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Entries for the Amused Moose National New Comic Awards are now open

Entries are open for the Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic award 2020.


Past winners and finalists of this prestigious award include Jack Whitehall, Rob Beckett, Sarah Millican. Jimmy Carr, Josh Widdicombe, Romesh Ranganathan. Katherine Ryan, Simon Amstell, Rhod Gilbert, Josie Long, Alex Zane, Mark Watson, Nina Conti and Alex Horne. But where are they now? Eh? …. Oh!

So you think you’re funny, come and have a go

Amused Moose present SohoHo’s Comedy Night Out

Amused Moose SohoHo’s Saturday Comedy Night Out
Saturday 23 November

Tonight’s five excellent comedians onstage at Soho’s upmarket boutique Karma Sanctum Hotel are all top-notch, which together makes this the coolest comedy night in town, hosted by;

The brilliantly talented Daniel Audritt (‘8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ writer) who welcomes the wonderfully odd, Paul F Taylor (“Wildly entertaining and absolutely funny”: Chortle), together with the up and coming Ruby Carr (“Insufferably delightful” Amused Moose National New Comic 2019 finalist), Joseph Emslie (“Radiating comic innocence”: Chortle) and Tom Ratcliffe (emerging comedy talent).

Ho Ho SoHo! Giggle into Christmas with the Amused Moose

Composers Network presents With Memories – a review by Tim Marriott

Composers Network, an organisation showcasing the work of contemporary music makers, perform an eclectic programme of modern classical pieces performed by Modulus String Quartet, international harpist Alex Rider, New Network Singers, whilst artists Fenya Sharky and Cliff Crawford create and facilitate impressions of the evening with a dementia affected artist. An extraordinarily emotive and cathartic experience of musical, creative and artistic excellence.

With Memories
With Memories Concert by Cliff Crawford
Memory Lane, creating shared moments between dementia sufferers and their carers

Saskia Preston – Ninety-Five – A Review

This review was first published on Fringe Review on the 21 August 2019

Low Down

This is the Edinburgh Fringe debut show from Saskia Preston, writer for Radio 4’s The Now Show and News Quiz, and 4 Extra’s Newsjack. A family birthday party back in a childhood setting is a trigger for a wander down memory’s estrada. Featuring, smart observations, sharp gags, dark comments, gay bars and needless Portuguese words.

Tee hee!

Craig Hill – Bottoms Up! – A Review

This review was originally published on Fringe Review on 15 August 2019

Low Down

Craig Hill’s sell out stand up show is back for another year. The master of Scottish Banter, his energetic show is packed with riotously funny put downs and sharp, cutting, gags that has his audience in stitches. Sometimes at a comedy show, you just want to have a good laugh.