Milton Jones, Tim Vine, Phil Wang and Simon Evans are back on tour | The week's best live comedy

Milton Jones, Tim Vine, Phil Wang and Simon Evans are back on tour

The week's best live comedy

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Monday August 30

LONDON: The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society returns to  Signature Brew Haggerston with the typically inventive line-up of comics : Alexis Dubus, Ali Brice, Andrea Hubert, Cheekykita, Eleanor Morton, Elf Lyons, Richard Vranch, Tom Bell, Yuriko Kotan and regular host Thom Tuck

Tuesday August 31

MANCHESTER:  XS Malarkey welcomes Stevie Martin, whose viral comedy videos have offered some of the welcome bright points of the pandemic, and the very offbeat Andy Field. Tickets.

Wednesday September 1

WESTON-SUPER-MARE: Milton Jones picks up his rudely uninterrupted Milton: Impossible tour, which will now be delivering off-the-wall one-liners around the country up until May. Tour dates and tickets.

Thursday September 2

CREWE: With a new special on Netflix and his first book out later this month, Phil Wang starts his rescheduled  Philly Philly Wang Wang dates at the Lyceum Theatre. The full schedule is here.

CIRENCESTER: After a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe (see our review here), Simon Evans resumes his tour of The Work Of The Devil. All the dates are here.

LONDON: The second great gig of the week at Signature Brew Haggerston as Objectively Funny brings the classy line-up of  Ahir Shah, Erika Ehler, Josie Long, Mo Omar, Rob Auton and Laura Lexx to the East London venue.

Friday September 3

LONDON: Paul Cooper  - father of This Country creators  Daisy May and Charlie Cooper - also played Martin Mucklowe in the BBC comedy. Now he has his own live show in character as the man described as 'sheer and unadulterated evil, a completely amoral bastard of a man, a vain, scheming, fantasist criminal user. Plus he is a Peeper.' And you can see him in the 100 Club in Oxford Street tonight. Tickets.

LONDON: Tonight is the 20th anniversary of Headliners, one of London's longest-running comedy clubs. American Jim Gaffigan was the first act to appear at the venue, before he was a star, which had been converted from a warehouse at the back of a pub in Chiswick to West London's only purpose-built comedy room. The birthday gig features Paul Zerdin, Simon Brodkin and MC Shaparak, aka Shappi, Khorsandi. Tickets. It's the same bill again tomorrow.

PORTSMOUTH: The Big Mouth Comedy Festival comes to the Guildhall this weekend. Today the line-up comprises Michael Odewale, Nabil Abdulrashid, Suzi Ruffell and  Sophie Duker  (Tickets)  while tomorrow is an all-dayer fetirog Ali Cook, Charlie Baker, Jake Lambert, Marlon Davis, Nathan Caton, Paul McCaffrey, Stuart Goldsmith and Travis Jay (Tickets)

Saturday September 4

LONDON: Every one's a winner at this triumphant gig in the imposing Union Chapel in Islington. What's not to love about Andrew Maxwell, John Kearns, Josie Long, Sara Pascoe and  Tadiwa Mahlunge? Tickets

DARTFORD: Another day, another rescheduled tour gets under way., Tim Vine's Plastic Elvis. But the comic point out: 'This isn't a stand up show, but a concert dedicated to my favourite performer. When I was 11 years old, I would stand in front of my bedroom mirror and mime to the whole of 1972's Elvis: As Recorded At Madison Square Garden album. This is a tribute act that is 40 years in the making. Well, the waiting is over. It's time to go public.' Plastic Elvis tour dates

Published: 29 Aug 2021

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