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Comedians - Live!

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by 1JKz, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. 1JKz

    1JKz Well-Known Forumite

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    Who've you seen, where and were they as good as you'd hoped?
     
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    I'll start us off with one of my favourites - Henning Wehn at the Gatehouse and The Garrick in Lichfield and both times, he's been outstanding!

    Big fan.
     
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    I go to a new material night most months and see some really good, but less mainstream comedians. My favourite at the moment is Harriet Dyer. Gary Delaney is normally at the same night, and he's brilliant.
     
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    I've seen quite a few comedians live over the years; Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Milton Jones, Jon Richardson, Jack Whitehall, Michael McIntyre, Gary Delaney, Hal Cruttenden, Reginald D Hunter and all have been excellent

    We've just started doing comedy nights at the Cricket & Hockey Club. The first night was a really good event, I'd definitely recommend it.

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    The second event is coming up in a few weeks and tickets are still available
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I saw a bloke called Steve Best in the Baptist Church at Rising Brook about five years ago. Possibly the funniest that I've ever seen. There were people who would have left for the sake of their health, if they could have trusted their legs to carry them. Visual/verbal comedy of the very highest order.
     
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    This reminds me seeing comedian(s) in the basment of Reynolds (i forget what it was called then a few years back, whatever it was when it had a rebrand, shortly after the strip joint, i think, your honour!) on the set was Johnny Sorrow (outstanding!!) and some other fella who i still see about town, and on the odd occasion in The Market Vaults, anyone know the chap i'm talking about?
    Either way it was a good night and the guy who's name escapes me, was very funny.
    He had a general dead pan demeanor about him.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    The funniest two of all time that I've seen were Dave Allen and Billy Connolly. Of the current generation then Lee Mack was very entertaining and though I went with absolutely zero expectation, Julian Clary was a surprisingly good night out.

    There was also a comic/magician I saw a few years ago at the Comedy Club in Brum, who made a bowling ball appear from knowhere that was excellent. However, a most unusual high level of alcohol consumption that evening means I've never been able to remember his name.
     
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    I've remembered (all by myself!), i think it's Rob Halden.
     
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    Another outstanding, pretty damn funny and favourite of mine is James Acaster, seen at the Gatehouse.
    I'd happily go see him again.
     
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    Seen Reg D Hunter, Sarah Millican, Dave Gorman and Milton Jones at the Gatehouse all excellent...

    I recall in the dim and distant past seeing Shaun Hughes in the 90s as well as Newman and Baddiel.

    Wouldn't mind seeing Alun Cochrane at some point, especially as he was in the year below me at school...
     
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    I saw Harry Hill once in Oxford, this was a long time ago, and it was transcendent.

    Some years before that i saw Simon Munnery when he was Alan Parker.

    Rob Halden is much better than he thinks he is.

    The Bard from Hednesfard should be better known than he is.
     
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    I saw Harry Hill once at the Gatehouse fantastic! Look out for the Badgers!

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    I'd like to see Stephen Merchant again, saw him at Wolverhampton Civic.
    Would like to see him at the Gatehouse.
     
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    David Baddiel's Fame at the Gatehouse, whilst it wasn't laugh out loud it was very interesting and amusing.

    Anyone going to his My Family; Not the Sitcom in May?
     
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    I have no idea why i said that.

    For the record i'm sure Mr. Halden is fully aware of how good he is.
     
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    I highly recommend the comedians comedian podcast.
    I'm about 10 in and lots more to go, it's very informative, and an easy listen.

    http://www.comedianscomedian.com/
     
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    Chris Rock is superb.
    Seen at Manchester arena.
     
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    Over the years we’ve seen the following, some of them more than once.

    Michael McIntyre
    Peter Kay
    Jasper Carott
    Jack Dee
    Rob Brydon
    John Bishop
    Jason Manford
    Lee Mack
    Sarah Millican
    Gary Delaney
    Henning Wehn
    Joe Lycett

    Less well known but up and coming
    Phil Wang
    Tom Binns
    Bilal Zafar
    Adam Hess
    Steve Bugeja
    Masai Graham
    Rahul Kohli
    And my favourite; Alex Hylton

    Booked in the diary are
    Kevin Bridges
    David Baddeil
    Michael McIntyre
    Jason Manford

    Off to the Edinburgh Fringe in August where we hope to see loads of the new comedians, the first show that we’ll go and see is this one



    https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q="Alex Hylton"
     
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    Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio at Victoria Hall, Stoke

    Outstanding!!

    I'm hoping he adds more dates to the tour, i'd happily go and see the same show from the same tour.
     
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    Me too, for the first time.
    You been before?
     

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