Standing up for the Windrush families | The best of the week's live comedy

Standing up for the Windrush families

The best of the week's live comedy

The best of the week's live comedy, picked from the thousands of events Chortle currently has listed. Use our search panel to check our full listings by date and region.

Sunday June 19

LONDON: FOC It Up, the Femmes of Colour comedy club, hosts a showcase gig at 21Soho with regular Kemah Bob introducing Sophie Duker, Michelle De Swarte, Njambi McGrath, Charlie George, Ola Labib and Esther Manito.

LONDON: Tim Key brings his distinctive, descriptive and evocative poetry - much of it inspired by lockdown but in a good way - to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre tonight.

LONDON: Stand-Up For Windrush is a showcase of black comedy talent raising funds for charities supporting families affected by the scandal. On the bill are Thanyia Moore, Travis Jay, Eddie Nestor, Richard Blackwood, BiBi Crew, Darran Griffiths, Jocelyn Jee Esien and Felicity Ethnic

Monday June 20

BRIGHTON: Komedia hosts a fundraiser for Games Aid, an umbrella organisation for various charities helping young people. The strong bill comprises Simon Evans, Ria Lina, Laura Lexx, Cally Beaton, Robin Morgan and Laura Smyth.

Thursday June 23

LEICESTER: Another fundraiser, this one in aid of community support outfit Project Breakfast Club, has a strong line-up that includes stand-up and internet creator Alasdair Beckett-King, telly regular Catherine Bohart and the ever-sharp Kiri Pritchard-McLean, among many others.

Friday June 24

LONDON: Suzi Ruffell kicks off a series of outdoor Stand-Up Under The Stars gigs at the Barbican. Excellent support comes in the form of the winningly charming Amy Gledhill and slyly witty Ian Smith. And tomorrow night, Rhys James, Sara Barron and Phil Ellis do the honours. Tickets.

LONDON: Yes, it is 90 minutes of stand-up all about blow jobs. But Jacqueline Novak brings an unexpected artistry, introspection and wisdom to the subject in the acclaimed storytelling show Get On Your Knees. The American stand-up brings it back to London for a three-night run at the Leicester Square Theatre following a hit run at Soho Theatre earlier in the year. Review

Saturday June 25

OXFORD: A treat at the Glee tonight, with the smarts of Andrew Maxwell contrasting nicely with the upbeat idiocy of Barry Dodds.

Published: 18 Jun 2022

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