Humour Me with Naz Osmanoglu & Kieran Boyd by Humour Me (Comedy Blogedy) on Mixcloud Naz Osmanoglu and Kieran Boyd, stand-ups and members of the sketch group Wit Tank, co-present Humour Me with Sara Shulman and the show also features an interview with Norwegian comedian Daniel Simonsen as well as the founder and Executive Producer…
Phil Boothman: Just over three years, I started back in August 2008 at a variety night at The Oakford Social Club in Reading, where I used to live. Because there weren’t too many places to gig around Reading I was the only comedian on the bill, so the audience didn’t really know what to make of me. I got nervous, hit myself in the face with the mic as I got it out of the stand and stumbled drunkenly through a 10-minute set, but it never put me off!
As soon as Chris Ramsey came on stage, his ease and eagerness to interact with the audience was apparent and, if there wasn’t a time limit, the interactivity could have gone on indefinitely but, believe me, nobody would even think to look at their watches!
Ramsey’s likeability, charisma and “sandancing” charm created a relaxed feel to the whole show with seamless transitions from one brilliantly told story to the next and some really fantastic attention to detail! The fast-paced and highly energetic articulation of each joke both linguistically and physically and the relatability of each anecdote was so well-delivered that the odd heckle was not in fact a heckle but was the perfect example of audience members just “joining in” because they were completely captivated by each story.
Humour Me with Bec Hill by Humour Me (Comedy Blogedy) on Mixcloud Bec Hill co-presents this week’s show with Sara Shulman discussing Pun Run, the Australian comedy scene and Bec’s experiences of being a comic. The show also features an interview with Dominic Holland about ‘Eclipsed’ and the corporate side of comedy gigging and the grande dame…
On the day of the Wikipedia Blackout what better show to watch than Festival of the Spoken Nerd! Helen Arney, Steve Mould and Matt Parker delighted the audience with science, story-telling, songs and experiments. Missing fundamentals to astronomy to flame tubes were all delivered with a comic angle and a nerdy twist.
“I’ve never seen something like that before!” This quote is from the lady sitting next to me after the first scene of Doctor Brown’s show Becaves and it is the most apt way of describing every element of the show.
A performance by Doctor Brown (Philip Burgers) is an experience like no other, so much so that his style of comedy should in fact be in a genre of its own! Burgers has a very special talent, which is that he has an innate ability to form a connection with his audience by picking up on the humour in a room to such an exceptional degree and then performing in such a way that at times it seems almost comically customised.
Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?
Philip Simon: I did an 8 week course with The Comedy School in Camden in February/March 2011, which culminated in a showcase at the end of March. My first gig was at the start of April 2011. Since then I have done about 70 gigs/competitions/gong shows in London, Oxford and New York.
Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?
Philip Simon: Bloody hilarious! Oh, I see, sorry. Well, every joke I tell comes from personal experience, either something that has happened to me, or something that was said during banter with friends and family and got a laugh. I don’t write ‘gags’ as such, but twist real situations to give them a funnier edge if they need one, which means that my stand up is narrative rather than a series of one-liners. I would say I was self-deprecating observational comic.
\Whatever you have planned until Saturday 21st January 2012, make sure at least one night involves going to the Soho Theatre to see Max & Iván: Are Homes & Watson.
Whether you have encyclopedic background knowledge of Holmes & Watson or perhaps have never heard of them before, the whole show is made completely accessible so what may seem as quite a niche topic for a comedy show sees Max & Iván yet again mastering an idea that is beyond anything you could imagine before you see it live.
Flatmates Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu share the very latest news from their flat. This week they discuss the bhuna problem in fridge politics and Naz’s worsening Michael Madsen Celebrity Big Brother addiction. In other news, there are complaints about excessive noise and a potential pizza situation.
Humour Me with Katherine Ryan by Humour Me (Comedy Blogedy) on Mixcloud The first show of Term 2 is co-presented by Katherine Ryan, her 2 year-old daughter Violet and Sara Shulman. The show also features an interview with a very exciting up-and-coming comedienne, Suzi Ruffell as well as winners of the Foster Comedy Award Panel…