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Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #120 on: May 08, 2019, 12:53:36 PM »
Glad you enjoyed Tony, I haven't seen him in a while as every time I had a ticket he pulled out, but that was during his issues with drinking stage and I hear he's a lot more reliable now.

Shaken Not Stirred - The Improvised James Bond Film - An improv show (no, really) where Alexander Fox and Dom O'Keefe and a couple of others make up a Bond film thanks to suggestions from the audience. I enjoyed this a fair bit, the plot was a little simplistic but Fox was especially funny as the lead (the Roger Moore version, which suited me perfectly as he's my favourite Bond) and the others were great too and it's something I'd definitely see again in the future.

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Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #121 on: May 08, 2019, 01:58:18 PM »
Saw Steve Hughes (about whom I knew nothing before accepting a friend's spare ticket) bitch about trans people and feminists for an extended bout the other night, a pretty sickly experience.  He was sometimes funny in a "okay, haha, yes, men built civilisation and feminists aren't grateful... but, seriously, you don't expect us to buy this shit, do you?" way.  As the show went on, he got bitterer and bitterer, and less and less funny, and the targets of his 'wit' became increasingly made of straw.  He'd do a lot better if he built his show more around the early light observational stuff about dick pics etc, rather than his late-show tactic of putting on his 'evil faggot' voice and mimicking those filthy genderfluid postmodern queers who want to influence our children to cut their dicks off.

Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #122 on: May 08, 2019, 02:35:54 PM »
I just saw Tony Law for the first time this evening. I know he's probably old hat around here, but I thought I should say that I thoroughly enjoyed it - and would go again.

Of interest, to me, was the way the laughter was so oddly spread throughout the audience. It was almost constant, but happened in small areas at different times.

He doesn't work the audience as a whole. Everyone was laughing (sometimes a very great deal) at different times.

I think Mr Tony is terrific.
Once saw him create actual hysteria in the room during one of his Fringe shows*. A woman sat near me looked like she might die laughing.
No idea why he's so funny, but he is.


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Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #123 on: May 08, 2019, 04:05:24 PM »
Saw Steve Hughes (about whom I knew nothing before accepting a friend's spare ticket) bitch about trans people and feminists for an extended bout the other night, a pretty sickly experience.  He was sometimes funny in a "okay, haha, yes, men built civilisation and feminists aren't grateful... but, seriously, you don't expect us to buy this shit, do you?" way.  As the show went on, he got bitterer and bitterer, and less and less funny, and the targets of his 'wit' became increasingly made of straw.  He'd do a lot better if he built his show more around the early light observational stuff about dick pics etc, rather than his late-show tactic of putting on his 'evil faggot' voice and mimicking those filthy genderfluid postmodern queers who want to influence our children to cut their dicks off.

Christ, that sounds horrendous, I don't think I could have made it through a gig like that without either heckling or walking out, did anyone do either out of interest?

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Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #124 on: May 08, 2019, 04:38:51 PM »
There was the odd person yelling "Slayer!", a reference to his other career as a metal musician, but he pretty much got away heckle-free -- I got the feeling he was preaching to the choir a bit. There were a few walkouts, thankfully he didn't provide any commentary about them. I noticed his name briefly appeared on here a few years back during the "straight white cunt" kerfuffle, giving me the impression he's been ploughing this furrow for awhile.

Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #125 on: May 08, 2019, 08:39:06 PM »
Has anyone seen Mark Silcox live? I'm watching him on the Joe Lycett consumer protection show, and while that show's a bunch of balls, Silcox seems delightfully odd and anti-comedy.

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Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #126 on: May 08, 2019, 08:49:26 PM »
There was the odd person yelling "Slayer!", a reference to his other career as a metal musician, but he pretty much got away heckle-free -- I got the feeling he was preaching to the choir a bit. There were a few walkouts, thankfully he didn't provide any commentary about them. I noticed his name briefly appeared on here a few years back during the "straight white cunt" kerfuffle, giving me the impression he's been ploughing this furrow for awhile.

Ah, I didn't even know he was in Slayer, though I am aware of them as a friend was a massive fan back when he had long hair. Then he went bald and got in to prog rock, but that might just be a coincidence.

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Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #127 on: May 09, 2019, 06:13:15 AM »
Oh, Hughes isn't in Slayer, I think yelling "Slayer" was a punchline in one of his earlier sets -- obviously we're dealing with a real intellectual here.

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Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #128 on: May 09, 2019, 06:48:09 AM »
Oh, Hughes isn't in Slayer, I think yelling "Slayer" was a punchline in one of his earlier sets -- obviously we're dealing with a real intellectual here.

Ah, just looked him up on wikipedia and with you now.

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Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #129 on: May 09, 2019, 08:16:28 AM »
Sadowitz tonight in Leamington Spa, he never disappoints he only upsets

Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #130 on: May 14, 2019, 01:43:42 PM »
Has anyone seen Mark Silcox live? I'm watching him on the Joe Lycett consumer protection show, and while that show's a bunch of balls, Silcox seems delightfully odd and anti-comedy.

Yes, saw him in Edinburgh last year, was pretty delightful and a completely different live experience to any comedy show that I've ever seen.  It's certainly anti-comedy.  Check him out.

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Re: The new "What Stand Up Have You Seen Lately?" thread
« Reply #131 on: May 14, 2019, 02:37:30 PM »
Caught a charidy show last night at Leicester Square Theatre.

Line up was Josh Widdecombe, Jon Robins, Kerry Godliman, Laura Lexx, Jess Robinson, Sara Keyworth, Giants, Flo and Joan, Bec Hill with Abigoliah Schamaun as compere.

So that was ten or so acts at around twenty five quid a ticket in London's glittering west end. I'd call that good value.

Of the turns, Jon Robins didn't disappoint and now has me looking forward even more to the upcoming 5Live show. Josh Widdecombe was a bit lacklustre but seemed to be annoyed at having to go on last as it was getting late. Kerry Godliman was in fine form and of the rest the highlight was Giants who did a Norwegian pop duo sketch that was spot on.Abigoliah Schamaun was someone I hadn't come across before but I would certainly go out of my way the see her again.