Started by Small Man Big Horse, July 16, 2016, 08:16:30 PM
Quote from: flotemysost on November 18, 2023, 01:21:09 PMSaw John Roberston - The Dark Room at Soho Theatre last night. I know the show's been doing the rounds for years (though I'd not seen it before, and didn't know much about it/Robertson); I guess the format's nothing particularly groundbreaking or unique, and I've seen a good few other shows in a similar vein (mildly geeky theme, gamified audience participation, slightly unhinged host), but I'm a bit of a sucker for gimmicky interactive chaotic improv-y shit, so I enjoyed it.His crowd work is really the meat of the show and he does it well, maintaining the "antagonistic" persona with lots of warmth, though I guess he's had plenty of practice. It's back at the same venue in January, fyi.
QuoteAlso I've only just seen thisbut that's a nice idea, I'd be down :) I know I don't post in here much and I'm certainly nowhere near as knowledgeable an aficionado as most of you lot, but I'm always up for recs and trying out new stuff and having people to go along with - will wang over my number if this is still on.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on November 18, 2023, 03:00:52 PMThat'd be great, there's only three of us so far, but the more the merrier and all that.
Quote from: MrMealDeal on November 18, 2023, 05:53:38 PMI'd also be up for it...
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on November 22, 2023, 03:10:17 PMFoxdog Studios - Robo Bingo at The Bill Murray - Hosted by a comedy duo whose names I'm too lazy to look up, this uses the structure of a game of bingo (initially using numbers, but then road signs and types of frog) and everyone at the venue can play along on their phones if they log on to a specific server and sign up on their website. Annoyingly my phone was shit (although only a year old it's a Samsung A03, and just refused to load the website) which was a bit frustrating, most of the time the bingo element just allows them to make daft jokes or show video footage, but there were some other games that I couldn't take part in annoyingly. Still, despite that it was a show which made me laugh a great deal, it's weird and odd and I love the unpredictable directions it went in, so despite not being able to participate I'd still rate it 5/5
Quote from: Tiggles on November 24, 2023, 06:02:35 AMFoxdog Studios - Robo Bingo at First Street Tipi, ManchesterThoroughly agree with every other prior review of this that it's clever, creative, chaotic and wonderfully funny and I'm so glad I finally got to see/ do it. God, I had fun with that gavel.
Quote from: Rankersbo on November 28, 2023, 12:51:52 PMWe're having a buffet with stand up night in Leeds on Saturday with work. Would it be appropriate to name the acts, or would it be a bit "look at this show doing a corporate?"
Quote from: Tiggles on December 03, 2023, 10:45:18 PMJohn Robins - Howl @ The Lowry, SalfordBooked this with some trepidation after I saw him fuck it up and sit down on the stage to berate himself at the Edinburgh fringe. It is incredibly heavy and it's to his credit that he manages to weave enough levity into it to allow us to laugh, without diminishing the seriousness of his subject matter. He also does something clever and effective with a voice loop that I wanted to give its own round of applause - it's pathetic, sad, funny and impressive all at once. Listening to people as we were leaving was interesting - I also haven't been to a show quite like that before. I can see how Robins can leave people cold or annoyed with what could easily be seen as self-pity, but for me this was affecting and personal. I ended up contrasting it to Mulaney's From Scratch (on Netflix as Baby J) which is definitely weighted a lot more towards the laughs but where Mulaney distances himself from the character he creates of himself as a raging addict. I didn't get a sense from Robins that he was attempting to "other" himself at all, if that makes sense. He was basically showing us the person that he has to live with, day in day out. One of my friends has recently died due to his alcohol abuse, so I expect this resonated more strongly with me than it would do normally, but it was still a beautifully structured, funny and thoughtful show. TLDR: he didn't fuck it up this time.
Quote from: Wayman C. McCreery on December 07, 2023, 07:08:02 AMAlso, having seen Daniel Kitson in the summer talk about his friend John pointing out the flaws in his mortgage, it was very funny hearing the other side of the story.
Quote from: CaledonianGonzo on December 08, 2023, 08:00:21 AMI saw that in Edinburgh when she was still heavily pregnant - I wonder if its changed much since the birth....
Quote from: edwardfog on December 08, 2023, 09:14:43 AMLast chance to see Sam Nicoresti do Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture in London on Jan 26th. They're doing two shows and filming it at the Museum of Comedy. One of the best shows of the last few years
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