Previews

James Acaster
No pressure on James Acaster, but I’ve been hearing really good things about his new Edinburgh show, Recognise. Kettering’s very own king of comedy has been getting better and better every year. In... more
Francesca Martinez
A lively week for comedy, kicking off with a major benefit at the Eventim Apollo tonight. Stand Up Against Austerity has been put together by Francesca Martinez and campaigning group The Peoples... more
Shappi khorsandi
I’ve been intrigued by Shappi Khorsandi ever since she first made waves on the stand-up circuit around a decade ago. She has a fascinating background – coming to the UK as an Iranian refugee because... more
Liam Williams
Sometimes a comedian from a sketch group does a solo show and presents a whole new side of themselves. Justin Edwards did this when he took a break from The Consultants to let rip as booze-sodden... more
pierre novelli
Pierre Novellie sounds like he ought to be hosting a cooking programme. Maybe squirting some froth on a snail. In fact despite the gallic name he hails from the Isle of Man via Johannesburg and is... more
robin Ince
This could be an interesting show. Dammit, it will be an interesting show. The first time I saw Robin Ince he wasn't onstage, he was voting at the same polling station as me in the 1997 General... more
Dave Griffiths
There has been a bit of a trend for shows about David v Goliath battles with corporations in recent years. Tom Wrigglesworth did a show about his confrontation with Virgin Trains, while Patrick Combs... more
Nick Revell
Well, if Monty Python can make a comeback why can’t Nick Revell? The satirical stand-up was one of the leading lights of the alternative comedy circuit in the 1980s. He then went into TV and radio... more
Simon Munnery
Simon Munnery has come up with more original comedy ideas than most comedians have had punchlines. Alan Parker Urban Warrior. League Against Tedium. Cluub Zarathustra. And most recently his Fylm... more
Russell Kane
“The stupid face, the silly hair, the bracelets, what a repulsive man, take him away and smother him”. Well that’s what someone commented in the Evening Standard when I reviewed Russell Kane’s show... more

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