External Live Comedy Press Clippings

Jenan Younis on creating a middle eastern comedy night

At the start of my comedy journey I created a new Facebook account with the name 'Janine Young', to ensure work colleagues didn't stumble across it. I accidentally contacted a promoter for a spot; they rapidly got back to me with a gig offer. This was someone that had never replied previously when I emailed them as 'Jenan Younis'. With my geek-hat on I decided to run an experiment. I contacted promoters over the course of a year with my real name versus anglicised name but with the same comedy CV. 81% of promoters got back to me as 'Janine. Only 12% replied to 'Jenan'. Rather than whinge about it I thought I'd be pro-active and so Weapons of Mass Hilarity was born!

Jenan Younis, Londonist, 19th October 2021

Alan Carr review

Good albeit digressive gags keep the routines endearingly amusing in the comic's new touring show Regional Trinket.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 19th October 2021

Luisa Omielan: God Is A Woman review

An energetic but often empty stab at religion in a show that improves when it gets more personal.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 18th October 2021

Shazia Mirza talks her upcoming tour Coconut

After a year in lockdown, Shazia Mirza is back in Nottingham with her new show Coconut. We chat to her about Bear Grylls' The Island, crying in Poundland, and what she's most excited about for her tour.

Lizzy O'Riordan, Leftlion, 18th October 2021

Review: Tim Minchin is a genius of music and comedy

An evening with Tim Minchin is a fast-paced, ever-changing beast that demands you keep your wits about you.

Scott Begbie, Aberdeen Press and Journal, 17th October 2021

The Play That Goes Wrong unveils new West End cast

New West End cast for The Play That Goes Wrong has been revealed.

Joining the show will be Oliver Clayton as Jonathan and Elena Valentine as Sandra from 9th November, while Tom Bulpett (Chris) and Damien James (company) will join from 30th November.

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

Liz Kingsman review

A superbly funny spoof confessional monologue.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 15th October 2021

The Good Life stage show review

It's thoroughly professional, offers some gently amusing moments, comes dressed in just the sort of patterned wallpaper and flammable fibres that evokes its 1970s suburban setting to a tee. Yet it's hard to fathom quite what the idea is behind this first stage adaptation of one of the greatest British sitcoms.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 15th October 2021

Liz Kingsman - One-Woman Show at Soho theatre review

Do everything legal you can to get a ticket.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 15th October 2021

Review: The Good Life

One-liners delivered with aplomb.

The Stage, 15th October 2021

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