The Comedy Shed
What would you expect if you saw this? Correct – welcome to the Comedy Shed. To an audience of 5 people (4 on chairs and 1 standing) Ed Gamble superbly MC’d a comedy gig…in a shed!
James Acaster was the first comedian to perform delivering some very funny observations on the Loch Ness monster and cows. Ben Target, one of the most exciting up and coming alternative and prop comics on the scene, introduced himself personally to each and every member of the audience and, not seeing the size of the “room” as an obstacle, blew up a balloon that took up the remaining space inside this somewhat comedy club and proceeded to leave the shed by CROWDSURFING!!!
The lantern even fell in the middle of the performance so, apart from the few atmospherically-scattered fairly lights, we were sitting in a shed with a comedian performing his set in the dark. Phil Nichol closed the show with his much loved and highly entertaining eskimo song as well as other wonderfully funny musical numbers that had the entire audience singing and literally raising the roof! With a standing ovation, Phil left the stage (the audience member at the back of the shed having to step out of the shed for Phil to leave) and coming back to the somewhat “stage” (the audience member at the back having to step out of the shed for Phil to come back in) for an encore!
The comedy shed was possibly the most innovative, exciting and unpredictable gig I have ever experienced! But what is more exciting is that the comedy shed is one of the many features available in the comedy arena at this year’s Latitude Festival!
Latitude is launching a series of monthly events at the Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue, London, which will showcase some of the artists lined up for this year’s festival. The event is free for Latitude 2012 ticket holders, Century Club members and members of the Latitude forums and gives you a sneak preview of a special selection of performances booked for the festival across music, comedy, theatre, cabaret, poetry, literature and the arts.
The scheduled dates are:
2012 Longitude events
Monday 5th March
Monday 16th April
Monday 14th May
Monday 11th June
Monday 10th September
Monday 8th October
Monday 12th November
Monday 10th December
Don’t miss out! I really can’t explain just how amazing an experience it was to have some of the best comedians perform a gig in a shed to five people and if you want to experience it and attend the Latitude previews then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or get your tickets here!
Photograph of The Comedy Shed courtesy of @Monster_Comedy & @edgamblecomedy
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