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Here are our reviews of comedy Gigs

Thu 19 January 2017

Comedy at the Hippodrome | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the London Hippodrome

Comedy at the Hippodrome

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the London Hippodrome

19/01/2017 … The first comedian to play the London Hippodrome was Charlie Chaplin, who was a youngster in extravagant 1900 circus variety show, headlined by Little Tich and featuring on its packed bill a water spectacle on a flooded, sunken stage, a horse act,  21 lions and ‘Lavater Lee and his screamingly funny bucking mule’.

Tue 17 January 2017

Jack Whitehall At Large | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the New Theatre, Oxford

Jack Whitehall At Large

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the New Theatre, Oxford

17/01/2017 … It’s a peculiarly British trait to have affection for the posh.

Sat 14 January 2017

Jim Gaffigan: Fully Dressed | Gig review by Steve Bennett at Leicester Square Theatre, London

Jim Gaffigan: Fully Dressed

Gig review by Steve Bennett at Leicester Square Theatre, London

14/01/2017 … Jim Gaffigan is playing London, but he might as well be back home given the warm reception his trademark ‘Hot Pockets’ bit get, despite the product – a sort of savoury PopTart – not being available in the  UK.

Fri 13 January 2017

Not Going Out series 8 | TV preview by Steve Bennett
© BBC/Avalon/Matt Frost
© BBC/Avalon/Matt Frost

Not Going Out series 8

TV preview by Steve Bennett

13/01/2017 … Setting records for longevity means Not Going Out has had to be adaptable, working around the loss of its original female lead (Megan Dodds), its slapstick comic foil (Miranda Hart) and its second male lead (Tim Vine).

Wed 11 January 2017

Lion's Den Comedy Club's 10th birthday | Gig review by Steve Bennett at Bar Rumba, London

Lion's Den Comedy Club's 10th birthday

Gig review by Steve Bennett at Bar Rumba, London

11/01/2017 … London open-mic club The Lion’s Den celebrated its 10th birthday last night, with what had been intended as something of a gala, bringing back a ‘best of’ collection of performers who had started there.

Mon 09 January 2017

Impractical Jokers 'Santiago Sent Us' tour, starring The Tenderloins | Review by Steve Bennett at the O2, London

Impractical Jokers 'Santiago Sent Us' tour, starring The Tenderloins

Review by Steve Bennett at the O2, London

09/01/2017 … In Impractical Jokers, New York comedy troupe The Tenderloins invigorate the prank TV format with the teasing laddish banter you can only really get with four friends who've known each other since youth.

Sat 07 January 2017

Leicester Comedy Festival preview show 2017 | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the De Montfort Hall

Leicester Comedy Festival preview show 2017

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the De Montfort Hall

07/01/2017 … Jason Byrne is a comedian who always has a bottomless capacity to be amused by his audience, leaping on every interjection to make out they are the ‘maddest crowd ever’.

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