Comedy meets Christmas

It seems like my Christmas cup runneth over. With my Year of Comedy drawing to a close, I spotted one last stand-up night that looked like the perfect way to round off the year. For around the price of a medium glass of wine (bargain) I headed to Old Rope at The Phoenix on Cavendish Square. Downstairs at the Phoenix is…

Josie Long hosts Christmas

It’s Christmas and just in case that had escaped my attention, Josie Long was on hand in a onesie and a naff Christmas cracker hat to remind me. Yep, Friday night was the day the festive period officially started (at least in South London) – forget the Oxford Street Christmas lights switch on and the tree arriving in Trafalgar Square,…

Laughter’s the best medicine

Last night was freezing. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it was any colder than it has been on previous November nights. I’m just saying it was cold, ‘proper’ cold and all I wanted to do was head home, get under a blanket and drink warm cups of whatever was lying around in the cupboards. However, for the good…

Hub’s the answer

I started this week on a comedy high by spending Monday night at Hub over at the Pleasance Theatre. By Wednesday, Donald Trump has triumphed at the American Presidential elections. Triumphed. Donald. Trump. The new President. Surely that didn’t actually just happen? Let me just recall that happier (pre-President Trump) time, only two days ago. Hub is a new material…

Further Fringe Frivolity

Good morning Edinburgh. After a breakfast so good it meant we didn’t need to eat again for the rest of the trip, it was back in to the fray to soak up more Fringe wonder. After a quick coffee stop at St Andrews Square, we headed towards Laughing Horse at The Newsroom for Puppet Fiction. (I know, too good a…

Fringe Frivolity

I can’t lie. My year of comedy appeared to become slightly derailed around July. I won’t make excuses either, I’m not that kind of gal. I just needed to get back on the horse, so what simpler way than to head up to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival? That didn’t seem like an extreme reaction at all. I’m taking this…