Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy 4th Of July, Mr Springsteen

Over the last 7 days I've noticed several people sharing videos of Bruce Springsteen gigs where he either a) sings directly to a little kid in the audience or b) gets a little kid on stage to join him in a duet.

I have two problems with this….

1) Who takes a kid to a gig? It's a f**king gig, for christsake. When I go to see a band the last thing I'm thinking is, “I hope there’s a 5 year old child in the audience”.

A live music gig should be about subversion and hedonism and nihilism and getting wasted and getting fucked up and raw casual sex and big loud f**k off drums. 
A live gig should be Jimi Hendrix setting fire to his guitar - not singing a lullaby.
A live gig should be jumping up and down to The Ramones - not babysitting.
A live gig should be sucking off a member of the road-crew for a free t-shirt - not changing dippers.
It's not a crèche. Don't be so selfish. Take your spoiled little brat to IKEA, like any normal parent would. Just because your child ruined your life doesn't mean you should let it ruin everyone else’s.
Also, give the audience their money back. They paid to hear Bruce Springsteen, not your kid.
2) Bruce Springsteen is shite. He hasn't released a decent record since 1975. Bland Americana dross. Bruce is the Rock 'n' Roll equivalent of a Mills and Boon novel. Some of you will disagree but in this case you are completely wrong because you have no musical taste. 

Born In The USA? Bollocks.
Dancing In The Dark? Worst dance record ever. Have you never heard Chic?
The Rising? Vomit rising in my throat.
The only decent thing ‘The Boss’ ever did was give 'Because The Night' to Patti Smith.

Go and watch the video! Just look at it. 
Bruce Springsteen inviting the child onstage looks like a bad version of BBC1’s “Summertime Special”.
He should have punched that child. Or set it on fire.

When all is said and done, the fact remains - Bruce Springsteen is no Sigue Sigue Sputnik.

And f**k off Coldplay. Bland mock-sentimental soulless shite.

Why are we elevating cosiness? 
#saynotosentimentality 

Monday, May 30, 2016


THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG
2016 TOUR

“Jo Caulfield is at the top of her game. There is an acerbic intelligence underlying Caulfield’s best material that accounts for her popularity with audiences. She is one of the most consummate stand-ups in the business, and one of the most consistently funny”
Evening Standard * * * * *

Nominated as ‘Funniest Woman’ (LAFTA Awards), Jo Caulfield is regularly appears on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Fighting Talk.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 24 … CRIEFF, Strathearn Artspace … Box Office: 01764 655556

Friday 30 … DIDCOT, Cornerstone Arts Centre … Box Office: 01235 515144

OCTOBER

Saturday 1 … BURY ST EDMUNDS, Theatre Royal … Box Office: 01284 769505

Sunday 2 … BRISTOL, The Lantern … Box Office: 0844 8871500

Thursday 6 … COLCHESTER, Colchester Arts Centre … Box Office: 01206 500900

Friday 7 … WEST TOTTON, Hanger Farm Arts … Box Office: 02380 667683

Saturday 8 … NEWTON ABBOT, Kingskerswell Parish Church … Box Office: 01803 875527

Sunday 9 … SWINDON, Swindon Arts Centre … Box Office: 01793 524481

Thursday 13 … HARROGATE, Harrogate Theatre Studio … Box Office: 01423 502116

Friday 14 … BARTON UPON HUMBER, The Ropewalk … Box Office: 01652 660380

Saturday 15 … GOOLE, Goole Junction … Box Office: 01405 763652

Sunday 16 … SOUTHPORT, Southport Comedy Festival … see jocaulfield.com for details

Friday 21 … LEICESTER, Y Theatre … Box Office: 01662 557066

Saturday 22 … NOTTINGHAM, Lakeside Arts … Box Office: 0115 8467777

Thursday 27 … SOLIHULL, The Core … Box Office: 0121 7046962

Friday 28 … HARPENDEN, Harpenden Public Hall … Box Office: 01582 767525

Sunday 30 … STURMINSTER, Sturminster Exchange … Box Office: 

NOVEMBER

Saturday 12 … SUTTON COLDFIELD, The Comedy Junction … see jocaulfield.com for details

Friday 18 … BRIDGWATER, Bridgwater Arts Centre … Box Office: 01278 422700

Saturday 19 … FROME, Merlin Theatre … Box Office: 01373 465949

Sunday 20 … DORCHESTER, Dorchester Corn Exchange … Box Office: 01305 266926

Friday 25 … SALE, Waterside Arts Centre … Box Office: 0161 9125616

Saturday 26 … PENRITH, Old Fire Station … Box Office:  01768 889444

Sunday 27 … SELBY, Selby Town Hall … Box Office: 01757 708449

DECEMBER

Friday 2 … CANTERBURY, Marlowe Theatre … Box Office: 01227 787787

Saturday 3 … DEAL, Astor Theatre … Box Office: 01304 370220

Friday 9 … TEDDINGTON, Landmark Arts Centre … Box Office: 0208 9777558

Monday, April 04, 2016

Jo Caulfield CD Recording

TUESDAY 12th APRIL
at
STAND COMEDY CLUB
5 YORK PLACE, EDINBURGH, EH1 3EB

TWO GREAT SHOWS FOR ONLY £5.00

SHOW 1
BE PART OF THE AUDIENCE AS
JO CAULFIELD RECORDS
NEW COMEDY CD.
"Award-winning Stand-Up Comedian Jo Caulfield is a total class act, and a must see for anyone who loves their comedy fresh, fierce and brilliantly crafted"
- The Times 
 DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
SHOW STARTS: 8.00pm
Tickets: £5.00

BOX OFFICE: 0131-558-7272

SHOW 2
"THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE
UNEXPECTED" PODCAST RECORDING

The Radio Scotland Comedy Game Show
Two teams battle it out over 5 rounds.
Stupid questions = Funny answers.

TEAM 1
 KEIR McALLISTER...
 ...and GARETH WAUGH.

TEAM 2
STUART MURPHY...
 ...and RICHARD MELVIN.
"THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UNEXPECTED"
HOSTED by JO CAULFIELD. 

YES! 2 GREAT SHOWS FOR ONLY £5.00!!

BOX OFFICE: 0131-558-7272

Book Now! Sit in the front row, fold your arms, and stare.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

CD Recording - Wednesday 10th February

WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY
at
STAND COMEDY CLUB
5 YORK PLACE, EDINBURGH, EH1 3EB

TWO GREAT SHOWS FOR ONLY £5.00

BE PART OF THE AUDIENCE AS
JO CAULFIELD RECORDS
NEW COMEDY CD.
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
SHOW STARTS: 8.00pm
Tickets: £5.00

BOX OFFICE: 0131-558-7272
PLUS "THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNEXPECTED" PODCAST RECORDING

The Radio Scotland Comedy Game Show
Two teams battle it out over 5 rounds.
Stupid questions = Funny answers.

TEAM 1
 ...and JOJO SUTHERLAND.

TEAM 2
 ...and KEIRON NICHOLSON.
"THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UNEXPECTED"
HOSTED by JO CAULFIELD

Yes! TWO great shows for only £5.00!!
BOX OFFICE: 0131-558-7272
JO CAULFIELD on TWITTER
...now go home to your villages and prepare for war.

Monday, January 11, 2016

CD RECORDING - WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY

WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY
at
STAND COMEDY CLUB
5 YORK PLACE, EDINBURGH

TWO GREAT SHOWS FOR ONLY £5.00

BE PART OF THE AUDIENCE AS
JO CAULFIELD RECORDS 
NEW COMEDY CD

DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
SHOW STARTS: 8.00pm
Tickets: £5.00

BOX OFFICE: 0131-558-7272

...PLUS...
"THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UNEXPECTED"
PODCAST RECORDING

The Radio Scotland Comedy Game Show
Two teams battle it out over 5 rounds.
Stupid questions = Funny answers.

TEAM 1

STUART MURPHY...
...and KEIR McALISTAIR.

TEAM 2
GARETH WAUGH...
...and JOJO SUTHERLAND.


"THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UNEXPECTED"
HOSTED by JO CAULFIELD

Yes, TWO great shows for only £5.00!!

BOX OFFICE: 0131-558-7272

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fighting Talk - Radio 5 Live

Was a lucky enough to be a guest on Radio 5 Live's "Fighting Talk" the other week...
Always a good fun show to appear on.
Other guests were:
 Richard Osman from Pointless (@richardosman)
Fulham's Matt Smith (@mattjpsmith)
and
 Telegraph Sports journalist Thom Gibbs (@thomgibbs). 
 Presented by Josh Widdicombe (@joshwiddicombe) and Georgie Thompson (why can't I find Georgie on Twitter?)
If you've never heard 'Fighting Talk', you're definitely missing out. Make a note:
Radio 5 Live - Saturday mornings at 11am 
There's also a weekly 'Fighting Talk' podcast you can download from iTunes... HERE 
Worst episode of 'Embarrassing Bodies' ever!

Monday, October 05, 2015

Glamour Magazine's Favourite Comedians....

Glamour Magazine pick their favourite comedians at Edinburgh Fringe...

There's no place like Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As one of many incredible offerings during August in Edinburgh (including the Book Festival, International Festival and the Art Festival), the buzz of the city is at an all-time high. GLAMOUR'S Emma Gannon headed up the city of art and comedy to watch the best female comedy talent. Here are the shows and comedians that really tickled her and left her reeling for weeks after.

 4) Jo Caulfield

I had the pleasure of seeing Jo Caulfield's stand up as part of Set List Live described as "comedy without a net" an iconic improvised night of comedy where the acts have no idea what their script will be for the night. Set List is famous for having some seriously incredible names on the stage in the past (for example king of comedy, the late Robin Williams) so we knew were in for a night of laughs. Jo Caulfield was my favourite of the evening, totally killing the audience laughing with her made up jokes on the spot, even the very controversial topics. 

(August 2015)