Here are our reviews of comedy Gigs
Thu 19 January 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
The Chris Ramsey Show
TV review by Steve Bennett
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Mon 09 January 2017
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
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’.