Bridget Christie hits the road | The best of the week's live comedy

Bridget Christie hits the road

The best of the week's live comedy

The best of the week's live comedy. Use Chortle's search panel to check out our full listings of more than 6,000 events by date and region.

Monday September 13

LONDON: You can't beat the location… or the line-up.  Dara O Briain headlines a show at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, with the talented trio of Nina Conti, Suzi Ruffell and Athena Kugblenu helping entertain the groundlings.

LONDON: Painfully desperate American stand-up Jack Tucker - the troubled alter-ego of Zach Zucker - aggressively pleads for your laughter at Signature Berew in Haggerston today (and indeed next Monday) in a riotous mix of over-the-top comedy and tragic subtext.

MILTON KEYNES: Omid Djalili is on the road until the end of next year with The Good Times tour, happy to be away from Zoom and drive-in gigs. Tour schedule.

Tuesday September 14

LONDON: Stand-up streaming platform NextUp will be bringing live gigs from the Comedy Store to subscribers' homes from tonight. Or you could be there in person and see  Reginald D Hunter headline a show that also features Evelyn Mok, Ola Labib and MC Thanyia Moore

CRAWLEY: Josh Widdicombe picks up his interrupted tour, Bit Much? which promises to 'finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park'.  All the dates are here.

Wednesday September 15

LONDON: The always marvellous Greenwich Comedy Festival kicks off with Milton Jones, Phil Wang, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Ray Badran and Sarah Keyworth entertaining the open-air audience in the grounds of the historic National Maritime Museum. Other top acts playing at the festival, which runs until Sunday, include Alan Davies, Tom Allen, Lou Sanders, Nish Kumar and Dara O Briain. Tickets

READING: Fresh from reviving The Big Breakfast for a Channel 4 one-off, Mo Gilligan hits the road with his There's Mo To Life tour at the Hexagon. Many dates are sold out, but check the tour schedule here

Thursday September 16

YEOVIL: In her new tour show, the Edinburgh Comedy Award winner  and 'confused, furious, sweaty lady who is annoyed by everything' Bridget Christie tries to work out who she is as she turns 50. In the show's blurb she complains that she cannot ride the motorbike she bought to combat her mid-life crisis because of early osteoarthritis in her hips and RSI in her wrist… Full tour dates 

NORTHAMPTON: There's a good line-up at  The Black Prince tonight, featuring News Quiz regular Angela Barnes, the uber-arch Stephen Bailey and tack-sharp  Brennan Reece and Jack Barry.

Friday September 17

COVENTRY: Before there were woke warriors there was Alan Parker. Simon Munnery's earnest political campaigner brings his hilarious farewell tour to the Assembly Festival Garden tonight and tomorrow.

ST IVES:  A surefire funny line-up at Burgess Hall in Cambridgeshire with insightful Andrew Maxwell, silly Adam Hess, desperation-tinged Phil Ellis and astute Kai Samra.

Saturday September 18

LONDON: Another strong  London Comedy All Stars bill at the London Wonderground festival in Earls Court comprises Catherine Bohart, Darren Harriott, Eshaan Akbar and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. Tickets

Looking ahead

LONDON: On Monday September 20 we crown the 2021 Chortle Student comedy award winner, following in the footsteps of the likes of Joe Lycett and Phil Wang. Mark Watson comperes what promises to be a fantastic night of new comedy talent at the Bloomsbury theatre. Tickets

Published: 12 Sep 2021

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