Always Be Comedy (2 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2017
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy (2 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
The Big Funny Fest: The Old Deer Park, Richmond, 2019
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2020
Return of The Craic: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2021
Glenn Moore: Work In Progress: Camden Comedy Club, London, 2021
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2021
I saw Glenn Moore perform in two shows for Always Be Comedy in 2017. Both times, he was very aware of his self-depreciation and he possessed a warm and commanding voice as was used in his previous job of reading the news for local radio. Dressed very formally his confidence created an eagerness to entertain the audience in a very nerdy and funny way.
Having been nominated at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards during the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, I watched with eagerness Moore who appeared twice at Always Be Comedy in September 2018 and again when he compered as well as performed his new Fringe preview show in May 2019. I also saw him on the bill at one of the three shows of the day at The Big Funny Fest at Richmond in June 2019. He appeared again at Always Be Comedy in July 2019 and in February 2020 performing new material.
Armed with his authoritative voice, the bespectacled ex-news reader’s unforeseen punchlines kept the audience guessing at his hilarious routines about not fitting in. Being posh, tall and geeky is always good ammunition for comedy and Moore utilised this fact brilliantly. The tightness of his set was very impressive. Moore has great facial expressions made for comedy and the fast delivery of stories describing his career and failed relationships intercut with pauses worked brilliantly at getting big laughs.
It was a joy to see Moore return to Always Be Comedy for the online show in October 2020. Having suffered a break-up and without spectacles, the new look comedian tore through a clever new set describing said break up with some clever comic jokes and stories.
Moore made special guest appearances for Return of The Craic online comedy club in February 2021 and Always Be Comedy Online in March 2021. Describing his relationships and experiences of coping in lockdown, the new material was brimming with ideas and cracking jokes which were hilariously entertaining.
The comedian performed two work-in-progress shows – one live at the Camden Comedy Club for The Camden Fringe that I saw in August 2021 and the other for Always Be Comedy in October 2021. New ideas, stories and routines were tested on the eager audience with the hit rate high and the number of jokes and routines extremely impressive as was the difference and quality of material at both venues. I am looking forward very much to seeing his new planned tour in 2022.
Moore is a wonderfully clever and extremely funny comedian who is highly recommended