Venue Review: Dead Comedian’s Socks

Last night I was at Dead Comedian’s Socks, ably MC’ed by Frank Cassidy. It’s downstairs at Dirty Dicks (be careful how you google that!), just by London’s Liverpool Street station. The night gets through 18 open spots of new acts or new material plus a circuit regular doing ten minutes at the end.¬†To keep it … Continue reading

Link: Comedy Store – King Gong

Adding the Comedy Store as a potential gig would be a little hubristic if it wasn’t for King Gong. I haven’t had the balls to do it yet. Maybe I’ll see you there if I grow a pair.

Stand up comedy on Spotify

Yes there is. I’ve been listing to music on Spotify for a few years now – I was lucky enough to get an invite early on. But I never realised that there was loads of stand up on there as well. As far as I know you can’t search genres within spotify but there is … Continue reading

Stand Up Comedy Bestsellers (January 2011)

I thought after Christmas and the initial sales rush it would be interesting to see which stand up books are selling the best. Unfortunately (as far as I know) there is no general source for best sellers by subject so I have just Amazon’s sales as proxy. Not all the books on the lists are … Continue reading

Link: We Love Comedy

I’m going to try and update my links regularly – so I can remember them if for nothing else. To kick off here’s a lovely little night in the West End that I hope to got on at one day: We Love Comedy

Updating the London Open Mic gig list

I haven’t been. Other than deleting a couple of gigs I know for a fact have died. If you are using it and you find anything wrong on it please leave a comment so I can update it. Keeping it all up to date myself is a massive job. If we all chip in it’ll … Continue reading

Venue Review: Laughtershock Shoreditch

I did Laughtershock‘s Shoreditch gig on Tuesday night, compered and booked by Phillip Jones. I’m not sure he books acts unseen so to get a gig here impress Phillip somehow (exactly how I leave up to you). I really enjoyed the gig, partly through being on with some excellent acts (eg Rosie Wilby, JasonPatterson, Stevie … Continue reading

Anam Bar Venue Review

On Thursday night I was at the Comedy Bin‘s Thursday night gig in the Anam Bar, located in the increadingly trendy¬† Chapel Market, Islington, right next to Angel tube station. The indefatigable Deola warmed up the large and lovely crowd admirably. It’s a smallish room, so it doesn’t take much to make it packed. Which … Continue reading

Venue Review – East meet jest

East Meets Jest run their new material night in the upstairs bar in Belushi’s. It’s a very intimate venue. Well it’s the size of a large living room. But that forces the audience together and magnifies any laughs. As is usual for most of these open mic nights there were at least as many acts … Continue reading

Comedy Bin, Horatia Bar – Venue Review

Another Comedy Bin gig. Another gig in a pub. Another good gig. I’m starting to lose my prejudice against gigs in the main bar of a pub. It’s free entry for all (like all Comedy Bin gigs). So you have nothing to lose in asking friends down (other than their respect when they see your … Continue reading