Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Milton Jones: Milton Impossible: Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, 2019
Comedy at The Covid Arms: Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2020
Outside The Box Comedy Club: The Royal Oak, New Malden, London, 2020
Towards the end of a difficult week, Milton Jones easily cheered me up when he appeared at Always Be Comedy in November 2018. His appearance – the big coloured shirt, mass of unkept hair and innocent or bewildered look into the audience – is funny in itself. But above all, his execution of perfectly crafted short jokes and stories told at his own pace with expert timing is utterly brilliant. Even asking me to be quiet by saying ‘sshh!’ to me very quietly as I was laughing so hard from the front row at him – this gesture made me laugh even more! At the end of his set, I gave him a standing ovation and he high-fived me!
In August 2019, I went to see Jones’ new solo show Milton Impossible at the Edinburgh Fringe. A festival favourite, the jokes and puns were hung on a spy story and routines involving flags and cities were inspired and very funny.
Jones headlined Comedy at The Covid Arms online in June 2020 and Always Be Comedy Online in August 2020 (with a special appearance by fellow pun master Stewart Francis) where again his quick-fire puns and hilarious delivery won over the crowd.
The comedian was a joy to see back live on stage for Outside The Box Comedy in October 2020. He perfectly delivered a string of brilliantly funny one-line jokes so much so that I couldn’t stop laughing a one of them and he paused his routine waiting for me to catch up which the audience loved.
Jones is one of the absolute best one-line gag-tellers currently working on the comedy circuit. I always look forward to seeing him and for sheer laughs, he is highly recommended.