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When live comedy was illegal... 10 memorable gigs of 2021

Twelve months ago it seemed uncertain whether it would be possible to produce this annual list of my ten most memorable gigs. But lockdown eventually eased, and the resilience and sprightliness of the comedy world meant live gigs sprung back instantly. Even the Edinburgh Fringe took place - albeit in a slimmed-down version, more chilled and friendlier than normal, barely recognisable without its usual intensity.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 29th December 2021

Review: The very first comedy gig of 2021

Steve Bennett joins Angel Comedy's cheeky midnight gig as lockdown eases.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 17th May 2021

A look at the first post-lockdown comedy club

Performing live to an audience again was "really quite moving", according to a comedian who put on a show as soon as lockdown rules were eased at midnight.

Ian Youngs, BBC, 17th May 2021

Live review: Angel Comedy, The Bill Murray, N1

Despite the fact that they had every reason to be rusty all the acts were on good form, running as much on adrenaline as lager and excitement.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th May 2021

Bill Murray club to reopen at 00.01 on Monday

Comedy clubs are wasting no time in reopening once Covid lockdown restrictions relax on Monday. And London's Bill Murray is taking that to extremes, opening bang on midnight for its - and indeed the UK's - first live indoor comedy gig of the year.

Chortle, 11th May 2021

Brighton Komedia new comedian of 2020 final review

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 12th February 2020

Finalists announced for Komedia New Comedy Award

Nine out of the eleven finalists for the first ever Komedia New Comedy Award have been revealed. The two remaining finalists will be chosen by wild card voting which is now live.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 6th February 2020

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