Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Originally from Yorkshire, Alun Cochrane is a great comic who I have encountered many times over the years and in January 2018, I watched him deservedly headline at Always Be Comedy.
Cochrane once again displayed an uncanny ability to create comedy from the simplest of subjects. Routines on very easy going topics such as sneezing were gently and relentlessly squeezed of jokes until everyone was laughing out loud in the audience. Cochrane is a master at finding a comic viewpoint on any topic that comes to mind. At the end of his set he got a standing ovation from me and as a result of cheers from the crowd, he came back on stage for an encore. Every time I have seen Cochrane, this likeable comedian is extremely reliable at finding a way of making an audience laugh.