In mid-July, I did a gig that was a little different from the usual open mic nights. The Pun Run is, as the name suggests, a night for acts to perform sets of puns and wordplay which can sometimes split
I’ve rather let this blog fall into disrepair over the summer. Sorry. It’s not that I haven’t been gigging, but gigs have been less frequent over the summer, due to the small matters of the European Championships and the Olympics.
It is not very often that we are afforded the opportunity to review an album on The Comedy Journal. It wouldn’t take much market research for a music exec to decide against any budding musical comedy acts standing hopefully before
After a few weeks of relatively few gigs, I did 2 in quick succession over the weekend. The second, on Sunday evening, was at the excellent Free and Funny in Islington, probably my favourite open mic night in London. Despite
Perhaps it’s my desire to become a sitcom writer (without any of the talent or vocabulary to do so) that makes Episodes appeal to me. It certainly isn’t the humour. For all its failings as a comedy I actually quite
Hi there everyone, My apologies for being a bit quiet around here for a while, those of you who’ve been visiting TCJ for a while might remember me and my comedy alter-ego, Matt Fisher, from some of my older character
Another gig – another lesson in the unpredictable and impenetrable alchemy of live comedy. Last night we had a Why the Long Face? show and just like 2 weeks ago for the last one, conditions weren’t particularly helpful for us.
New comedy series You Cannot Be Serious! made its debut on ITV this evening, a sports themed impressions/clip show fittingly broadcast straight after England’s final warm up game before the upcoming Euros. Aiming to be at least slightly more entertaining
Just in case anyone was worried – I survived my stag night unscathed. I’m not entirely sure how, but nonetheless I’m intact and sporting the traditional number of eyebrows. I’ve only gigged twice since my last post here – both
Over this side of the pond, Seinfeld – as a show - has a rather cult status attached to it. Comedy geeks country wide will lovingly brandish well worn, extravagantly packaged box-sets (Seinfans who’ve attempted to access the actual DVDs from the labyrinth of
Yesterday evening saw the Birmingham Final of the Tickled Pig Student Comedy Competition, after similar events had taken place in Leeds and Nottingham. Five up and coming stand up talents took to the stage, with only one winner and runner-up
This Friday I’m gigging at the night I run with some friends – Why the Long Face?. It’s a slightly unusual occasion for me personally, as it’s the beginning of my stag weekend so a few of my friends are