Comedy Night Out

The Cavendish Arms (Stockwell, London)

While on Facebook (which is becoming an hourly activity) up popped a request by another comic to ask if anyone could step in and by her plus 1.

A plus 1 is basically someone who has to accompany a comic during an open mic night. This blackmailing is to create an audience, which isn’t made up of just comics trying stuff out. If the comic doesn’t bring a plus1 then they are not allowed to perform!

My feeling, is that if you need to force comics to bring people, then the night is not a popular one for the general public, and something is clearly not working.

Oh well, I wanted to watch some comedy anyway, so why not help out a fellow comic at the same time. So I told So Ying Pang I was happy to help and off to the Cavendish Arms I went.

Cavendish Arms in Stockwell - Comedy Virgins

Cavendish Arms in Stockwell — Comedy Virgins

It was actually very relaxing and fun to be in the audience watching all the other comics getting nervous and checking, and re-checking, their notes on their hands instead of myself. Oh and So Ying Pang had a great opening line and some very funny stuff about tigers!


Dan Tambling is a stand-up comedian, sketch comedy writer, actor and producer of ‘12 sketches in a London house’. This is his blog.


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