This is one of those weeks when the comedy circuit is relatively quiet for a few days and then it suddenly goes off with a bang. If you want to catch comedy during the week the best places are the Soho Theatre where Sara Pascoe and Sam Simmons are highly recommended. Otherwise the big guns...
Preview
Ever since The Thick Of It there has been a trend for smartarse, slightly superior sitcoms without laugh tracks to tell you when to giggle. W1A was a smartarse sitcom skewering the BBC, while Getting On did for the NHS what The Thick Of It Did for Westminster office politics. Rev frequently did a...
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Mark Thomas is pretty much a comedy legend. He’s been around for three decades and is as busy and vital as ever. And unpredictable. Just as you think you have him pigeonholed as a satirist he goes and does a brilliant personal show such as Bravo Figaro! This year he is back with Cuckooed, a show...
Interview
Count Arthur Strong is to move from BBC2 to BBC1 for its second series next year. The new series, starring Steve Delaney and Rory Kinnear, will start  in January, 2015.The decision to bring...
News
If you have never been to a comedy gig before John Kearns is not the best place to start. His new set, Shtick, may have won the Foster’s Award for Best Show in Edinburgh in August but this work is...
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Before he conquered the comedy world Lee Mack was a stable boy for Red Rum. All that hanging around with horses seems to have rubbed off. At the Apollo on Saturday night the besuited TV star...
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If you like your comedy with large words and beautiful linguistic flourishes read on then buy a ticket immediately for Ivo Graham. His second full-length show, Bow Ties and Johnnies, covers similar...
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The first roar of the night comes shortly after Dave Gorman has walked onstage. It is not even courtesy of a conventional joke. It is prompted merely by the screen behind the playful comic springing...
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