The Off The Kerb Showcase: The Comedy Store, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy (3 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Edinburgh Comedy Allstars: Underbelly, George Square, Edinburgh, 2019
Always Be Comedy (2 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
#SaveLiveComedy: (Show 2): The Clapham Grand, London: Online: 2020
One of the highlights of the evening, I saw Rosie Jones do a ten minute slot for the Off The Kerb showcase at The Comedy Store, London in April 2018. I saw her again at Always Be Comedy in May and June where Jones performed her Edinburgh preview show. Her confidence soared on stage as she delivered one great funny punchline after another drawing the audience into her world. Jones had a very inspiring and playful way of piercing the audience’s natural suspicion about laughing at a disabled woman with cerebral palsy. Her slow speech made the audience listen and the pay-off punchlines to her stories were uproariously funny. After a very successful Edinburgh Fringe, I saw Jones again at Always Be Comedy in November 2018. Jones once again left the stage every-time to a well-deserved massive cheer from the crowd.
I was delighted to see Jones on the bill for the Edinburgh Comedy Allstars at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019 and then again for Always Be Comedy in September and October 2019 (dressed as a scary clown for a Halloween special) where she was very endearing and very funny with the audiences who warmed to her style of comedy.
Jones was also a guest at the second extravaganza show #SaveLiveComedy that I watch online live from the Clapham Grand in August 2020 where once again she delighted the audience with her cutting humour.
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.
Over time, it has been wonderful to see Jones flourish as a brilliant comedian.