Previews

Bridget Christie
Bridget Christie broke box office records at the Soho Theatre with her last show A Bic For Her. She is back this week with her latest show, An Ungrateful Woman. It repeats the same smart formula of... more
Celia Pacquola
Improvisation is the flared trousers of comedy. It goes in and out of fashion but never completely goes away. The Comedy Store Players was not the first impro group in the world, but it was the first... more
Is it a post-Boosh tour or just a solo tour? The Mighty Boosh has not officially split but Noel Fielding sets out on tour without Julian Barratt tonight, kicking off in Guildford and coming into... more
infidel
Stewart Lee has joked in the past that he can’t resist doing a benefit because of the backstage crisps. Well, he’s back this week at the Hammersmith, sorry, Eventim Apollo on Friday as part of the... more
Laughing Point
It’s a good week for charity gigs and a good week for Daniel Kitson fans too. Kitson’s most recent theatre piece, Analog.Ue, had good reviews but not the usual ecstatic reviews last year. Maybe some... more
Lucy Beaumont
You could say that Lucy Beaumont is having a good year. She recently got engaged to Jon Richardson and she picked up a Foster’s Award Best Newcomer nomination for her full-length Edinburgh Fringe... more
John Kearns
This is a really big week for comedy, kicking off on Monday with the Funny Women Final at the Leicester Square Theatre. Unfortunately this is invite-only this year, but BTJ will be letting you know... more
Magnus Betner
Sometimes it feels as if the Beyond The Joke preview section is an in-house website for the Soho Theatre, which tends to hoover up the best shows in London. This week, however, there is an... more
Adam Buxton
As well as being a formidable stand-up comedian Hannah Gadsby is also an expert on classical art. She brings these two skills together in her latest show, The Exhibitionist, which opens at the Soho... more
Ant & Dec
The live comedy scene is usually pretty quiet at the end of August and the start of September. Most comedians are recovering from their Edinburgh hangovers. But not Ant & Dec, who have already... more

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