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!
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).
The funniest joke at the Edinburgh fringe was basically about food and Tourette’s.
Now this reviewer is no puritan but like others I am sick of this trend in food based jokes. All these terrible puns really are pasta joke, I mean how can anybody expect to earn a crust when their bread and butter material is based on grub! I know you can’t call someone a vegetable without the sandal brigade breaking out in hives but it really cheeses me off when I hear or read comedians ham-ming it up. This time they really have over egged the pudding.
Not all comedians rely on crummy food jokes but some really are cereal offenders. We are in a pickle and the awards panel at Dave really need to beef up the criteria as to what constitutes a funny joke.
Now I know that there are folk out there who love this type of humour so lettuce agree to disagree but I for one don’t curry favour with the jest set and I’m happy to call this matter out.
This review was originally published on Fringe Review on 16 August 2019
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