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for recommending stand up comedians and the events at which they perform
the good ship's [kilburn, london, titus bramble] comedy nights are good, £4, good mix of fairly famous and unshit smaller people. i've seen simon munnery and andy zaltzman and others there, and very few shit people.
what else is good on the regular in london?
i also think it'd be good to get this thread bumped when there are bigger or international comedians announcing shows
(don't have much to contribute tbh. My [second] local often has semi-famous comedians in doing work-in-progess type shows to small audiences, have seen Issy Sutie, Kitson, Stewart Lee + others all do stuff there)
Will definitely be going along to some of these shows in the future though.
the pub itself isn't actually that great. i'd only go there for the comedy.
It was a very odd experience, don't know whether he was legitimately having an off night or whether it was all one big meta bit given a lot of his material was about how ill-equipped he is to be standing on a stage addressing people for a living. Anyone else seen it?
Frankly, much prefer his work with Sheep who's absolutely amazing Wembley Preview Show is back for a run at the Soho Theatre. Highly recommended.
Going to see Alex Horne's Madame Butterfly in a few weeks. Not got anything else lined up as yet though, hopefully Tim Key starts doing a few work in progress shows soon, they tend to start around this time of the year.
If so I know exactly what you mean. I presume it was intentional but I couldn't figure out if the show actually fell apart in the last ten minutes or so or if he'd just planned it that way.
He was making a point of how Saturdays were always awful so I didn't know how much of it was the act or not. He kept hitting himself really hard with his mic as well, drew blood at one point. It was pretty uncomfortable.
Jack/Tyler type routine. The only bit where it seemed like he was sort of losing direction was near the end where he kept talking about it being Friday and he needed to do something to entertain people, in my case he started drinking and doing star jumps.
I have a feeling he always freestyles the last 5-10 minutes since he timed the whole routine to end at a point where he climbed onto a stool and the music started playing but I couldn't help wondering if we were watching someone genuinely falling apart on stage.
It's either an unbelievably well constructed, dark piece about the nature of stand up itself or it's genuinely someone in the process of a breakdown in public.
It's all the more strange given the stuff he does with Sheeps
at the Royal Albert Hall. Cost a shitload but for a good cause innit.
Probably too mainstream for DiS but I'm looking forward to it.
Really liked him when I've seen him
Looking forward to seeing him outside of Law & Order UK. He came to my friend's vintage fair the other day, no one else knew who he was :(
Also on the bill:
Frankie Boyle (boo, hiss! etc.)
Whole thing hosted by Kevin Bridges, who for my money is one of the funniest comedians around, so yeah. Should be fun.
Took a while to warm up but was really funny by the end.
Noel Fielding was the only dud to be honest. Just talked absolute nonsense for about 20 minutes (mostly consisting of shouting 'I WAS A GODDAMN CHICKEN BOY') and then went "I couldn't *not* be the weird one on this line up!" as if it was some sort of punchline.
im on the Standing Room Only Audiences mailing list, which is for tv shows needing audiences. have been on the list for ages and all that came of it was going to see the jonathan ross show, which had romesh ranganathan being funny on it
but they've listed something that could be good coming up:
TASKMASTER hosted by GREG DAVIES
Greg Davies (Man Down and The Inbetweeners) hosts Taskmaster - a brand new comedy show. The Taskmaster, with arbitrary assistance and analysis from Alex Horne (8 Out Of 10 Cats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks), sets five of the UK's very best comedians a series of bizarre, tricky and often ingenious tasks to complete to the best of their ability.
Roisin Conaty (Man Down,C4), Tim Key (Alpha Papa), Romesh Ranganathan (Live at The Apollo), Frank Skinner (Room 101)and Josh Widdicombe (The Last Leg) have all been confirmed as contestants to appear during the series.
With their own personal possessions up for grabs in the prize pot, they have everything to play for. Especially their dignity.
The show records at The Clapham Grand, just opposite Clapham Junction, on Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th March at 5.45pm. If you would like to join us for a night of comedy, then apply now.
Booking is now open and you may apply online via our website at http://www.sroaudiences.com
might be a bit late to book but i might go
Greg Davies really put me off, saw him perform as one of the guests for a Horne Section show a few years ago and he was dire. Really excruciatingly unfunny. Shows like that need a good host and I could see him bringing down a lot of people I really like.
at the tattershall castle one time and thought that was good actually
tattershall castle: no idea if they still have lots of good comedians doing small shows there or not
only a few names i know and none i care about at the moment
it was dreadful, and they knew it, for about two hours. Probably should have realised this already but the extend to which editors mangle this stuff into something funny is shocking.
i went once and it was ok. not amazing. i still like the thrill of it and going "ooooooh its the tv but it's real life"
Yeah, it was very exciting stepping in to the television like Willy Wonka but other than Ian Hislop making libellous asides about famous people that he knew couldn't be broadcast, it was pretty, pretty boring. And uncomfortable.
Hopefully that'll be good.
Looking forward to seeing how much of it makes it into the series.
usually a mixture of brilliant smaller comedians and established names trying out new material http://www.theinvisibledot.com/
I don't think he's touring much at the moment but I'd strongly recommend going to see him the next time he's in your town, excellent impressions and some brilliant skewering of stereotypes. He's one of those guys who's clearly been doing comedy for awhile so the whole show just flowed from start to finish.
I had him on at my club. His politics are proper right-wing, though. Some of the stuff he puts on Facebook/his podcast is pretty rank.
ever do any of that standup you said you were gonna do?
i've got an award shelf, it is in my room at my parents where i live, that is the two sides of it
at the Soho Theatre. She was very funny.
seeing Long on Wed then Lee on Thu. Seen both before and looking forward to seeing them again.
Also went to see the filming of Stop/Start - a TV pilot of R4's Start/Stop. It was generally funny, with only a handful of real duff gags and, as with alcxxk and chuff, the being the scenes factor was an undeniably fun novelty, which was helped along by Des Clarke doing cheeky warm-up/commentary.
but The Great Night of Comedy Show on April 1st at 100 club features Adam Buxton & Tim Key among others. those two alone make it well worth £16 odd https://www.ents24.com/london-events/100-club/the-great-night-of-comedy-show/4215114
also support indie man The Pictish Trail was very good
Nowt else on the horizon. The posters at the Stand were all just bearded blokes with glasses it was not inspiring. Oh and Jay Rayner, the restaurant critic who looks liek Gene Simmons you know
Actually it isn't stand up so I should probably fuck off but Limmy is doing his book thing in Newcastle in a few weeks?
The comedians are only one for like five minutes and it's like an oven in there. Wouldn't bother mate. The staff are really rude too. And the drinks are really expensive and bad. Saw Stewart Lee there once and all he did was literally sneer at the audience for a few seconds and then leave. Wouldn't bother.
Saw one guy go into spasms once, they had to call an ambulance.
Even the saturday night shows they do an hour or so.
The bar service is wank though.
Joe Morpurgo is absolutely great, its a WIP but still/
Tim Key's WIP I went to was nearly 3 hours.
not that interested myself but what else is this thread for
Have some very good stuff but they need to escape the league of gentleman framing a little bit.
Pappys, always worth going to see. Saw the Twins show at Invisible dot earlier this year which was great.
Not recommended- Joe Lycett: An hour of weak material about how people think I'm a bit camp and the comical situations resulting from this (or whatever it was actually called).
incredibly funny, awkward, sad, and moving.
She can't attend - face value (£10). Any takers?
also is it at king's place?
what a life. also i can't come, thanks and sorry
Hammersmith Apollo again
no matter how much i like every recording i see of him
I went to his last Hammersmith show and thought it was amazing. When did you see him?
it was during the riots so whenever that was. he was just a drunk, unfunny prick going on about how much he loves libertarianism, and it was like £35
I don't mind that personally though, he's got conviction and he's fucking funny and dark about it for the most part
i like a lot of his ~political stuff, like his stuff about abortion , but THIS WAS NOT FUNNY ANTONY
he even posted an apology online after :')
that would honestly make a big difference to whether i'd go see him again. i figured it was pretty normal for him
so chances of it being the same one are lower. MIGHT have been the last show of the run tho
it was definitely at leicester square theatre in the same year though
Ol' Ruffer's new material needs some work.
if anyone wants them? I can't go and they don't do refunds.
I paid £40 for them, but willing to take a bit less if anyone wants to take them off my hands.
help me out here mate. I'm just a man, trying to make his way in this kerazy world.
i would buy the tickets if i werent in SPAIN
Harry Hill invites you to watch his brand new comedy cooking show!
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Whether you are an accomplished master chef or hate cooking with a passion you are going to love this off the wall show.
As Greg Wallace might say: “Cooking doesn't get any funnier than this!”
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getting my brother a ticket for his birthday https://www.ents24.com/london-events/leicester-square-theatre/a-well-known-comedian-and-some-colleagues/4184454
got him a ticket to this instead http://www.bushhallmusic.co.uk/whats-on/events/26-jun-15-adam-buxton-bush-hall/
def worth going to
as it featured among other things a live band but Andrew O'Neil's history of metal was very very entertaining and actually a little poignant.
I meant this chap
Just done a bit of investigation.
Louis CK doesn't have a tour of UK in 2015 :(
His last hour wasn't as amazing as the ones that preceded it either. Think he's working on a film as Louie is a shorter season this time around. Wouldn't be surprised if he's not over here till 2017.
they are probably a bit too adult, a bit too sophisticated for Dis
The man is a genius. I wrote this thing for Nestor's site last year about how he's taking auteurism to new heights or something equally pretentious and poorly communicated:
Went to see all the solo acts on Saturday, all free (which I thought was great for London) and 4/6 were brilliant. James Hamilton was a highlight.
Anyone seen his latest show?
He's just announced an extra week run, I'd urge y'all to go:
but musical comedy nnnghhh
The Horne Section are fun but limited, his solo shows are wonderful though.
£5.50 each, bargain. Love Katherine Ryan.
one of only two comedians I've ever bought tickets to see - the other being Reginald D Hunter. The rest of them can fuck off unless it's free or raining at a festival, otherwise I'll just circle YouTube watching snippets
I'm going tonight looks pretty good but tickets were a bit dear (20 quid? Lolzdon)
this was well good, not least because she managed to put a finger on exactly what I find so annoying about Russel Brand.
fucks sake dis
They're both dead good.
No venue mentioned though...
before choosing hammersmith or, like, wembley
might go on the tuesday, only a tenner
i'm going tomorrow
Dead good, still tickets available for tonight as well I think.
quite different to her usual stuff and actually surprisingly touching at points, I would recommend watching it but apparently the Soho performances were the last ones of the tour.