The Griffin has landed | The week's live comedy

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The week's live comedy

The week's best live comedy.

Monday November 6

LONDON: We doubt you'll be able to get tickets, but it's Michael McIntyre's annual charity show at the Palladium, raising money for Julia's House children's hospice. The all A-list bill includes Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Russell Howard.

NOTTINGHAM: The city's comedy festival continues all week - check out the website here. Our pick of tonight is probably the feelgood comedy of Jonny Awsum in Honey I Promised The Kid at the Canalhouse.

MANCHESTER: It's the culmination of the Frog And Bucket comedy club's Beat The Frog challenge for new acts tonight. Find out more about the comics who've made it through to the final here.

Tuesday November 7

LONDON: Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Natalie Palamides begins a Soho Theatre run of her show Laid, which explores motherhood with absurd dilemmas, silly routines and surreal physical comedy. She''s on for a couple of weeks now, then again from the end of December to mid-January.

LONDON: Another Edinburgh hit, Ian Smith's hugely skilful and delightfully silly stand-up show Snowflake, hits the Museum of Comedy. Review

Wednesday November 8

DUBLIN: Contentious American comic Kathy Griffin makes a rare appearance in the UK, with a show whose title makes knowing reference to her last controversy, posing with a mocked-up severed head of Donald Trump, prompting a 'sorry/not sorry' statement to try to get the press off her back. Laugh Your Head Off is at Vicar Street tonight, the London Palladium on Friday and the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms on Sunday. Tickets.

Thursday November 9

LONDON: And still the Edinburgh hits keep coming. One of the best shows of this year's Fringe - and certainly one of the most inventive - came from Jordan Brookes, whose Body Of Work was intended as a tribute to his Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, who died this year at the age of 95. The result is probably not the pathos-tinged eulogy you might expect… He starts a two-and-a-bit week run at the Soho Theatre tonight.

Friday November 10

Saturday November 11

EASTBOURNE: There's a great line-up of alternative comedy at the Leaf Hall tonight, with socially astute Josie Long, musical rabble-rousers Jonny And The Baptists, oddball Brian Gittins and character comedian Joanna Neary.

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Published: 5 Nov 2017

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