External Live Comedy Press Clippings

Awkward Silence win £1,000 video prize

Comedy duo The Awkward Silence have won a national comedy competition, bagging a £1,000 prize for their video sketch.

Chortle, 1st April 2020

Solo online show for Ashley Blaker

On Sunday, 5 April at 8pm, JW3 - the Jewish Community Centre for London - is hosting internationally acclaimed comedian Ashley Blaker. No risk of infection - Ashley will be performing alone onstage and to a completely empty theatre.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st April 2020

Stand Up for Labour rebrands as Stay Home for Labour

Comedy event holder Stand Up for Labour has relaunched its operation in response to coronavirus lockdown measures with a new online show called "Stay Home for Labour" to raise morale amid the pandemic.

Elliot Chappell, Labour List, 1st April 2020

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020 cancelled

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society have announced that, in light of coronavirus safety concerns, they are cancelling their plans for the 2020 festival.

British Comedy Guide, 1st April 2020

Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2020 results

Johnny Vegas has won this year's Legend of Comedy prize from the Leicester Comedy Festival. Other winners at the festival's annual awards include Alex Hylton and Friz Frizzle.

British Comedy Guide, 30th March 2020

The impact of coronavirus on London's stand-up comics

Rich Wilson has been performing stand-up comedy for 15 years. He says that the circuit has been "completely wiped out" by Covid-19.

City AM, 30th March 2020

Police raid empty comedy club over live stream mix-up

Police officers arrived at Hot Water Comedy Club in Liverpool in force on Saturday night after a member of the public tipped them off that it was live streaming a gig on YouTube despite the coronavirus lockdown... however, Merseyside Police discovered the club empty - it was a repeat broadcast of a gig filmed three weeks ago.

British Comedy Guide, 29th March 2020

Séayoncé: interview

The winner of Vault Festival's After Dark Award, Séayoncé talks to long-time pal, Emma Bentley about the stress of being cooped up during the Coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty of his once busy future.

Emma Bentley, A Younger Theatre, 28th March 2020

Laura Lexx interview

The award-winning comedian, actor and writer on the things that make her laugh the most.

The Guardian, 27th March 2020

Comedians Indoors Getting Creative: part 2

Comedians aren't just at risk of cabin fever during this time of social distancing and self-isolation, gig cancellations have meant not just loss of earnings but also fewer chances to try out new material or build audiences. However, being a creative lot, comedians have been flexing their comedy muscles online, using YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and other sites to connect with audiences, new and established alike. To help you get your comedy fix, every week we'll be putting together a list of projects we've spotted online by funny women...

Funny Women, 27th March 2020
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