Comedy slice #57

Art & Culture

Welcome comedy addicts, dabblers and first-timers. Welcome all. Dont settle down, this weeks slice of comedy is crackling with surprise comedians, TV stars,  and a lecture from a South Park writer that rips Bono and Geldof. Quick get your hit off these comedy gems.

Monday 18th // Bono and Geldof are C*nts  // Soho Theatre // 15

Award winning comedy writer Jane Bussman is taking us on a journey through Africa to discover the answers to questions such as: when did poverty become an industry that needs poverty to stay in business? Why are people flying business class to help the poor? And why being decent attracts wankers.  This parody lecture from the woman who has written for over fifty TV shows such as South Park, Smack The Pony and Brass Eye (including the one that was the most complained about episode in TV history) is sure to blow your socks off. I cannot think of one reason why you would miss this epic.  

Tuesday 19th // Russell Howard// LOST theatre // 10

After a three years gap from live stand-up Russell Howard is set to return. His last UK tour sold out Londons O2 and now here is a chance to catch his work-in-progress  show at an intimate venue for a tenner! With an award-winning formula on his hit TV Show Russell Howards Good News, this is going to be a guaranteed winner show for all. The only question is will Howards winning TV formula be too tempting to overhaul? Will this just be Good News Live? I wont complain if it is, I just hope he doesnt do that piece of good news at the end that always makes me weep

Wednesday 20th // Laughing Boy Comedy Club // Hackney Picturehouse // 10

Laughing Boy Comedy Club is a regular night about Town, but next weeks line-up at Hackney PictureHouse particularly caught my eye for two reasons. Firstly, the bill (like a Kipling cake) is exceedingly good with  Nathan Caton, Lucy Beaumont, Pat Cahill and Rory O Hanlan, presenting a nice diversity of comedy types to entertain you for the evening. The second reason for this night catching my eye was the statement Special guest to be revealed on the night. This statement generally means that there is a big name on the line-up that cant be revealed in press. It is an intriguing gamble that is well-worth indulging and with such a strong line-up it isnt the riskiest gamble you could take.  Give in to curiosity.

Holly Hyde-Smith