Leicester Square Theatre

Live Review: Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off Final, Leicester Square Theatre

Over a 100 acts applied to be in this year's Sketch Off Competition and after heats it was whittled down to a final ten. Compere Colin Hoult, in the guise of waspish thespian Anna Mann, described them as "doing something that nobody wants," but an enthusiastic crowd – who presumably weren't friends of all the acts – suggested that there is definitely an audience for this theatrical branch of comedy.

News: Major International Women's Day Oxfam Comedy Gig Cancelled

An International Women's Day stand-up gig supporting the work of Oxfam has been cancelled in the light of the current allegations surround the charity.

Performers including Kerry Godliman, Mae Martin, Jayde Adams, Rosie Jones and Sindhu Vee were due to appear at the Leicester Square Theatre on March 8.

An Oxfam spokesperson has said: "We decided to cancel because we don’t feel it is appropriate at the moment. In the current climate we feel it would be inappropriate to hold our comedy night.”

Review: Glasgow Comedy Festival Burns Night Gala, Leicester Square Theatre

For strictly one night only the Whyte and Mackay Glasgow Comedy Festival came to London. Appropriately on Burns night. There was no haggis, but the audience did get a distinctive taste of what is in store for them if they head up to Scotland in March.

Live Review: Old Comedian of the Year, Leicester Square Theatre, WC2

If the idea of The Old Comedian of the Year final conjures up images of Zimmer frames and senior moments nothing could be further from the truth. You only need to be 35 to enter, so I’ll be eligible myself in a few years. At 83 compere Lynn Ruth Miller was easily the oldest person on the stage and she was as sharp as a hat pin, keeping the crowd onside with her briskly delivered reflections on geriatric sex or the lack of it and much more.

Live Review: John Shuttleworth, Leicester Square Theatre, WC2

Never let it be said that John Shuttleworth does not respond to global events. His latest show, My Last Will And Tasty Mint, is his response to the catalogue of music business deaths in the last year. In fact, prepare yourselves for a nightmare scenario, Shuttleworth has decided that the music business is now too risky for him and he has decided to quit…

Review: NATYS Top Of The Bill Final 2017, Leicester Square Theatre

Is there an imminent shortage of traditional stand-up comedians? For a while it looked that way at the annual NATYS Top Of The Bill Final. This is a competition that regular throws up the occasional variety curveball, but this year’s bill was positively peppered with quirky peformers.

Live Review: Tony Law, Leicester Square Theatre

Sometimes there is a thin line between watching a stand-up comedy gig and watching somebody have a mental meltdown onstage. The latest show from Tony Law, A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome, feels like one of those occasions. Certainly last night anyway. This was the kind of lunacy that should either win awards or prompt someone to call a doctor.

News: New Sketch Comedy Competition Launched

Following their New Comedian of the Year competition & Old Comedian of the Year competition, Leicester Square Theatre is to launch their search for the UK's best up & coming sketch artists.

Sketch Off! is a brand new competition open to any sketch groups currently performing in the UK. The top 6 qualifiers from heats will compete in the grand final in the main theatre for the £500 prize & their own comedy showcase in the venue's Lounge room.

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