So it’s been a long time between drinks but last night we decided to leave the warm sunshine and venture across town to a basement on Oxford Road. A last minute decision seen us taking in Comic’s Anonymous at its new home at the recently refurbished Joshua Brooks, taking camp in their basement. A tight little venue usually used for music creating a cosy atmosphere and good stage setting for comedians to peddle their wares and crack wise. Continue reading “Comic’s Anonymous @ Joshua Brooks”
Comedy. Football. Podcast. These are all things we like. And with that admittedly rather basic assessment, our Monday night is sorted.
But does the Comedian’s Football Podcast have a foot like a traction engine, or does it have football pie all over its shirt? Continue reading “The Comedian’s Football Podcast: Live”
In what will probably comes as a shock to your average teenager but once upon a time we had to wait a week at a time to see our favourite shows. Content binges only existed once a show had finished and you’d waited months for the box set release. In the mid 90s Friday night on Channel 4 was the comedy king and the jewel in its crown was a show we’d all come to see as an extended member of the family, that show was of course smash hit US comedy Friends.
We had a fair old debate about whether or not to jump on this bandwagon. After all, while Black Mirror has its darkly comic moments, it’s a world away from the sort of thing we’d usually talk about.
Then we remembered. This is our blog. We make the rules and we can do whatever we want. In this case, what we want is to see where the newest batch of episodes sits alongside the older ones by making a list of our overall favourites. Continue reading “Black Mirror: Our Top 7 All-Time List”
This one has had us excited for a while, a return to the small screen of one of our favourite shows growing up. It has been 15 years since we last paid a visit to Royston Vasey and it is back and even more disturbing than ever! Some things might have changed, such as the local shop no longer being there and it now has a food bank but the array of odd local residents is still as weird and wonderful as ever!
Salford University has produced some incredible performers over the years (Need I mention Peter Kay, Jason Manford and Ben Kingsley?).
Recently they showcased the talent of the Comedy module for their Performance courses at The Frog and Bucket. The night was a combination of first time performers and experienced acts, most of whom are in their final year of Salford University’s Comedy Writing and Performance Course .
Wandering through Manchester city centre, you can’t fail to notice that homelessness is something of an issue. You might even have thought that it’s time someone did something about it.
Well, on Thursday, December 14th, someone is. Continue reading “Preview: The Homeless Support Stand Up Project”
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”