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Archive for the ‘comedy’ Category

Cheap laughs? Absolutely!

December 7, 2015

It’s been almost a year now since I did my very first stand up comedy gig at the ripe old age of 59 in a pub in Leytonstone, East London. Since then, I’ve racked up sixty or so gigs mainly in similar “open mike” venues around London. During these eleven months or so, chances are […]

Nigel Roberts

August 31, 2015

“If you haven’t grown up by age 50, you don’t have to” (Recent Facebook meme) Last Monday evening I was performing my stand up routine at a club called The Hideaway, just down the Northern Line from me in Archway. I was there on my own as Ingrid had to tend to Murphy, our dog, […]

My friends in the North

June 8, 2015

This weekend I took a trip up to the wilds of the north east – Newcastle to be precise. It was to be only my second ever trip to that city and the reason was a tad unusual. I’d agreed to do a stand up comedy set for a meeting of the Northern Alliance Ushers […]

Birds and taxes

May 4, 2015

Lying in bed this bank holiday morning, listening to the soothing  sounds of the dawn chorus, my thoughts turned to taxes.  I guess that, with the UK election just days away, the topic  is pretty much in the air. Will taxes go up? Will they go down? Will they be abolished? Whilst that last one […]

Brave?

March 2, 2015

I’ve almost lost count of the number of times I’ve been called brave over the past few weeks. And, why so? I’ve started to doing stand up comedy. This involves my pitching up at various venues around London and performing five minute routines and, hopefully getting laughs. I find it rather over the the top […]