Happy Burr-day | The best of the comedy week ahead

Happy Burr-day

The best of the comedy week ahead

Sunday July 31

LIVE IN BRISTOL: It's a gig in a zoo... Why wouldn't you come? Funster Joel Dommett, politico Nish Kumar and offbeat musical comic George Rigde join affable locals Sally-Anne Hayward and Mark Olver in Bristol Zoo Gardens.

LIVE IN DUBLIN: Wittily grouchy Bill Burr leads the charge of top-notch American comics heading our way this summer, with Louis CK and Amy Schumer to follow. He plays the Vodafone Comedy Festival in Iveagh Gardens tonight, starting a week-long tour of the UK and Ireland. Dates

Monday August 1

LIVE IN LONDON: We wouldn't normally mention an Edinburgh preview here, but Zoe Coombs-Marr's Trigger Warning is something special. Winner of the Barry Award for best show at this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival, it's a magnificent existential clash between the right-on character comedian Zoe Coombs-Marr and her alter-ego, the laddish stand-up Dave, battered by what he sees as the forces of namby-pamby political correctness. At the Soho Theatre tonight and tomorrow.

LIVE IN LONDON: Rory Scovel, a laconic American stand-up once named named in the 10 Comics to Watch by showbusiness Bible Variety, begins a four-night run at Invisible Dot in Kings Cross.

LIVE IN LONDON: Hard as it is to believe, not every comedian trying to make it is heading to Edinburgh this week. Some can't afford it for starters… As an alternative, the Camden Fringe, now in its 11th year, continues to grow and this year offers more than 900 performances of 250 different shows on at 25 venues, across all genres of the live arts. Website.

Wednesday August 3

TV: A new series of stand-up show The Comedy Store starts on Comedy Central, opening with Chris Ramsay. 10pm

LIVE IN EDINBURGH: The Fringe starts its first previews. You probably wouldn't be interested… (But if you are, we could definitely recommend the daily Fast Fringe sampler at Pleasance Dome at 18:40 daily, put together by your favourite comedy website)

Saturday August 6

RADIO: Al Murray presents a Radio 2 show from the Fringe; with guests including the Doug Anthony All Stars, Rodney Bewes, Henning Wehn, Mary-Lynn Rajskub and Matt Forde.10am

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Published: 31 Jul 2016

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