Clowns, Comedy & Commentary

Pierre Novellie: Self Titled (2017)

Okay, hands up time, I had no idea who Pierre Novellie was! I realise that this highlights a rather large hole in my comedy knowledge but it is a mistake that I am thrilled to have corrected. We were looking... Continue Reading →


Phil Wang: Kinabula (2017)

I wasn't sure what to expect when I walked in to Phil Wang's new solo show but it certainly wasn't what I got. My first experience of Phil Wang was a number of years ago at the Fringe on a... Continue Reading →

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (recorded 1979)

Richard Pryor is undeniably one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. 'Live in Concert' is arguably the best example of his work available today and offers a wonderful insight into the the style and delivery... Continue Reading →

Russell Howard: Round the World (2017)

Before Russell Howard took to the stage this evening, it was announced that as this was his 9th consecutive solo performance at the Royal Albert Hall he had broken a longstanding record of 8 appearances set by one Francis Albert... Continue Reading →

Steve Hall: Russell Howard Support (2017)

I feel slightly unfair in critiquing a clown working as a warm-up act but I found this one slightly fascinating due to the venue in question (the Royal Albert Hall) and the clown in question – Steve Hall was formerly... Continue Reading →

Stewart Lee: Content Provider (2017)

The first time that I actually saw Stewart Lee live was about 12 years ago at the Soho Theatre. I went in with high expectations; my ticket buddy on the night absolutely loved his solo work and I had always... Continue Reading →

Mr Swallow: Houdini (2017)

I first encountered Mr Swallow when I was dragged to see Dracula the musical. I say dragged because my ticket pal for the night had led me to believe that it was a straight performance and I could think of... Continue Reading →

Josie Long & Martin Williams: Investigations (2016)

As much as I enjoy Josie Long I have to admit that I went in to this show with a view that I would be watching Mark Thomas for the Twitter generation. A great idea, quickly researched and then chunked... Continue Reading →

Shit-Faced Shakespeare (2016)

In order to justify my review I think that it's only fair for me to declare at the outset that I have never been a massive fan of sketch/theatrical troupes. This doesn’t mean that they’re bad but in fairness they... Continue Reading →

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