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Started by Small Man Big Horse, July 16, 2016, 08:16:30 PM
QuoteComedy To Watch: What can we expect from your show at the Soho Theatre? And what are you looking forward to about performing in the capital?Andy: I'm on my Ugly America tour. I plan to complain about America for an hour and then defect. I hope being in the capital helps my case.CTW: You've performed in London in the past, how do you find it differs to the rest of the world?Andy: I love London. The crowds are friendly and it's the definition of cosmopolitan. Now I have to look up the definition of cosmopolitan.CTW: You started out in comedy in 1984, how do you feel the industry's changed over the years? And if there was anything you could change about it, what would it be?Andy: Things have changed a lot but the people who run the industry never change because they are robots. One thing I would change is the amount of money I've made. I'd like more.CTW: If you had to name the one thing that you're proudest of doing, what would it be and why?Andy: All I ever wanted when I started comedy was to be on David Letterman's show. I did it! Now I can die tomorrow. Which I might because I'm exhausted.CTW: In a previous interview where you talked about stand up you said "I really love it, except when I hate it." – What causes you to hate it at times?Andy: Indifferent crowds.CTW: You're very active on twitter – what do you find the positives of the site to be? And what are the negatives?Andy: I like joking and bantering on twitter. That's the positive part. The negative part is arguing with trolls so long you forget to eat or drink and have to be hospitalized.CTW: And on twitter you're (understandably) very critical of Donald Trump – what would you say to him if you met him in person?Andy: I would smile and tell him he's doing a great job. And then I would say: "I'm being sarcastic." That should show him.CTW: Like your good self we're not a fan of Ricky Gervais at all – but do you think there's anything that he could do to win you round?Andy: Quit comedy.CTW: Apart from all of the projects you've previously been involved with, is there anything else you'd like to do in the comedy world?Andy: I want to get into the joy buzzer business. It's a gold mine!CTW: And finally, if you could interview yourself, what question would you most like to ask? And what would the answer be?Andy: Andy, why are you still doing it? Because I work for myself and can't be fired. I have let myself go if that helps, and I'm sure it doesn't.
Quote from: rasta-spouse on September 12, 2018, 12:49:43 AMAlso on Thought Spiral podcast he starts a new thought every minute and then shuts it down thirty seconds later. He's either the real jazz comedian, or rather scatterbrained.
Quote from: up_the_hampipe on September 26, 2018, 09:46:13 PMJust saw David Cross at Leicester Sq Theatre. Only about 70% full which was surprising, but a very funny and gleefully puerile and offensive show. He can be very slow in getting through stories, but that's always seemed deliberate for the great pay off. Definitely requires patience at times, but mega good.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on September 26, 2018, 10:17:29 PMI thought about going to see him as I am a fan, but am a bit broke right now and so couldn't afford it. Glad it was good though, and hopefully the material will turn up on a recorded special.
Quote from: Wayman C. McCreery on October 21, 2018, 11:05:57 PMDelighted to read that the old Invisible Dot venue is still in use. A fantastic room for comedy.
QuoteThanks for keeping this thread alive, Small Man Big Horse. It's always a good read.
Quote from: Stone Cold Steve Austin on October 22, 2018, 05:43:53 AMMaybe it would be different if I wasn't going in with a load of memories of going there when it was the Invisible Dot but I've never enjoyed myself when I've been since it became 2Northdown.It's never been close to full so the atmosphere has never been good and the staff have been terrible, I remember Jordan Brookes having to tell the people doing the door to stop talking during a performance more than once because they were just chatting away at the back of the room for about 20 minutes.At least they moved the bar so it wouldn't be so awkward if it was packed out
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 21, 2018, 11:38:58 PMThank you, that's kind of you to say. I'm always surprised by how quiet it is given the Edinburgh thread is hugely popular, I guess folks get their fill during the festival and then take a break from it.
Quote from: CaledonianGonzo on October 23, 2018, 05:51:22 PMAs an Edinburgh resident we're cursed with a bit of a feast / famine situation where it's bananas for 3 weeks and then tumbleweeds for the rest of the year.Though it has got better recently with the arrival of the Monkey Barrel and Gilded Balloon taking up residency in the Basement Theatre.Definitely hoping to catch the touring shows of the acts I missed back in August - Lazy Susan, KP-McLean, etc.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 22, 2018, 05:35:06 PMI forgot to mention but I went to the C3 improv night in North Lambeth a couple of Sundays ago. Possibly as it was rather patchy, the first group were okay (well, two of them, two of the members were oddly quiet and not funny) but the middle group, Dudes, were fairly awful and it was painful to watch. Then there was a final, third group who were alright at times, but all in all it wasn't the best of nights and I doubt I'll attend again unless there's an improv group going who I've heard are good.
Quote from: Stone Cold Steve Austin on November 05, 2018, 01:50:54 AMI liked Jordan Brookes show and appreciated the inventiveness of it but I think my opinion of it is coloured slightly by seeing a very, very early preview of it (maybe the second or third one) which had none of that stuff and was much rawer about his break up and I thought was already so close to being a complete show. I can understand why he wouldn't have wanted to do it and maybe couldn't do it but I wish a bit more of that show had survived.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 25, 2018, 12:31:44 PMJust thought I'd also mention that Joseph Morpurgo is doing a work in progress at The Bill Murray in Islington on December 6th and it's only six quid, so I'm going to be attending, and I'd recommend folks come along as the man is shockingly funny - https://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/event-detail/52700/
Quote from: billyandthecloneasaurus on November 07, 2018, 01:02:14 PMBought a few tickets for this as soon as it went on sale, but sadly it's been cancelled! I don't get to see big Joey Morpz or SMBH :(
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on November 07, 2018, 01:15:08 PMI was gutted about that too, especially as I'd got a few friends to come and see him for the first time. They did say that they'd try to organise another date so I'm keeping everything crossed that I'll get to meet you Billy!
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