BLC Advanced: Tag Out And Chill!

Bristol Longform Comedy are excited to introduce this one-off three-hour class for advanced students!

— Tag Out And Chill! —

Great! We know WHERE we are, WHO we are, and WHAT’S going on in our improv scene, but then… WHAT’S next?
Don’t panic! Chill!
A great, well executed tag, that’s what!
Tags are a great way to explore characters, explore the world, move forwards and backwards in time, and heighten comedic Games.
This workshop will teach an array of different tagging techniques which will help you play with the comedic elements of your scenes, and most importantly, it will give you the confidence and patience to do so!
The workshop will finish with the montage format.

Attendees must have at least one years worth of experience performing or studying improv.


Instructor – John Gallagher Portero

​John is an improv comedian, actor and sketch writer from London.
He currently teaches at Bristol Longform Comedy, and previously taught at The Bristol Improv Theatre, and co-created Kitchen Rules Theatre in 2017.

John started as a Short-Form improv player in 2011 at Aberystwyth University, going on to direct and perform numerous narrative-driven improv shows during his time with Exploding Fish and Unscripted Players.
John spent a year in Madrid training and teaching with English-speaking improv company MADimprov, as well as learning from local improv company ImproImpar.

​John regularly performs with Bristol-based teams ‘Jazz Police’, ‘Macronaughts’, ‘The Billy Boys’, and his one man show ‘One Board Man’, appearing in numerous events with them at Hoopla, The Free Association, The Nursery, Nottingham Comedy Festival, Amsterdam Improv Marathon, Edinburgh Improv Festival, The 26 Hour Bristol Improv Marathon, and The Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe Festivals.

He has trained with teachers from Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv Olympic, and The Free Association.


If you would like to attend, please get your tickets from our Eventbrite link here:


Capacity – 10 Attendees

Price – £15


We will be operating under our own Covid guidelines to ensure the safety of our students and instructors.

– All are permitted to wear masks when participating, unless you are performing in the scene.
– Fire exit doors will be open to provide ventilation.
– Hand sanitiser will be provided.
– Please bring your own water bottles.
– Please prioritise your health. If you are feeling unwell, or feel you have symptoms, please cancel.


Nov 21 2021


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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