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2016 Unforgettable Five

Comedians recollect some of their most memorable gigs.

Fri 02 December 2016

'It's good to learn just how bad you can be' | Head Weirdo Adam Larter on his most memorable gigs
© Matthew Highton
© Matthew Highton

'It's good to learn just how bad you can be'

Head Weirdo Adam Larter on his most memorable gigs

02/12/2016 … As the Weirdos comedy collective prepares for its annual alternative pantomime next week, its lynchpin Adam Larter shares his Unforgettable Five gigs.

Tue 15 November 2016

'Audiences don't like having guns pointed at them' | Alexei Sayle's most memorable gigs

'Audiences don't like having guns pointed at them'

Alexei Sayle's most memorable gigs

15/11/2016 … Best gig It's not one single gig but when I went back to doing standup in 2013, after a layoff of 17 years, the two weeks I did at Edinburgh were the most enjoyable of my life.

Mon 31 October 2016

'I was stopped by police en route to a show' | Nathan Caton's most memorable gigs

'I was stopped by police en route to a show'

Nathan Caton's most memorable gigs

31/10/2016 … First gigMy first gig was all glamour… Not! It was in a tiny dive of a bar in Old Street.

Wed 12 October 2016

'When I got off stage there were 20 cops in the wings' | Vir Das on his most memorable gigs

'When I got off stage there were 20 cops in the wings'

Vir Das on his most memorable gigs

12/10/2016 … First gigMost people do stand-up for a few minutes for a few people.

Fri 23 September 2016

Never support Pixie Lott | Joel Dommett’s most memorable gigs

Never support Pixie Lott

Joel Dommett’s most memorable gigs

23/09/2016 … Best gigI was a regular on Bring The Noise, a panel show on Sky1.

Sat 27 August 2016

I say 'stage'... it was a door on house bricks | Joey Page on his most memorable gihs

I say 'stage'... it was a door on house bricks

Joey Page on his most memorable gihs

27/08/2016 … First gigMy first gig was in a weird little West Indian bar called Under De Bridge"I wore a captain’s armband like an idiot and had hair like Simon Le Bon (like an idiot).

Fri 26 August 2016

Thu 25 August 2016

Worst gig? When a woman rose out of her wheelchair | James Wilson-Taylor's most memorable shows

Worst gig? When a woman rose out of her wheelchair

James Wilson-Taylor's most memorable shows

25/08/2016 … Strangest audience memberI did a gig in Swindon where a lady turned up after a hip replacement operation, high as a kite on painkillers.

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