Monday, November 18, 2013

The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected - Wednesday 20th November

"THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UNEXPECTED"

WEDNESDAY 20th NOVEMBER

At The Stand Comedy Club
5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

Jo Caulfield presents an evening where Edinburgh’s finest comedians experiment with the medium of stand-up. 
Plus the LIVE recording of “The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected” - the ever popular comedy podcast.

JO CAULFIELD & ROBIN GRAINGER
V's
KEIR McALLISTER & ANDREW LEARMONTH
with
MC JULIA SUTHERLAND

...Plus...
Jellybean Martinez, Jane Walker, Richard Melvin, Gareth Waugh and Fiona Herbert - experiment with new characters and new material.

ALL TICKETS - £5.00
BOX OFFICE - 0131 558 7272

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Good, Bad & Unexpected - Wednesday 16th October

Wednesday 16th October

"The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected"
Edinburgh's finest Comedians 
play the ridiculous Comedy Gameshow!
Soon to be heard on BBC Radio Scotland

Jo Caulfield and Ben Verth
v
Ross Craig and Keir McAllistair
plus
MC Richard Melvin

* * * * * * * *
Plus guest comedians: Jane Walker, Matthew Ellis, 
Liam Withnail and James Walker. 
* * * * * * * * *
TICKETS ONLY 5.00
BOX OFFICE: 0131-558-7272

The Stand Comedy Club
5 York Place, Edinburgh
Doors Open: 7.30pm - Show Starts: 8.30pm

Friday, August 09, 2013

Fringe Diary (Number 1) for Scotland On Sunday (4.8.2013)

Ah - Edinburgh during the Festival. It’s hot, it’s cold. It’s wet, it’s dry. It’s like the whole city is going through the menopause. Perfect weather for flips-flops and an umbrella.


As an Edinburgh resident (Yes, I’ve got my papers and had my injections) I’m excited that the greatest arts festival in the world is in my town.
I love exploring bars and venues I don’t usually visit. The Counting House (West Nicholson Street) is an excellent venue, as is The Canons’ Gate (Canongate). Or maybe I’m just using the Festival as an excuse to drink in the afternoon. Or maybe it’s nosiness? I keep telling my neighbor she should put on a one-woman show in her flat. I don’t actually  think she’s talented, but I know she’s had workmen in and I’m curious to see her new kitchen.

The Royal Mile is starting to get busy. Especially when the crowds are coming out of the Royal Military Tattoo. Last night I spent 40 minutes watching 100‘s of pensioners fight their way down Johnston Terrace as they tried to find their coaches. It was like watching an extra-long episode of Walking With Dinosaurs.

I’ve already seen several shows. I’d highly recommend both Lucy Porter at The Stand and Barry Castagnola at the Gilded Balloon. I also caught local sketch group The Colour Ham down at The Caves. This is another show definitely worth catching, with one of the best surprise endings I’ve ever seen! By-the-way, the staff at The Caves deserve a special mention. They were pleasant, smiling and helpful. Like Scotmid staff hopped on happy pills.

Here’s a question - what do you think is the main topic of discussion between performers at the Fringe? Are they debating the narrative arcs of their shows? Are they arguing about the relationship between artist and audience? No - the big talking point is how much they’re paying for their accommodation. One bedroom flats are being rented out for between £800 and £1900 per month. Oh Edinburgh, you love Art, but not as much as you love making a quick buck.
Which reminds me - the first time I visited the Festival I shared a flat with a mime artist and a fire eater. It was very quite, but very warm.

Rising ticket prices are always a issue. So hats off to the Stand Comedy Club (York Place) who’ve kept the bulk of their shows at £10 or less. If they can do it why can’t other venues follow suit? £10 to see Mark Thomas must be of the Fringe’s best deals.

Anyway, the BIG SHOW for all comedy fans is on Sunday 4th August, and it will be happening in your very own living room. That’s the night my new radio series, “Jo Caulfield’s Speakeasy”, starts on Radio 4. The whole series was conceived and recorded here in Auld Reekie. We have some of the finest international and local comedians telling true embarrassing stories, and I’m excited to say we have crime writer Ian Rankin’s comedy debut (11th), so I expect every show in town to have empty seats between 7.15pm and 7.45pm as you sit back and enjoy The Speakeasy, along with a wee dram of whisky and a deep-fried Mars bar. As per normal.

I know I’m being flippant but I am incredibly proud of what The Speakeasy achieved here in Edinburgh - and proud to have given air-time to Scottish acts who, more-often-than-not, are cruelly ignored by the media.

And remember - because it’s on radio and it’s free to listen, that means I am actually doing a FREE show, so please give generously on the way out. Yes, give money to yourself. That surely qualifies me as one of the greatest Fringe shows of all time - I’m asking my audience to financially reward themselves.

Next week I’ll be telling you how to glue an old passport photo onto a small piece of cardboard, get it laminated at Pace Print (19 South Clerk Street), flash it at the door-staff, say “I’m a journalist” and walk into any show for free. What? You already knew that?? Of course you did. You’re Scottish.

Jo Caulfield’s Speakeasy - 7.15pm, Sunday 4th August, Radio 4

Written for Scotland On Sunday (4.8.2013)

Monday, May 27, 2013

SPEAKEASY - MONDAY 17th JUNE


Dabster Productions & BBC Radio 4 present…


Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

MONDAY 17th JUNE

Following the success of Jo's monthly night at the Scottish Storytelling Centre we are delighted to announce a special recording for BBC Radio 4.

Jo has invited some of her favourite comedians to tell some of the stories they've never dared to tell elsewhere.  Prepare to be surprised, delighted, shocked and entertained!

We are offering these free tickets to fans of The Speakeasy before anyone else, so if you would like to book your tickets please contact the Scottish Storytelling Centre box office from Monday 10th June:  0131 556 9579

MONDAY 17th JUNE





RACHEL McCRUM

plus others


Tickets are free, but limited to 2 per person.

Please let us know asap if you can’t use your ticket as we can pass it on to someone else.

Doors Open: 7pm
Recording Starts: 7.30pm


Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SPEAKEASY - WEDNESDAY 8th MAY


Dabster Productions & BBC Radio 4 present…


Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Following the success of Jo's monthly night at the Scottish Storytelling Centre we are delighted to announce a special recording for BBC Radio 4.

Jo has invited some of her favourite comedians to tell some of the stories they've never dared to tell elsewhere.  Prepare to be surprised, delighted, shocked and entertained!

We are offering these free tickets to fans of The Speakeasy before anyone else, so if you would like to book your tickets please contact the Scottish Storytelling Centre box office:  0131 556 9579

WEDNESDAY 8th MAY 2013



DOMINIC HOLLAND 




ROSS "TEDDY" CRAIG 

Tickets are free, but limited to 2 per person.

Please let us know asap if you can’t use your ticket as we can pass it on to someone else.

Doors Open: 7pm
Recording Starts: 7.30pm


Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

Monday, April 22, 2013

SPEAKEASY RADIO RECORDING - MAY

Dabster Productions & BBC Radio 4 present…


Jo Caulfield's Speakeasy at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Following the success of Jo's monthly night at the Scottish Storytelling Centre we are delighted to announce these two special recordings for BBC Radio 4.

Jo has invited some of her favourite comedians to flex their verbal muscles and tell some of the stories they've never dared to tell elsewhere.  Prepare to be surprised, delighted, shocked and entertained!

We are offering these free tickets to fans of The Speakeasy before anyone else, so if you would like to book your tickets please contact the Scottish Storytelling Centre box office:  0131 556 9579

TUESDAY 7th MAY 2013

Featuring Lucy Porter, Boothby Graffoe, Matt Green, Nathon Caton, Gareth Waugh and Keir McAllister. 

WEDNESDAY 8th MAY 2013
Featuring Maeve Higgins, Guy Pratt, Dominic Holland, Jason Cook and Ross "Teddy" Craig.


Tickets are free, but limited to 2 per person.

Please let us know asap if you can’t use your ticket as we can pass it on to someone else.

Doors Open: 7pm
Recording Starts: 7.30pm



Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Speakeasy - May + June

The next 2 SPEAKEASY shows have amazing lineups so I'm giving you advance warning ... go get your tickets NOW!


Tuesday 14th May
'Spirit of Scotland' Writer Of The Year 
ALAN BISSETT
Comedian GAVIN WEBSTER
‘Samsara’ by KRIS HADDOW (10 minute play)
Ukelele Player ELEANOR MORTON
Magician KEVIN McMAHON 
Award-Winning Comedian ROSS 'TEDDY' CRAIG
MC JO CAULFIELD

****************

Tuesday 11th June
Crime Writer IAN RANKIN
Multi Award-Winning Comedian 
RICHARD HERRING
Comedian SUSAN CALMAN 
(from Radio 4's News Quiz)
Best-Selling Author/Comedian JANEY GODLEY
Storyteller JAMES SPENCE
MC JO CAULFIELD

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

Friday, March 01, 2013

Good, Bad & Unexpected - Tuesday 12th March



THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UNEXPECTED
The Stand Comedy Club
5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB

 "TUESDAY 12th MARCH"

Radio Scotland recording of new Comedy Panel Show

JO CAULFIELD (Have I Got News For You) 
+ MARK NELSON (Scots On The Box)
V
GARY DELANEY (Mock The Week) 
+ SUSAN CALMAN (News Quiz)
+
MC JULIA SUTHERLAND (Comedy Zone)
+ + + + + + + + + 

PLUS

"SPECIAL PREVIEW"

THE COLOUR HAM
(Comedy, Magic and Mindreading)

The surprise hit and most talked about sketch act of 2012 are back with their brand new show. Last year was a complete sell out and this year you can expect even more nonsensical, magical, mentalist delights all wrapped up in a big ball of rock ‘n’ roll silliness. You will come. You will marvel. You will enjoy. The Colour Ham. "Ingenious" The Scotsman

 "These guys had the audience in the palm of their magical hands - straight up belly laughs for the entire hour." Skinny Magazine. ★★★★

 “The Colour Ham will take your breath away, hide it and then make it appear in someone else's pocket." Broadway Baby. ★★★★

TICKETS - FREE
BUT YOU HAVE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE
BOX OFFICE: 0131 558 7272
Doors Open: 7.30pm
Show Starts: 8.30pm

Monday, February 18, 2013

Good, Bad & Ugly - Tuesday 19th February

TUESDAY 19th FEBRUARY

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
Comedy Panel Show Recording

MARK NELSON
ROSS 'TEDDY' CRAIG
GRAEME THOMAS
ALLAN MILLER
+
MC JULIA SUTHERLAND

The Stand Comedy Club
5 York Place
Edinburgh

Box Office: 0131 558 7272
All Tickets - £5.00
Doors Open - 7.30pm / Show Starts - 8.30pm
+
The Comedy Collective
featuring
JellyBeen Martinez
Hannah Campbell
Liam Withnail
other nutters.

All that for FIVE QUID!!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

GBU - Tuesday 15th January

Tuesday 15th January
The Stand Comedy Club
York Place, Edinburgh


An evening where Edinburgh’s finest comedians experiment with the medium of Stand-Up. Expect stand-up, sketches & character comedy. Plus the LIVE recording of “The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected” - the ever popular comedy podcast.

"THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UNEXPECTED"
  

JO CAULFIELD and GRAEME THOMAS
V
RAY BRADSHAW and RICHARD MELVIN

MC BEN VERTH

PLUS

"THE COMEDY COLLECTIVE"

... featuring ...

JOJO SUTHERLAND 
LIAM WITHNAIL
KEIR McALLISTER
LACH
and
JIM PARK

TICKETS = £5.00
BOX OFFICE = 0131-558-7272