Weekend Update!

TGIF! And today sees the return of 90s show TFI Friday – we’re feeling nostalgic about that time. When some of us were starting out in comedy and others were starting out at school. I’ll let you be the judge of who fits in which pool!

Here’s your weekend update:
ALEX EDELMAN is preparing for Edinburgh Fringe by previewing his new show. Tonight at Stamford Arts Centre and Sunday at Piccadilly Comedy Club.

BENNY BOOT is up North tonight in Poynton.

DAMIAN CLARK lands in the UK and then it’s off to Jongleurs Cardiff on Saturday.

SOFIE HAGEN is at Manford’s Comedy Club Leeds tomorrow night.

KEITH FARNAN will be performing at Jongleurs Leeds all weekend.

MATT REED is at Jongleurs Glasgow both tonight and tomorrow.

PETE JOHANSSON will be performing at Comedy Carnival tonight.

WAYNE DEAKIN is at both Jongleurs Camden and Jongleurs Watford this weekend.

GLENN WOOL starts his 3 day mini tour of Ireland.

JAMALI MADDIX is travelling back from Dubai!

Have a great weekend everyone – safe travels and happy gigging.
Team GC xx

Jamali Maddix Featured in Time Out Dubai!

Our very own JAMALI MADDIX was featured in Time Out DUBAI while he performs over there. Check out the interview they had below!

How did you get into comedy?
I think I was funny growing up. I tried to do two jobs, but I lasted about a week in both of them. Someone kept telling me I should do comedy. So I went to watch a show and my friend had signed me up for the night without me knowing.

Why does comedy suit you?
I like the freedom of it; the lifestyle of it – waking up at noon, travelling and all that comes with it. It’s not a bad job to have. In fact, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had. In my last job, selling double glazing over the phone, I wouldn’t even make calls. I was just going for the basic. I wasn’t going for the commission [laughs]. I’d just sit there with the phone pretending to talk to someone, but there was no one on the other end. I realised comedy was really the only option I had so I gave it a shot.

Read the full interview OVER HERE!

Stand Up For Satire with Al Murray and more!

Join stand up star Al Murray the Pub Landlord and outspoken friends for a top night of comedy in support of international freedom of expression charity Index on Censorship. With a stellar line-up including the “foully inventive” Frankie Boyle, “razor sharp” Shappi Khorsandi, “truly inspired” Doc Brown, “exceptional” Grainne Maguire and more still to be announced.

Index on Censorship has long championed comedians, cartoonists and others facing threats of persecution, violence and even death. Index provides a platform for the censored to be read, seen and heard – promoting and defending the right to free speech globally. All proceeds from the event will go to support this work.

“Satire is a powerful weapon that must be used wisely as anyone who wrote jokes about David Cameron for the last five years can attest. It’s great to be able to help Index do their bit in keeping freedom of expression alive in the UK.” – Al Murray

Weekend Update!

On this day in 1962 spaceman John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth… Well this weekend we’ve got some comedy for you that is out of this world!! …No? Too much? What do you expect? I just write these things – this lot are the funny ones…

GLENN WOOL is performing at The Comedy Store all weekend, and is off to the Cow Show at the Underbelly.

PAUL MYREHAUG is at Jongleurs this weekend. Jongleurs Camden tonight and Jongleurs Watford tomorrow.

MATT REED is MCing The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle all weekend.

KEITH FARNAN will be in Abingdon tonight and Wychwood Festival tomorrow.

DAMIAN CLARK – Wychwood Festival today and Farcical Comedy tomorrow.

WAYNE DEAKIN – Wychwood Festival today and Kent tomorrow

JAMALI MADDIX will be at Manford’s Comedy Club Birmingham tomorrow night and then back in London at Shoreditch House on Sunday

BENNY BOOT is in Southend tonight and then at Up the Creek Comedy Club tomorrow.

PETE JOHANSSON is in Bristol tomorrow night at The Comedy Box.

Have wonderful weekends everyone!
Love Team GC x