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Tuesday 05 April 2022.

Monday 04 April 2022. TIM DILLON live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Tim Dillon is a popular American stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor. Tim is from New York, with Irish Catholic parents. His podcast series has had over 50 million views. This was the first of three sold shows at this venue. ------------- Both comedians told some below the belt jokes, so if easily offended then best to stay away. Support act is another American comedian - SAM TALLENT was on stage for 25 mins. Topics getting some roasting included "a recent visit to Glasgow" and "9/11" He quoted a few lines from his novel "Running the Light". He had enough good material for a support act. TIM DILLON was on stage for 55 mins. Topics that got some stick included... Ukraine Fat people and covid Old people ,including his own mother and grandmother Even the laid back London crowd got some stick... "Dublin and Glasgow were lively , but you lot are like you are at a 9/11 memorial" The Police School and teachers Teenage worries Fast food Folks looking for cheap cruises when the cruise ships passengers got covid Disneyworld Greta Thunberg Unattractive English women He gave a female heckler a comeback of "who's replacing you at Nando's tonight?" Plenty of laugh out loud moments from both comedians tonight. ----------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------- Monday 04 April 2022. Very sad news that original punk fashion icon JORDAN (MOONEY) has died of cancer aged 66. She worked at Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLarens Sex boutique in The Kings Road in the 1970s. She lived down by the seaside in Seaford, but would still brave the commute dressed in full punk clothing. She was involved in many early Sex Pistols shows and Jordan made her sense of style and dressing—a bleached, platinum-blonde, voluminous haircut and dark raccoon eye makeup— has made her a highly visible icon of London’s punk subculture. I remember first seeing her dancing side of stage at the legendary gig I attended by The Sex Pistols at The Notre Dame Hall in London in Nov 1976 that was recorded for a tv special. She disappeared for many years to look after her cats, but resurfaced in 2016 for many of the events related to the 40th anniversary of punk , and would be often seen at The 100 Club etc in recent years.