Comedy Slice #52

Art & Culture

Another week, another slice. And like a beacon of light on a stormy sea of October this week’s slice guides you to shores of comedy gold.

Saturday 5th Liff of QI – Bloomsbury Theatre – 15

What do ‘Blackadder’, ‘QI’, ‘Spitting Images’ and ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News’ all have in common? John Lloyd. And now the legendary comedy producer behind these cult classics is bringing his first solo show to London post-sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe. A charming storyteller Lloyd takes us on a journey  into his hilarious take on the Meaning of Liff with glimpses of behind-the-scenes comedy nuggets from his work with the likes of Stephen Fry and Harry Enfield. There is really no persuasion needed with this one. 

Tuesday 8th – The Bad Apple Comedy Club -The Russet – 6 

Woo-hoo for a new comedy night in Hackney! The Russet bursts on to the comedy scene (with the help from some Comedy Knights) and kicks off the first its first comedy foray with strong line up of rising stars including; the political stand-up Alfie Brown, offbeat Paul F Taylor (winner of the the new act of the year award) , quirky Harriet Kemsley, downbeat storyteller Martin Croser, surreal Ian Lane and pun-lover Darren Walsh. 

Wednesday 9th – Reggie Watts – Queen Elizabeth Hall – 22.50 

Reggie Watts. Vocalist-beatboxer-musician-comedian-improvisor and general incredible talent, follows his outstanding improvised show for Yoko Ono’s Meltdaown with two exclusive dates at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. With only his looping pedals and voice Watts creates unique performances that take musical comedy to another level of inventiveness and hilarity. Picked for the North American ‘Prohibited From Being Funny on Television’ tour by Conan O’Brien, joined LCD Soundsystem on stage and starring in the original series Comedy Bang Bang – this is a man not to miss. 

Holly Hyde-Smith