Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2016
Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Gala: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Live in Conversation: online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2021
Jordan Brookes was a guest on an Always Be Comedy showcase that I saw in 2016. Brookes performed a situation that was aggressive and noisy one moment and silent and still the next. The performance was as varied as his writing wildly pushing his obscure points across to an enthralled audience.
Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2019, Brookes performed at the Awards Gala that I saw at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019. Brookes didn’t tell any jokes. Instead he relentlessly killed time with no apparent purpose. So, for ten-minute the audience watched him run on and off the stage, leave an empty stage, play with the theatre curtains opening and closing them and lying on the stage asking the audience what to do next.
Brookes’ off-the wall unique comic performance earned him a headline set at Always Be Comedy in October 2019. Utilizing every aspect of the stage with his body and speech, he sat in chairs, had a conversation with a fireplace, stretched right out of a window and created amazingly funny audience participation. It was all done with such innocence that was extremely funny.
Brookes was interviewed by Vix Leyton for Live In Conversation online in June 2020. The answers from the very intelligent and highly original comedian on the state of comedy industry were very thorough and wonderful to listen to.
Brookes headlined Always Be Comedy again for the online show in February 2021 talking to the online audience from his parent’s home and then appeared live sitting on stage in front of the audience in August 2021. Brookes described his experiences of living in lockdown with brilliant humorous stories and surreal wit.