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The comedy week ahead

The comedy week ahead...


LIVE IN GLASGOW: Radio 4’s talk show Chain Reaction is recording two episodes at The Stand. In the first, Kevin Bridges will be talking to Frankie Boyle; in the second, Frankie will be talking to comic book legend Grant Morrison. The free show is at 4pm, but sadly fully booked already.

LIVE IN LONDON: Richard Herring embarks on his new project, Meaning Of Life, a series of self-funded DVD-quality stand-up shows recorded at the Leicester Square Theatre. The first features physicist Marcus Chown on the subject of creation, alongside the stand-up.

LIVE IN LONDON: To mark Dr Who's 50th anniversary, comic Toby Hadoke is performing a double bill of his two solo shows about the cult series – Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf and My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver –  at the Garrick Theatre in the West End. Show starts at 7pm.

Monday November 18

DVD: It’s manic Monday, the day stand-up DVDs flood the shelves. New titles by Micky Flanagan, Eddie Izzard, Jimmy Carr, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Ross Noble, Roy Chubby Brown, Jack Dee, Adam Hills, Reginald D Hunter, Tom Stade, Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh, Alan Davies. Plus series one of Comedy Central’s Alternative Comedy Experience and the Channel 4 Comedy Gala. Phew. Our Coming Soon section

RADIO: Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox return for a new series of pop science show The Infinite Monkey Cage, with guests in the first episode about the science of risk including Graeme Garden. The team explores such questions as: why is seven the safest age to be? Should badgers wear bicycle helmets? How safe is nuclear power and how worried should we be by the threat of asteroid impact? Radio 4, 4.30pm

LIVE IN LONDON: It’s the first semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Award at the Arts Theatre, with host Patrick Kielty and guest judges Mark Steel and Shappi Khorsandi … not to mention some of the circuit’s best new comedians.

LIVE IN LONDON: Laugh Till It Hurts, a benefit in aid of Mind at the Comedy Store features the likes of Stewart Francis, Terry Alderton and Romesh Ranganathan.

Tuesday November 19

LIVE IN EDINBURGH: Danny Bhoy headlines a benefit for Macmillan Cancer Support, with tickets a bargain £7 (£5 concs)

LIVE IN LONDON: Eric and Little Ern, the uncannily accurate tribute to Morecambe and Wise, recreating some of their most famous scenes, beings its London run at the Vaudeville Theatre tonight. Here's a clip of them performing at Chortle's Fast Fringe.

Thursday November 21

LIVE IN MARGATE: It’s called a A Right Royal Comedy Gala, but only because of the name of the theatre. But Mark Watson and Pappy’s are on the bill at the Theatre Royal, which has to make it worth a look...

Friday November 22

CHORTLE COMEDY BOOK FESTIVAL: Our eight-day celebration of comedians’ books - and books about comedy - kicks off with a gala stand-up show in Ealing Town Hall featuring stand-ups (and authors) Richard Herring, Shappi Khorsandi and more. Tickets

Saturday November 23

CHORTLE COMEDY BOOK FESTIVAL: A day full of events today, starting with Catie Wilkins reading her children’s book My Brilliant Life And Other Disasters (ideal for ages 8+); followed by two comedy shows - Dear Dan Brown, mocking the Da Vinci Code author, and the acclaimed Edinburgh show 10 Films With My Dad, which is now a book. The night concludes with Rob Newman reading from his new highly-acclaimed book The Trade Secret, then a show from freewheeling stand-up Phil Kay. Website

CINEMA IN NORTH WALES: A Mighty Boosh-athon... Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay is screening all 20 episode of the BBC show back to back, from midday to midnight. The event is being held in conjunction with the Tough Crowd photography exhibition by Dave Brown, aka Bollo the Gorilla in the show.

Published: 17 Nov 2013

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