Nate expectations | The best of the week's live comedy

Nate expectations

The best of the week's live comedy

The week's best live comedy.

Monday November 12

LONDON: Jessie Cave had one of the best reviewed shows of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe with Sunrise, which revolves around her experiences of dating again after a complex break up with fellow comic - and father of her children – Alfie Brown. Now she brings it to Soho Theatre, where she remains until the end of the month.

LONDON: There’s a star-studded benefit for the National Autistic Society at Islington’s Union Chapel tonight, headlined by Russell Howard and also featuring Adam Hess, Angela Barnes, Iain Stirling, Joe Wilkinson, Ken Cheng, Matt Richardson and Stephen Bailey.

Tuesday November 13

GLASGOW: It’s the finest of bills at the Armadillo tonight, with top-drawer comedy from James Acaster, Katherine Ryan, Milton Jones, Mark Nelson and Ray Bradshaw.

LONDON: Another Edinburgh hit arrives at Soho Theatre, courtesy of Nate – the macho alter-ego of 2017’s best newcomer Natalie Palamides. Heavily reliant on audience participation, this show – which runs to December 1 – is a wild character show that raises questions of consent and toxic masculinity.

Wednesday November 14

LONDON: Tracey Ullman is sharing the secrets of her success in an interview at the BFI Southbank at 6.15pm this evening, part of the venue's ongoing  Comedy Genius season. Tickets here.

Thursday November 15

LONDON: It’s an especially strong weekend at the Comedy Store, featuring Mike Wilmot, who makes a high art of low humour, Murder On The Blackpool Express writer Jason Cook, delightful Brennan Reece, deadpan Jeff Innocent, and the disarmingly frank Lauren Pattison.

Friday November 16

LIVERPOOL: Paul Smith’s story as a comedian is a remarkable one. Largely unknown outside his native Liverpool, he’s built up such an audience as the regular compere of the Hot Water comedy club that tonight he can play 11,000-capacity Echo Arena – and it’s more than three-quarters sold out. It’s the finale of his Hiya Mate tour which he’ll be recording for DVD.

ST ALBANS: A second gig this week for the brilliant Acaster as he headlines an excellent line-up at he Alban Arena alongside alternative comedy doyen Simon Munnery and Fern Brady, Rhys James and Suzi Ruffell.

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Published: 11 Nov 2018

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