Work in Mo-gress | The week's best live comedy

Work in Mo-gress

The week's best live comedy

The best of the week’s live comedy. These are outdoor and socially-distanced gigs. Check with venues about party size restrictions and any other requirements. Most shows require advance booking. Use the search panel for full listings by date and region.

Sunday October 25

LONDON: A strong line-up at Up The Creek in Greenwich includes Taskmaster’s Ed Gamble, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Robins, and much-tipped Maisie Adam. There are shows at 6pm and 8.15pm

Monday October 26

LONDON: Channel 4 favourite Mo Gilligan, as recently seen on Black, British And Funny, begins a series of necessarily intimate work-in-progress gigs at Up The Creek, running through to the end of next month. Tickets

Tuesday October 27

BLACKPOOL: Comedy ventriloquist Paul Zerdin - the winner of America's Got Talent 2015 - has a half-term residency at the Horseshoe Bar in the Pleasure Beach casino, with family-friendly shows at 3pm each afternoon and an 8.30pm show on Saturday,

Friday October 30

LONDON: The Boat Show on the Tattershall Castle, a paddle steamer moored on the Thames Embankment, boasts a great line-up tonight, including Chris McCausland, as seen on Have I Got News For You earlier this month, master middle-class observationalist Hal Cruttenden, and the gregarious Rich Wilson.

BIRMINGHAM: A stellar line-up tonight and tomorrow is led by veteran American grouch Rich Hall alongside compelling Canadian storyteller Glenn Wool, his compatriot Allyson June Smith, and the cheerily downtrodden Phil Ellis, fresh from his own Radio 4 show.

Saturday October 31

LONDON: He’s increasingly in demand as a TV host, but Joel Dommett is also a fine stand-up, appearing at the Always Be Comedy gig at The Tommyfield in Kennington tonight alongside Paul McCaffrey.

Published: 25 Oct 2020

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