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?


Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Speakeasy - October

A lot of people ask me what happens at The Speakeasy, so here goes...

The Speakeasy is our monthly spoken-word show at The Scottish Storytelling Centre

The October show went like this....

Walk down The Royal Mile till you come to John Knox House...


 ...the entrance to the Box Office looks like this. 


Grab a drink at the bar and head downstairs to the auditorium.


I came out at the top of the show and told the audience what stupid/embarrassing things had happened to me recently, surprised the audience by showing a short film of Edinburgh (by local film-maker Steven Grubb), then I brought on our 1st performer... 


...author/journalist Julie McDowell. Julie was as brilliant (and glamorous) as always! I definitely recommend Julie's book Casting The Net - all about the horrors of online dating. 


Next up... Glaswegian comedian Stuart Mitchell. If you get a chance to see Stuart, you should go...the audience loved him. We're going to try and get him back a.s.a.p.


Closing the 1st half... beat boxer Iqbal Mohamed. Yes, we like to mix things up at The Speakeasy. A couple of songs/stories from Iqbal...


...and we were ready for my favourite section - the Drinks Interval.


Kicking off the 2nd half... "RHYTHM" - Gymnast Leanne Keane talked about her career.


"RHYTHM" was performed by comedy actress Sarah Barron, and written by Sarah Barron and Ann-Marie Comber.


Next up... actor/playwright Michael Daviot performed an extract from his critically acclaimed show "HYDE & SEEK"...


...playing both himself and Robert Lewis Stevenson. Michael is performing the full show at Adam House, 18th-22nd November as part of The History Festival.


Closing the show was The Martians. Absolutely brilliant! If you want to see a musical comedy about sectarianism (and who doesn't?)...


...then "The Onion of Bigotry" is the show for you. I've seen The Martians several times now and they're always fantastic.


End of the show - one last story from me ... and we're all done. Comedy, beat-boxing, storytelling, gymnastics, dramatic readings! Two hours for only £6.00!!

The two next shows are:

Tuesday 18th November
(featuring: Broadcaster James Naughtie, author Eleanor Updale, poet Sam Small, cabaret duo The Creative Martyrs, writer/performer Bram E Gieben plus others)

Tuesday 9th December
(Our Early-Christmas Show - I think The Colour Ham are on? I'm can't remember, but it'll be great anyway)

All lineups are subject to change

Tickets are on sale now
Box Office: 0131-556-9579

Then we all went to a local bar where Michael Daviot proved to be even more entertainingly crazy offstage as he is onstage, The Martians lurked in a leather-clad group and I had to pay for my own drinks - no matter how much I waved my empty glass while chatting to audience members. Bastards.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

SPEAKEASY - TUESDAY 14th OCTOBER

THE SPEAKEASY
TUESDAY 14th OCTOBER
At The Scottish Storytelling Centre

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

After a summer break The Speakeasy returns with the usual mix of stories, songs, spoken word and comedy, hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield.

October’s line-up includes stories from author Julie McDowall and actor Michael Daviot, and music from The Martians.

In this month’s play, Rhythm, an aging gymnast looks back at her career, plus beat boxer Iqbal Mohamed and comedian Stuart Mitchell make their Speakeasy debuts.

 MICHAEL DAVIOT - Actor/playwright/poet
 JULIE McDOWALL - Author of Casting The Net
JO CAULFIELD - Comedian & Speakeasy Host

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

BOX OFFICE: 0131-556-9579

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Celebration Of Anger Tour (Autumn 2014)

Award-winning Stand-Up comedian Jo Caulfield kicks off her 'Celebration Of Anger' tour on Friday 26th September. 'Celebration Of Anger’ is Jo's brand new show exploring the things that annoy, irritate and infuriate – and embracing the joys of getting angry about them.

“Sharp-witted comedy that goes down a treat. Like a sociology textbook, but with jokes” - The Times.

“A great mix of razor-sharp observations and hilarious rants on life’s irritations” - Radio Times.

Nominated as ‘Funniest Woman’ (Loaded Awards), ‘Best Female Stand-Up’ (Chortle Awards) and one of The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups (Channel 4), Jo Caulfield is one of the most successful and instantly recognisable female comics in the UK. 

JO CAULFIELD - CELEBRATION OF ANGER - 2014 TOUR

26th September: BURTON UPON TRENT - Brewhouse Arts Centre
Box Office: 01283 508 100

27th September: BROMSGROVE - Bromsgrove Artrix 
Box Office: 01527 577 330 

28th September: INVERNESS - Eden Court
Box Office: 01463 234 234

10th October: ABERYSTWYTH - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Box Office: 01970 62 32 32

11th October: BRISTOL - Colston Hall 
Box Office: 0844 887 1500

12th October: MANCHESTER - “Women In Comedy Festival 2014”
Box Office: 07958 642 090 

17th October: MAIDENHEAD - Norden Farm Centre for the Arts 
Box Office: 01628 788 997

18th October: PETERBOROUGH - Key Theatre Studio 
Box Office: 01733 207 239

19th October: BEDFORD - The Place 
Box Office: 01234 - 354 321

25th October: HUDDERSFIELD - Lawrence Batley Theatre 
Box Office: 01484 430 528

2nd November: HORNCHURCH - Queen’s Theatre 
Box Office: 01708 443 333

9th November: YEOVIL - Yeovil Literary Festival 
Box Office: 01935 422 884

14th November: WINCHESTER - Winchester Discovery Centre 
Box Office: 01962 873 603

21st November: BIRNAM - Birnam Arts & Conference Centre 
Box Office: 01350 727 674

4th December: HENLEY-ON-THAMES - Kenton Theatre 
Box Office: 01491 575 698

Star of Radio 4’s critically acclaimed Jo Caulfield Won’t Shut Up and It’s That Jo Caulfield Again ... and regularly seen on Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Girls Who Do Comedy and The World Stands Up. Her latest Radio 4 series, Jo Caulfield’s Speakeasy was broadcast in August and her new show The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected is scheduled for broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2014.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Burton Upon Trent : 26th September 2014

Award-winning Stand-Up comedian Jo Caulfield hits Burton Upon Trent on Friday 26th September with her brand new show 'Celebration of Anger’, a show exploring the things that annoy, irritate and infuriate – and embracing the joys of getting angry about them.

“Sharp-witted comedy that goes down a treat. Like a sociology textbook, but with jokes” - The Times.

“A great mix of razor-sharp observations and hilarious rants on life’s irritations” - Radio Times.

Nominated as ‘Funniest Woman’ (Loaded Awards), ‘Best Female Stand-Up’ (Chortle Awards) and one of The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups (Channel 4), Jo Caulfield is one of the most successful and instantly recognisable female comics in the UK. 

Star of Radio 4’s critically acclaimed Jo Caulfield Won’t Shut Up and It’s That Jo Caulfield Again ... and regularly seen on Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Girls Who Do Comedy and The World Stands Up. Her latest Radio 4 series, Jo Caulfield’s Speakeasy was broadcast in August and her new show The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected is scheduled for broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2014.

Jo Caulfield's Celebration of Anger will be on at: 

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton Upon Trent

Friday 26th September, 8pm 

£14  (£12.00 concessions)

Box Office: 01283 508100


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PHOTO SHOOT...

...THAT I DIDN'T USE.

 Microphone Stand

 How To Stand Near A Microphone Stand

 How To Put One Hand On A Microphone Stand

 Did I Switch Off The Iron?

 Country & Western Dancing

 What? The Cowboy Shirt? 

 I've Been Wearing Them For Years.

 What?? Every Other Comedian Has Copied Me??

 That Doesn't Surprise Me. Not In The Slightest.

 Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

But You Are Blanche, You Are In That Chair!


No. Not This One.

 No. This One Doesn't Work Either.

 Ah...Er...I'm Going To Say No.

Maybe We Should Try Again Next Week?