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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