Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Disco Disco

Posted on May 15th, by Rekha Shane in Culture. 1 Comment

You’ll laugh until you fall to the floor at this full-on side-splitter of a show

If you don’t want your face to ache from thirty minutes of laughing like a hyena on acid, then don’t go to this show. If on the other hand you are seeking pure, unadulterated hilarity, then get some facial exercises under your belt and rock up to Disco Disco.

The production … Read More »

Review: Leave ‘Em Laughing at Stanley Halls, 6th May 2018

Posted on May 15th, by Barnaby Powell in Culture. No Comments

An evening of humour and wit in South Norwood

When asked about the position of the poet in society, Dylan Thomas replied: “Definitely vertical!”. By this token, stand-up comedians are the poets of boundless notion. Their trick is to remain firmly erect on stage, by building an untoppled tower of amusement with words. Unlike the stand-up, bar-room row, the challenging exchange between the crafty jester and his/her … Read More »

Comedy festival review: Richard Herring and Matt Green at the Oval Tavern, Thursday 12th August

Posted on August 21st, by Paul Dennis in Culture. 1 Comment

Paul Dennis catches a big fish at the Oval Tavern during Croydon’s comedy festival

Wouldn’t you just know it? Edinburgh is in full swing, so naturally we have a comedy festival in Croydon.

Now, all things being equal, you would expect any comedians worth their salt to be in Scotland right now, so it was a bit of a surprise to see two big names on … Read More »

Review: Comedy at the Cronx Brewery

Posted on October 14th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

Paul Dennis samples a barrel of laughs at Croydon’s premier brewery

Raise a glass to the Cronx Brewery for its new venture: ‘Comedy at the Cronx’. On the face of it a brave move – Wednesday nights in Croydon – and dare I say it, New Addington, aren’t renowned for entertainment opportunities of this kind, and I really hope that after this encouraging start there will … Read More »