Birdies Comedy: Blue Posts pub, Piccadilly, London, 2014
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2016
Angel Comedy: Camden Head pub, Islington, London, 2017
I first saw ex-teacher Francis Foster perform a five-minute spot at Birdies Comedy showcase in 2014. He talked about his failures and confusions in life – why he failed at being a teacher, being half English and half Latino and the state of the countries. This cheery, warm presence on stage meant that he could just about get away with saying anything and was well loved by the crowd. A few years later I saw him perform a longer set at Always Be Comedy and he was extremely impressive. In 2017 I saw him compere Angel Comedy at the Camden Head pub in London where he had loads of confidence and lots of jokes to warm up the audience.