Always Be Comedy (2 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Always Be Comedy: Sambrook’s Brewery, Wandsworth, London, 2022
Pierre Novellie: Why Can’t I Just Enjoy Things?: Soho Theatre, London, 2023
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2023
Finding great comedy talent is always so good to see. One was found when Pierre Novellie played Always Be Comedy at Kennington in February 2019 and October 2019 and then at the new venue in Wandsworth in September 2022. The white African’s comedy was a delightful combination of trivial observational comedy and the plain bizarre. His routine about wetness in food was inspired and hysterical. The sets were very slick with bitingly, witty and razor-sharp jokes and stories. He was extremely funny and well loved by the encouraging crowds.
In February 2023, I watched Novellie perform his solo show Why Can’t I Just Enjoy Things? at the Soho Theatre in London. Based on the premise that everything is fine, his rants about not being able to enjoy things were inspired and extremely funny. Intelligent views on life mixed with bizarre stories made for a wonderful evening. The show was so good that I watched him again perform at Always Be Comedy in September 2023.
Novellie is an intelligent, clever and brilliantly funny comedian who I am looking forward to seeing again soon.