At first glance, with their matching shirts and ties, four-piece The Noise Next Door could be just another all-male sketch act. In fact, these guys offer something different. Their shows are 100% improvised, relying on audience suggestions to inspire the creation of comedy gold. This isn’t a bold reimagining of the limits of improvised comedy – many of the games and skits feel not a million miles away from the likes of Whose Line Is It Anyway? – but it’s a staggeringly well-executed trip around the genre.
These young guys (Matt Grant, Charlie Granville, Tom Livingstone and Sam Pacelli) have acutely sensitive funny bones and fast reactions. Most importantly, they have a fantastic chemistry and camaraderie that makes the whole thing work.