All posts by Matt Watts

Comedy festivals

Festival season is fast approaching which means that there are many opportunities to see some great comedy over the summer months. Many of the big music festivals also have comedy stages and, although comedy doesn’t always lend itself to the...

/ 30th April 2015

Comedy podcasts

Supporting live comedy is obviously something that I encourage everyone to do. Don’t be satisfied with watching it on TV, where there’s none of the atmosphere or spontaneity. If you’ve never seen live comedy, then look at the gig guide...

/ 23rd April 2015

Russell Brand and Matt Morgan return

When I was 12, radio seemed like a bit of an old person’s thing. I never really listened to it. Then I was bored one night and decided to see if there was anything on the radio. I stumbled upon...

/ 15th April 2015

DMU Comedy Sitcom Shortlisted for Award

Halls, the radio sitcom created by DMU’s Matt Watts, has been shortlisted for the culture section of the Midlands Media Awards for Students (MMAStudent awards.) Which is really nice. The sitcom was made up of six episodes with the first...

/ 9th April 2015

DMU Comedy Society at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2015

Remember Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2015? How could you forget! DMU Comedy Society performed once again in their stand-up showcase ‘Gagging for Attention’. The show was at the Cookie on the ast day of the festival: 22nd February. If you...

/ 1st April 2015

Geoff’s Leicester Comedy Festival

For the last twenty two years, Geoff Rowe has organised the Leicester Comedy Festival. Organising a comedy festival doesn’t get old – after twenty two years he still finds the job exciting. The nerves are gone now though, perhaps that’s...

/ 4th March 2015

‘Farts and UKIP’ – An Interview with Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee is a stand-up comedian known for his anti-populist, deconstructive approach to stand-up, his nonchalant delivery and his undulating repetition. He is also an author, director and columnist. He has a BBC Two stand-up series called Stewart Lee’s Comedy...

/ 26th February 2015

DLCF Daily Comedy Guide: 20th – 22nd February

Friday 20th February Bobby Mair’s Edinburgh 2014 show was one of the most memorable shows I’ve ever attended. When I desperately needed the toilet half an hour in, I happened to be sitting in the centre of the front row,...

/ 19th February 2015

DLCF – Daily Comedy Festival Guide: 17th – 19th February

Tuesday 17th February After Eric Lampaert had to unfortunately cancel his show at DLCF last year, he has returned! He promises to talk about homosexual meteorology and neurotic erotica. He also does a fantastic impression of a ring wraith. Eric...

/ 16th February 2015

DLCF Daily Comedy Guide: 14th – 16th February

Saturday 14th February Valentines Day. Feeling lonely? Well don’t worry, comedy is here to comfort you, you can just say that you’re crying with laughter. And anyway, there’s a tornado that loves you. John Robbins is bringing his smash hit...

/ 13th February 2015