Comedy Slice #61

Art & Culture

And KAPOW weve landed at the end of the second week of 2014. With our heads reeling from the shock and hands shaking from no caffeine-alcohol-wheat-meat withdrawal, has there ever been a month where some light relief is so needed? So, here we are the nights to keep you on the January wagon.

Sunday 12th // Sunday Special // Up the Creek Comedy Club // 6 

First up, is a comedy night especially chosen for those who desperately need to avoid the killer of all  January detoxes the Sunday roast. With its delicious roast potatoes, juicy meat and copious amounts of alcohol, even those with the strongest will power have been known to falter. The Sunday Special serves up a succulent selection of top comedians that will beat any roast. This week showcases the talents of Time Out award winner Adam Bloom, Norwegian oddball and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Daniel Simonsen,  Evelyn Mok, Ian Smith and the ever delightful Ed Gamble as MC.  

Tuesday 14th // William Andrews: Karaoke // The Invisible Dot // 4 

Tuesdays have often been voted the worst day of the week. Monday is a novelty, Tuesday brings the realisation that the weekend is still a long way off. The best way to get over the Tuesday slump (or as my friend refers to it as Suicide Tuesday) is to book yourself in for a session with The Invisible Dot.  This coming Tuesday, shake it off with the talented William Andrews and a spot of singing.  With Andrews, who won the Tap Water awards for character stand up at Edinburgh Fringe before going on to win a Scottish BAFTA for his role in TV series Blowout, you are in safe comedic hands.

Wednesday 15th // Kill Phil // Hen and Chickens Theatre

Phil Whelans of Radio 4s My First Planet has a new play. If,  like me you are a sucker for a murder mystery (seriously, from Murder She Wrote to Sherlock to The Bridge to forcing a Xmas game of Cluedo on the family,  Im unprejudiced in my love) or perhaps a bit of old school slapstick tickles you. Either way this play is for you. When Hector and Laramie Van Heusen die mysteriously their only son is bequeathed to a complete strangers, a train of events is set in motion that includes betrayal, communions with the dead, puns and more. Starring the some of the top sketch comedians around including Marny Godden, Steve Evans, James Wren and Phil Whelans this is sure to be a romp. 

Holly Hyde-Smith