Punchline recommends Harvey, Garvey and The Kane

Words by Suzy Romer Harvey, Garvey and Kane are a smart sketch group who allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. It’s always nice to see three chaps take to the stage in suits but these men can become anyone and anything with no costume changes and virtually no props. We areContinue reading “Punchline recommends Harvey, Garvey and The Kane”

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Punchline recommends Ian D Montfort’s Midday Séance

Words by Suzy Romer Here’s some unusual advice for a comedy show: when you go to see Ian D Montfort, try to sit near the front. This comic creation is a walking, talking spectacle in himself, to the extent that it’s difficult to believe he’s not real. Every smirk, grimace, raised eyebrow and self-conscious flickContinue reading “Punchline recommends Ian D Montfort’s Midday Séance”

Punchline Recommends: Lucy Beaumont ‘We Can Twerk it Out’

Words by Suzy Romer Lucy Beaumont opens her show by kindly introducing us to her Hull accent, but you know what? She had us at “hullo”. Right from the start, we find ourselves in a conversational relationship where we are literally expected to say yes and no, and we thoroughly enjoy doing so. This isContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Lucy Beaumont ‘We Can Twerk it Out’”

An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Nish Kumar

Words by Susan Ford The festival is still going strong, and I’ve had the delightful opportunity to speak to some of my favourite comedians for Punchline. Today I’m with Nish Kumar, the “veteran underdog” of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hello Nish Kumar how are you? Pretty good thanks friend – how are you? (Bit coldContinue reading “An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Nish Kumar”

An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Jason Cook

Words by Susan Ford Jason Cook is a fantastic comedian, and his show ‘Broken’ was one of the first ones we recommended (read the recommendation here). With the festival now in full swing, I was delighted for the opportunity to catch up with Jason Cook to discuss his shows so far. Hello Jason Cook howContinue reading “An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Jason Cook”

Punchline recommends Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

 Words by Suzy Romer Every night is party night with the Birthday Girls. There is an illicit joy about attending their show, which takes place in a temporary venue with a bar and a fruit machine, but no toilets or backstage. The performers chat to the arriving audience as they set up. In a roomContinue reading “Punchline recommends Birthday Girls: Party Vibes”

Recommendations not reviews. And no stars. Here’s why:

Words by Rosalind Romer “It’s not for everyone”. Nick Helm is one of Punchline’s favourite comedians EVER and if you trust him and go with it you’ll have an amazing night of comedy. But the promise of an anonymous “five star show”, with whatever connotations that may bring, can be damaging because an audience may have unrealistic expectations of a show.Continue reading “Recommendations not reviews. And no stars. Here’s why:”