Comedy Slice #56

Art & Culture

Double Double, Toil and Trouble is for a chunk of a comedy slice that is sure to go mouldy quickly as the comedy acts this week arent sticking around for long

Friday 1st // Calm Down Dear: Rosie Wilby’s Nineties Women  // 11

Ah the 90s. Its all de-stressed denim, Doc Martins and dungareesor is that Dalston today? Anyway, its enough to make you feel nostalgic. For a fulfilling trip back in time check in to Rosie Wilby’s show. The award winning comedian takes us on a journey back to the 90s as she traces her former colleagues from a feminist newspaper. A detective documentary the show uses video interviews, music and photos alongside live interactive tale from the Queen of Storytelling. You just know this is going to poignant, with more than a hint of the political and yet a hilarious romp that you arent going to want to miss.

Tuesday 5th // Andrew Maxwell: Banana Kingdom // 12.50 

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell has starred in host of TV comedy shows including One Night Stand for Dave,Conspiracy, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Celebrity Juice. Now, Maxwell is bringing his latest hit stand up show to London. Renowned for his vivacious poignant social commentary and topical observation, the Irish charm of Maxwell is hard to resist. Give in and enjoy an hour filled with stories about bumping into Irelands Taoiseach at a urinal, Western panic about Islam, and the joys of wearing Austrian lederhosen you know you want to.

Friday 8th // Bo Burnham: What? // Leicester Square Theatre // 18

Bo Burnham was the youngest ever person to record a Comedy Central special and be nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award. A few years on, two smash-hit critically acclaimed runs at Edinburgh Festival and Burnham begins his second UK Tour. Bringing his wit and musical comedy to the masses around the country,  dispersing a few audience favourites amongst some brand spanking new material expect songs, magic tricks, prolonged eye contact and a love poem entitled I F*** Sluts . Sounds charming doesnt it?

Holly Hyde-Smith