The Spotlight on… Andrew Watts

Meet Andrew Watts. He used to be a lawyer. But don’t hold that against him, he’s really very nice and very funny to boot. Rubbish at buying drugs though. I mean, really bad.   Name: Andrew Watts Where do you live: Leytonstone How long have you been gigging for?: Three years What do you do?: I used to tell(…)

Snow joke! (No, really)

Snow snow snow, oh what fun, what a great laugh let’s all take the day off and not contribute to our crippled economy, right? WRONG. Snow is BAD and must be STOPPED. It kills old people and, worse still, London’s comedy nights. London is Funny will be keeping as up-to-date as possible with all the(…)

The Spotlight on… Grainne Maguire

She was a finalist in this year’s Hackney Empire New Act of the Year comp, she’s got her own comedy night in Stoke Newington and she seems to like giving foreign accents to food – that’s right! It’s Gráinne Maguire! Name: Gráinne Maguire 
Where do you live, roughly:Russell Square. (There’s nothing rough about Russell Square, thank(…)

The Spotlight on… James Mullinger

The London is Funny Spotlight turns to James Mullinger, a globe-trotting comic who comperes at two London comedy nights and definitely does NOT look like Paul Danan. So come on then, James, what have you got to say for yourself?Outstanding eyebrows: James Mullinger Name: James Mullinger 
Where do you live: Tooting Bec 
 How long have you been(…)

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(…)