Clowns, Comedy & Commentary

Mae Martin: VAULT Festival (WiP 2018)

I realised a while back that there are many reasons not to write a review of a 'Work in progress' show but I hadn't been to this Vault Festival venue before and wanted to share my experience. I had actually... Continue Reading →


Flo & Joan: VAULT Festival (WiP 2018)

I missed Flo & Joan at last years Edinburgh Festival and, to be honest, it wasn't until they started turning up in TV ads that I remembered wanting to catch their act. They were fun, fresh and offered up some... Continue Reading →

Bill Hicks: Relentless (recorded 1991)

How does one even begin to review Bill Hicks? I think a good place to start would be with his choice of intro music... Hendrix, a genius in his chosen field who left us far too soon and with only... Continue Reading →

Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2017)

Despite being a fan of his work, I have never actually seen Ricky Gervais perform stand-up. Having heard that his live shows were generally inferior to his TV work, I wasn't sure what to expect. But I was very up... Continue Reading →

Bob Monkhouse: The Last Stand (recorded 2003)

Many remember Bob Monkhouse as a slick game-show host from the 1980s and 90s. But to reduce him to just that would do a great disservice to arguably the greatest gag merchant of all time. This live performance was his... Continue Reading →

Mae Martin: Dope (2017)

Everyone has a type of comedy that they love - sketch, end-of-pier, quickfire gag artists, surreal, musical etc etc. My personal favourite has always been the storyteller, the clown who can mix insightful truth and sadness into an hour where... Continue Reading →

The Horne Section w/ Tim Key (2017)

There is something ever so comfortable about The Horne Section – they get on stage and within minutes you feel feel like one of the guys, part of the banter, in on the joke. It's an incredible skill and is one... Continue Reading →

Andrew Maxwell: Showtime (2017)

Sure thing, no-brainer, it's in the bag, guaranteed, easy three points...  Money! I am running out of ways to clarify that, on any night, Andrew Maxwell will kill it! The Clown Prince of Comedy is back and once again he... Continue Reading →

Mark Thomas: A Show that Gambles on the Future (2017)

And the future leader of the Clown Party and our next Prime Minister is... Why does this man not run for government? I am not a particularly politically minded person but this clown makes me think, challenges my attitudes and... Continue Reading →

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