comedy slices #29

Art & Culture

This week’s comedy slice is giving you extra helpings with double cream and cherries on top. No fat-free, fun-free slices of pie here as we bring a selection of comedy nights that give you more than just comedy – from literature feasts, to film screening to science experiments, its more bang for your buck. 

Friday 19th April – Popcorn Comedy Hackney Attic – 6

First up is a night of film and comedy. Short films from new talent is showcased between stand up from the brightest in British Comedy. This week’d line up include E4’s award winning sketch duo Cardinal Burns, character comedian Jamie Demetriou and the weirdly wonderful Mae Martin.  

Saturday 20th April Book Slam (F)East Clapton Round Chapel – 45

This literary night club manages to hook the best comedians on the circuit to scatter amongst its line-ups of acclaimed authors and musicians. (Past comedians to grace the stage have included Tony Law and Mark Watson amongst others.) This month’s comedy element comes from the cutting-edge Andrew Maxwell, award winning Adam Riches and Piff the Magic Dragon. This night is particularly special as Book Slam add a delectable dimension to the proceedings – a Feast from the culinary gem Hoxton Foodhall. With music from Olivia Chaney and the mighty Will Self on the line up you’d be foolish to miss this. 

Wednesday 24th – Festival of the spoken nerd – 15.50

And from literature we skip to science.  Matt Parker is a stand up mathematician. Even someone like me who has an allergic reaction at the mere thought of maths is intrigued by this one. The only way to find out what that is to join Parker and his pals – the songstress Helen Arney and experiments man Steve Mould. Science experiments and live maths mixed in with stand-up. A trip back to the classroom, but with a better class clown. I just hope the experiments are all bright lights and big bangs. 

Holly Hyde-Smith