Comedy Slice #53

Art & Culture

This weeks comedy slice has a variety of toppings. Theres the slumber party, the literary sprinkles and a charitable dollop. All rolled into one so that you can pick out the delicious morsels that appeal to you, and leaving the rest on the plate to be devoured by someone else. Enjoy!

Friday 11th – Mae Martin Slumber Party – Soho Theatre – 15

Slumber Parties. A embodiment of everything golden about pre-teen life, before the truly awkward soul crushing teenage years. Mae Martin, the angelic faced Canadian comic uses the slumber party as a diving platform into melodramatic traumas of her adolescense, delivered with her usual charm with neurotic undertones it’s impossible not love. (If you haven’t yet seen her Birthday Song on Russell Howard’s Good News, then you should YouTube it immediately.) 

Sat 12  – Comedy on Wimbledon Common – The Big Tent – 15 

Comedians descend on Wimbledon Common’s  Book Festival on Saturday evening, revealing another face to the civilised literary foray. Overseeing the comic affairs is Joe Bor,  character comedian, TV warm up act for ‘Mock The Week’ and MC for the evening. Joining Bor is the magical Ali Cook, who performs magic tricks with a dollop of razor sharp wit. And the main act – the feisty, charming, hilarious Shappi Khorsandi. 

Monday 14th – Shake with Laughter for Parkinsons – Comedy Store – 15

Ah a good old comedy night in aid of charity. Truly nothing beats doling out your cash for  night where the professional funny people are left to get to do their job – no comedians trying to sing or dance, or singers trying to be funny – the people doing what they do best for a worthy cause. Hosting this night to raise money for Parkinson’s UK is Jarred Christmas, a comperes who has the ability to energise even the most zombified of crowds. Joining Christmas in the effort to raise money are Jo Brand, sketch duo Max and Ivan, Mick Ferry, Paul Tonkinson and Rob Deering. Strong line- up, good cause why wouldn’t you go? 

Holly Hyde-Smith