News: Clapham Grand Announces Comedy Season With Daniel Sloss, Russell Howard, Jimmy Carr & More

News: Clapham Grand Announces Comedy Season With Daniel Sloss, Russell Howard, Jimmy Carr & More

London’s iconic venue The Clapham Grand has announced a run of post-lockdown shows for 2020. Names announced include Russell Howard, Daniel Sloss, Jimmy Carr, The Vivienne, Baga Chipz, Courtney Act and Crystal Methyd.

The Grand has been one of the first venues to get up and running with socially distanced shows. A run of Save Live Comedy online gigs was quickly converted into shows with audiences following the loosening of lockdown rules regarding indoor performances in August.

The current run just announced includes a four-night residency from Daniel Sloss (pictured) performing his new touring show HUBRIS from November 2 - 5. Sloss is also playing shows around the UK and is scheduled to perform at the London Palladium in October. More details here.

The Clapham Grand is one of 135 grassroots music venues to receive emergency funding as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The shows will also mark the re-opening of the refurbished top tier balcony for the first time in 15 years bringing the distanced capacity to 400. It was last used when Oasis played at the venue.

This Friday 18th September Frank Turner, returns to Clapham Grand after raising £25k for the ‘Save The Grand’ campaign by playing a Government endorsed pilot of his ‘Independent Venue Love’ live stream from the venue in the summer.

 

CLAPHAM GRAND LISTINGS 2020

For more information and tickets visit: https://claphamgrand.com/whats-on/

15th, 16th, 17th Sept - Emily Atak

Emily Atak returns to The Clapham Grand for three nights, filming her new ITV show - and she’s inviting an audience to come along and join in all the fun for free

 

18th Sept – Frank Turner

English folk hero Frank Turner, returns to The Clapham Grand after helping raise £25k for the venue with their ‘Save The Grand’ live stream, and playing the first event indoor live concert for the Government endorsed pilot. This very special show will be to celebrate not just The Clapham Grand’s reopening, but the first live concert with the refurbished Upper Circle open!

 

19th Sept - Courtney Act

Iconic Drag Race & Big Brother star, Courtney Act is coming to The Clapham Grand for an evening of drag, music and comedy! She will host a one-off intimate evening like no other, performing exclusive tracks from her upcoming album and show ‘Fluid’, alongside fan favourites, a special interactive Q&A session hosted by Glyn Fussell - founder of Sink The Pink – and some very special guests. There are in-person and streaming tickets available

 

20th Sept - Russell Howard

Comedy superstar Russell Howard is taking over The Clapham Grand for a month of Sundays with a run of work-in-progress shows offering the rare chance to see an arena-filling headline act in an intimate setting

 

22th Sept - The Horne Section

Following their hit BBC Radio 4 series, their own TV Special at the London Palladium, appearances as the house band on Save Our Summer and The Last Leg, an iTunes chart-topping podcast and many years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End, the Dictionary Corner regulars on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the first band to ever host Never Mind The Buzzcocks, the group of outstanding musicians and one non-musical stand up perform at the Clapham Grand. There will be comedy, songs, enthusiastic dancing and a lot of mucking about. A unique show from the hugely talented band and Alex Horne, the creator and co-host of The Bafta winning and Emmy nominated Taskmaster.

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23th and 24th Sept - Scummy Mummies

The Scummy Mummies will be welcomed back to the Clapham Grand at the end of September.  Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn return with an all new show – new songs, new jokes and new catsuits

 

25th Sept - Jimbo The Drag Clown ft. Rock M Sakura & Erika Klash

Clapham Grand welcomes a trio of drag superstars on 25th September: Jimbo The Drag Clown (Ru Paul’s Drag Race Canada), Rock M Sakura (Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 12) and drag monster Erika Klash (Dragula) for a night of all the chaos and comedy you’d expect when those three getting together

 

26th Sept - The Vivienne & Baga Chipz Show

Winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK The Vivienne and fan-favourite Baga Chipz are bringing their hilarious, outrageous double-act to The Clapham Grand

 

27th Sept - Russell Howard

Comedian Russell Howard returns with another of his work-in-progress shows offering the rare chance to see an arena-filling headline act in an intimate setting

 

28th & 29th Sept - Jimmy Carr

Clapham Grand welcomes the one and only Jimmy Carr, playing a run of intimate shows at the venue. Jimmy’s brand-new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. You’ve been warned

 

2th Oct - Louise Redknapp

In October Louise Redknapp performs at The Clapham Grand for one night only! She will perform all her greatest hits, Eternal classics and tracks from her latest album Heavy Love. This is will be an intimate evening of pop music not to be missed including an interview and interactive Q&A with Richie Anderson from BBC Radio 2. A rare chance to see a pop superstar in a fully physically distanced venue of 300 people, and globally live streamed to an audience around the world

 

3th Oct - Mean Girls ‘It’s Saturday 3rd October’ Specual Screening!

It’s Saturday October Third! So how could Clapham Grand do anything other than welcome back movie-goers to see this fetch movie night.

 

4th Oct - Reclaim The Stage - Joe Fox, Freddie Long, Leah Weller

Reclaim The Stage are on a mission to get musicians back performing on stages, and they’re bringing the incredible Joe Fox to Clapham Grand, accompanied by Freddie Long and Leah Weller, on a night hosted by DJ and presenter Rowena Alice

 

6th Oct - David Thomas Broughton

Renowned English avant-garde singer and performer David Thomas Broughton performs at the Clapham Grand on Oct 6th as the acclaimed London’s ‘Best Independent Music Promoters’ Baba Yaga’s Hut returns to indoor live concerts! Fresh from a wonderful Complete Guide to Insufficiency show at Bush Hall in November this show will encompass all of his albums and new material in the intimate all tabled & seated setting of The Clapham Grand

 

9th Oct - Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

The ever-hilarious Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner, Plebs, Drunk History, Roast Battle) is coming to Clapham with a laugh-a-minute set that’s been described as ‘thoughtful’, ‘hilarious’ and ‘disturbing’ in equal measure

 

13th & 14th Oct - Diane Chorley

On the eve of her debut album’s release, Diane Chorley comes to The Clapham Grand to perform ‘Greatest Hits, Vol. 1’. The first date flew out, with a second needing to be added on

 

15th Oct - Magical Bones: A Kind Of Magic

Following an acclaimed run of sell out live streams of A Kind Of Magic is back on the live stage, hosted by the internationally acclaimed Magical Bones. Direct from his jaw-dropping appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, Bones will be joined by some of the hottest names in contemporary magic and circus for a truly unique live entertainment experience

 

18th Oct - Circus Of Horrors

The new Circus of Horrors show Revamped & Rockin will be an immersive celebration of it’s astounding 25 years. It will include an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock’n’roll soundtrack, and a show that will have the audience sat on the edge of their seats - when not falling off it with laughter! The almighty cast that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is now a West End & World Wide Hit and will take the audience on a rock n’ roller coaster ride of Unbelievable, Bizarre & Beautiful acts. It is a circus like no other. Whether a Rock fan or theatre goer The Circus of Horrors has something for everyone.

 

21st Oct - Myra Dubois: It Came From Rotherham

The star of this season’s BGT, Myra DuBois, presents a spine-tingling evening of ghoulish delights with her creepy cabaret! Myra will try to present an evening of Halloween entertainment, but ghosts from her past will continue to haunt her throughout the evening! Will the other-side make contact? Can Myra’s Rose make sense of the spooky goings on, and what’s that slobbering shape lurking in the shadows? All will be revealed in “IT CAME FROM ROTHERHAM!”

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22nd Oct - The Dualers

Two of south London’s favourites, Tyber & Pete, frontmen of much-loved ska & reggae outfit The Dualers perform at The Grand for one of their first physically distanced shows on 22nd October!

 

23rd Oct - Slav For You

London’s sensational Polish drag collective are back after three sell-out shows at East London powerhouse The Glory and BBC coverage across the summer, for their first-ever Clapham Grand takeover

 

31st Oct - The Rocky Horror Picture Show Quadruple Bill (3PM / 6PM / 9PM /12AM)

To celebrate Halloween, the Clapham Grand is hosting a spooky movie night – which will be fun-filled, costume-garbed and a night of fun and debauchery around one of the best movies ever made on the spookiest night of the year! Let’s do the Time Warp again, and again, and again…..AND AGAIN!

 

2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Nov - Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash-hit ‘Daniel Sloss: X’, comes to The Clapham Grand in November. With his incredible specials ‘DARK’ and ‘Jigsaw’ taking Netflix by storm, and a trail of Scottish box office records left in his wake, he’s one of comedy’s hottest acts right now.

 

11th Nov - Crystal Methyd’s Wonderland

The inimitable Crystal Methyd (Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 12) will take the audience on a romp through the snow. Expect the unexpected from this uniquely crazy cookie queen and her special guests

For those that don’t get hold of tickets, the Clapham Grand will also be broadcasting many of the shows in a TV quality live stream. Although the Clapham Grand is excited to have an audience return to once again enjoy entertainment safely inside the venue, and to have reopened the top balcony to increase capacity, it will continue to broadcast to thousands of people around the world online too.

For more information and tickets visit: https://claphamgrand.com/whats-on/

Picture: Troy Edige

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