Live comedy picks: Brigstocke, Flanagan, Byrne, Jo Brand, £1 cabaret and more
Tim Clark19 November 2012
This week we see two heavyweight charity gigs at the Hammersmith Apollo plus some top notch club and solo shows across the capital.
We start our week with a trip to the Hammersmith Apollo, which hosts the hottest gig this week: a charity fundraiser organised by Marcus Brigstocke on behalf of charity Street Child in Sierra Leone.
The gig features none other than Brigstocke, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Ed Byrne, Milton Jones, Jeremy Hardy, Jon Richardson, Phill Jupitus, Robin Ince and Adam Hills. Oh and a Katie Tunstall makes an appearance just to top it off. Tickets available here
Also on this Monday evening, Amused Moose has a new comedy night called Comedy Lab at the Albany's Comedy Cellar. Tonight the line-up includes Ed Petrie, James Redmond, Asher Treleaven, Grainne Maguire, David Morgan, Joanne Lau, Caroline Mabey, Tommy Rowson, Romesh Ranganathan. More info visit : www.amusedmoose.com
Micky Flanagan has a work-in-progress show at the Leicester Square Theatre before he hits the Hammersmith Apollo later this year. For more info visit the Leicester Square Theatre website.
Literary types will be excited by the prospect of the excellent Austentatious improve show, which is being held at the Wheatsheaf in Rathbone Place: More info at the Austentatious site.
Also on Tuesday are Three Free comedy nights, including…
Luisa Omielan’s What Would Beyonce Do? Which is at the Comedy Café in Shoreditch, more info at Luisa Omielan's website.
Louis Schaffer’s long-running Free Until Famous show at The Source Below near Picadilly: www.lewisschaffer.co.uk.
And finally Wierdo’s Comedy Night at The Horse in Waterloo. More info on their facebook page.
We suggest you spend your free time on Wednesday checking out the brilliant Andrew Maxwell’s latest show: That’s The Spirit at the Invisible Dot.
Also on the bill for Wednesday is Chris Martin, who is appearing at the Leicester Square Theatre with his hour-long show: More info at the Leicester Square Theatre website.
Also on the bill for Wednesday is a free show with Ben Van Der Velde and Tiernan Douieb toying with both the audiences and ideas for their new Edinburgh Fringe 2013 shows. More info here.
We’re back on the charity trail at the Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday for Friend’s of the Earth’s annual extravaganza, Laugh Or The Polar Bear Gets It. Which features Stewart Lee, Ed Byrne, Dan Antopolski, Francesca Martinez, Josh Widdicombe and Beardy Man. Tickets available at the Hammersmith Apollo website
Also on offer on Thursday is the formidable Tony Law, who is performing a show titled Off With Their Heads at the Kings Place in Kings Cross. More info visit the Kings Place website.
Marcus Brigstocke is back on stage this Friday with his new show, The Brig Society at The Blackheath Halls
Also on Friday, comedy duo Blacksheep are back in town performing their own unique style of comedy sketches - well worth a watch! www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
We delve into the heart of live comedy at The Comedy Store this Saturday, where Tom Wrigglesworth, Andy Askins, Jarred Christmas, Ian Moore and Jeff Innocent are set to wow the crowds, More info visit The Comedy Store website.
Also on Saturday Jo Brand is heading down to the Rose Theatre in Kingston with her latest offering, more information visit the Rose Theatre website.
For those of us who have had a heavy Saturday night, there’s nothing like a £1 gig to sort out the system, especially with a line-up which includes Ivor Dembina Richard Allen, Rachel Pantechnicon, Helen Arney, Maureen Younger, Lenny Peters, Al Cowie and MC Ivor Dembina. More info here.
And to round off the live comedy for the week, we end up in Greenwich, where the Sunday Special at Up The Creek with Sara Pascoe, Ed Gamble and a special guest. More info visit the Sunday Special website.
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