Katherine Ryan hits the West End | The week's best live comedy

Katherine Ryan hits the West End

The week's best live comedy

The week's best live comedy.

Sunday September 16

LONDON: The Greenwich Comedy Festival comes to an end with a triple bill of excellence. At 1.30pm, it's Adam Buxton's Bug as the comic lovingly mocks the comments under pop video. At 4.15pm Henning Wehn, Kiri Pritchard-McLean,Rosie Jones and Tom Lucy fill the marquee, then at 7.45pm it's the biggest of the big guns as Russell Howard headlines alongside Desiree Burch, Ed Gamble and Phil Wang.

GLASGOW: Raucous Canadian party chums Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles - aka the Trailer Park Boys - hit the UK this week, with an incredible 12 seasons of their TV show under their belt. They will be creating havoc at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall tonight, Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall tomorrow, the Brixton Academy in London on Wednesday, Manchester's Albert Hall on Thursday and Belfast's Ulster Hall on Monday.

Monday September 17

LONDON: The unstoppable rise of Katherine Ryan continues as the comic takes over the Garrick Theatre in the West End, performing her acclaimed Glitter Room stand-up show an incredible 18 times over the next month. Get your tickets here.

LONDON: Rose Matafeo is brining the show that won her the Edinburgh Comedy Award last month to the Soho Theatre. But don't get your hopes up, the full two-week run of Horndog is sold out...

Wednesday September 19

DUBLIN:'Suspiciously unsimilar sisters' Nicola and Rosie Dempsey, known alternatively as musical double act Flo & Joan, the winners of this year's Chortle Award for best music or variety ads, or 'them two off the Nationwide ads' kick off a new tour, Alive On Stage, in Whelans. It promises numbers on weddings, sex robots and Leslie Ash. Here is the schedule, and here is a teaser clip:

Thursday September 20

LONDON: The Objectively Funny Festival kicks off a great run of 42 acclaimed solo shows at the Albany in Great Portland Street. Day one features John-Luke Roberts's wonderfully absurd and brilliantly titled All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy! (Review) along with Rosie Jones's mischievous full-length debut Fifteen Minutes (Review). There are plenty of great shows in the coming days - here is the timetable.

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Published: 16 Sep 2018

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