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About five years ago, while compering new material night at the Hob in Forest Hill I saw an act I didn’t think I’d seen before. He was so good I couldn’t wait for him to come off stage so I could... more
What is stand-up comedy? I thought I knew, but I’m starting to wonder. Earlier this week I reviewed David Baddiel’s show My Family: Not The Sitcom at the Menier Chocolate Factory for the Evening... more
If your Facebook feed is anything like mine you’ll have spent the last few days reading about how good Dave Johns is in the new Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake. It’s a serious role for the seasoned... more
I don't know if it counts as Alanis Morrisette level irony, but I heard about Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle being axed by BBC2 on the way home from C4’s Comedy Gala at the 02 Arena.My immediate... more
Two years ago I decided to go to the Edinburgh Fringe solo. Between signing up for a show and actually performing it, I lost a grandfather to cancer and then decided to take my comedy “career” more... more
It was Channel 4’s annual comedy gala on Friday and as usual the previewers – me included – billed it as the cream of British comedy from Michael McIntyre down. But looking at the line-up did set me... more
Here's a slightly amended version of an article by Jay Islaam which he posted last weekend. There are some very interesting pointers here for anyone dipping their toes in online marketing - and if... more
Editor's note: When Adam Kay performs he usually does smutty songs he has written himself, but later this month – details below – he is doing a show celebrating the work of Tom Lehrer. Beyond The... more
Eshaan Akbar has become a familiar name on the comedy circuit in the last few months. He has featured in finals of various competitions and he won the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the... more
We all know about posh comedians. There are probably more privately educated stand-ups around at the moment than there were boarding school alumni at the BAFTAS. I don’t need to list the names. But... more

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