Eddie Izzard performs rooftop gigs | The week's best live comedy

Eddie Izzard performs rooftop gigs

The week's best live comedy

The week's best live comedy - yes, there is some!

Sunday August 9

LONDON: Russell Howard brings the run of gigs at the Battersea Arts Centre courtyard to a close… but of course he’s long sold out.

Wednesday August 12

EDINBURGH: Marc Jennings, Susie McCabe, Des McLean and Stuart Mitchell will play Dalkeith Country Park, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, as part of Scotland’s biggest drive-in tour, The Parking Lot Social. Organiser Josh Kinnersley said: ‘The Edinburgh festival should have been in full swing just now so hopefully what we’re putting on around Scotland will give people a taste of what they’re missing.’ The gig had been planned for last week, but was put back, tickets.

BEXHILL-ON-SEA: Eddie Izzard is performing a string of gigs on the rooftop of the De La Warr Pavilion in East Sussex this week, raising money for his hometown venue. Tickets.

Thursday August 13

BLENHEIM PALACE: Jessica Fostekew, Sara Barron, Sean McLoughlin and Sophie Duker comprise another strong bill in a great location, put together by the Country Mile comedy club.

Friday August 14

LONDON: The multi-talented, award-winning Showstopper! tean will improvise a fully-fledged musical based on a title suggested by the socially-distaned audience of the New Normal festival in the courtyard of the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth tonight and tomorrow,

Saturday August 15

BRIGHTON: The Krater comedy club is back… but moving from its usual home at the Komedia to the outdoor stage that The Warren has erected on the beach next to Brighton Pier. And what a lineup they have too, with regular, quick-witted host Stephen Grant introducing the quirky one-liners of Milton Jones and the supercilious commentary of Simon Evans at the 6.15pm show. Ribald Ninia Benjamin replaces Jones for the 8.15pm performance.

Published: 9 Aug 2020

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