Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2016
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2017
Always Be Comedy (6 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
The Off The Kerb showcase: The Comedy Store, London, 2018
Jake Lambert: Little Lost Lad: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2018
Always Be Comedy (2 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Jake Lambert: Never Mak The Same Mistak Twice: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online (2 shows): Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2021
Headliners Comedy 20th Anniversary Show: George IV pub, Chiswick, London, 2021
Kerry Godliman: Bosh! (support): Bloomsbury Theatre, London, 2022
Red Imp Comedy: The Trades Hall, Tower Hamlets Road, London, 2022
The Forge Comedy Club: Brighton Fringe 2023 – The Ironworks, Brighton, 2023
I have seen comedian Jake Lambert on stage as a guest of Always Be Comedy in October 2016 and May 2017. On both occasions, he was very relaxed, confident, and easily engaging with the audience. I was impressed by the amount of jokes he delivered in his routines and deserved the rousing applause each time he left the stag.
I saw Lambert again this time compering three shows for Always Be Comedy in March and May 2018. The rising star was very funny, engaging and had good stage personality. Apart from introducing the acts, he was relaxed and confident on stage chatting to the audience (including me) easily extracting big laughs from funny situations. I also saw Lambert again at The Comedy Store in April 2018 where his wordplay was ingenious and delivered with a calm and dry sense of humour.
I also watched Lambert perform his Edinburgh preview show at Always Be Comedy in July 2018. I was celebrating my imminent birthday, had kept an eye on Lambert’s performances all year that had impressed me and was looking forward to more of his amiable style of comedy. Subjects in his show included an ability to remember the exact date he first tasted specific food for the first time and his one-eyed cat. He has an innocence on stage that is endearing so that when he delivers a punchline from a story of a ridiculous situation the audience seem to warm to him more and it is all the funnier.
In August 2018, I saw Lambert’s full solo show Little Lost Lad at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival playing to a packed audience and then again in September 2018 where he effortlessly compered another Always Be Comedy showcase. December 2018 saw him perform more new written material of which the jokes and stories were as ever extremely sharp and quick-witted.
Lambert return in July 2019 with his new preview Edinburgh show. What was particularly impressive to see was the sheer number of quality jokes packed into each bit of the story and the upbeat ending.
I saw the show Never Mak The Same Mistak Twice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019. He was warm and friendly with the audience and the show was based upon moving in with his girlfriend and deciding that they don’t want children. The set began with a story about visiting a cowboy ranch that featured a lot of great, funny, one-liner and never let up the pace. Delivered with extreme charm, this was a very enjoyable show.
In September 2019, Lambert compered an Always Be Comedy showcase an in March 2020, he returned to the club with brand new exceptionally funny material.
Lambert played his first online gig for Always Be Comedy in June 2020. Describing his experiences of living with his girlfriend and coping in lock down due to a virus outbreak forcing everyone indoors, he was a joy to listen to and made so consistently laugh so much.
The first online gig of 2021 for Always Be Comedy that I watched in January featured the comedian who talked about the break-up with his girlfriend (which I was sad to hear). He described comic situations with great punchlines as ever which made me roar with laughter.
Lambert returned to live stand up when he appeared at Always Be Comedy and Headliners Comedy 20th Anniversary Show both in September 2021 and again for Always Be Comedy online in November 2021. The twenty-minute routines were packed with clever quick-fire jokes and stories.
The comedian was the support act for Kerry Godliman’s tour Bosh! that I watched in February 2022. The number of jokes crammed into his twenty-minute set was amazing and he even collared my laugh from mid audience turning that into and extended comic routine.
In July 2022, I saw a Red Imp Comedy showcase in London where Lambert did an hour-long preview of his show Liminal. From health conditions to life’s irritants, the material was sharp and exceptionally funny.
He headlined the Forge Comedy Club, as part of the Brighton Fringe in May 2023. Confident, self-assured, easy-going and very funny on stage, his twenty-minute set of self-depreciating humour was inspired.
For the many times I have seen him, it has been a delight watching Lambert develop into a great comedian and I look forward to seeing him again soon.