Live comedy picks Oct 8 - 14th: Sean Lock, Daniel Simenson, Pat Cahill, Milton Jones and more
Tim Clark8 October 2012
It’s raining. Go and see some comedy, evidence proves that laughter helps coats dry faster. Well possibly by 0.01%.
We start our week at Old Rope, which should get itself a residency on our list as it’s so damn good. This week we have none other than Roisin Conaty, Celia Paquola, Chris Martin, Holly Walsh, Milton Jones and
Tony Law Jarred Christmas all hosted by the enigmatic Tiffany Stevenson. Buy tickets here.
Also on stage this Monday night are New Art Club – Quiet Act of Destruction at the Soho Theatre. If you don’t know much about them then read this little ditty of an interview we did last week. More info also at www.sohotheatre.com
Old Jewish Jokes are on the cards this Tuesday, with Ivor Dembina doing the honors on behalf of Hebrews worldwide. More information and tickets here.
Another comedy night which may well be worth catching is the hotly-tipped Luisa Omielan, who is heading to the Comedy Café with her show What Would Beyonce Do? More info on Luisa Omielan's website.
Wednesday sees us recommend Simon Munnery’s show la Concepta – which is running all week but if you’re after an alternative to the Orange Wednesday then this is a good bet. More info at the Soho Theatre.
Another mid-week gem is Danny Bhoy, who is hitting the Bloomsbury Theatre with his show Dear Epson. More details on the Bloomsbury website.
And finally for Wednesday – a little early for Halloween it may be, but Com Comedy are presenting ZomZomedy, which includes Kent Valentine, David Morgan, Matt Rees, Haiste & Lawrence. More info here.
David Mitchell would like an audience, preferably paying, to attend the Shaw Theatre on Thursday. He’s been fairly upfront with the request, giving his show the title An Audience with David Mitchell. Let’s hope he doesn’t do one of those Trust A Trader ads. Shaw Theatre Website.
Also appearing this Thursday is PLEB Talks, the comedy think tank which aims to tackle the biggest topics on the planet, comedians include Pat Cahill, John Kearns, Ian Smith, John-Luke Roberts, Bec Hill, Joe Wells and Rick Turpin and compere Ben Target. More info here:
The Irish invade Camden this weekend as the London Irish Comedy Festival kicks off, this time with Abandoman, Neil Delamere, Fred Cook and Willie White providing the carnivale atmosphere. More info and tickets here.
Alternatively, you could lose your week’s wages at Casino at The Empire, which is home to the Soho Comedy Club. Friday sees award-winning Marcel Lucont take to the stage alongside Dave Thompson and David Mulholland. More info here
Saturday night sees Paul Merton head to the Vaudeville Theatre for his latest show, Paul Merton’s Out Of My Head. Ticket info here.
Also on stage this Saturday is the Edinburgh nominated Claudia O’Doherty, who is performing her show, The Telescope at The Invisible Dot. Visit the Invisible Dot website.
Sean Lock has a work-in-progress show at the Leicester Square Theatre this Sunday, which should be worth a watch. Leicester Square Theatre website.
And bringing the week’s comedy picks to a close is Blackbox Comedy, which hosts the brilliant Daniel Simonsen, Tom Toal, Anna Freyberg, Neil Cole and Jimbo. More info here:
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