After Hours Comedy: Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh, 2009
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2017
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Always Be Comedy: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy: Online: 2022
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2022
Always Be Comedy: Geoff Norcott: Basic Bloke (WIP): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2023
I saw comedian Geoff Norcott compere the After Hours showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009. In between introducing the acts, he delivered inspired routines and talked about the differences between men and women.
I saw Norcott again some years later in 2017 at Always Be Comedy in London. He is a working-class, Conservative voting, club circuit veteran and although he talked about the confused state of the country with regards to politics, he delivered the material with charm and engagement and made the audience listen to what he had to say.
I watched Norcott headline Always Be Comedy in February 2018, Norcott was a very affable comedian with an easy-going style. He was a very relaxed and self-assured performer on stage. He was not afraid to talk about any subject something with scathing wit.
The working-class comedian who leans to the right, Norcott returned to Always Be Comedy in September 2019 with a full work-in-progress set for his new tour. He had an established harsh slant on the modern political system and the state of the country. The jokes were cleverly written, hilariously delivered and he was an extremely confident performer in front of the mid-week crowd.
Norcott returned to Always Be Comedy Online for a work in progress show in March 2021. The new material was for a Radio 4 show and featured a very high hit rate of jokes about coping with lockdown and missing touring as well as political comedy. The comedian was a brilliant deliverer of punchlines and was wonderful to watch.
In April 2022, Norcott chatted to compere James Gill for Always Be Comedy Online about his book Where Did I Go Right: Memoirs of a Working Class Voter which gets to grips with why the comedian voted Conservative, having been brought up on a council estate with a trade union father. The evening was honest, intelligent, and wonderfully funny. He was also a wonderfully funny guest at the club in September 2022 where he talked about his life in a very amusing way.
In August 2023, Norcott delivered his most assured and confident performance for the work-in-progress show Basic Bloke at Always Be Comedy. Extremely sharp and clever, political and cultural, he delivered a superb hour of comedy in his unique style.