ATTENTION: NEW SITE ADDRESS

Anyone who has been following this blog may have noticed that it hasn’t been updated in months.

There’s a reason for that.

I decided to take the plunge and migrate the site over to its own domain, over at http://www.jonnydean.uk

Further, I will be closing this page in the next few weeks. If you have stumbled upon this page and would like to continue reading my ramblings about life and the connection between current affairs and genre settings, then please, follow the new site.

Cheers,

Jonny

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Group Therapy Comedy @ Gorilla, Manchester, 29/09/2012

September saw the début of a brand new monthly comedy night in Manchester. Based in the bar/theatre Gorilla (formerly known as the Green Room), their mission statement is to provide a weekend comedy night for people who actually want to listen to the acts. No stag and hen parties, no heckling and no talking over the acts allowed here – the evening’s organisers have nine years’ experience organising comedy events, and have a genuine love of comedy that goes far beyond the usual goal of getting punters to the bar, and this night is for people who love comedy as much as they do. Continue reading

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: “Boo-Lingerie” @ Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester, 20/07/2012

I’m going to get this out of the way first; I’m a gigantic fan of the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, and was delighted when they appeared on the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival bill. This is perhaps the ninth time I’ve seen them, and part of me is still surprised when Kev F. Sutherland steps out from behind the tartan screen and takes a bow at the end. There is something about the hosiery double-acts’ clearly defined personalities that absolutely fools you into believing that they are two separate entities. Continue reading