Glitter & Doom – Gig & Podcast

If you’re in or around the ancient city of Londinium, you might like to know that I co-run an excellent monthly gig there called Glitter & Doom. It’s an experimental night where comedians perform their jokes and stories to a live musical score, written and performed by Sam Astley & Charlie Pyne.

The next gig is tomorrow night (Wednesday 2nd February) and features the awesome Nick Sun, the surreal Gerry Howell and the wonderful Julia Clark. If you’re free, you should come along. Here are the details:
Wednesday 2nd Feb, 8pm
@ Betsey Trotwood,
56 Farringdon Road,
London EC1R 3BL

Tickets are £5 via WeGotTickets.

If you’re not in London, then coming along to the night would be a massive pain in the arse, so lucky-for-you our good friend Steve Cross (who runs the excellent Bright Club), records the gigs so that we can turn them into podcasts.

The Glitter & Doom Podcast is a wonderful hour spent in the company of excellent friends and is available as a free download via our podcast page or iTunes.

Glitter & Doom Podcast #4

Despite not having a podcast #3 (the audio went tits-up), we’ve somehow managed to cobble together the podcast for Glitter & Doom #4, which just happened to be our Christmas Special.

Recorded in the midst of a snowy-ridden, tube-strike-afflicted London with a hearty bunch of excellent individuals, this recording features Simon Munnery, Naz Osmanoglu, Julia Clark & myself all on jokes; Sam Astley on guitar & Charlie Pyne on double bass.

You can either download the audio file or subscribe via iTunes.

The Napalm Story @ Glitter & Doom – 3rd Nov 2010

Glitter & Doom is an experimental comedy night that I run where comedians perform to a live musical score created by Sam Astley & Charlie Pyne. Glitter & Doom runs the first Wednesday of every month @ The Betsey Trotwood in London. Details and more videos at

Glitter & Doom Podcast #2

Episode 2 of the Glitter & Doom podcast is now up on the inter-tubes for your ear-banging happiness.

It features Henning Wehn, Alison Bice, Julia Clark & Kent Valentine on jokes; Charlie Pyne on double bass and Sam Astley on guitar.

There are about a thousand ways that you can listen to it (iTunes, mixcloud, podbean), but we recommend turning all the lights off, pouring a whiskey and tuning in on your Dad’s best headphones.

Click here to listen to the G&D Podcast, or subscribe to us in iTunes.

Glitter & Doom Podcast #1

I co-run an experimental comedy night in London called Glitter & Doom where comedians perform their jokes to a live musical score. We then take the recording of the night and edit it into a podcast so if you missed the night or just want to re-live the magic, you can.

The first episode of the Glitter & Doom podcast is now online for your listening pleasure, so sit back, plug in and prepare for some aural awesome.

The podcast features Tony Law, Karl Chandler, Kent Valentine & Julia Clark on jokes; Sam Astley on guitar & Charlie Pyne on double bass. It was recorded by Steve Cross at the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon on 1st September 2010. Rad.

Click here to listen to the G&D Podcast, or subscribe to us in iTunes.