Soho theatre

Review: Alex Edelman, Soho Theatre

Winners of the Foster's Award for Best Newcomer don't always make the grade, but I can't see 2014 winner Alex Edelman slipping into obscurity. I first spotted the 25-year-old American in an el cheapo video clip with Alfie Brown and thought that, like Brown, this young man had something.

Live Review: Josie Long, Soho Theatre

The Evening Standard doesn't give half stars to shows, otherwise I'd have given Josie Long four and a half stars for Cara Josephine, the same as London is Funny gave it earlier this week.

Review: Nick Helm, Soho Theatre

The usual thing to say about Nick Helm, who won Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards last night, is that while his audience participation style is intimidating, the joke is on him. Helm’s stand-up persona is the tragic loser, taking it out on his crowd by bellowing in their faces or getting them up onstage.

News: James Acaster Adds New London Dates

James Acaster has added an extra run of shows at the Soho Theatre to follow his recent 10-night sell-out run at the venue. He will now return for more shows from December 9 - 23 due to phenomenal demand. In total Acaster will have entertained an audience the size of Hammersmith Apollo by the end of this run.

Review: Brendon Burns, Soho Theatre

It’s wryly amusing that early on in Brendon Burns’ latest show he has a pop at the notion of comedians’ comedians and Stewart Lee – “he invented the pause”. Because Burns is a bit of a comedians’ comedian himself. He is sharp, clever and in Brendon Burns: Hasn’t Heard Of You Either he is almost as entertainingly meta for the in-joke crowd as Stewart Lee himself.


News: Get Intimate With Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner has announced a nine-show run in London. The West Midlands comedian and Absolute Radio DJ will be premiering his Man In A Suit show at the Soho Theatre from November 14 - 16 and November 18 - 23. It certainly makes a change from paying uber-venues – Skinner was one of the first UK comedians to do supersized stand-up when he appeared in front of 6000 people at Battersea Power Station in 1997. The attraction of the Soho Theatre, where he did warm-ups earlier this year, is obvious.

Review: Ronny Chieng, Soho Theatre

The Edinburgh Fringe seems a long way away now, but for some there is no let-up in their globe-trotting quest for giggles.

Preview: The Week Ahead Aug 11 - 17

The London comedy circuit never sleeps but it does have the occasional disco nap in the middle of August. With almost everyone scarpering to Edinburgh big gigs are thin on the ground around town. There is always the Camden Fringe, but apart from that the main action is at the Soho Theatre and it comes in the shape of Sam Simmons.

Review: Paul F Tompkins, Soho Theatre

I try not not to do too much research on acts I'm reviewing for the first time so that I can judge them without any baggage getting in the way.

Opinion: The Long and the Short of a Stand-up Show

Strange goings-on at Daniel Simonsen at the Soho Theatre last night. The Foster's Award Best Newcomer was delivering his laid-back, deadpan schtick and going down pretty well when he looked at his watch. "42 minutes...I gotta do 50," he muttered. It was not a joke. He had run out of material.


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