As January marks the beginning of a new year, I’m about to embark on the beginning of a new phase in my stand-up comedy adventure and I’d love for you to join me…
For those of you not familiar with how things work at the grassroots level of comedy, here’s the thing… as a new act I’m aiming to gig pretty much everywhere and build a rapport with the venue and their promotors – do well and hopefully, they’ll have me back. Most often the venue will only give a new act 5 minutes of stage time and asks each performer to bring at least one audience member with them – that’s where I need your help.
Below I have listed where and when I’ll be performing, most gigs require me to take along a “bringer” or audience member. I haven’t been to all of the venues before but consider them like a smaller, friendlier, stand-up comedy version of X-Factor where you get to see 10-20 mostly unknowns (and occasional well-knowns) make you laugh for free. Pretty cool, right?
If you’re able to come and see me then great! If you want to come with a whole bunch of friends and “woop” as a crowd throughout my set, great too – come on the 9th Jan and I might get to the next round of my first competition! But if you’re feeling extra supportive, then letting me know in advance that you’re coming means that I won’t need to worry about finding someone to come along as my “bringer”. Not worrying about that means I have more time to worry about the important things… like making you laugh and buying you a drink – so let me know if you’re going to be there!
So without further ado, here is where you’ll find me in January;
3rd Jan – The Freedom Fridge @ The Rose & Crown, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2SG
9th Jan – The Max Turner Prize @ The Cavendish Arms, Stockwell, London, SW8 2HJ
14th Jan – Jester Jesters @ The Betsy Trotwood, Farringdon, London, EC1R 3BL
17th Jan – Rising Star Comedy Club @ The King & Queen, Foley Street, W1W 6DL
21st Jan – Funny Feckers @ The Dean Swift, London Bridge, SE1 2NE
27th Jan – Rising Star Comedy Club @ The King & Queen, Foley Street, W1W 6DL