guest illustrators and animators (such as the incredibly talented Ed Stockham) use our classic 1980s overhead projector to provide the scenes’ backgrounds and additional characters, all based on audience input before the show. We even give the audience the chance to draw their own, if they like!
With its charming, lo-fi aesthetic, twinned with razor-sharp improvisation and character-driven narratives, Scribble’s unique format is equally at home in comedy clubs, theatres and gallery spaces.
For bookings and enquiries about Scribble, get in touch!
Combining quick-witted improvisation with fantastic guests from the worlds of comedy, music, film and television, Played Up! is the archive radio show where the tapes don't exist yet! Hosted by RH’s very own Tom Bacon, Played Up! turns guests' suggestions into sublime silliness, all performed on the spot by us!
Now in its second year at Roundhouse Radio, Played Up! has developed into a truly unique live format; warm, engaging interviews leading into sketches and songs, alongside recurring weekly segments during the 45-minute show and podcast.
Listeners can contribute to the show via online and phone-in suggestions, in addition to those of our wonderful studio guests, who have included:
- Benjamin Cook: YouTuber, film and documentary maker
- Chris Bingham: comedian, film and music producer
- Dan Collard: comedian and writer
- Dave Cribb: radio producer for BBC Radio and Radio X
- Dodie Clark: musician, singer-songwriter and YouTuber
- Ella Jean: musician, comedian, and singer-songwriter
- Jack Rooke: comedian and writer
- Kitten Killers: award-winning sketch comedy group
- Mawaan Rizwan: comedian, YouTuber, and BBC Three documentary maker
- Robert Llewellyn: actor, comedian, and writer - best known as Kryten in Red Dwarf
- Steven Bridges: magician and YouTuber
Played Up! is high-energy, completely off-the-cuff, and hilariously entertaining - the perfect antidote to those Sunday night blues.
Roundhouse Radio - live on Sundays @ 4pm
The benefits of improvisation are increasingly being discovered and leveraged in the corporate world. Outside of comedy clubs and theatre games, the techniques and mindset required by performing improvisers have significant value when applied to idea and content generation, team building and dysfunction diagnosis, and solidification of a group identity.
The RH Experience provide consultancy services and have developed custom workshops for numerous companies and brands, including Google / YouTube, Microsoft / Skype, and BlackBerry, as well as non-profit groups and schools. Contact us to discuss more about how we can help your business, and tailor an improvisation workshop to your team’s requirements.
The RH Experience have also coached a number of London-based improvisers and troupes; we also have our own monthly workshops in the pipeline for 2016 - watch this space! If there’s anything specific we can assist with, please take a look at our individual profiles and expertise, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if one (or more) of us can help you develop your skills!