Ender's Pull-Out Game by Orson Scott Card
Gig dates up until mid-November. Could have gone with Rawson Scott Card I guess.
Some people think Toby Young is a posh nepotism case who doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about, but I have to applaud his recent excellent piece in the Spectator which I have excerpted below:
Such a great writer. This country needs more of his brand of intellectual rigour.
Anyway, when and where can you see me doing stand-up?
TOMORROW: Sunday 31st October 7ish - Groovie Grove, Hammersmith
MC Dave Lynch. Because this is on Hallowe’en, there is a good chance that I will be dressed as a dog with an animatronic tail, and doing stand-up from a dog’s point of view. It’s hard to explain.
Tickets are apparently either free or £5.98 (your choice) from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/groovie-sundays-with-dave-tickets-190410461817
Grove Bar & Restaurant, 83 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 0NQ
Tuesday 2 November 7:45pm - TNT Comedy, Kentish Town
I have a bringer for this now (thanks A!), but you should still come in case she and her boyfriend get hit by a bus or something.
Free entry, but you can enter an optional raffle to win prizes.
NOTE: this gig is not at the previous address, it’s at the Vine Pub Kentish Town area, 86 Highgate Road, NW5 1PB
Wednesday 3 November 8:30pm - Heavenly Comedy, Shepherd’s Bush/White City area
I’ve done this pub before and it’s a nice venue. If one of you comes to this, I get to do 10 minutes rather than 5 minutes, which would give me a chance to try out a lot of new material that you definitely won’t have seen before… It’s win/win. £5 entry but I’ll buy you a drink.
Princess Victoria pub, 217 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 9DH
Tuesday 9 November 7:30pm - Double Bubble, Dalston
Great room, hidden behind a moving bookcase. The format of this night is that the audience gets to vote on the best act. I did great here last time in terms of getting laughs, but lost out due to tactical voting by some of the other acts who felt threatened by my sheer raw talent. Either that, or they didn’t like how much I talked about semen.
Victoria Dalston pub, 451 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3AS
Uncle Ben’s content bonanza
The Angel Comedy Raw gig on Tuesday went really well. Here is a video:
I strongly recommend One-Woman Show by Liz Kingsman at Soho Theatre. It’s kind of a parody of one-woman shows as a genre, particularly Fleabag. Unfortunately it’s not back until January, but worth booking now.
A new series of Arrested Development is on Sky/Now TV and it’s still pretty great. Also the new series of Succession has Dasha from Red Scare in it!
For any comedians reading this
The Angel Comedy Roast Battle night is booking for November. I can do the 5th or the 26th. Please get in touch if you want to do this with/against me - we can apply as a pair.
Also, remember that if you want me to plug something you’re doing, or you want a permanent link to your podcast/blog/newsletter from my web archive, just let me know.