The Cho must go on | The week's best live comedy

The Cho must go on

The week's best live comedy

The week's best live comedy.

Sunday November 19

LONDON:  Sarah Millican’s feminist Standard Issue Podcast is hosting a special International Men’s Day show – with an all-male panel featuring Elis James, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Osman  and Tom Allen.  Millican said: ‘Though Standard Issue is about giving women a voice in a world dominated by men, good content isn’t gender-specific and we’re delighted to have so many smashing male listeners.Gender inequality is rubbish for everyone.’ The recording is at The Shaw Theatre at 7pm and tickets are available here

Monday November 20

LONDON: The Last Leg's Adam Hills headlines a Jokes For Scope fundraiser at Up The Creek in Greenwich, with fine support from Dane Baptiste, Rosie Jones and Steve Day.

LONDON: Sternly abrasive and wilfully aloof Ronny Chieng arrives at the Soho Theatre for a week. Or if you can't make it to London, his acclaimed TV show based on his experiences of being a Malaysian student in Australia, International Student, is now available on iPlayer.

Tuesday November 21

OXFORD: The Old Fire Station arts centre is holding a fundraiser for its work, featuring a bunch of personable, and sometimes political, comics including Jonny And The Baptists, Josie Long, Stuart Goldsmith, Tiernan Douieb.

MANCHESTER: Silliness from Seymour Mace and dumb charm from Jack Barry ensure a good night at one of every comedian's favourite gigs: XS Malarkey in the Bread Shed. Host, as always, is Toby Hadoke.

Wednesday November 22

GLASGOW: Radio favourites Fred MacAulay and  Des Clarke are among those on the bill of a Shake With Laughter benefit for Parkinson’s UK at the Stand. The strong line-up also includes Jo Caulfield, Mark Nelson, Joe Heenan and Rob Deering

Friday November 24

BIRMINGHAM: There's a good showing at the Glee tonight and tomorrow, with charming storytelling from Carl Donnelly,  disappointed young man  Sean McLoughlin, lively local Guz Khan and dryly mischievous veteran Mick Ferry.

LINGFIELD: If you happen to be out Surry way, the best of the circuit is landing on your doorstep today, with the sharp-edged comedy Adam Bloom, 'we've-all-been-there' tales of middle-aged parenthood from Dominic Holland and Sally-Anne Hayward, whose affable demeanour hides some naughty material.

Saturday November 25

EDINBURGH: Provocative American comic (and gay icon, BTdubs) Margaret Cho kicks off her seven-date tour at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh. The dates are here. And read about her Unforgettable Five gigs here.

LONDON: Christmas in Leicester Square isn't all fairground stalls and Santa's grotto... there's a venue there too, and tonight (and next Saturday) Pub Landlord Al Murray presents a variety line-up in his pop-up Saloon.

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Published: 19 Nov 2017

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