Oh, hello November month of fireworks, bonfires, clocks changing and the month where you begin to wonder where 2012 disappeared to…Enough, let's save that chat until December. On to this week's comedy full of music and old faces.
The Horne Section is hitting the Southbank Centre this week. The creation of Alex Horne, the night sees a jazz ensemble and comedians join forces on stage, in a heady mix of jazz and comedy, comic-jazz or jazz-comedy if you will. A jazzy notion, intrigued? Well, if you need more convincing…the past line ups have included Simon Amstell, Phil Jupitus, Al Murray and David O'Doherty. And The Horne Section has recently had it's own Radio Four series not to mention three years of sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Comic-Jazz/ Jazz-comedy is officially big. On Thursday 1st November the line up is Andy Zaltzman and Bruce Airhead. While on Friday 2nd November Dave Gorman and Frisky and Mannish join the jazz club.
Thursday 1st November or Friday 2nd November, Southbank Centre, £20
When I was ten I saw Alan Davies around Angel and shouted "Jonathan Creek" in his face as I flew past on my bike. Quick wit has always been my forte. And now the star of QI and Jonathan Creek is doing his first stand-up tour in twelve years this Sunday. Reminiscing about the past in his show 'Life is Pain', Davies is sure showcase his whimsical charm that we all slightly begrudgingly love from QI.
And if you hear a small cry from the audience of "creek", you know who it is.
Sunday 4th November, Richmond Theatre, £25