Always Be Comedy (2 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Always Be Comedy Online (2 shows): Online: 2020
An Irishman Abroad Online Comedy Club: Online: 2020
Return of The Craic Online Comedy Club: Online: 2021
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2021 (4 shows)
Return of The Craic Online Comedy Club: Online: 2021 

Joe Wilkinson returned to Always Be Comedy in February and April 2018 and then again in May 2019 where he gave three of his funniest, off-beat performances.  Wilkinson is a recurring comedian at the club, and I have very much warmed to his bizarre style of comedy.

When Wilkinson saw me in a pub where after we had separately been in the audience for the solo show of Jarlath Regan that I saw at Leicester Square Theatre in London, Wilkinson was an ordinary, very friendly bloke.  When he was on stage at Always Be Comedy, he was wonderfully odd and innocent that made him and his unusual sketches and musings very funny and endearing to the crowd.

Wilkinson was an ‘underlying’ special guest for two Always Be Comedy Online shows in July 2020.  It was a wonderful surprise to see the bewildered comedian struggle with technology (inspired that his nose filled the whole screen for a lot of the set) and his seemingly made up anecdotes and readings were a joy to watch.  There was also an inspired story involving a mermaid.  It was a wonderful act that consistently made laugh.

The surreal comedian appeared for The Irishman Abroad Online Comedy Club in August 2020 where he included a brilliant routine which instead of featuring ‘I [heart] New York’ featured different parts of the body with cities.  He then appeared for Return of The Craic Online Comedy Club in January 2021 and three guest appearances for Always Be Comedy Online in February and March 2021 and also for Return of The Craic in March 2021 where he read comic poems and extracts from his ‘autobiography’ which were so inspired, I was crying with laughter.

Wilkinson is a true original and a wonderful comedian. As an aside, I am extremely appreciative of the positive comments about this blog that he gave me when I met him after his sets.



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