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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Daniel Kitson is a genius. I know this because it’s one of those things smug people say to let you know that they like comedy more than you. At long last, tonight’s the night to find out for myself. Continue reading “Daniel Kitson: Something Other Than Everything @ The Royal Exchange”
XS Malarkey has a new home this week. Okay, technically it’s the same building, but the owners have splurged £450,000 to turn the shabby Pub/Zoo into an altogether more pleasant setting.
We’ve popped down to the newly opened Bread Shed to see if it’s altered the Malarkey experience. Continue reading “XS Malarkey Gets a Makeover: Max & Ivan, Joe Lycett”