Podcast with Paul Foot

Paul Foot is an award-winning comedian and has been described by critics all over the world as a “genius”. Paul started performing comedy at university and has since performed live, on television and radio as well as festivals across the globe. Paul has won several awards and was nominated for the Barry Award in 2011…

Tom Rosenthal & Sara Shulman

Audio: Humour Me with Tom Rosenthal

Humour Me with Tom Rosenthal by Humour Me (Comedy Blogedy) on Mixcloud Tom Rosenthal, British Comedy Award nominee and star of Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner, co-presents Humour Me with Sara Shulman. The show features an interview with Logan Murray, comedian, author and leader of the best comedy course in Europe, as well as an…

News: Comedy Blogedy & Bright Club Present: Humour Me: Live!

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Humour Me Live!

 A comedy show piloting student stand-up at UCL (University College London) will take place at The Wilmington Arms on 15th March 2012.

Following the success of UCL’s regular Bright Club, where university staff share a stage with professional comedians and entertainers to dig out the funny side of their work, it’s now time for UCL students to tread the boards.

Humour Me: Live! will feature a line-up of UCL undergraduates and postgraduate students. The majority are comedy virgins and will be performing their very first five minutes of stand-up – a momentous occasion!

The “extremely funny” David Morgan will compere the evening and award-winning Naz Osmanoglu (one third of the sketch group Wit Tank) will headline.

Audio: Humour Me with Bec Hill

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…

Review: Doctor Brown: ‘Becaves’, The Soho Theatre, London

Doctor Brown: Becaves

“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.

Audio: Humour Me with Katherine Ryan

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…

Review: Paul Foot, ‘Still Life’, The Bloomsbury Theatre, London

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“Do not analyse the humour, yield to it!”

If ever there was a quote by Paul Foot that succinctly summarised how an audience is to react to his comedy, it is the above!

In an outfit that resembled one of the students from The Magic Schoolbus meets Shoreditch chic, Malcolm Head provided the support for Paul Foot, dabbling in different forms of poetry, stories and manifestos. Although the detail and creativity of the stories was humorous, Head’s reception seemed more that of an appreciated humour rather than laugh out loud funny, although there were a few moments of strong laughter that provided a gentle appetiser for the treat about to come.

As the second half began, right from the off-stage announcement, Paul Foot took his audience on a journey of unexpected silliness and extraordinarily hilarious humour. As Paul revealed the structure of the show, ironically this was no preparation for the “glimpses”, “nonsense”, and of course, “Penny” extravaganza that was to take place be it on the Bloomsbury Theatre stage or in the stalls.