The Greenwich Comedy Festival, September 6th -12th



"The kindest thing you could say about Jim Davidson as a fellow comic is that he's not a performer who is troubled by the possibility of duality of meaning."
- Stewart Lee

The Greenwich Comedy Festival is helping to cement South East London's position as a major centre for stand-up. Returning for its second year and taking place every day from September 6th to the 12th in a specially constructed venue at the old Royal Naval College and at Up The Creek, the line-up includes Stewart Lee, Adam Buxton, Richard Herring and Arthur Smith, but sadly no Joe Pasquale or Blackheath boy Jim Davidson.

Tickets are still available for many of the performances.

14 comments:

Headhunter said...

Tried to get tickets for something next Fri but it was all sold out...

Anonymous said...

jim davidson (shiver) is from catford

Sam Brace said...

Skinny Lister also playing on Tuesday and Wednesday night in the Cabaret Lounge if anyone fancies some local folky music to go with their comedy?

Brockley Jon said...

@Sam, sounds good. What time are they on / do we need tickets?

Anonymous said...

'Cement' ?

Lewisham USED to have a comedy festival at the Broadway Theatre, like it used to have a cinema, like it used to have the Odeon where major acts like The Clash & The Who performed.

Comedy in Lewisham it's a joke.

Sam Brace said...

@BrockleyJon We're doing 3 half hour sets starting at 18.00, then 20.10 and 21.10. We're just working out how much it is. It says free on the site but am not sure if you need to get a ticket for the whole thing. Will post again when I have news.

Ed said...

Booked Sadowitz Friday and Lee et al Saturday - get in!

Sam Brace said...

Totally free to see Skinny Lister at Greenwich Comedy festival tonight and tomorrow night. Come on down. We'll be in the cabaret lounge.

Jenny said...

Lewisham Council pulled the funding as it thought it was not worth having the festival which was held at the Albany Deptford Broadway Catford, Brockley Jack Theatre and the Hob in Forest Hill.

Shame really we have great venues I wish the council supported them more

Ed said...

Saddowitz 9/10 - Most offensive set I have ever seen but clever and thigh slappingly funny, glad we didn't get spat on.

Daniel Kitson 8/10 - Compared Sat brilliantly, think the stutter is real but has a great character and crowd loved him, will see again.

Phil Nicol 5/10 - Just OK, not my thing, not very original, guitar stuff was fun.

Jenny Eclair 3/10 - I walked out and went to the bar (I shop at M&S and look like a tea cosy, in 2010? Really?)

Stewart Lee 7/10 - Not his best but dealt with hecklers amsuingly and had some genuinely thought provoking lines as anticipated. Not long enough.

Brockley Nick said...

If you knowingly went to see Jenny Eclair then you only have yourself to blame ;)

Ed said...

Haha yes, thanks Nick. I had said that if Stewart Lee was on before her I wasn't hanging around but I think they anticipated this and put him on last. Her set was in a sense more offensive than Saddowitz!

Brockley Nick said...

To reinforce the point about SE London's growing status as a comedy superpower, the O2 has just launched a new regular comedy night http://tinyurl.com/39238to

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