The new Pun-ic Wars | The best of the week's live comedy

The new Pun-ic Wars

The best of the week's live comedy

The week's best live comedy.

Sunday February 10

BRISTOL: A little after the rest of the Slapstick festival comes its annual gala, with Marcus Brigstocke introducing a screening of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, plus some classic shorts, accompanied by a full orchestra. At the Hippodrome.

LONDON: Sundays are usually the best nights at Up The Creek in Greenwich, and tonight is no exception with Phil Wang and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Robins.

KEIGHLEY: A very strong club night at Cafe Choux Choux features the considerable gig-hardened talents of Dan Nightingale, Rahul Kohli, Rich Wilson, Stephen Bailey

Monday February 11

LEICESTER: The city's comedy festival continues all week. Two very different highlights tonight: the UK Pun Championship at the De Montfort Hall hosted by Jason Byrne, and Alfie Brown's more soul-searching offering about being a flawed human being, Lunatic, at the Cookie.

LONDON: Tom Neenan kicks off a three-night run of It's Always Infinity, his fantastical and witty storytelling show with a twist, at the Battersea Arts Centre. Review

Tuesday February 12

LONDON: It's the one that got away from last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award. Garrett Millerick's Sunflowers is 40 minutes of blistering, straightfoward stand-up followed by an emotional sucker-punch carrying the last third. Londoners can now catch it at the Soho Theatre, where it plays until Saturday.

Wednesday February 13

LONDON: Incredibly there are still a few tickets left for the 100 Hearts benefit at the London Palladium at the time of writing. An all-star bill includes Clive Anderson, Dara O Briain,Greg Davies, Harry Enfield, James Acaster,Omid Djalili amd Rob Brydon - all raising £££s for the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals. Tickets

GLASGOW: Larry Dean hosts a solid 'anti-Valentines' bill at the Stand that also includes Ashley Storrie, Christopher MacArthur-Boyd and more.

Friday February 15

CANTERBURY: Not-as-famous-as-he-should-be Andrew Maxwell kicks off his latest tour of a show we previously described as 'brilliantly accomplished stand-up... . hard-hitting and hilarious, politically engaged but not soapboxing, personal but not navel-gazing' at the Marlowe Theatre. The rest of the tour dates are here

Saturday February 16

LONDON: Another banger from producers Plosive Comedy at The MCT at Alleyn's School in Dulwich features the unique talents of John Kearns, Tim Key and John Robins - three Edinburgh Comedy Award winners right there - and much-tipped up-and-comer Catherine Bohart.

LONDON: Luisa Omielan hosts her annual Valentine's party at the Forum, Kentish Town. Good times!

Published: 10 Feb 2019

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