|Posted on Friday, 16 September, 2005 - 12:33 pm: |
Long time no hear from me but I'am afraid debate has been pretty dull over recent weeks. But fresh of the press the owners of the East Dulwich Cabaret have bought the Hobgoblin. So my posh estate is sliding into Dulwich Village whilst Lordship Lane has now joined onto the London Road. That should be good for house prices. Hope you lot out there will be excited by this news, did not get a lot of interest when I've tried to publicise things in the past. Hopefully it will not be too loud and disturb those of you trying to sleep on the Dartmouth Road.
Here's their e-mailed message:
Well some great news WE'VE BOUGHT THE PUB!!!
No more moving around or being moved out in favour of a new restaurant.
We now have a permanent venue.
We are having an Opening Gala Weekend featuring The Celebrity Pub Quiz, a great Live Music Night, The Best in Stand-Up and a Special Comedy Sunday Show from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th October. Full line-ups to follow as soon as they're confirmed.
|Posted on Friday, 16 September, 2005 - 02:22 pm: |
Will they retain the bouncing persons
|Posted on Friday, 16 September, 2005 - 09:24 pm: |
This is really good news for the area. They should also use this opportunity to tart up the building as it really is dire and dirty.
|Posted on Monday, 26 September, 2005 - 05:01 pm: |
Looking forward to this and pleased that ED Comedy has made us it's permanent home.
|Posted on Thursday, 29 September, 2005 - 01:04 pm: |
Time for a change of name? At a time when Jo Brand used to be known as the Sea Monster (reference to early 70's Dr Who) and Jullian Clarey as the Joan Collins Fan club think EDC used to be "south of the River as this time of night" and/or Off the Tube (both obvious reflections of transport infrastructe and how we were viewed by the London Socialites at the time.
Happy to start the ball rolling with some homages to 80's music:
"Volvo drivers of the world unite and take over"
OR "two fair trade cappacinos and a packet of organic parsnip chips please"
Happy to compile suggsetions if this inspires anyone. hello, hello is there anyone out there?
|Posted on Thursday, 29 September, 2005 - 10:34 pm: |
What about: "have you got a 20p for the laundrette please mate?"
|Posted on Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 07:07 am: |
But will they retain the jovial bouncing persons.??
|Posted on Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 12:52 pm: |
Time to drop the East Dulwich reference.
"Forest Hill Funny Farm" is my suggestion.
With regards to the bouncers, I think they're great - real characters and they like to join in the fun. Best bouncers I've ever met. Plus they saved me from getting a kicking once!
|Posted on Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 12:56 pm: |
They are good bouncers, actually. Polite and funny.
Hopefully the place will improve. It's got everything going for it. Just no one going to it.
|Posted on Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 01:32 pm: |
True, well put! I've had some great nights there when it's been busy - a real party atmosphere. Can also be a pretty could place to pull. I mean - what more could you want from a local?! But you're right, it's quite often dead in there. Maybe they need to make more of an effort on doing some decent theme nights - like the guru on 'Risking it all' came up with if anyone watched the first episode a few weeks ago...
|Posted on Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 02:37 pm: |
Keep to the script guys!
|Posted on Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 02:50 pm: |
...says the master of the irreverant!
|Posted on Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 02:56 pm: |
Ohhhhh scratch your eyes out!
I'll take that as a compliment
|Posted on Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 03:35 pm: |
Hmmmmm. I suppose it's the closest FH has to a pulling venue as it's the only place open late. But annoyingly, it quite often leans toward heavy rock nights. I don't particularly want to be taking home Courtney Love to meet the parents.
If it went for more eclectic dance/hip hop/soul nights every weekend, I reckon it would fill up better.
|Posted on Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 05:14 pm: |
Oooh can't wait for the night when we are all dancing round our laptop bags
|Posted on Sunday, 02 October, 2005 - 05:41 pm: |
Would someone please explain something to me?
These pools, even in a neglected state have managed to last 120 years so far and are still functional. So...why would a full upgrade and renovation only add another 10 years? This sounds a bit odd to me, and makes me suspect we're going to be 'persuaded' into accepting the demolition option. Or maybe I'm just being cynical?
|Posted on Sunday, 02 October, 2005 - 05:46 pm: |
Oh dear (blushes) have posted in the wrong thread.
|Posted on Friday, 07 October, 2005 - 01:23 pm: |
Did anyone go to the celebrity pop quiz at the Hob last night? I stumbled across it half-way through. It was all a bit weird - it felt like you were in some dodgy tv game show.
Jenny Eclair was there as was Steve Frost (Carling Black Label add fame). I'm not sure what other big names they're hoping to attract in the future....
|Posted on Friday, 07 October, 2005 - 01:30 pm: |
Yes, I did. It was OK, atmosphere was a little flat. Should get better as time goes on and people start going regularly. They’ve obviously brought a bit of a following with them from Dulwich Think a fiver a head is a bit steep considering. What on earth was that last compere going on about....
|Posted on Friday, 07 October, 2005 - 03:19 pm: |
I didn't realise you had to pay! Yes, a fiver is a bit pricey. Mind you, I can't remember the last time the Hob was that busy - let alone on a Thursday!
|Posted on Monday, 11 September, 2006 - 05:44 pm: |
One of the acts that played the Hob in a pre-Edinburgh warm up won a major award at the festival:
Shame there was only about six people at the Hob at the time. Perhaps some of you may be encouraged to go there.
|Posted on Tuesday, 12 September, 2006 - 08:45 pm: |
I like the mannequins on the rooftop, which can be seen from our state of the art railway bridge.
A simple, subtle use of art with a bit of comic value. Maybe this could catch on and we could have mannequins or other sculptures adorning otherwise bland, commercial rooftops around 'the village'. Give us a bit of unique, artistic identity.
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 02:24 pm: |
Well Baggydave, you are a mine of information, I had no idea that an award winning lineup (even if they do have a slightly dodgy name which I obviously can't mention here!) have been playing locally. Shall keep an eye on The Hob in future, even though it is on the other side of the railway line for me!
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 08:49 pm: |
I would like to second Baggydave's encouragement to go to the comedy night at the Hob. I've been several times and you can be guaranteed high quality entertainment. I've just seen the line-up until the end of October and there are quite a few acts playing that were in contention for the comedy awards in Edinburgh last month. It seems as though it certainly has a place on the mainstream London comedy venue circuit.
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 09:52 pm: |
Miss miss I saw Phil Nichol at the Hob a few months ago and it was once of the best night's comedy ever. Highly recommended.
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 09:53 pm: |
Miss miss I saw Phil Nichol at the Hob a few months ago and it was once of the best night's comedy ever. Highly recommended. The independant article is spot on.
|Posted on Friday, 06 October, 2006 - 03:10 pm: |
Omid Djalili is playing there on Saturday - the famous Anglo-Iranian comic.
|Posted on Tuesday, 10 October, 2006 - 09:19 am: |
Is he a friend of Mr Dinnerjacket.?
|Posted on Tuesday, 10 October, 2006 - 09:35 am: |
Omid - Damn, arrived late on Saturday so stayed downstairs and drank far too much. It didn't seem that busy when the commedy had its pee break.
Anyone see it?
|Posted on Tuesday, 10 October, 2006 - 12:28 pm: |
He was OK last time I saw him. My main point is that the Comedy club are able to attract big names and I am surprised that there is not more excitement about this.
|Posted on Wednesday, 11 October, 2006 - 11:10 am: |
Baggy - absolutely, he is indeed a big name. he supported Jack Dee I believe a few years ago, and was extremely funny. Damn!!!!
|Posted on Wednesday, 21 March, 2007 - 06:39 pm: |
The EDC team have put on some fantastic line ups recently, and getting good attendances. Daniel Kitson also had a residency - I saw he came 27th (two above Bernard Manning) in Channel 4s all time top 100 stand up comediens. Personally found him a bit hit and miss, does anyone else out there have any views? Bill Bailey was one hell of a coup (number 7 in Channel 4, or number 5 if you only include living comics) and shame to have missed Andy Parsons the other day.
|Posted on Friday, 23 March, 2007 - 10:03 pm: |
Phil Kay, Reginald D Hunter and Andrew Lawrence as well already this year. The EDC team clearly have considerable leverage on the comedy circuit. Saturday evenings are most commonly a tie-up between comedy at the Hob and jazz at the Foresters for me.