Phoenix, Cavendish Square, 6 July 2017 Yes! I have finally arrived as a comedy reviewer, in that I was actually offered free tickets to a gig. Albeit I had to turn up and pretend to be someone else, but still, I’m on my way. The freeness of the gig was partly what got me there, […]Read More Review: John Robertson: The Dark Room
Being the good law-abidin’ God-fearin’ folk that we are over at the Howl Sanctuary, we don’t review previews/works in progress. Comics need a place to be able to fail, quietly and with dignity in front of a select bunch of people, then huddle in a corner for a few hours before re-emerging to have another […]Read More ARG Com Fest: Three Word Reviews
Review: John Robins makes his debut appearance Live from the BBC.Read More Review: John Robins Live from the BBC
Erstwhile double act Andrew Collins and Richard Herring reunite to discuss bumming, Northampton and to lay some ghosts to rest.Read More Review: RHLSTP with Andrew Collins
A comedy fan who also happens to work in the sex industry, discusses what it’s like being the grizzly punchline to the ubiquitous dead hooker joke.Read More Opinion: Did you hear the one about the dead hooker?
Let’s kick off with some home truths, shall we. I am new to this. I am not an experienced comedy blogger. I’m not a journalist, and although I suppose I could class myself as a professional writer, my former career in the Civil Service mainly consisted of penning soothing responses to Members of Parliament who […]Read More Good Eggs: a selection of interludes with Tash Demetriou, Nish Kumar and Lou Sanders
Three questions: three minutes. Speed interview with the rapper, actor and comedian Ben Bailey Smith, aka Doc Brown.Read More 3/3: Doc Brown
Phoenix, Oxford Circus 4th June 2017 I’m not ashamed to admit it, David Reed bamboozled me. I was present at the first podcast record of Inside the Comedian a few weeks back, when the show shared a double bill with Pappy’s. I’d come along for a Flatshare Slamdown, so was pretty clueless as to what […]Read More Review: David Reed: Inside the Comedian with Marcus Brigstocke (Podcast Record)
Interview with Stuart Goldsmith, aka the Comedian’s Comedian, prior to his gig at the Soho Theatre.Read More Stuart Goldsmith: Interview
The new topical comedy/improv show ‘Host the Week’ has been pulled after just one episode, Chortle reports today. Perhaps because of my deep and enduring love for two of the men behind this show (Pappy’s Ben Clark and Tom Parry), I’m really sorry it’s been pulled after just one episode. OK, it had awful reviews […]Read More Opinion: Make ’em Laugh? Give ’em a Chance!