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sprite-comedy  Stand Up Comedy and Quillarious


Hi I'm taking a break from Quillarious on Mondays for a while. Feel free to join the facebook group 'Quillarious' and I'll post when I've some news.
Thanks for your interest and support Alastair






Introducing Quillarious! A brand new comedy format!
Quillarious is what happens when a room full of people attempt to write five minutes of stand up collectively in an hour. It’s panel show meets comedy workshop as MC Alastair Sadler leads two teams of point hungry audience through a bunch of exercises designed to fluff out the funnies. Will we succeed? Who knows, but we’ll have a bunch of fun along the way.
Experience required = None! Admission = £0 Embarrassment = None!
Just a huge sense of being at the cutting edge of comedy, joy, well being, happiness, and lowering the possibility of nuclear war (none declared at time of publication) ... and it’s funny.
7.30pm start - 10pm
We're upstairs so use the bar on the ground floor to save a trip :-)

Why not bring Quillarious into your office? More fun than you've ever had in the meeting room (excluding that Xmas party!)
Download a pdf of Quillarious for corporate entertainment

sprite-comedy  Show Details in Brief


Hi I'm taking a break from Quillarious for a while. Feel free to stay on the group and I'll post when I've some news.
Thanks for your interest and support Alastair





sprite-comedy  What is Quillarious

Introducing Quillarious! A brand new comedy format!
Quillarious is what happens when a room full of people attempt to write five minutes of stand up collectively in an hour.
It’s panel show meets comedy workshop as MC Alastair Sadler leads two teams of point hungry audience through a bunch of exercises designed to fluff out the funnies.
Will we succeed? Who knows, but we’ll have a bunch of fun along the way.
Experience required = None!
Admission = None!
Embarrassment = None!
...Just a huge sense of being at the cutting edge of comedy, joy, well being, happiness, and lowering the possibility of nuclear war (none declared at time of publication)

"... and the march of a 1000 mile starts with a single joke then gets really silly and we're there in no time :-)" Chairman Mao NOT!

sprite-comedy  Quillarious for corporate events


When it’s a good idea to reward your team with a fun event, the
challenge is to find something that’s fun , new , different that may
even be productive.
Well here it is ... Quillarious the comedy writing game show!

Premise: We use whatever time’s available (usually 90mins or an
afternoon) to collectively write and perform five minutes of stand up
comedy.
The theme of the comedy can be random or a corporate message
e.g. a mission statement. Quillarious is highly adaptable to your
ideas.
We divide into teams, find the funnies and then connect them up in
a back story. These are presented in our ‘Stand Up Challenge.’
And finally, our awards ceremony is where the best contributor
receives one of the highest accolades ever created, a Quillarei!

Why Quillarious:
This is primarily about fun and enjoyment.

Points regarding the underlying psychology can be made if
desired and it’s possible to use Quillarious as part of you
team building strategy.

Quillarious is a challenging activity that’s out of most
people’s comfort zone. By ‘going there’ as a group,
individuals practice supporting each other and reassess
each other's talents.

Creativity is necessary in any problem solving situation. The
clues are there but connecting them up is tough under
competitive or time pressures. Quillarious achieves success
through creating a friendly creative environment, enjoying
failure, but keeping everyone working towards the goal.


Client list including:
? Kings Cross Management Services,
? Wellcome Trust,
? BBC,
? British Army,
? Pride,
? HM Revenue & Customs,
? Ernst & Young,
? British Airways.
Contact:
Alastair Sadler
Mob: 07939012231
Email: salsa@streetbeat.co.uk

sprite-comedy  Where and When



Hi I'm taking a break from Quillarious for a while. Feel free to stay on the group and I'll post when I've some news.
Thanks for your interest and support Alastair




sprite-comedy  How to Perform at Streetbeat Comedy

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Hi I'm taking a break from Quillarious for a while. Feel free to stay on the group and I'll post when I've some news.
Thanks for your interest and support Alastair




sprite-comedy  My Favorite comedy gigs on YouTube

Here's a link to my YouTube playlist of my favorite gigs.

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The 2020 Offer
Lets restart after lockdown!
‘Couples only’ bookings for £75 saving £55.
Use the Offer code "2020" when you book :)
Only available for course dates before the end of October 2020.

Note: Couples will not change partners during the course and will remain socially distanced from other couples. See ‘‘Anti Virus measures

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I'm delighted to announce the wonderful news that the Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive courses return from August 22nd and dates have been released through to Christmas 2020.

The Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive course is the world’s first, the longest running and most successful salsa course of its kind, not to mention a 2019 TripAdviser Certificate of Excellence winner, and it seems only fitting that this salsa course is one of the very first to return to London’s West End after nearly four months of lockdown.

Like many things we’ve had to make adjustments to a new post coronavirus era of salsa teaching in the UK.
At present I can only offer ‘couples only’ bookings so we can partner dance safely.
Numbers are also restricted and we have to get used to many precautions that seemed unthinkable only months ago.

Having taught salsa for twenty five years, I remember a time when salsa dancing was small, exotic and underground. This gave it an appealing edge. I believe partner dancing post lockdown will offer that same buzz. A chance to begin an amazing journey of expression and communication, both on the dance floor and off.

For couples who have never danced salsa together, I thoroughly recommend learning salsa. It will enhance your communication, expression and confidence in each other. Dance is a gift that keeps giving. It rewards your relationship in so many subtle ways. I see it at every salsa class, a gesture, a nod, a twinkle in the eyes of couples that shows the world that these two people work well together.

As Albert Einstein said:
“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”
I was set and ready to run the Brighton Marathon on 19th April but....
So I thought I'd keep my marathon blog going as a way to journal my coronavirus experience.
Enjoy the latest episode Lockdown London, especially if you now North London a little.

www.alastairmarathon.blogspot.com

The Brighton Marathon's been rescheduled to September 2020 so I've kept the JustGiving page going at:
JustGiving - Sponsor me now!


I’ve posted the Mambalsa Summer newsletter on the Mambalsa Blog.
It includes my thoughts regarding the success of Daytime Dance project and my plans for the future.
Just in case you haven’t heard of Mambalsa, it’s a new partner dance that I created in 2014. I’ve been using it for various projects so take a look and get ahead of the game :-)
mambalsa-summer-2019-newsletter.html
Yesterday I received an email from TripAdvisor informing me that I had been awarded a Certificate of Excellence.
I had no idea that there was such a thing but now I've got one I'm a big fan.
It's the chance to thanks to everyone who's taken the time and trouble to say some kind words about my Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive course.

Click the image to visit TridAdvisor


Reflection: (You may prefer to read this on the Salsa Rapido Blog)
When I embedded TripAdvisor into my site I was hoping for praise but open to the possibility of harsh and unfair criticism, and in fairness I've received a one star review from someone who wasn't on the course and a two star review from someone who enjoyed the class but didn't enjoy the fajitas at lunch! May I just add that fajitas are not compulsory and anyone can eat wherever they wish. Lunch isn't even part of the deal so bring a packet of crisps in if you wish but don't blame my course if they didn't have your favourite flavour! (I'm so over it now)
Anyway, I overcame my fears and gave it a go, realising that feedback is good and TripAdivsor offers a third party review that's useful for the pubic when booking.
Many months later and I've received mainly five star reviews.
This tells me that:
My presentation is engaging and entertaining.
People are way nicer than I deserve.
Salsa Rapido is a mature enough method to stand comparison to traditional classes.
I'm really good at asking for five star reviews.

On the last point my hobby of stand up comedy led to five shows at the Edinburgh Fringe where at the end of a show we would have a 'bucket speech' to encourage the audience to give a tip (our only source of income)
Cliched line like "Take some change, fold it and put it in the bucket" were common.
One time I got a waif-like act to kneel down holding the bucket while looking as mournful as a Dickensian child.
Another time a showed the audience picture of my cats on my phone and asked "which one should I 'economise' first?" Well it works for charities!
The result was seldom any different. It was the show that counted.
I got Hacked on Facebook
I wanted to ‘boost’ my post for our new monthly Sunday night event Salsa Clasica (plug plug here’s the link ) I hadn't used it for a year and so wasn’t checking for any activity but found my FaceBook advertising account had been hacked last March......
read more on the Salsa Rapido blog
I've set up a new section on the site for Tripadvisor reviews of the 1-Day Intensive Course.
If you've been on the course recently and would be kind enough to review it please go to
link
Thanks in advance :-)
For suggestions and suggestions please email me at salsa@streetbeat.co.uk
I have sad news to share as after 13 fun filled years, we will not be continuing Salsa Camden.
For those following the ins and outs, you'll know that a deal was done re bands and promotion for Tuesdays.
That deal has not been honoured.
I will post a full account / rant in my Salsa Rapido blog in the New Year, sufficed to say, that given the toxic environment and despite my best efforts, I have had to let Salsa Camden go.
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who's supported us, for your friendship and energy, and more recently, patience. Plus, of course, for the loyalty and support of the current team, so much appreciated. It's been a blast and there are so many good memories ????
However, tis the season to be jolly, holly, mince pied to the eyes and tinselled around the edges. So,
I and the Salsa Camden Crew would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
....posted by Alastair Sadler Dec 2018
I've publish more articles on the Salsa Rapido blog.

streetbeat.co.uk/blog

Other Salsa Rapido articles include:
Top Tips for Pre-Beginners in Salsa 10/25/2017
Counts Commonly Used in Salsa 10/18/2017
Salsa Rapido method- Fast, Fun & Progressive 28/09/2017
Travelling steps 30/04/2017
The Mechanics of Spinning 20/04/2017
What is Salsa Style? 08/02/2017
How I got into salsa 11/01/2017
Welcome to the Salsa Rapido Method 09/01/2017

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