Always Be Comedy (4 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy (3 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Always Be Comedy Online (2 shows): Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2020
Always Be Comedy Online in aid of The Lily Foundation: Online: 2021
Return of The Craic Online Comedy Club: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2021
To experiment with any new material can always be a daunting prospect but Josh Widdicombe is always effortlessly entertaining with an audience. I always enjoy very much watching him develop his comedy and on the numerous occasions when he played Always Be Comedy many happy times in April, May, September, October 2018 and in January, March and June 2019 where every time he was naturally hysterically funny.
Widdicombe’s winning way with words, delivery and visual expressions drove the audience to recognition of situations he was describing and always seemed to find them hilarious. He had a great voice for comedy which increased the more irritated he got at the most minor of annoyances. He related to and happily bantered with the audience on all three occasions and then moved onto new material by saying a word such as ‘So..’ Widdicombe was busy preparing for a major 2019 tour but even with try-out sets, he appeared to be more confident and funnier with delivering the new material which included everything from holiday dilemmas to wearing glasses.
The comedian was a guest at Always Be Comedy Online in April and July 2020 and performed a live set under socially distancing conditions for the club in September 2020. He was jovial and witty as ever delivering new material or as he chatted with MC James Gill and was great company. He also jointly compared with Gill for Always Be Comedy Online for The Lily Foundation that I watched in February 2021. The Lily Foundation helps to improves the lives of people with mitochondrial disease. For more information and to donate if you can, please visit: The Lily Foundation – JustGiving.
Widdicombe was a guest for Return of The Craic Online Comedy Club in March 2021 and again for Always Be Comedy Online in April 2021 where he chatted to compere Jarlath Regan about his life and career.
In May 2021, Always Be Comedy returned to live gigs and the first comedian back on stage was Widdicombe. He had a natural ability and ease to effortlessly make the audience laugh with his wonderfully funny stories about becoming a father for the second time. He was a pleasure to watch and I could not stop laughing.
Widdicombe has become one of my very favourite comedians and I look forward to seeing him live again soon.