Seann Walsh: Ying and Young

Seann Walsh: Ying and Young

Seann Walsh is young, attractive and blonde. His persona is completely likable and his material is amusing. But his observational style, the subject and delivery of his material is just too safe... 

Wilfredo: Erecto!

Wilfredo: Erecto!

Imagine Julio Iglesias, then slap on a skewed, cheap black wig, ill-fitting false teeth and high-waisted trousers pulled so high that his penis is forced to lodge at the side of his leg... 

Margaret Cho - Cho Dependent

Margaret Cho - Cho Dependent

‘I’m famous in America you know, like, seriously’. Oh honey, with a show like that? We completely believe you.Cho stands upon the stage clad in a black t-shirt and black leather boots... 

Jamie Blake

Jamie Blake

‘I didn’t mean to fall in love’ says the character Jamie Blake at the microphone. These are the opening lines of this production, and, yes, one of the most clichéd and formulaic phrasings of all time... 

Footlights in 'Pretty Little Panic'

Footlights in 'Pretty Little Panic'

The Footlights are one of the most famous comedy groups of all time, and there certainly was a buzz of celebrity in the packed out venue. And when, like a boy band, the four guys appeared on stage (the ginger, the brown haired spectacled one and two blondes) in pressed shirts and skinny black jeans, teenage girls on the row in front whispered to each other, ran their fingers through their hair and pouted their lips in excitement... 

Riot

Riot

The word ‘riot’ has been on everyone’s lips the past few days. But this is a riot of a different kind, set safely on the stage and trust me, it’s worth witnessing. This production tells the story of a riot that occurred at an Ikea in February 2005 when 6,000 people queued up for 12 hours for their midnight sale... 

Diane Spencer: All-Pervading Madness

Diane Spencer: All-Pervading Madness

Diane Spencer or ‘Lady Di’ as she is sometimes known, bounces onto stage. She’s pretty and likable and has a cute story about a ferret hijacking her mother’s car. Aww, how sweet, what a nice show this will be: a few smiles and some laughter, what a charming afternoon! From here Spencer goes on to talk about one particular journey back home from a gig... 

Sammy J: Potentially

Sammy J: Potentially

Sammy J performs a different kind of comedy.The show begins with a voice-over telling a children’s story, one Sammy had apparently written and had rejected from publishers when he was a little boy... 

Colin Hoult's Inferno

Colin Hoult's Inferno

The stage is dark as three figures in black cloaks pop up from the audience speaking rhyming couplets; it is a cheap pantomime joke and I thought the show would get better. It didn’t... 

Howling Moon

Howling Moon

Howling Moon tells the story of a girl who enters a mystical, magical land where the trees weep and dance, foxes and wolves talk, and strange figures dressed in black speak inner secrets... 

Ruby Wax: Losing It

Ruby Wax: Losing It

As the title suggests, this is a show about Ruby Wax losing her mind, her marbles, her grip on reality, her will to live or whatever you want to call it.The show opens with Ruby sitting on her red carpet in her red chair, calmly sipping tea and chatting to her accompanist Judith Owen... 

The Leeds Tealights: Animals with Jobs

The Leeds Tealights: Animals with Jobs

When the average person thinks of student comedy they automatically think of the glory days of the Cambridge Footlights and then maybe the Oxford Revue. But over the past few years other universities have been challenging this presumption by upping their own comedy game...