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Help comedy shine in 2009

Ahoy there London comedy fans, happy new year to you all from London is Funny! Well crash bang wallop what an autumn for fans of big-name comedy. London’s arenas and theatres and apollos played host to, among others, Eddie Izzard, Bill Bailey, Sarah Silverman (for a few minutes), Dylan Moran, Lee Evans, Chris Rock and(…)

Sexism in comedy – it’s as if alternative comedy never happened

Kate Smurthwaite, regular at several Soho comedy clubs and prolific blogger, argues that UK stand-up has regressed to the pre-alternative comedy days of throwaway sexism. Not only is it offensive, she says, it’s boring. Women eh? The trouble with women is… I’m not sure what the trouble with women is but I think the trouble with(…)

The Spotlight on… Eric Lampaert

You would imagine that a chap who happily covers himself in Nutella (see pic) would not be afraid of the Spotlight. And you would imagine right! Today the Spotlight turns to loon, Eric Lampaert. RRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA: Eric Lampaert

The Spotlight on… Susan Murray

Next into the Spotlight on London is Funny is feisty sharp-shooter Susan Murray, who, while residing in Brighton, is more than familiar with London’s comedy scene. And retired footballers. That’s right – it’s Susan Murray! Name? Susan Murray Where do you live? I live in Brighton where the men are fit and the women are handsome. I(…)

The Spotlight on…Vikki Stone

A young pup on the scene, but one already sending audiences away with some memorable moments, thanks to her way with the electric ukelele, it’s Vikki Stone. Name? Vikki Stone Where do you live? North London How long have you been gigging for? In various different guises – just under 2 years. What do you do? Musical filth. I(…)

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(…)