Tag Archives: Standup comedy

Meeting Isy’s mad mother and Dom’s one-eyed cat

6 May

Comedy night at Swindon Festival of Literature – the evening that gives your brain cells a chance to recover after events featuring deep thinkers and political heavyweights.

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Death of a comedian at standup event

14 May
Nat Luurtsema

Nat Luurtsema

I’ve never seen a comedian die on stage before last night. It wasn’t pleasant, and it’s something I’d rather never see again.

Putting on an alternative standup comedy night as part of the Swindon Festival of Literature wasn’t, in itself, such a far-out idea. The festival has a proud history of showcasing comedic talent: Julian Clary in 2009, Milton Jones in 2010, Harry Hill in 2011, Alex Horne last week…

This was a new venture though – little known comedians performing club-style routines, as opposed to household names talking about their books, and cracking some gags along the way. Continue reading