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Preview: The Week Ahead Dec 22 - 29

If you are looking for laughs this week the comedy circuit has not quite shut down for the holidays. There is plenty to enjoy at the Soho Theatre, where Tony Law continues his run of Nonsense Overdrive. This hour of nuttiness is maybe not quite as well-crafted as his 2012 breakthrough show Maximum Nonsense, but it is still a fine introduction to one of the most beautifully off-kilter minds in modern comedy.

Review: Barry Humphries, London Palladium

Who invented character comedy? Was it Graham Fellows with John Shuttleworth? Steve Coogan with Alan Partridge, Paul Calf et al? A strong case can be made for Barry Humphries, whose show at the Palladium ends with a video cavalcade featuring all sorts of Humphries creations that I'd never even come across, from hairy hippies to socialist academic, Neil Singleton.

Preview: November Comedy Guide

Oct 29 - Nov 1  David Baddiel - South Bank Centre, SE1. Fame: Not The Musical comes to London.

Oct 29 - Nov 10 Andrew Maxwell - Soho Theatre, W1. Impish Irishman's new show, Banana Kingdom. 

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