Always Be Comedy (2 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Berk’s Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019
Always Be Comedy Online: (4 shows): Online: 2020
Suzi Ruffell performed a fifteen-minute set when I saw her at Always Be Comedy in May and November 2018. She was fun, spirited and a skilful comedian who effortlessly engaged with the audience and was hilarious. At the May show her routine involving an ex- house mate and a trip to the optician having just started to wear glasses from the November show were really inspired.
Ruffell returned to Always Be Comedy for her new preview Edinburgh show which declared that she was happy with life and asked the question are all stand-ups at their best when they are miserable. The show was a triumph of turning misfortune and concern into big laughs and she once raised the roof with her boundless energy and no-nonsense delivery.
In August 2019, I saw her perform a guest spot at the Berk’s Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special. Extremely lively and witty, she had the late-night audience continuously laughing at her stories.
In April, August, October and November 2020, Ruffell appeared for Always Be Comedy Online. The shows were broadcast from everyone’s homes due to a global lockdown from a virus. Ruffell was very easy-going, naturally chatting away to James Gill, the host and in particular, had a great story involving pigeons and audience interaction with me which were hysterical.
It has been wonderful watching Ruffell develop and she has proved to be an extremely engaging and popular comedian.