The Comics’ Ward

The competition heated up this week as the comedians took on the challenge of humouring Watford General Hospital staff and patients, hoping that they wouldn’t find themselves in the SMTF emergency room. With the task of creating the most entertaining hospital radio show, Stu and Rudi seemed to impress Watford General the most and chose…

A Battle of Laughs

If ever SMTF show producers wanted to find a location that could metaphorically convey how tough stand-up really is – the producers couldn’t have done much better than sending the comics to Europe’s biggest military base where they trained for battle… But after experiencing a typical day for a soldier at Catterick Army Base there…

The “F” Factor

Stand-up comedy vs. “The X Factor” has reached our television screens in the form of “Show Me The Funny“.  Hosted by Jason Manford the show sees 10 comics (8 male, 2 female) battle it out every week in the form of a 5-minute set of new material to a challenging audience. Alan Davies and Kate Copstick…

Review: Waiting Like A Man

Written & Performed by Daniel Benoliel Directed by Tom Cornford “Waiting Like A Man’ was a brilliantly entertaining, witty and creative one-man comedy show – don’t wait to see this performance! Not to be missed!” Read the full Review: www.comedyblogedy.com/reviews or click here VENUE: Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NJ (nearest…

Interview with Chris Cox

Comedy Blogedy: Your love of magic seems to have started from your Paul Daniels magic set. Would you say that the tricks you performed when you were younger still influence the way you put your magic tricks together now?

Chris Cox: In some ways yes, the basics you learn of magic, are like the basics for anything, they underpin every thought you have after that. I think the thing which is more important than the tricks is the thinking behind them. A lot of my early inspiration came from Penn & Teller, I realise now loads of my thoughts and ideas come from their style. The simple fact a trick can just be a trick, that you’re job is to entertain and you don’t have to lie about that, or dress it up as something more. Magic is a fantastic form of entertainment, it’s unique in that it shows you the impossible, and that alone is enough to wow someone, you don’t then need to pretend you have any special powers on top of that.