Posts in "Comedy"

Underbelly Festival: Udderbelly & London Wonderground merge into one huge South Bank Festival

Underbelly Festival sees the merging of the annual Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground into one festival that runs from April 28th – September 30th, 2017. The festival location will be the same as it always was, on Hungerford Car Park between Royal Festival Hall and Jubilee Gardens along the South Bank. So far, some headline […]

Win tickets to see the hilarious Raising Martha

Animal Rights. Family Secrets. Grave Consequences. Raising Martha is a seriously funny new dark comedy by award-winner David Spicer and we are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show at the Park Theatre, London. Gerry and Roger’s mum has gone missing. Well, most of her has… The unwitting […]

Win Tickets to All Star Improv Charity Weekender

The Free Association presents an all star improv comedy charity weekender, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The acts include the first live outing of Channel 5 show Borderline. The weekender, hosted by London’s leading improv theatre and school The Free Association, will be held November 26th-27th at The Free Association Theatre in Haggerston. […]

All Star Improv Comedy Charity Weekender

The Free Association presents an all star improv comedy charity weekender, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.  The acts include the first live outing of Channel 5 show Borderline. The weekender, hosted by London’s leading improv theatre and school The Free Association, will be held November 26th-27th at The Free Association Theatre in Haggerston. […]

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard discusses gender issues, politics and his new film Rock Dog by Joanna Orland I met with stand-up comedian, actor and soon-to-be politician Eddie Izzard on a yacht parked outside of the Palais des Festivals at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.  Along with director Ash Brannon, Izzard was doing roundtable interviews for their new […]

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Nina Conti: In Your Face Criterion Theatre, London March 3rd – 12th, 2016 by Haresh Patel It’s all in the voices and faces – and it’s brilliant. Nina Conti’s ventriloquist act has been honed over the last few years into a full solo theatrical performance. A potentially hazardous combination of improv, audience participation, puppetry and voice […]

Udderbelly and London Wonderground Announce First Acts for 2016

Udderbelly Festival April 7th – July 17th, 2016 London Wonderground May 5th – September 25th, 2016 Part of Southbank Centre’s Summer Season Underbelly and Southbank Centre have announced the return of Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground on London’s South Bank through the summer of 2016. Among the fantastic performances added to this year’s programme are Nina […]

Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus Soho Theatre January 11th-23rd, 2016 by Richard Hamer Trygve Wakenshaw (I looked it up, it’s pronounced Trig-vee) stands alone on stage, face and body contorting uncomfortably, painfully, beneath a single spotlight. He twists, shoulders and arms jerking like a body vainly resisting some invisible force. A dozen expressions swim across his features. […]

Waiting For Gaddot

Richard Gadd Soho Theatre, London October 27th – November 7th, 2015 9:30pm by John Domingues The premise for the show is what you would expect from the title. Richard Gadd is stranded on his way to his own show and his hapless stage manager (played brilliantly by a nervous, sweating, but endearing Ben Target) is […]

Haggerston Improv Festival

by Joanna Orland This past weekend, London improv collectives Monkey Toast and The Free Association jointly hosted the first annual Haggerston Improv Festival. Dividing their shows between Haggerston’s Proud Archivist and The ARTSpace, the festival not only exposed the art of improv to a wider audience, but also raised money for charity with all proceeds […]