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Unforgettable Five

Comedians recollect some of their most memorable gigs.

Fri 12 August 2016

'You can’t just cater to the hipsters' | Chris Gethard on his formative gigs

'You can’t just cater to the hipsters'

Chris Gethard on his formative gigs

12/08/2016 … First gigMy first gig as a stand-up came after many years of hanging around in the improv and sketch worlds in New York City.

Thu 11 August 2016

My most exotic gig? Aberystwyth | Tom Allen's unforgettable comedy experiences

My most exotic gig? Aberystwyth

Tom Allen's unforgettable comedy experiences

11/08/2016 … Gig that changed my life When Sarah Millican first asked me to do her support.

Wed 10 August 2016

Why I'll never play the Buxton Festival again | Simon Munnery on his most memorable gigs

Why I'll never play the Buxton Festival again

Simon Munnery on his most memorable gigs

10/08/2016 … Most memorable non-gig: Buxton festivalNearly 30 years ago I was in a double-act called God and Jesus and on our way to Edinburgh we stopped off to do a show at Buxton festival.

Tue 09 August 2016

Mon 08 August 2016

Sun 07 August 2016

I saw Louis CK, Chris Rock and Marc Maron all at one club gig | Ed Gamble's most memorable shows

I saw Louis CK, Chris Rock and Marc Maron all at one club gig

Ed Gamble's most memorable shows

07/08/2016 … First gigIt was a heat of So You Think You’re Funny? at the Watershed in Wimbledon.

Sat 06 August 2016

I was called 'the least professional act ever' | Bethany Black recalls her most memorable gigs

I was called 'the least professional act ever'

Bethany Black recalls her most memorable gigs

06/08/2016 … First gigIn July 2003 I'd given up on my screenwriting ambition, I'd given up on my musical ambition, having just left the band I was a bassist for, and was working doing data entry in Chorley, Lancashire.

Fri 05 August 2016

I love Billy Connolly's piss-stained trousers | Al Porter's most memorable gigs

I love Billy Connolly's piss-stained trousers

Al Porter's most memorable gigs

05/08/2016 … Most exotic gig  A lot of comics have colourful, curious anecdotes about unusual gigs in far-out places like Dubai, Tokyo or Norway (maybe not Norway).

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