Not even going to talk much into the overall trip, but here are shows that I went to, because if you don’t already know, I LOVE COMEDY and I travel for comedy shows! The main reason for the trip was definitely to go see comedy shows. Conclusion: NO REGRETS.
- ACMS was obviously going to be good, but the show itself had a mix array of good, decent and okay. Tom Bell is really good at comedy, okay?! Like really fucking good that I cried at the end of his set from laughing. And Thom Tuck supposedly compered the whole night sober, and it was quite possibly the best thing I’ve seen him do (comparing to his stuff I’ve seen online where he is VERY OBVIOUSLY DRUNK) mostly because he was a lot more focused and he didn’t stumble with his words. Nadia Kamil was awesome, and the conclusion to the show (Matthew Kelly!) was a lot of fun.
- The Horne Section is a delightful piece of comedy work that I missed during Melbourne International Comedy Festival by a few days after I left Australia. Some stuff were ad lib by Alex because some bits got the band laughing in stitches. Andy Zaltzman was one of the guest—ANDY FREAKING ZALTZMAN. Fun, fun, fun show. GO BEARDS!
- Matilda is so fun and awesome and the kids are great and I’m 25 and have not achieved half the level of ‘AMAZING’ the kids have already pioneer in. Shame on me!
- By impulse and boredom, I went to see Max and Ivan Roffle Club without really knowing who the guests were. Okay, guys, brace for it: David Reed, making it a tally of two Penny Dreadfuls members I’ve seen live. Luck?! LUCK! David’s bit was so funny and heartwarming. I particularly enjoyed The Three Englishmen who were just so silly and delightful. Headlining was Abandoman. Not a lot need to be said if you already know how great he/they are at improv!
- Rich Fulcher’s election night was boring and I should have gone to Simon Amstell’s show instead, and I’m still upset that I went to this shit (that had tantamount of sexism and racism in it, ugh!)
- Lastly, I can tell you I’ve seen Josie Long, who was excitable and does the funniest impression of Ed Miliband.
- Tim Key haunts me as I leave the Soho Theatre for the last time as a flyerer from The Invisible Dot awaits people outside, handing out a flyer for Masterslut. This is the second time I miss Tim’s show by LESS THAN A WEEK (last time was Melbourne.)
Other than that, I enjoyed traveling alone. If I had someone with me the whole time, I would have been immensely annoyed. London is a great city and I can see myself living there.
I’m also stoked for Edinburgh next year now! Whoever wants to join me (Tumblr invitation extended) do tell! Let’s be comedy friends!6 months ago • 4 notes