External Live Comedy Press Clippings

Leicester Comedy Festival to open permanent venue

Big Difference, the registered charity behind the annual Leicester Comedy Festival, have announced they are taking on the lease of the Leicester based venue previously known as The Cookie, and will be promoting live shows throughout the year.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th April 2021

Underbelly Festival returns to London at Oxford Circus

The Underbelly Festival will return to London this summer at a brand new location.

With comedy, cabaret, theatre and more set to be staged at Cavendish Square, just off Oxford Circus, the festival runs from 1st July to 26th September.

Alex Wood, What's On Stage, 15th April 2021

West End shows for Matt Forde's Political Party

Matt Forde is set to return to the stage with his Political Party shows. Guests lined up for three gigs at the Garrick Theatre include Labour leader Keir Starmer and Peter Mandelson.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 14th April 2021

Simon Amstell announces 2021 tour

Spirit Hole covers 'love, sex, shame, mushrooms and more'.

Chortle, 13th April 2021

Just The Tonic uses culture fund for new online shows

Live stream and on-demand broadcasting will continue for Just The Tonic Comedy Club's viewers this year - after it secured funding via the Government's #HereForCulture movement.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 12th April 2021

Oxford Castle comedy festival announced

The latest Summer festival to be announced for 2021 is Jericho Comedy's Oxford Castle Comedy Festival.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 10th April 2021

Munya Chawawa interview

For a UK satirist and his online fans, comedy is catharsis

Isabella Kwai, The New York Times, 9th April 2021

Carl Donnelly: The King of Wishful Thinking review

Having made the unfortunate-in-hindsight decision to flee Australia for the UK this time last year, Donnelly is back in Melbourne with his Australian partner, a newborn baby, some newfound hair (he shaved his head for years under the mistaken impression he was in the process of going bald) and one of the sunnier perspectives on the challenges of 2020.

Chortle, 7th April 2021

Hot Water Comedy Club pulls plug on trial gig

The Hot Water Comedy Club in Liverpool is withdrawing from a pilot programme to trial rapid Covid testing at entertainment venues. It says it is pulling out of all such programmes because of confused Government messaging and misleading media articles that have resulted in a hate campaign against the club.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 6th April 2021

The Horne Section Podcast Live Stream, review

This special episode of the comedy-music podcast felt like eavesdropping on old friends chatting down the pub.

Veronica Lee, i Newspaper, 6th April 2021

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