Comedy Slice #60

Art & Culture

Here, we are again. The Comedy Slice –  the shining star on your Christmas run-up week, the mulled wine for your soul, the log fire for your heart – off-loading the picks of comedy events happening into your head to increase that festive fever. 

Friday 13th // Sheeps Festive Bash // The Tabernacle // 20

Christmas. It’s all about stuffing your face, family rifts over charades, panic-buying and of course obligatory awkward office Christmas party. To kick start the season of awkward shindigs (and to show us all how to do it properly)  is sketch trio Sheeps – Daran Johnson, Alastair Roberts and Liam Williams. In their third annual festive evening of fun we are shepherded firmly into mirth with a variety of skits and sketches as well as poetics from Tim Key all in a Crimbo themed setting. 

Monday 16th // New Material Flash Mob // Camden Head // 3 

as well as staring in the cult TV hits Being Human, The Thick of It and Twenty Twelve, Sara Pascoe has fast become a formidable force on the comedy circuit. And it is not hard to see why she has become Comedy Slice’s firm favourite, as Chortle says “a comic who can get Nietzsche and cunnilingus into the same breath has to be applauded”. So, a night of new material hosted by Pascoe is always going  to get our vote. Trialling out their new stuff  are Rachel Stubbings, Jarlath Regan, Luke Toulson,  John Robins and Suzu Ruffle. In Pascoe we trust.  

Tuesday 17th // Nish Kumar Is A Comedian // Soho Theatre // 10

It is a question that has haunted us all at some point in the dead of night – what would you do if the internet stole your face? On suddenly finding that someone had stolen his photo and  cast him as the face of ‘The Confused Muslim’,  Nish Kumar did what any decent comedian would do – wrote a sell out comedy show about it.  Nominated for Best Show at the
Leicester Comedy Festival and star of Stewart Lees Alternative Comedy Experience, Kumar tackles the big questions on face stealing, why we take offense and what a man vomiting on a train says about modern Britian.

Holly Hyde-Smith