It’s the summer of Ben
May dates; finally a win
I got through the first round of Angel Comedy’s Roast Battle tournament! It was a great battle, and pretty much every joke from both sides landed. I won the judges’ votes 3-0, but that doesn’t reflect how good my opponent (Brummy hunk Joe Bingham) was, and he quite rightly got through to the next round as a wild card. Multiple people have said we did the best roast of the night. Maybe I’m not totally deluding myself thinking I can do stand-up.
I will post the video as soon as I get it from the venue.
Here’s the full video:
Next round is Friday May 13th; it’s a late show, starting at 11pm, but there is a pro stand-up night beforehand so you’d have a great night out, worth the price of an Uber home IMO. Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/3UaczH37Gpb
Another date for your diary: I’m going to be doing spots at the Edinburgh festival in the second half of August. So if you’re planning to go up, make it week 3 or 4 if you want to see me.
Gig dates for my gigs when you can see me live doing a gig
Monday May 9th 7:30pm - Double Bubble, Dalston
I think they’re ditching the voting format for this one. It’s always a good night with a pro headliner.
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, London E8 3AS
Tuesday May 10th 7pm - Gap Tooth, Pimlico
Small room so book now if you want to see me try some new stuff.
Constitution pub, 42 Churton St, London SW1V 2LP
Wednesday May 11th 8pm - Electrowerkz
This is a 10 minute spot, so worth coming if you want to see my best stuff plus some new material smuggled in. Details TBD.
Friday May 13th 11pm - Roast Battle UK
I’m through to the next round of the Roast tournament. Come and watch me say mean things to a young lesbian. I know it’s late but would appreciate a friendly crowd, because this is going to be a tough one. £8.
The Bill Murray, 39 Queen's Head St, London N1 8NQ
NEW: Thursday May 19th 7:30pm, doors 7pm - Kiss the Sky, Crouch End
This is in a cocktail bar.
Kiss The Sky, 18-20 Park Road, London N8 8TD
Friday May 20th 7pm - T-Bird
This is officially called Comedy Bin or something but it’s at the T-Bird bar, Finsbury Park.
T-Bird, 132 Blackstock Road Finsbury Park London N4 2DX
CANCELLED: Monday May 23rd 7:30pm - G&B Cabaret Night, Kings Cross
I am not doing this any more (but the night is still going ahead).
NEW: Tuesday May 24th 7pm - Sam Rhodes’ Comedy Explosion, Ealing
I’m doing 10 minutes in this nice pub with a chatty crowd of regulars. Come and watch me practice doing crowd work against my will.
Lodge Tavern, 53 The Mall, London W5 3TA
Monday May 30th 7:30pm - Nice N Spiky, Islington
Comfy downstairs space at a nice pub that serves good food. Free.
The Regent, 201 Liverpool Rd Islington, London N1 1LX
I have a spare ticket to see a recording of Sam Rhodes’ new panel show Pitch Her This on Sunday May 8th at 7pm. Elf Lyons is in it too. Let me know if you want to come and see it.
Part of my sacred duty as a dungeon master is to watch and read fantasy shit looking for ideas to rip off for my campaign. Willow (1988) (Disney+) really holds up as a rip-roaring fantasy adventure with a surprising amount of violence and dubcon romance. Watch it again before they release the upcoming spinoff series.