Stars under the stars | The best of the week's live comedy

Stars under the stars

The best of the week's live comedy

The best of the week's live comedy.

Sunday June 10

NEWCASTLE: Provocative US comedian Doug Stanhope continues his UK tour at the O2 Academy. He's at other O2 Academies in Leeds tomorrow, Birmingham on Wednesday and Manchester on Friday. Plus Dublin's and the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Saturday.

Tuesday June 12

LONDON: A comedy fundraiser for The Bike Project at Union Chapel boasts some of the smartest and funniest comedians around, with Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang, Rachel Parris, Sara Pascoe, Robin Ince providing the laughs.

LONDON: There's a strong bill at the 100 Club on Oxford Street, including Shooting Stars grouch Angelos Epithemiou, double Chortle Award winner Kiri Pritchard-McLean, the frank and funny Mae Martin, and quickfire Adam Hess.

Thursday June 14

LONDON: Starry night, starry bill for a stand-up night held in the outdoor Courtyard theatre of Battersea Arts Centre. All of tonight's line-up introduced by Pierre Novellie have been recognised by the Edinburgh Comedy Award panel: Two Doors Down star Kieran Hodgson, oddball Lucy Pearman, and Plebs co-creator Tom Basden.

Friday June 15

LLANDUDNO It's the first day of the two-day conference examining the Craft Of Comedy at Venue Crymu, with speakers including Al Murray, Marcus Brigstocke, Mark Watson and the cast of Dead Ringers - not to mention various TV executives and writers giving insight into their work. There's also an associated Fringe of comedy shows, with Watson and Python collaborator (and more) Neil Innes at the Tabernacle tonight.

Saturday June 16

BRIGHTON: An unbeatable line-up of live comedy A-listers play the Dome tonight, led by David O'Doherty, whose lo-fi whimsical aesthetic conceals pin-sharp observational comedy, and social philosopher Reginald D Hunter. Add in Cats Do Countdown's favourite oddball Joe Wilkinson, the personal comedy of Sofie Hagen and skilled storyteller Jen Brister and you have one fine night.

CANTERBURY Some more of the biggest names in stand-up play the Marlowe, with Mock The Week's offbeat one-liner king Milton Jones, the sharp and lively Shappi Khorsandi, provocative Fin Taylor and improvised rap from Abandoman.

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Published: 10 Jun 2018

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