Previews

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
Big School
David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Frances De La Tour, Joanna Scanlan, Philip Glenister and that bloke form the BT adverts. You can’t fault the cast of Big School, which returns for a second run. The... more
Neil Hamburger
The Edinburgh Fringe comes quickly to London this week. To Soho Theatre to be precise. Three shows makes the journey south and if you didn’t have a chance to catch them in Scotland they all offer... more
Dara O'Briain
It’s the final week of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and as well as ongoing shows which are doing well there are some particularly good one-off late-night shows where comedians loosen up a little and... more
Ross Noble
The clouds are gathering, the summer is winding down and this might possibly be the quietest week of the year for comedy in London outside the Christmas holidays. But it is still possible to have... more

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