Shell shocked | Adam Riches investigates a tortoise massacre... and the rest of the week's live comedy picks

Shell shocked

Adam Riches investigates a tortoise massacre... and the rest of the week's live comedy picks

The week’s best live comedy.

Sunday December 3

MANCHESTER: The sharp meets the silly at the Didsbury cricket club, with Nick Doody and Howard Read the twin draws. We’ll leave you to decide which is which, but Doody’s been on BBC Four and Read usually performs with an animated child sidekick. The same duo also play Heatons Sports Club in Stockport alongside Frank Skinner’s laid-back radio wingman Alun Cochrane.

MANCHESTER: Alternatively, head for the Frog and Bucket where Paul Sinha heads a strong charity line-up that also includes musical comic Christian Reilly, circus performer turned stand-up Martin Mor, Red Dwarf’s Norman Lovett, and socially astute livewire Tez Ilyas.

Monday December 4

LONDON: One-time Edinburgh comedy award winner Adam Riches unveils a new show at the Battersea Arts Centre until Saturday.  In the Beakington Town Hall Meetings, he investigates the massacre of 16 tortoises in a tombola-related prank gone wrong. And the audience will be called on to help.

LONDON: Newly installed at the Colonel Fawcett in Camden after its original Kilburn home closed, Good Ship Comedy offers an appealing bill of   Jack Barry, Markus Birdman, Mike Wilmot and Ben Van Der Velde, all for £7 or less.

Wednesday December 6

LONDON: It’s apt that former doctor Harry Hill is on the bill of a fundraiser for the Royal College of Nursing Foundation at Up The Creek tonight. But he’s not the only attraction: TV favourite  Aisling Bea, Newsjack host Angela Barnes, and top stand-ups Brett Goldstein, Jessica Fostekew and Lou Sanders.

LONDON: Not a gig, but a pub quiz to test your comedy knowledge - with questions set by Chortle and a chance to win a cash prize. The geek-out takes place at the  Museum of Comedy, so rally your team now! Tickets.

Friday December 8

LONDON: Comedy for a good cause -  The Waltham Forest food bank - features human car-crash Nick Helm atop an A-grade line-up of  Ahir Shah, Jamali Maddix, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Lauren Pattison and Lou Sanders. At the CentrE17 venue in Walthamstow.

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Published: 3 Dec 2017

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