We've got books covered... | The best of the week's live comedy

We've got books covered...

The best of the week's live comedy

The pick of the week's live comedy:

Sunday January 13

LONDON: Of course we'd recommend the Chortle Comedy Book Festival, starting at 1.30pm at the British Library and running to 8.30pm. Day tickets and tickets for Alex Horne and Deborah Frances-White's Guilty Feminist are sold out, and tickets to hear Adam Kay reading from his hilarious and heartbreaking NHS memoirs This Is Going To Hurt are almost gone, so best book before you travel. Tickets for other sessions: Robin Ince, Jessie Cave, John Robins and Elis James, Sofie Hagen, Soupy Twists featuring unseen material from Fry & Laurie, Blackadder and Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, and- Sitcom Geeks with Jonathan Coe and the panel discussion about offence in comedy will be available on the door. More info.

Monday January 14

LONDON: A fine line-up assembles at the Comedy Store for the Stand Up Against Homelessness benefit, including Edinburgh Comedy Award winners Bridget Christie, and Rose Matafeo alongside Felicity Ward, Jamali Maddix, Joel Dommett, Nish Kumar, Rosie Jones, Sara Pascoe and Suzi Ruffell.

Tuesday January 15

LONDON: Off-kilter and desperate to please, Adam Hess brings his latest gag-packed show Seahorse to the Soho Theatre for the next two weeks, kicking off tonight. Tickets.

Thursday January 17

ALDERSHOT: Two top-tipped up-and-comers play the West End Centre tonight in the form of Somali-born, Cardiff-raised Mo Omar and mischievous Rosie Jones. And tack-sharp circuit veteran Adam Bloom is the icing on the cake.

Friday January 18

READING: Andrew Doyle, the co-writer of the viral Jonathan Pie videos and a satirist who is especially concerned about how overt political correctness from his fellow liberals is stifling free speech, embarks on a tour of his seventh stand-up show, Friendly Fire. It kicks off at the South Street Arts Centre, and further dates and ticket links are here.

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Published: 13 Jan 2019

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