The Off The Kerb Showcase: The Comedy Store, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Nigel NG: Culture Shocked: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019
#SaveLiveComedy: (Show 1): The Clapham Grand, London: Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2020
After watching Malaysian born comedian Nigel NG perform at Always Be Comedy in 2017, it was great to see him do a ten-minute set for the Off The Kerb Showcase at The Comedy Store in April 2018. I saw him again at Always Be Comedy in May 2019. He was extremely confident performing a new work in progress set based on his observations on living in Britain. He made the audience laugh out loud with his observations and the audiences loved him.
Having enjoyed seeing him a few times, I made a point of catching his solo Edinburgh Fringe show Culture Shocked that I saw in August 2019. He spoke about the places he knows best – Malaysia, the UK and China describing cultural habits from an outside point of view. He brilliantly talked about trying to find a better life in the UK to ‘find a better life’ by getting carried away with the essential oils in a John Lewis store. The audience recognition of the things taken for granted was hilarious and NG delivered a very solid and entertaining show from a likeable and good comedian.
I was delighted to see NG as a guest for #SaveLiveComedy from London’s Clapham Grand and for Always Be Comedy that I watched both online in August 2020. Once again, the comedian’s jokes and stories were well-timed, and he was hilarious talking about different cultures to the enthused audience.
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.