Comedy Slices #18

Art & Culture

The end of the month is nigh, pockets are considerably lighter, bank balances avoided and the flat white from the independent coffee shop is replaced by the office instant granules…so this week's comedy slice focuses on the nights that are fully loaded with laughs but easy-on-the-wallet. 


Saturday 26th –  Knock2Bag – RichMix – £10 


As an award winning, Guardian praised "cult" comedy night, Knock2Bag is a heavyweight champ that never wavers in delivering fresh top comedians to its bill – Cardinal Burns, Nick Helm, Sara Pascoe and Joise Long have all graced the Knock2Bag stage. This week Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and  Chortle Breakthrough Act Winner Tony Law. This oddball comic also happens to be my favourite comedian of the moment. And it doesn't top there joining him is rising star Sam Fletcher, Mae Martin, Jack Barry, Ed Aczel and the impossible to dislike Ed Gamble MC. A night that gives you a whole whack more for your money. !!NEWSFLASH!! We're giving away a couple of pairs of tickets to this comedy delight – to be in with a chance of winning simply email KNOCKKNOCK as the subject header and hope for the best!


Monday 28th – Comedy Bin –  Rhythm Factory – Free


Renowned in East London for hosting great live music, the Rhythm Factory is now turning its hand to comedy and opening its doors to The Comedy Bin, showcasing up-and-coming London comedians. Although some may recognise Rick Keiswetter, Dangerous T and Gwilum Argos (MC) this night is really about the new comers, the rising underlinings of the comic world. It's free and on a Monday night towards the end of the month you are bound to need a few free laughs. 


Wednesday 23rd – Pear Shaped Comedy- Fitzroy Tavern – £5 

This is comedy night has rather an unusual concept – it is not about quality control, the object is to have fun. Is it possible to have fun without the quality? Regular MCs Brian & Krysstal and Anthony Miller are there to provide the fun element, we assume in case any of the acts fall short of delivering enough fun.  The majority of acts are newbies perfecting their acts and a few old-timers testing out their latest stuff. Each act (with the exception of the headliners) given only 5 minute slots giving you quick punchy little comic tasters – no long slots of comedians who don’t quite tickle you. This week  Paul McMullen, Nick Ewans, Benji Waterhouse, Ian Wild, Peter Dineen, Ryan Jones and  Pav Thiruchelvarajah are all on the bill.


Holly Hyde-Smith