Daniel kitson
There is really only one game in town this week when it comes to live comedy in London. Late last week Daniel Kitson announced a short run at the Battersea Arts Centre of his latest show, After the... more
rich hall
The Soho Theatre's comedy programming policy has been consistently high in recent years but in the last couple of months they've blotted their impeccable track record with a few disappointing – to me... more
There is no Pappy's show in Edinburgh this summer – sob – but that doesn't mean they will be keeping a low profile, oh no. Their eagerly anticipated BBC3 sitcom Badults starts later this month and... more
alexei sayle
When Alexei Sayle decided to return to the stand-up fray last year his wife was worried that he might "dilute the legacy." Sayle had been one of the original angry young alternative comedians and by... more
tape boy
This year's Udderbelly Festival in London has had a lot of great one-nighters but not many good quality comedy runs. It makes up for that this week with an extended visit from The Boy With Tape on... more
mark watson
An early Week Ahead this week, as it involves a big gig at the start of the week that might take some forward planning. Bill Bailey's recent tours have taken in venues of contrasting sizes, from... more
If you want to get an idea of the sheer sweat, graft and toil that goes into preparing an Edinburgh Fringe show you should follow Richard Herring's daily Warming Up blog at the moment. As well as... more
I'm usually reluctant to give the opposition the oxygen of publicity, but this week Time Out's comedy section has done a nice round-up of the Edinburgh Fringe's work-in-progress shows coming up in... more
joel dommett
Bloody Americans, coming over here and entertaining our comedy fans…  Last week Judah Friedlander made his London debut and was a bit of a disappointment. There should be no such problems with... more
ed byrne
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival Programme was officially launched last month and as the Scottish festival looms ever closer I'll be posting my daily pick of the Fringe previews. But this also... more
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