The comedy duo will play the London venue on 9 November, their largest independent show to date. TenEighty caught up with Jack Howard about the show.
“I am nervous about a bigger room, purely about selling tickets,” he said on how he was feeling regarding the size of the venue. The Bloomsbury Theatre has a capacity of just under 550, almost four times as much as the Soho Theatre where the duo played a run of dates earlier this year and TenEighty reviewed Jack & Dean & Friends Live.
We also asked whether this step up in size had led to him and Dean Dobbs changing anything in the show.
“There’s nothing we’re gonna do differently because of the room size, we’re changing up the show because we’re starting to get bored of certain parts of it,” Jack said.
As well as their Soho Theatre run, the duo have also recently performed at the Reading & Leeds Festivals and headlined the Main Stage on Sunday at Summer In The City 2014. We asked what, if anything, they had learned from those experiences of playing live.
“The experiences performing live that we’ve had have taught us a lot, not only about future shows but about making our videos,” he said. “We now understand that you can find new jokes and new life from something when you rehearse it beforehand.”
“I’ve started using more one take shots in our latest videos too,” Jack continued, “because it shows the natural chemistry that we have that the live show really captures.”
Want more Jack and Dean? Why not check out Jokers With Heart, our cover story with the pair? Or this week’s Weekly Round-Up?