Double whammy of Damp Knights comedy

Damp Knight Improv
Damp Knight Improv

The boys are back and they’re funnier than ever – and you can enjoy an improv comedy night with local group The Damp Knights this week.

Formed in 2015, creative comedy cronies The Damp Knights are a group of performers and general ne’er-do-wells that know how to make audiences laugh, but have no idea how to write a script.

After many gigs around the North East and the South of Scotland, as well as several sell-out performances at The Maltings, they are back with their quick wits, stage chemistry and lack of shame.

They will be showcasing their signature brand of improvised comedy, with additions from filmed and live sketches, written by the team.

Taking elements from Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Fast and Loose and Mock the Week, Damp Knight couple it with audience suggestions, participation and a lack of preparation for a night of comedy that will not be forgotten.

Join the team in their latest special, Parrots of the Caribbean, on Friday and Saturday, at 8pm.

They will invent and scramble their way through an evening of impossible scenes. There will be ridiculous games, and even the odd inconceivable musical number to provide an evening’s entertainment for you, all the while enjoying the freedom and sense of adventure that can only be achieved as a brightly coloured, feathered, rum-drunken scallywag from the tropical home of villainous piracy.

David and Carole Chapple will be cycling from Cornwall to Edinburgh for STEP4MIND and as part of their bike ride, they’re ending each day with a comedy gig. The Damp Knights are one of their last stops before they reach their final destination of the Fringe Festival.

They will be bucket collecting for the mental health charity Mind, and the Damp Knights are also donating 20 per cent of their ticket sales to the charity.

Tickets cost £5. Book online at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or contact the Maltings box office on 01289 330999, or visit the theatre.