Wednesday, June 29th, Arch One

We were at Arch1 last night for our usual Wednesday show and kicking things off we had Rover Tumnus (aka Ben Henley) the UK’s only working comedy dog. Rover seemed to be having a good time on stage, if the wagging tail was anything to go by. It was then over to Callum Mackenzie who comes from a place where swollen prostates and telegrams from The Queen are commonplace. After Callum was Zach Marczika who had us wondering whether the reason batman never leaves Gotham was because Bruce Wayne had an asbo and ankle tag. Matthew Healy was next with

G&B’s Abandoning The Comfort Zone, Arch One, June 15th

So last night at Arch1 was G&B’s Abandoning The Comfort Zone show, the night where punsters try character acts, observational acts try crowd work, character acts try observational stuff etc. Here everyone leaves behind their usual styles and material and tries their hands at something completely different and out of their comfort zone. The spirit of the night is that everyone is putting it on the line so they’re all in the same boat together. No one gets to hide behind their old styles and material. First up to the stage and putting it on the line was Ben Henley

Sunday, March 20th, Star of Kings

Sunday at The Star of Kings kicked off with the mellifluous marvel that is Barbara Fernandez, whose top half is very American and her lower echelons decidedly Parisienne. It was then over to Donal Vaughan, a man who proudly proclaims he is an anti-vegan: he can’t eat anything that hasn’t suffered to get to his plate. Next was Cedric Aubert and The Action Man gay nightclub set that came complete with tiny bottles of poppers and leather chaps. After Cedric was Geet Chawla, whose parents were a bit like the EU in as much as they weren’t happy with the

G&B’s Dark Delights, Star of Kings, February 22nd

So last night was G&B’s Dark Delights, our homage to all things dark and twisted in comedy and what a fabulous night it was. Kicking things off we had Billy Kerr who reckons losing your hair is a bit like losing your virginity: it’s all over and done before you know it. Jaz Mattu was next with his lamentation to Bobbins the cat…plus a fuck you to comedy course advice. We then had the deliciously dark diva, Hannah O’Donnell who gives kudos to Eunice’s recent blowjob skills. Stephen Portlock was after Hannah with spunk in the eye of God before

G&B’s Dark Delights, a celebration of the darker side of comedy

  February 22nd at The Star of Kings sees another of G&B’s Dark Delight Shows, an evening celebrating the darker side of comedy. Definitely an evening not for those who are easily offended or who love to take offence on behalf of someone their neighbour’s sister once met on holiday. Headlining we’ve the gloriously reprehensible Anthony Gilét and the deliciously deviant Declan Kennedy and the rest of the basket of deplorables will be: Hannah O’Donnell Ben Henley Tom Cousins Stephen Portlock Theresa Bradstreet Gareth Edward Jacob Hatton Craig Craw Essam Aljaedy Billy Kerr Mark Vincent Jakob Tanner Joe Davies Jaz Mattu

Sunday, February 6th, Star of Kings

Yesterday’s Sunday afternoon comedy at The Star of Kings was another of our Growing Old Disgracefully shows…and did it live up to its name! Kicking things off we had the wonderful Theresa Bradstreet and the arid joys of the menopause. It was then over to Nicu Tematoru who regardless of how many people he knows doing it, he refuses to shave his legs. Next was the mellifluous marvel that is Barbara Fernandez, who sang at her ex-agent’s funeral. Turns out the security was sorely lax. It was then over to Ben Henley, winner of the evening’s Harold Shipman look-a-like competition

G&B’S Growing Old Disgracefully Show

Sunday afternoon at The Star of Kings on February 6th we’ve another of our fabulous Growing Old Disgracefully shows, the gig for those who once made a mix tape and who don’t think VHS is a contractible disease. Headlining we’ve the wonderful Holly Hudson and Pam Ford and the rest of the grunts as they get up to go to the stage will be from this lot: Emily McQuade Mark Rivlin Georgia Thorp Gemma Barry Paul Scahill Barbara Fernandez Stephen Portlock Gary Manhine Jimbo Tree Bradstreet Ben Henley JJ Tomlinson Marcos Jesus Seam Anderson Stuart McLean Show starts at 3.30pm. See

Tuesday, November 23rd, G&B’s New Act Competition

Last night saw the return of G&B's New Act Competition. Now it took us years to do a competition night because by and large I don’t like the atmosphere they engender as they feel contrary to that which we go out of our way to encourage at G&B. When an audience takes part in the judging process, the comedy often doesn’t get appreciated for what it is as it is being judged set by set. Really? said the G&B crowd. Hold our drinks. Well, at the end of the evening the acts gave a round of applause to the audience,

Tuesday, September 7th, Star of Kings

So last night at The Star of Kings I had to rush home very quickly before the show started, which meant either starting late or making a field promotion and having someone MC the first half of the show. Well, we’re going to be seeing more of Ryan Cross in the MC role after last night I suspect. He did a cracking job at seriously short notice. So big it up for MC Ryan! Unfortunately, I missed the first act, Lee VG, so just take my word for it when I say I always make sure the first act is