Sunday, February 01, 2015

Shooting Tour Video (Part 2)

More photos from the video shoot we did this week for "Jo Caulfield's Uninformed Opinions" tour...

 Me and Robert Williamson making CATS video...

 Love the picture of the UNHAPPY CAT.

 Lot of people pretending to look busy.

 Robert Williamson and his 'special' furry friend.

 Craig Moncur with his 'special' furry friend.

Three men. Two cameras. One joke.

Shooting Tour Video (Part 1)

I'm starting a new tour this month ("Jo Caulfield's Uninformed Opinions") so we shot a couple of silly / funny video adverts to go with it. They'll be online in a couple of days. I'll post links when they're up.  Here's some photos from the day...


 Craig Moncur (from Black Box Digital Media)

 Director Martin Dick (from Alternative Productions) 

 Only ONE of these people can operate a camera.

 Me... Not having a clue what my lines are.

Filming at Discover 21 - great little venue in Edinburgh. 
If you get a chance you should go to one of their shows.

It was a good day. If you're filming anything I'd recommend Craig and Martin. Easy to work with. Fast. Create a good atmosphere. Made the whole thing fun.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Things That Made Me Happy In 2014

THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY IN 2014:

Lot of touring around this year. Practically wore out my iPad and iPod. Didn't see as many films as I usually do. Found it easier to load up on TV shows and watch them after gigs. It's the comedians nightmare: post-show adrenaline keeping them awake till the early hours. So it's been 12 months of late night TV, music, Twitter and Facebook. If you get bored and/or can't sleep I'd recommend...

TELEVISION
The World Cup - all of it. (Still have Wall Chart on kitchen door. Still haven't filled it in.)
Ian Stone's show 'The Football's On' (BT Sport) 
The Comeback - Season 2 (Brilliant! Lisa Kudrow plays veteran sitcom actress Valerie Cherish, as she attempts to return to the industry that made her famous.)
Broad City - Season 1 (Best new comedy in years.)
Southland - Season 5 (The final season. Heartbroken it's finished.) 
Inside Amy Schumer - Season 2 
The Following - Season 2
Portlandia - Season 2
Bored To Death - Seasons 1 and 2 (Created by author Jonathan Ames. Stars Jason Schwartzman as a fictional Jonathan Ames—a Brooklyn-based writer, who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective. Go and buy it. Fopp are knocking it out cheap.)
Sons Of Anarchy - Season 7
The Americans - Season 2
John From Cincinnati - Season 1
LA Complex

MUSIC (Most played albums and singles on my iPod)
The Cocktail Slippers - “People Talk”
Archie Bell & The Drells - “Soul City Walk”
X-Ray Spex - “Germ Free Adolescents”
Jonathan Richman - "The Neighbours"
The Voices of East Harlem - "Right On Be Free"
Babes In Toyland - "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft"
The Jellybricks - "About The Weekend"
Big Midnight - "Doin' All Right"
The Tymes - "Little Trust Maker"
The Might Wah! - "The Story Of The Blues"
Janet Kay - "Silly Games"
Robert Knight - "Love On A Mountain Top"
Jacky - "White Horses"
The Five Stairsteps - "Ooh Child"
Susan Cadogan - "Hurt So Good"
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - "Streetcore"
Trojan Box Set
Culture - "Two Sevens Clash"
Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart - "Take Me To God"
Roky Erickson - "I Have Always Been Here Before"
Lou Reed / John Cale - "Songs For Drella"
Blow Monkeys - "Feels Like A New Morning"
Frankie Valli - "The Night"
Chuck Prophet - "Hot Talk"
Garbage - "Beautifulgarbage"
Public Enemy - "How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?"


FILMS (Embarrassed I haven't seen Paddington yet. That will change on Friday.)
Incendies.
Ne le Dis a Personne.
The Awful Truth (early Cary Grant)
The Lost Weekend (Ray Miland and Jane Wyman)
The Roosevelts (PBS series)

BOOKS
Cess Nooteboom - "Roads To Berlin"
Norman Lewis - "Naples '44"
Hampton Sides - "Hellhound On His Trail" 
Simon Kuper - "Soccernomics"
Nathanael West - "The Day Of The Locust"
Philip Kerr - "Berlin Noir"
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson - "Why Nations Fail"
The Secret Footballer’s Guide To The Modern Guide
Dennis Bergkamp - "Stillness And Speed"
TV Smith - "Getting There - Punk Rock Tour Diaries"

PODCASTS
The Jimmy Dore Show
The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC
This American Life
5 Live's World Football Phone-In
Sky Sport's Sunday Supplement
The Times - The Game
Neil Lomax 'Teenage Kicks' on www.forest.fm / Mixcloud
Chris Boulton's ''Northern Soul Special' on PipelineRadio
More Or Less: Behind The Stats
Fighting Talk

Ooh, I've been touched up by a graphic artist.

COMEDY
Tom Rhodes at The Gilded Balloon
Gavin Webster at The Stand (I liked Gavin before he won his award! Hipster!)
Josie Long at The Stand
Bill Burr - "I'm Sorry You Feel That Way" DVD
Ophira Eisenberg - "Bangs" CD
Lee Mack and Mike Gunn at The Edinburgh Playhouse
Michael Daviot and Robert Williamson at The Speakeasy (
Harriet Dyer at Edinburgh Festival
Lou Saunders at Edinburgh Festival 
Julie McDowell at The Speakeasy
Debrah Francis White - "Half A Can Of Worms" 
Janey Godley at The Speakeasy

MISC
My garden.
My neighbour's cat Denis totally owning the garden and the garden chairs.
Running up Blackford Hills.
Amsterdam with Ophera Eisenberg.
Lisbon - watching World Cup in various bars.
My new gold shirt.
Red wine.
Mathers, Broughton Street, Edinburgh.
Thistle Street Bar, Edinburgh.
Woodland Creatures, Leith Walk, Edinburgh.
Bow Bar, Victoria Street, Edinburgh.
Victoria Bar, Leith Walk, Edinburgh.
More red wine.
The Stand Comedy Club.
The Speakeasy at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Seeing old friends / comedians in London.
Anyone who came to any of my shows.
Everyone on Twitter and Facebook who sends me messages and posts funny comments. You're a funny lot. Thanks.

I wish everyone 'All The Best' for 2015

Jo x




Thursday, December 04, 2014

Uninformed Opinions 2015 Tour

JO CAULFIELD - "UNINFORMED OPINIONS" - 2015 TOUR
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

FEBRUARY
Saturday 7th - NEW MILTON - Forest Arts Centre - Box Office: 01425 612393

Sunday 8th - EXETER - Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre - Box Office: 01392 667080

Friday 13th - BIRMINGHAM - MAC - Box Office: 0121 4463232

Saturday 14th - CHORLEY - Little Theatre - Box Office: 01257 264362

Friday 27th - BORDON - Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre - Box Office: 01420 472664

Saturday 28th - OSWALDTWISTLE - Civic Arts Centre - Box Office: 01254 398319

MARCH
Sunday 1st - COVENTRY - Warwick Arts Centre - Box Office: 02476 524524

Friday 6th - TUNBRIDGE WELLS - Trinity Theatre - Box Office: 01892 678678

Saturday 7th - DEAL - Astor Theatre - Box Office: 01304 370220

Saturday 14th - HALIFAX - Square Chapel - Box Office: 01422 349422

Friday 20th - SUTTON COLDFIELD - Comedy Junction - Box Office: See www.jocaulfield.com for details

Saturday 21st - DORCHESTER - Dorchester Arts Centre - Box Office: 01305 266926

Sunday 22nd - MILTON KEYNES - The Stables Theatre - Box Office: 01908 280800

Friday 27th - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - The Bear Pit Theatre - Box Office: 01789 403416

Saturday 28th - POOLE - The Lighthouse - Box Office: 0844 4068666

Sunday 29th - PEVENSEY - St Luke’s Centre - Box Office: 01323 767020

APRIL
Sunday 12th - COCKERMOUTH - Kirkgate Centre - Box Office: 01900 826448

Friday 17th - HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - The Old Town Hall - Box Office: 01442 228091

Saturday 18th - THORNBURY - Armstrong Hall - Box Office: See www.jocaulfield.com for details

Thursday 23rd - DURHAM - Gala Studio - Box Office: 03000 266600

Friday 24th - HELMSLEY - Helmsley Arts Centre - Box Office: 01439 771700

Saturday 25th - KETTERING - Kettering Arts Centre - Box Office: 01536 513858

Thursday 30th - SHREWSBURY - Theatre Severn Walker Studio - Box Office: 01743 281281

MAY 
Friday 1st - TIVERTON - Tiverton Community Arts Centre - Box Office: 01884 233741

Saturday 2nd - GREAT TORRINGTON - The Plough Arts Centre - Box Office: 01805 624624

Saturday 9th - DIDCOT - Cornerstone Arts Centre - Box Office: 01235 515144

Friday 15th - MASHAM - Masham Town Hall - Box Office: 01765 680200

JUNE
Friday 26th - LYMM - Lymm Hotel (Lymm Festival) - Box Office: See www.jocaulfield.com for details





Friday, November 28, 2014

THE SPEAKEASY - TUESDAY 9th DECEMBER

THE SPEAKEASY
TUESDAY 9th DECEMBER
At The Scottish Storytelling Centre

TICKETS: £6.00
BOX OFFICE: 0131-556-9579

The Speakeasy returns with another eclectic mix of spoken-word performance, music and comedy, hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield.

Everybody loves Janey! Award-winning Comedian, bestselling author, actress, broadcaster, playwright ... our favourite loud shouty Glaswegian barrel of engery!

They take magic, comedy and mentalism, destroy it and rearrange it in a way that just hasn't been done yet...while Gavin just stands there looking stupid. 

Poet. Writer. Publisher. Co-founder of Bella Caledonia. One half of "Neu! Reekie!" (Have you read Bella Caledonia? No? Click here then.)

Our favourite new Scottish comedian. Wrote "Backpackers Anonymous" for BBC Radio Scotland. Has a beard.

Radio Producer. Writer. Huge disappointment to his family. The man who made the instantly forgotten "Speakeasy" Radio 4 series.

PLUS

"A Brief Hiatus" - starring Robert Williamson

...and a couple of other GUESTS who haven't decided on a stage-name yet. Yes - they're that professional.

HOSTED by JO CAULFIELD

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.

THE SPEAKEASY ALWAYS SELLS-OUT.
     
JO CAULFIELD'S "THINKING BAD THOUGHTS" CD IS AVAILABLE ON ITUNES...
THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR SOMEONE YOU HATE.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Speakeasy - October (more photos)

Some more pictures from The Speakeasy's October show at The Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Sarah Barron rehearses...
The Martians soundcheck...
 Audience get's thrown out of nearby pub...
 ...and staggers along to The Storytelling Centre.
 Into the box-office...
 ...argue about who's paying for the drinks...
 ...and find a seat.
We're off.  I come on to MC the evening...
 ...and dazzle the sold-out crowd with my brilliance and modesty.
1st Guest: Author/journalist Julie McDowell tells another great story...
 Followed by Glaswegian comedian Stuart Mitchell making his Speakeasy debut...
 And the audience loved him!
 Iqbal Mohamed closes the first half with a bit of beat-boxing...
 And a bit of nice guitar work.
 Interval over - And I'm back on stage...
...with another story, then I introduce...
 Gymnast Leanne Keane...
 ...played by comedy actress Sarah Barron.
 Then actor/playwright Michael Daviot performs an extract...
 ...from his critically acclaimed show "Hyde & Seek".
 Closing the night are Speakeasy favourites...
 ...The Martians.
Easily one of my favourite musical sketch groups.
End of the night...and I remind the audience the next show is on...

TUESDAY 18th NOVEMBER
Featuring: Broadcaster James Naughtie, author Eleanor Updale, poet Sam Small, cabaret duo The Creative Martys, writer/performer Bram E. Gieben, plus some others.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
BOX OFFICE: 0131-556-9579

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SPEAKEASY - TUESDAY 18th NOVEMBER

THE SPEAKEASY
TUESDAY 18th NOVEMBER
At The Scottish Storytelling Centre

TICKETS: £6.00
BOX OFFICE: 0131-556-9579

The Speakeasy returns with another eclectic mix of spoken-word performance, music and comedy, hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield.

SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE

FEATURING...
Writer/performer BRAM E. GIEBEN
Broadcaster JAMES NAUGHTIE
(who is a poet, and not the same-named Sam Small who made 116 league and cup appearances for West Ham United. Yes, I'm equally disappointed.)

PLUS SOME OTHER GUESTS!!

Hosted by comedian JO CAUFLIELD

ALL lineups are subject to change.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
Box Office: 0131-556-9579

The Speakeasy is VERY popular so I'd advise you to get your tickets well-in-advance. I'd also advise you do something about your hair. Have you ever thought about getting highlights?