Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2017
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2020
Always Be Comedy Online (3 shows): Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, London, 2021
Always Be Comedy: Sambrook’s Brewery, Wandsworth, London, 2022
Play: the Crown Jewels: The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, 2023
I saw Inbetweeners TV and film comedy star Joe Thomas appear at Always Be Comedy in London in 2017. On the back of his success, I expected the stand-up comedy routine to be good but although the set was a work-in-progress, Thomas seemed to surprisingly struggle and looked nervous, not seeming to go anyway with his scattergun routines.
Thomas played Always Be Comedy again in March 2018. Like the first time in 2017, he appeared surprisingly nervy and gave the impression that he lost his way with several of his work-in-progress routines. I felt that he needed to be sure of himself when he delivered his material on stage. I was pleased when Thomas returned to Always Be Comedy in March 2020. He was far more confident; the delivery was sharp and the material about his time on set in The Inbetweeners was particularly good.
Thomas also made three appearances for Always Be Comedy Online in July, August and October 2020 and more in April and July 2021 where he was bursting with ideas and built to deliver a hysterical routine that was great to witness.
The comedian returned with new material about ageing and becoming a dad for Always Be Comedy in October 2022. He was extremely popular with the audience and delivered a funny routine.
Thomas co-starred with Al Murray and Mel Giedroyc in the play The Crown Jewels that I watched at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in October 2023. The play written by Simon Nye, is about the attempted robbery of King Charles II’s crown jewels by an Irish rebel. Thomas proved very adept at playing farce and got lots of laugher for his performance.