Exeter Comedy Society has hilariously satirised the dismal state of society during the pandemic in their new online sketch, Is This Thing Still On?, complete with pedantic ‘Karen’ neighbours, domestic drama and the typically dysfunctional Zoom seminar. I will do my best to highlight some of my favourite sketches without spoiling too much of the show. I definitely recommend giving it a watch as, to be honest, what else could you possibly be doing in tier 3, (if by some miracle you are not, I have nothing but contempt for you) other than feeling guilty about ignoring University work. Continue reading Review: Comedy Society’s Is This Thing Still On?
Have you ever dreamt of witnessing a real, live witch burning? Or getting the inside scoop on Gwyneth Paltrow’s successful skincare range? Maybe not, but “A Streetcar Named Shakira” is a comedy sketch show which will give you just those things (and more). Bursting with originality, confidence and energy, this innovative performance engages the audience and delivers a night full of side-splitting laughter. Continue reading Review: Com Soc’s A Streetcar Named Shakira
This year, Comedy Society have risen from the unknown and successfully become one of the most prominent, exciting, and innovative theatre societies at the University. After their Term 1 show Asockalypse Now, in which audience members were awarded one free sock with each ticket, I was intrigued to see their newest sketch-show SpaceBar. From the very beginning, I was not disappointed, as the small cast … Continue reading Review: Comedy Society’s ‘SpaceBar’
A highlight of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Matt Forde is one of Britain’s up and coming comedians. He’s made numerous appearances on TV shows like The One Show and Mock the Week, as well as his own show Unspun. And for a good reason – Forde is a master comic. I went to see him at the Phoenix, where he was performing his tour … Continue reading Review: Matt Forde
This year marks the 15th year of the Funny Women Awards, an event launched in 2003 to provide a platform for female comedians looking to further their career in this field. Those who have taken part in the past include Katherine Ryan and Sarah Millican, both of whom have gone on to become incredibly successful on British television and as stand up acts. Lynne Parker, … Continue reading Review: 2017 Funny Women Awards Heat @ Exeter Phoenix