Comedy Slice #59

Art & Culture

In the style of a gourmet Christmas canap, this weeks comedy slice is a selection of three unrelated comedy nights, taking place on three consecutive evenings for an intensive burst of merriment.

Thursday 28th // Cariad and Louise’s Character Comedy Night // Drink Shop Do // 3

A new night of innovative character comedy hits one of the most delightful places in London –  Drink, Shop, Do, a place I go to fool myself I have a creative streak while I sample the cocktail menu and avoid the crafting. Hosting this celebration of character comedy is Foster’s Best Newcomer nominee Cariad Lloyd and ‘Chickens’ star Louise Ford. And joining these two is the hilarious Aussie Claudia O’Doherty, ‘Harry Potter’ actress Jessie Cave and the brilliant Nick Mohammed. Expect a night of bizarre brilliance.

Friday 29th // Knock2Bag East // Rich Mix // 8

Knock2Bag East is a steadfast favourite for some raucous Friday night comedy. With the audiences jubilation at the prospect of two days off being fed with a cracking line up of  top comedians (and comedians feeding off the crowds rambuncous energy) there is an element of spontaneous truly live comedy in which anything could happen. On tonights line up is Will Adamsdale, Mae Martin, Phil Wang, Harriet Dyer, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Lloyd Griffith and the surreal brilliant resident act Oram and Meetan. 

Saturday 30th // Judith Owen and Harry Shearer’s Christmas Sing-a- long // Leciester Square Theatre// 22.50

Oh hello festive feeling. Just on the brink of December is this epic sing-a- long that will shake out any Scrooge demeanour you may have planned on carrying around as the legendary Harry Shearer (‘The Simpsons’ and ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ ) and his singer-songwriter wife Judith Owen bring us an evening of Christmas ‘music and mirth’ in aid of the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. Guests include Maureen Lipman, Rob Brydon, Jacqui Dankworth, Marcus Brigstocke and Alex Lowe as ‘Barry from Watford’.  To summaries, Christmas, Harry Shearer, Charity need I say more?

Holly Hyde-Smith