Category: Comedy

Fun With Weapons

Daniel Pope contemplates whether a foreigner could get away with murder in Indonesia.  My local hangout in Jakarta in the mid-1990s – a shabby streetside cafe where...

The Greatest Show on Earth

By the time you read this the biggest and oldest comedy festival in the world will be over (or very nearly over if you live next door to our printer). The Edinburgh...

Booze Blues

The price of alcohol in Indonesia continues to soar into the stratosphere as new import duties are introduced.   I’ve been cajoled into penning a few tetchy...

Fetch the Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti

Where I come from people never die. Before you rush to buy a house next to mine, I don’t mean people live forever, I mean that English people will never say a person...

Nothing New

When I went to Istanbul recently, I was eager to submit to the full tourist experience and immerse myself completely in the city’s ancient and fascinating history....

Real Heroes

I’ve never been a fan of those works of fiction that portray super muscular, superheroes performing amazing and noble feats of bravery and derring-do. Batman, Superman...

When All About You are Losing Theirs

Near the end of World War II, an American B24 bomber was shot down by the Japanese over North Borneo, but seven of the brave crew managed to parachute to safety and...

Incredible Java

Very few people are fully aware of the huge impact Java has had on the world as we know it today. Without Java, much of what we take for granted as we go about our daily...

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Daze of Summer

The summer of 1976 was the hottest and driest in the UK since records began, with the months of June, July and August offering little besides glorious sunshine, 35...

The Boys are Back in Town

April 2015 marks the 14th anniversary of the Jakarta Comedy Club and I am pleased to announce that on April 30th we will present two fantastic comedians who first...

The Great North-South Divide

I will not mention the name of the city in the north of England where I chose to go in search of the first rung on my property ladder 30 years ago, but people who know...

The Old Hands

There is always kudos in the amount of time you have been doing something, a kind of “seniority of time”, as if the longer people do something the better they get at...

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Christmas 1991 was my first in Indonesia and the first of my life outside England. I had not given any thought whatsoever to what Christmas might be like in a Muslim...

See You in 2015!

November 2014 was the busiest month the Jakarta Comedy Club has ever had. We had four events in 15 days, featuring comedy legends Papa CJ (India), Ro Campbell...

Education Guide 2017

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