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
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.