Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Stand Up Against Alzheimer’s: The Comedy Store, London, 2019
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2020
#SaveLiveComedy: (Show 1): The Clapham Grand, London: Online: 2020
I saw comedian Eleanor Tiernan perform at Always Be Comedy in January 2018. With her wonderful Irish accent, I found Tiernan’s act to be invigoratingly eccentric as she recounted hilarious stories on stage.
I saw her again as a guest at the Stand Up Against Alzheimer’s benefit at The Comedy Store, London in June 2019. Her material on the whimsy of the everyday was strong and her routine is about advancements in hand-dryer technology was inspired.
In August 2020, when Tiernan appeared for Always Be Comedy Online and as a guest on #SaveLiveComedy Show 1 online from The Clapham Grand where her routines were filled with dry, witty punchlines was based around her sharing with others her sexual orientation. It was done with such subtle honesty that she endeared herself to the online crowd.
I hope that my blog reflects my love and respect of live stand up-comedy as its future appears to be extremely fragile because of the worldwide pandemic of 2020. It would be an extremely sad day to see the genre completely disappear. Stand-up comedy is one of the most positive things in life and it gives confidence and joy to those taking part and watching. If you like what you read in this blog, please support the #SaveLiveComedy campaign and if you can, please donate with thanks to help save live comedy at: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/helpsavelivecomedy.
Tiernan was informal with the audience who warmed to her and found her extremely funny.