With London having such a jam-packed stand-up scene it can be difficult to identify comedy’s real rising stars, but given the buzz surrounding the whimsical, imaginative comedy of Joey Page, we think he is definitely one to watch. Page has been performing stand-up for around five years and has three solo Edinburgh shows under his belt, but thanks to a recent stint on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy it seems he might be on the brink of breaking into the mainstream.
Comparisons to his comedy mentor Noel Fielding are inevitable (Fielding himself told NME, ‘he reminds me of a younger me’) as they both share a sweetly surreal style.
Londoners have three chances to see Page in the next couple of weeks. On Monday 20 February he’ll be at the intimate Etcetera Theatre in Camden to showcase new material in part two of his show Shattered Random Shards of Jokes, an hour of colourful stories and sketches.
On Thursday 23 February at the London Theatre in New Cross he’ll share the stage with fellow eccentric Trevor Lock for an evening of ‘bizarre comedic musings and technicoloured daisy chains of thought’ in Super Fools Live.
Finally, on 1 March Page will host the Alternative Stand Up Gala at the Arts Theatre Club in Soho, a night featuring sets by Trevor Lock, Luke McQueen, special guest Andrew Maxwell and Page himself.