COMEDY: Who doesn't need a laugh right now?
I need a laugh. More than ever. You do, too.
Yes, we dabbled with stand up comics in football grounds and chuckling together from our cars. That didn’t work for me.
A much better experience has been the online comedy event. Closer to the action and way more comfortable without a steering wheel in your ribs, the virtual comedy club has really come into its own.
Online comedy events have taken off over the last year and an evening of side splitting humour is closer than you think. It's the next best thing to being in the same room as your favourite comedians. "The best seat in the house - your house" is the phrase that seems to adorn every poster.
This weekend sees Croydonites Bites, an online event of live and pre-recorded performance, interviews, dance , comedy and much more including appearances from locals Joanna Scanlan, Gill Manly, Jenny Lockyear and Shaniqua Benjamin. Book your free tickets on Zoom.
Elsewhere, some of our funniest comics are busy making sure we don’t go without fresh laughs. From going live on social media to streaming full-length shows, our comedians are putting all-new material out there.
Live, in person comedy events are waiting in the wings. Not least from our very own Fairfield Halls, which is set to reopen in April. A brilliant comedy lineup including Josh Widdicombe, Ed Byrne and John Bishop will storm the stage when we can at last return to those uncomfy, unrefurbished seats of the Ashcroft.
For now, let's all enjoy some great virtual giggles from the comfort of our living rooms.
Whether you're after a night of laughs with a real audience or a chilled midweek spot of livestreamed stand-up, you'll find plenty to explore in our comedy events page.
Posted by Tim on Monday 8 March 2021
Today Tomorrow This week Next week This weekend By area By activity By venue About the calendar
News & articles
Latest news Latest blogs About the news Most read
Latest post All posts About the blog
Latest job vacancies Add a job vacancy
All videos About the videos
About Now Croydon About Tim Longhurst
How to get listed
Advertise on Now Croydon Media kit
Get in touch Add an event General enquiries Register as a featured organiser Email us
Frequently asked questions
Subscribe to our newsletter Because it's the weekend
Take our visitor survey
Search Now Croydon
© Now Croydon 2018-2021