I can’t read a map, so we’re running late. This means that, after a mad dash across Sale, we don’t get to enjoy much of The Old Plough before we hurry through the bar for our first visit to Laughing Gnome Comedy.
Two chairs are kindly rustled up for us to take our seats at the back as we prepare to watch the same comedian perform twice. Continue reading “Laughing Gnome Comedy @ The Old Plough, Sale”
Inglorious Laughters was hosted by Eji Osigwe, a friendly start to this intimate gig at Gullivers. His relaxed chats with the audience provided a sense of normality and familiarity after some of the more whimsical acts and kept the whole night in balance. Continue reading “Inglorious Laughters @ Gullivers”
This is one of our favourite nights in the comedy calendar. The final seems to have come around quickly this year.
It’ll be Christmas before you know it, but right now there’s a champ to be crowned. Whose night will it be? Continue reading “Beat The Frog World Series Final 2017 @ The Frog & Bucket”
The days are getting shorter, but comedy rests for no fan.
Tonight, it’s another foray into the Women in Comedy Festival for Strife In A Northern Town, a two-woman show that pitches itself as “a hilarious, fast-paced tale of sex, death, corruption, friendship, family and Latvian cigarettes”. Continue reading “Strife In A Northern Town @ Women in Comedy Festival 2017”
Having attending the excellent festival launch night at the Frog and Bucket the previous night and perused the shows on offer, this was one I was very excited about.
Being an exiled Cumbrian I was naturally drawn to a show set in my native homeland and even more so realising it was set on Derwent Water. A place I spent much of my youth and a couple of summers working when back home as a student.
Continue reading “Jane Postlethwaite’s ‘The House’ @ Women in Comedy Festival 2017”
The gigs are coming thick and fast in October and this was the first of three gigs this week!
Although it has been a long time between drinks since we last visited Dead Cat back in December, it remains one of our favourite nights. The regular gig plays host to some of the best alternative acts on the circuit and conducts itself at the wonderful Labyrinth of a pub, the wonderfully quirky Sandbar.
Continue reading “Dead Cat Comedy @ Sandbar”
Blimey, it’s been a long week. Pretty knackering, as it goes. We’re not ready to head home just yet though. Instead, we’re on our way to watch some musical comedy. The artist in question is acoustic guitar-wielding Chris Tavener, who has tempted us along to a recording of his show.
We’ve checked out a few of his songs and we’re ready to be entertained. Let’s see how it goes. Continue reading “Chris Tavener @ Three Minute Theatre”
Yep, you’ve read that right. We can be a bit cultured when we want! So how did we find ourselves inadvertently at a poetry evening? It had a smattering of stand-up comedy of course!
Continue reading “Punk in Drublic Poetry @ Brewdog Bar Manchester”
After a months hiatus due to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Trapdoor Comedy was back with two nights at its regular haunts Solomons and The Old Monkey. It was the latter which we found ourselves visiting again, having last attended it back in January. The Old Monkey has the air of a friendly local ‘boozer’ within the city centre and at under £3 a pint, definitely not city centre prices!
Continue reading “Brendon Burns @ Trapdoor Comedy, The Old Monkey”
We’ll experience a lot of new things tonight. Somewhat lamentably, being the only people at a gig is not one of those things.
We’ve chosen to continue our improv education with Longform Fridays, a new night from the prolific folks at ComedySportz. The lesson will be a lot more intense than we bargained for. Continue reading “Longform Fridays with ComedySportz @ The King’s Arms”