Always Be Comedy (3 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2017
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
Just the Tonic Working From Home – Good Riddance 2020 New Year’s Eve Special: Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy Online in aid of The Lily Foundation: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy Online: Suzi Ruffell Allstars for Young Roots: Online 2021
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2021
I have seen Suzi Ruffell play Always Be Comedy in London three times in 2017. Every time, she delivered very personal routines that were well-written and very funny. She had a very relaxed manner and an immense that easily won over the crowd.
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.
The comedian 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 comedian also appeared for Just The Tonic at their New Years Eve Special online in December 2020 and then again for Always Be Comedy Online in February 2021. The shows were broadcast from the comedian’s home due to a global lockdown from a virus and Ruffel’s material was different every time and consistently hilarious. Ruffell was very easy-going, naturally chatting away to James Gill, the host and her audience interaction were hysterical. Also, in the same month, Ruffell was a guest for Always Be Comedy Online: in Aid of The Lily Foundation. The Lily Foundation helps to improves the lives of people with mitochondrial disease.
Ruffell compered another charity night with James Gill for Always Be Comedy Online: Suzi Ruffell All Stars for Young Roots. Young Roots work with young refugees and asylum seekers in London.
Back live at The Tommyfield pub in May 2021 for Always Be Comedy, Ruffell proved once again what a funny comedian she was as she took to the stage and let loose a barrage of hilarious stories delighting the audience.
It has been wonderful watching Ruffell develop and she has proved to be an extremely engaging and popular comedian.