Brighton beach venue opens | The week's best live comedy

Brighton beach venue opens

The week's best live comedy

The week's best live comedy....


Monday August 3

LONDON: The New Normal festival kicks off in the walled courtyard of the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Clapham. It will offer theatre, comedy, music and more, with improv troupe CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation opening the socially distanced fun. Full listings are here.

LONDON: Similar outdoor comedy gigs are happening just down the road in Battersea’s Arts Centre all week, with the likes of Phil Wang, Lou Sanders, Russell Howard and Ed Gamble gracing the stage. Listings

Wednesday August 5

BRIGHTON: Favourite Brighton Fringe venue The Warren opens an outdoor summer venue on the beach, right next to the Pier - which is sure to be less worryingly crowded than the rest of the seafront. It kicks off with the silly clowning show Privates: A Sperm Odyssey (pictured), all about the terrifying ordeal of the plucky gametes. Warren website

Thursday August 6

BLENHEIM PALACE: Country Mile comedy club puts on another strong bill in the lavish Oxfordshire country estate, with Harriet Kemsley, Helen Bauer, Njambi McGrath, Phil Wang and Pierre Novellie. Tickets are £31.50,but that does include a food hamper.

Published: 2 Aug 2020

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