Machynlleth Comedy Festival – 2017

There’s a whole heap of lovely things about Machynlleth Comedy Festival, and I finally got to experience them first hand this year – silly things like “length of travel” and “having somewhere to sleep” holding me back in the past. It’s a welcoming town set in a stunning landscape, the atmosphere gently buzzes with fun and activity,… Continue reading Machynlleth Comedy Festival – 2017

Week 12: 19 – 25th Mar. Travesties and Broadchurch.

Travesties at the Apollo There are some actors who are just a mark of quality, and Tom Hollander is certainly one of them. I’ll watch anything he’s in, and frankly he needs to lead more shows.  He’s one of my absolute faves, so I was delighted to see him in Travesties this week – though… Continue reading Week 12: 19 – 25th Mar. Travesties and Broadchurch.

Week 8: 19th – 25th Feb. Mixed bag edition.

The Divine Comedy at the Palladium… twice You all know this anyway, but Neil Hannon is just an extraordinary songwriter. First, he absolutely one of the wisest writers – working in any genre or medium – that I know of. Tracks like Songs of Love and Love What You Do aren’t just great songs, they’re songs… Continue reading Week 8: 19th – 25th Feb. Mixed bag edition.

Max and Ivan’s The Reunion: Comedy Blap

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing loads of wonderful shows at the Fringe over the past 10 (!) years, but some do stick out as being particularly special. Claudia O’Doherty’s Monsters of the Deep springs to mind, as do Pappy’s Last Show Ever, Tony Law’s Maximum Nonsense, John-Luke Roberts’ Stnad-Up…  And then there’s Max & Ivan, who seem to produce… Continue reading Max and Ivan’s The Reunion: Comedy Blap