Live comedy picks: Jimmy Carr, Shappi Khorsandi, Dara O'Briain, Andy Parsons and more...
Tim Clark15 October 2012
Roll up! Roll up! There’s a week of comedy to see and it starts in a couple of hours. This week sees none other than Jimmy Carr, Shappi Khorsandi, Andy Parsons and Dara O'Briain take to the stage.
There’s some tasty options tonight, including SSP weekly pic regular Old Rope, who have Shappi Khorsandi, James Acaster, Henning Wehn, Paul McCaffery, Mary Bourke and Tiffany Stevenson. Click here for ticket details.
Another blindingly brilliant gig is happening at the Wilmington Arms where The Robin Williams Stand-Up Comedy Gala Tribute Fundraiser Night will be in full swing.
The night will see a number of comedians recreate famous scenes by Robin Williams including Ben Target, John Kearns, Mark Stephenson, Adam Larter, Holly Burn, Nick Sun and more. There will also be stand-up from Josie Long, Joel Dommett, Pat Cahill, Sara Pascoe, Matt Rees, Tim Shishodia, Joey Page, Romesh Ranganathan and MC Barry Ferns.
Tuesday sees Luisa Omielan return to the Comedy Café with her show What Would Beyonce Do? SSP checked the show out last week and can say it’s well worth heading to. More info on www.iloveluisa.com
Meanwhile Max & Ivan are continuing their run at the Soho Theatre which sees the two act as a couple of CON ARTISTS! – Read more about them here.
Visit the Soho Theatre website for more info
Mid-week mirth can be unearthed at the Southbank where Richard Herring is talking cock, and why not? More info on Richard Herring’s website.
Making an appearance further north is Tony Law, who is taking his absurdist comedy show to the Kings Cross Social Club . Acts on the bill include Roisin Conaty, Benny Boot, Tom Bell and The Behemoth. Tickets tickets tickets.
Potentially the hottest gig in town this week, Laugh Till It Hurts in aid of Mind at the Bloomsbury sees none other than Mark Dolan (MC), Andy Parsons, Tom Stade, Hal Cruttenden, Holly Walsh, Stephen Grant, John Moloney and Josh Howie take to the stage. More info on The Bloomsbury website.
Always be Comedy returns to The Tommyfield in Kennington for it’s bi-monthly night. On the bill for Thursday evening are Paul Moynihan, Mark Cooper-Jones, Chris Boyd, David Hardcastle, Alex Perry and Eric Lampaert. Buy tickets here.
Dara O’Briain gets back to his Craic Dealing at the Hammersmith Apollo this Friday, if you haven’t heard of him, he’s that guy from Mock The Week. Click here for tickets.
Banana Cabaret at the Bedford in Balham plays host to Jeff Innocent, Paul B Edwards, Mark Maier and Paul T Eyers, click here for more info.
The Musical Comedy Awards ride into town on Saturday night for their fifth birthday bash with Mitch Benn, Jay Foreman, Amateur Transplants, Rob Carter, Sooz Kempner, Adams & Rea, and Horse & Louis all appearing at the Bloomsbury Theatre. www.thebloomsbury.com
We round off the week with Jimmy Carr, who is heading to the Richmond Theatre with his latest show, Gagging Order. More info click here.
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