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Mistletoe and whine – The Rant

Following Robin Ince’s fine Rant is Bennett Arron, who, while being totally down with Christmas, is livid with its pauper cousins like fireworks night and New Year’s Eve. Just light the touch paper and stand well back… So Christmas is almost here. You can tell that as all the shops have started displaying their Easter(…)

The Spotlight on… Richard Sandling

Next into the Spotlight on London is Funny is one of inspired sketch duo Kiosk of Champions, and the man who fans of cult films and TV should seek out, Richard Sandling. One man and his videos: Richard Sandling Name? Richard Sandling Where do you live? Benfleet, Essex How long have you been gigging for?: I have just(…)

A Welcome

Two hundred-odd venues, a couple of thousand operating comedians, but not one website dedicated to the London comedy scene? Why not? Because the world’s a crazy, crazy place, my friends. This where LondonisFunny comes in. Solely about comedy, solely about London. And in late noughties, if the bank manager doesn’t get you, the increasingly pissed(…)

The Rant – Robin Ince

Welcome to The Rant, the place where comedians let rip about the things that have been getting right on their wick. And who better to be the inaugural LiF ranter than Robin Ince? Here, he responds to the criticism he has received for organising a secular, Christmas-time celebration.   In quiet moments, which I try(…)

The Spotlight on… Tiffany Stevenson

First to be profiled on London is Funny is Old Rope compere and actor-turned-comic Tiffany Stevenson. Name: Tiffany Stevenson Where do you live (roughly):Highgate and roughly How long have you been gigging for?: Nearly four years What do you do?: Tell jokes and hope people laugh, I have been described as laconic and deadpan. I disagree with both(…)

Something for the weekend, comedy fans

If you fancy a comedy club this weekend, here are LiF’s top 5 tips – including Pete Firman, Isy Suttie and Carl Donnelly Friday/Saturday – the Boat Show Bobbing up and down on the Tattershall Castle boat/venue will be Al Barrie, Joe Lycett, Jeff Innocent and MC David Whitney.  Saturday – The Saturday Night Show(…)