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Started by Small Man Big Horse, July 16, 2016, 08:16:30 PM
Quote from: edwardfog on May 02, 2022, 12:33:49 PMLots this week:Shelf - Hair (WIP)Two gay girls doing the standard get to know us debut with a few songs thrown in on acoustic guitar. It did make me wonder why you never see groups of more than one doing straight stand up. It's like if there's more than one of you you're contractually obligated to do sketch. Turns out the two handed approach is quite a good format - the girls get to contrast their own personalities and share different sides to the same story. And although their opening gays vs straights material is a little overfamiliar, the biographical storytelling is much better. The songs are not great - kind of low-energy and not super funny, but generally they've got promise I think.
QuoteMaria BamfordTotally transcendent show in Hackney this weekend. I've been waiting at least five years to see her live and she easily lived up to my anticipation. The language is extraordinary – so rich and dense – I'm always struck by the fact that if you tune out for even a second, you're liable to become lost immediately. Greatest American stand-up without question and easily one of the best in the world.
Quote from: edwardfog on May 02, 2022, 12:33:49 PMSunil Patel - Faster Horses (WIP)Charming low key stage presence. He's introducing a bit of light prop comedy which I don't think is quite working yet, but generally a very solid hour already, anchored by a handful of very crazy stories. I found them maybe a bit implausible, which is something I generally try to avoid thinking about in stand-up in case the whole edifice collapses around our ears. Maybe it has to do with his relaxed delivery – they're very funny stories but some of the particulars just don't ring quite true. Difficult to imagine him really blowing people away but he's good company for an hour.
Quote from: Des Wigwam on May 03, 2022, 09:33:24 AMThis is the show I saw at Mach. His middle story about the volcanologists had me (and the gentleman next to me) in tears. I think it's because of the relaxed and resigned delivery of it but with a weary annoyance. I did think that that one rang true despite it being the most preposterous. The petrol story, while I thought it was very funny, I could imagine being grounded in a real situation but nipped in the bud early on and so this is an imagining of where it could have gone. I would happily go and see him again but I think if you got too used too exposed to the persona the charm might wear off. One thing I did appreciate was the lack of "and I swear this is true / no word of a lie" intensifiers.Thought the prop stuff held it together but needs refining. As little inserts and breaks they worked well but nothing more than that. It seemed to be designed for audience participation but that just got abandoned (quite rightly).
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 14, 2022, 09:16:35 PMSaw Police Cops: Badass Be Thy Name for a second time tonight, the first being it's run at the Soho Theatre in 2020. I'm not normally someone who likes seeing the same live comedy twice, but a friend who I went to Police Cops: The Musical with wanted to go and paid for the ticket so I wasn't going to say no, and I'm so glad I didn't as if anything it was even funnier this time around, there were a few new gags and they're just so fantastic in general, both verbally and physically they make me laugh an enormous amount.
Quote from: DrGreggles on May 15, 2022, 12:35:09 PMIt's a great show. Proper belly laughs - especially at the Devil.Seeing the musical again in Edinburgh too.
Quote from: edwardfog on May 19, 2022, 12:59:43 AMThe Delightful Sausage - Nowt But SeaIt's the first WIP of their first new show since the award nom, very much in first draft stage but already a belter. This one features Amy and Christopher-Louise trapped on a remote island with a sinister aristocrat. It's giving radio play vibes at the minute, almost Goonish, and is essentially a three-hander with Paul Dunphy in a starring role as the aristo. There's a lot of polishing to be done before Edinburgh but I was already choking with laughter throughout. Devastated to learn that the BBC wasn't interested in a Ginster's Paradise series. Come on guys what are you doing! This is easily one of the funniest live acts in the country right now.
Quote from: edwardfog on May 19, 2022, 11:31:35 PMYou're going to love it I'm fairly sure
Quote from: edwardfog on May 02, 2022, 12:33:49 PMEd Night - WIPAn absolutely huge talent who's still not getting anything like the profile he deserves. Some parts of this show I've seen a few times now but it's pretty much wall to wall bangers. Such a sharp way with words and such a distinctive voice as this wizened young doomer. His comedy is observational but sharply pointed and feels far more modern than most of his contemporaries. Kind of like Frankie Boyle but punching up rather than down. One of the UK's absolute best right now imo
Quote from: edwardfog on May 24, 2022, 05:20:28 PMNice! Glad you liked it. I can't wait to see it at Edinburgh - they usually have some memorably weird props ready by the time it gets to the festival
Quote from: Wayman C. McCreery on May 24, 2022, 07:51:19 PMI've been watching a few Delightful Sausage clips on YouTube today and they seem great. I've had a couple of opportunities to see them before, and now I'm kicking myself that I haven't.I've seen that Ginster's Paradise was recorded in October last year. Has it turned up anywhere? It's not on their website or NextUp, so I guess not.
QuoteGO FASTER STRIPE WILL RETURN WITHThe next thing is a sketch show from The Delightful Sausage. In a move perfect for us lazy people here at GFS, Chris and Amy from the Sausage recorded the show themselves and gave it to us fully formed. We were delighted to take it on. The show with be with club members in the next couple of days - and available to the rest of you soon after that.
Quote from: edwardfog on May 25, 2022, 05:07:53 PMSeems like their 2018 show Regeneration Game has been slightly lost to history which is a shame as I remember it being very funny, even if they never figured out a proper ending
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