Tag: comedy

Written for Jack Dee, tick. Worked with and has written for Lee Evans, tick. Composes own TV theme tunes, tick. Richard Morton has pretty much done it all in comedy. Of course, these are just a brief selection of his notable achievements through a glittering and astounding...
During my first experience of club circuit comedy, a man with a guitar and a pirate dance stood out amongst others. That man was Stevie Gray. A likeable and hilarious musical act, Stevie hails from Oldham. A place, as he describes, where “people eat Jaffa Cakes just...
Back in August 2019, Matt Bragg set out to do his first ever show at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show would be a combined effort between himself and fellow comedian Mark Row. Titled “So What?” the hour long show would combine a 30 minute set from each...
Spotlight Bar & Restaurant, Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
The Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham is our local venue for large concerts, comedy and of course ice hockey. Up until now we had been regular punters with regular tickets. Now, we would get a glimpse on what the experience is like as a VIP in the brand...
Eating Haggis and a Deep Fried Mars Bar, Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a city with so much choice when it comes to eating out. You could go to the poshest of restaurants or have tasty food in the backstreets, whatever your budget, Edinburgh has you covered. We were seeking out two delicacies on our way around the...
Hoot The Redeemer, Edinburgh
Cocktails are everywhere around the Fringe Festival. Pop up bars and pubs are seemingly there in every direction. Not all of them are immediately obvious though. We headed to a speakeasy hidden underground just off Hanover Street - Hoot The Redeemer. 
Edinburgh Fringe Venues and Shows 2019
The choice of shows to see at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can be overwhelming at first glance. Over 53,000 performances take place over a three week period in 300 venues across the city. Narrowing down the number of shows to go and see took us a fair...
Queen Victoria Arts Club, Leicester
Sitting proudly in the shadow of The Curve Theatre in the city centre of Leicester is the Queen Victoria Arts Club. A classy venue for a pre-theatre meal or, as the case was on my visit, a night of comedy in the basement.
NCF £1 Comedy Night at Canalhouse, Nottingham
Comedy in The Midlands is now becoming a regular outing for us here at Artisan Traveller. Having experienced the professional scene at both The Leicester Comedy Festival and Funhouse at Bartons PLC, we decided to see what £1 gets you on a Wednesday night.
Funhouse Comedy at Bartons PLC
It’s safe to say that we are fully immersed into the UK comedy scene. The intimate gigs in the bars and pubs that hosted The Leicester Comedy Festival have given a whole new perspective on watching stand up comedy.
Leicester Comedy Festival 2019 Opening Night
Who doesn’t like a laugh? In these morose times of Brexit uncertainty, it’s comedy that comes to the rescue once again. I’m very fortunate to live in Leicestershire, a county that is home to the largest comedy festival in England. The Leicester Comedy Festival.