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President Obonjo: Stolen - Work in Progress

The original African dictator exiled in the UK fights for justice in Britain!

Njambi McGrath: Black Black

In Black Black, Njambi draws parallels between the current British political quagmire, of 2020’s Windrush scandal, Grenfell, Corona and rampant homelessness to that of her grandmother whose family were deported from their farm by the British in colonial Kenya, creating homelessness, oppression and exploitation. She explores striking similarities of racial politics implications on blacks, amid growing emboldened racism. Both Njambi and her grandmother were/are comedians because amongst adversity, there’s always humour. “Important Voice” - The Times “Smart & Sardonic” - The Guardian “Engaging & wryly witty” - Chortle

Cult Figure: Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams was one of the most unique and beloved figures in British comedy history. From show stealing performances on the radio in Hancock’s Half Hour and Round the Horne to twenty years of Carry On films to the darling of the chat shows, Williams was a rare talent who could turn from broad slapstick to erudite wit in a split second. Celebrated actor Colin Elmer, who played Kenneth Williams in our 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne, reprises his role in this brand new production, telling the great man’s story in his own words, using anecdotes, writing and some of the material for which the comedy legend was so well-known. So stop messing about and join us for a hilarious and engaging evening in the company of a true cult figure. "Colin Elmer successfully captures the spirit of Williams’ singular persona" - Birmingham Review

Rob Newman: Work in Progress

Catch Rob Newman as he tries out new material for his BBC Radio 4 series. ★★★★ ‘Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it.’ - The Guardian 2018 ‘He is one amazing comedian’ - Time Out ‘Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious…a delightfully digestible dose of brain food’ The Times 2018 Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019 Winner: Best Comedy with a live audience – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019

Mark Steel – En Ville

Mark Steel is doing a show in French because life is too simple. Mark Steel is best known for his critically-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 show Mark Steel’s In Town with nine series under his belt as well as being named the 2018 BBC Radio Awards Best Comedy Show. Now, Mark is doing it in French! *Please note this show will be performed in French

Bill Bailey WIP

Join Bill as he tries out a new selection of funny stuff on stage, before your very eyes. You’re welcome!

Crizards’ Crizmas Fundraiser for Refugee Action

Crizards (Will Rowland & Eddy Hare) host a big night of Christmas fun in aid of Refugee Action, featuring: Olga Koch Helen Bauer Huge Davies Jordan Brookes Heidi Regan Ken Cheng Micky Overman Patrick Spicer Nick Elleray Neil O’Rourke Nathan D’Arcy Roberts Refugee Action exists to support refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in the UK. Their vision is that refugees and people seeking asylum will be welcome in the UK. They will get justice, live free from poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives. You can find our more by visiting www.refugee-action.org.uk

Above Your Nerve Presents: Stand Up Showcase

Rising stars from the UK comedy scene! A showcase of new and emerging stand ups, fresh from the Above Your Nerve comedy course. See the comedians of the future here first.

Paddy McDonnell - On the Tools

Paddy McDonnell burst onto the comedy scene in Northern Ireland in 2011 and within 9 months was supporting acts like Des Bishop and Ardal O'Hanlon. From then Paddy has established himself as a headline act up and down the down the Island of Ireland. Paddy's raucous storytelling has had audiences in fits of laughter from tales of working as a taxi man to everyday tales of being a husband and father. To date, Paddy has had five one man shows but his Dagger show was the highlight of the Belfast Belly Laughs Festival in 2015, selling out and getting a 5 star review. Paddy is a regular headliner at all the main Belfast comedy nights as well as being the first comedian to have played the West Belfast Féile 6 times. Some of comedy's biggest names have shared the stage with him, from Frankie Boyle, Jason Manford, Paddy Kielty and Andrew Maxwell to name a few. Having sold out multiple nights at the Limelight and the Ulster Hall in Belfast, Paddy brings his On The Tools show to London for the first time.

Paul Kerensa: The First Broadcast - The Battle for the Beeb in 1922

The First Broadcast: The Battle for the Beeb in 1922 A one-man play written and performed by Paul Kerensa British Comedy Award-winning writer (Miranda, Not Going Out, TFI Friday) 100 years ago: Two rival voices in The Marconi Company unite art and science to create British broadcasting. Arthur Burrows seeks to inform and educate. Peter Eckersley just wants to entertain. Before Reith, this 'BBC two' duel for the soul of British broadcasting – but who will give The First Broadcast? Based on the podcast The British Broadcasting Century (podfollow.com/bbcentury) “Ingenious” Evening Standard “As effortless a writer as he is a performer” The Stage “Dazzlingly funny” The Spectator

Phil Kay

A rare chance to see the Scottish legend in London. Do come hear all the fun fueled fast wordy riffage, instant Philosophies, ramblings & unique, improvised songersingwriting from this mythic Scottish psychedelic raconteur. He's done 25 Edinburgh Fringes…He must be Good! And stories, stories, stories too: World’s worst stage-dive...Crawling away from the Police...'Primal Scream threatened my puppy'… "He is fertile, feral and bursting with otherworldly energy...the gig ends with a sweaty audience tired from laughter...'thanks for letting my mind flower', he says. it's a wonderful thing to see this giant of comedy in full flight." - The Scotsman "A comic in touch with the deepest well-springs of his humanity…" - Fest Magazine

Balkan Girl

Bringing a unique blend of performance skills with her dance & physical comedy, uplifting & fun storytelling - a complete educational blast! "Compelling & hilarious story of survival & joyful hope in relentless search for meaning in life – use of dance and musical metaphors accompanying a very powerful story telling" “A haughty, menacing dancing diva who hilariously transforms into the real Gordi via anecdotes, audience interaction and the Argentine tango. A bravura performance full of warmth, narrative and laughs. Compelling, original and very funny.” Gordi is a comedian, dancer, producer, writer, actor, scientist, engineer, pilot, managing consultant, mother and… a very bad cook.

Steptoe and Son Radio Show - Christmas Edition

Hambledon Productions Present STEPTOE AND SON RADIO SHOW CHRISTMAS EDITION Adapted by John Hewer Based on the original scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson A NEW RADIO PLAY BASED ON ORIGINAL FESTIVE SCRIPTS BY RAY GALTON AND ALAN SIMPSON, BY HAMBLEDON PRODUCTIONS. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to 23 Oil Drum Lane to catch up with the nation’s favourite rag-and-bone-men! “What sort of Christmas dinner do you call that? We’ve had tinned soup, tinned turkey, tinned peas, followed by tinned pudding and tinned cream… It’s a wonder we ain’t got bleedin’ metal poisoning!” Albert and Harold – united by blood, divided over everything else – seem doomed to spend their Christmases in each other’s company. Harold, of course, has his flights of fancy. His “dirty old man” Albert, of course, has other ideas… These much-loved episodes of classic comedy from Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have been freshly adapted into a new festive radio play by Hambledon Productions – the company behind the recent sell-out successes’ Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show and Steptoe and Son.

Stand Up for Palestine

Join us for the latest stand-up comedy fundraiser for Palestine Solidarity Campaign, for the first time live in an actual venue as well as streamed live online to your home. We are very excited about this show, hosted by Isabelle Farah and featuring a brilliant line-up of acclaimed comedians, with headliner Jen Brister, alongside Jenan Younis, Daphna Baram and Fatiha El-Ghorri. For more information, and to get tickets to watch the show online please visit: www.palestinecampaign.org

Logan Murray's Stand Up Course: Saturdays, Jan 2022

"Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves." - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This six session course gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible. Course Dates - January 15th, 23rd (Sunday), 29th / February 5th, 12th, 19th - Showcase 22nd February 2022

Logan Murray's Stand Up Course: Mondays, Spring 2022

‘Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves.’ - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This ten week course gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible . Course Dates - March 21st, 28th / April 4th, 11th, 25th / May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th - Showcase 1st June 2022.

Be A Better MC Workshop April/May 2022

Perhaps the most important person on a comedy bill is the compere. A weak MC can destroy an otherwise strong line up - and a good MC can make a mediocre night great! A good comic isn't always a good compere, but a good compere usually becomes a brilliant comic. There is no better way to turbo- charge your development as a comedian! Spend the three days with Logan Murray as he gives you the benefit of his knowledge of over two decades of MC'ing events around the World. From dealing with 3,000 boisterous and/or hungover people at the Glastonbury Festival Comedy Tent to most of the major clubs in London, let him share with you the tricks he's discovered (and warn you about the mistakes he's made!). The sessions will be mainly taken up with a series of practical exercises and games designed to get you to interact better with crowds. It's all about spontaneity, interaction, listening to your audience and charming the pants off them. Compering is a wonderful, life-long skill in which there is always something new to learn - but why not hit the ground running by picking up a few tips and techniques that might speed up the process? Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment! Course Dates - April 30th, May 7th, 14th 2022

Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, Phil Zimmerman brings his new, work-in-progress show to the West End. A whirlwind of satire and clowning, Killing Granny revels in the absurdities and contradictions of the inhuman condition. At the crossroads of history, Phil poses the questions we are all bound to ask – Is granny really dead? Who did it? What happened to blancmange? Off-the-wall on acid, a brilliant antidote to Orwellian bullsh*t! “One of the most extraordinary comics on the circuit. I was crying with laughter” - Omid Djalili ”F****** wonderful” - Daniel Kitson “Anarchic” - Henning Wehn ”Superbly mad… an inspired piece of physical comedy” - Chris Wilson, Stage “I’d rather eat my own ovaries" - Kate Copstick “Hilariously demented” - Steve Bennett, Chortle

Fierce, Femme, Filth

For your aural pleasure, award-winning international cabaret star and cunning linguist ‘Amber Topaz’ hilariously, morphs her way through a medley of musical milestones , celebrating and advocating the lusty libido. Prepare for a standing ovulation. 18+ not for the prudish or easily offended

Sketch Off! 2022 Semi Finals

Now in its 6th year, Leicester Square Theatre's Sketch Off! is a competition open to any sketch groups & character acts currently performing in the UK as we search for the country's most exciting sketch writers & performers. The top qualifiers from heats at the Museum of Comedy will compete in the grand final at Leicester Square Theatre's Main House for the cash prize & their own comedy showcase.

Sketch Off! 2022 Quarter Finals

Now in its 6th year, Leicester Square Theatre's Sketch Off! is a competition open to any sketch groups & character acts currently performing in the UK as we search for the country's most exciting sketch writers & performers. The top qualifiers from heats at the Museum of Comedy will compete in the grand final at Leicester Square Theatre's Main House for the cash prize & their own comedy showcase.

Sketch Off! 2022 Heats

Now in its 6th year, Leicester Square Theatre's Sketch Off! is a competition open to any sketch groups & character acts currently performing in the UK as we search for the country's most exciting sketch writers & performers. The top qualifiers from the heats at the Museum of Comedy will compete in the grand final at Leicester Square Theatre's Main House for the cash prize & their own comedy showcase.

Crissy Rock: Live

Best known as one of the stars of ITV1’s hit series ‘Benidorm’ and a multi award winner, Crissy Rock is better known to her fans as one of the most outstanding and outrageous stand up comedians of her generation. From her hilarious routines directed at useless partners (well, men in general) to her journey through the onset of middle age, Crissy’s non-stop blasts of comedy brilliance hit the right note every time. You may have seen Crissy more recently on Celebrity Masterchef, Celebrity Mastermind, Rolling In It, Lorraine, Loose Women, The Real Monty, Celebs on the Farm and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, but in 2021 she’s hitting the road and coming to a venue near you for an evening guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles with laughter! “A comic force to be reckoned with” – The Stage “A smile as funny as the Costa Del Sol” – Daily Mirror “Crissy Rock… Just switch her on and watch her go” – The Guardian Proudly Presented by Our Rita’s Live LTD

Lulu Popplewell: Goblin (Work in Progress)

Join Lulu as she unravels what it means to be an escort , goblin and lobster all at once. Silly and joyful, friendly and gross, this is a show that looks at how a hand-break career turn helped me get a better handle on sex, work, relationships, self-esteem, boundaries, female friendships, privilege (ew, sorry) and my funny little bod. I did the sex work so you don't have to. No one has to bang me in the show, it's fine. Unless you want to but let's be honest you couldn't afford me. Also there's stuff about how I was in Love Actually as a kid. People seem to like that. 'Charming, charismatic, refreshingly free' - Marble Magazine 'Quick lines and sharp gags... such a funny and warm performer' - Plays2See 'A definite rising star on the circuit' - The Fountain

Bamestation

BAMESTATION (work-in-progress) is Black-British Michelle Brooks’ and British-Kazakhstani Aruhan Galieva’s 60-minute comedy debut, with more BAMES than you can handle. Two broad box-ticking babes with distinct life experiences and (one might say) diverse identities celebrating the absurdity of being branded under the blanket term BAME. Michelle will take you through a cacophony of comic observations of BAMOUS women using music and video interludes that will shuttle you through her time and space compendium. Featuring well-known pop-culture characters, Michelle will explore the impact of identity politics on our lives as a whole, covering topics such as employment, fashion, music and social mobility. The Ted Talk you never wanted. Aruhan is not Kazakhstani enough, not British enough, not Northern enough and definitely not Green enough. JUST GIVE HER A BOX TO TICK. She is also an Intersectional Climate Justice Activist BUT before you start backing away - she’s a pretty crap activist (it’s really hard and she hates conflict). Through live music and song (and a bit of video projection), she will tackle the Climate Crisis and intersectionality - so it’s going to be a pretty sexy half an hour.

Will Seaward's Spooky Late Night Ghost Stories

Many years ago, there was a tradition that every Halloween Will Seaward, the comedy circuit’s loudest and spookiest comedian, would do a terrifying ghost-flavoured vampire-draped tomb-curdling show at The Museum of Comedy! Then some sort of world event happened in 2020 which stopped him. But now he’s back! Run!! Join Will (BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, “a cross between Brian Blessed, Oscar Wilde and a crazed Victorian music hall MC” - The Telegraph, “genuinely, terrifyingly charismatic” - The Skinny) for an exciting hour of extremely stupid high gothic ghostly tales, “woo” noises, arm flailing and lovingly hand-made special effects. But be ye warned!! Audiences may evaporate from sheer terror!! “Will Seaward makes pure comedy gold” ★★★★★ - Fest "Utterly absurd and belly-achingly funny” ★★★★★ - Three Weeks "Superbly silly...I haven't stopped raving about it once” ★★★★★ - Theatre Full Stop "Spurred the audience to applause mid-sentence” ★★★★★ - The New Current “A masterful storyteller” ★★★★★ - Bunbury Magazine “He is the curator of the fantastically silly… comedic brilliance” ★★★★ - The Skinny “Truly hilarious…unlike anything you will ever have seen.” ★★★★ - Broadway Baby “Izzard wishes [her] comedy was this off-the-wall, Charlie Parker wishes his jazz was this free form...a master” ★★★★ - Fringe Review

Davina Bentley: Never Again 2 - Work in Progress

Davina, a London raised Jewish comedian-lawyer (Leicester Square New Comedian Finalist and Banana Bedford New Act Winner), tells you her experiences and frustrations. As a woman who doesn’t suffer fools gladly, her comedy examines the absurdity of modern life as she realises that she may be the biggest fool of them all. "She's funny. Really funny. Smart person" - Tony Law “Hilarious, irreverent and destined for success” - Trevor Lock “Warm, likeable and very watchable” - Mike Gunn

Matty Hutson: Be Brave

Matt Hutson (Musical Comedy Award Finalist 2017/18/19) is a sensitive boy that's tired of pretending he's not walking through life scared half to death. Be Brave is a work In progress Musical Comedy Show about fear. "Emotional but hilarious" - British Comedy Guide

Be A Better MC Workshop Nov/Dec 2021

Perhaps the most important person on a comedy bill is the compere. A weak MC can destroy an otherwise strong line up - and a good MC can make a mediocre night great! A good comic isn't always a good compere, but a good compere usually becomes a brilliant comic. There is no better way to turbo- charge your development as a comedian! Spend the three days with Logan Murray as he gives you the benefit of his knowledge of over two decades of MC'ing events around the World. From dealing with 3,000 boisterous and/or hungover people at the Glastonbury Festival Comedy Tent to most of the major clubs in London, let him share with you the tricks he's discovered (and warn you about the mistakes he's made!). The sessions will be mainly taken up with a series of practical exercises and games designed to get you to interact better with crowds. It's all about spontaneity, interaction, listening to your audience and charming the pants off them. Compering is a wonderful, life-long skill in which there is always something new to learn - but why not hit the ground running by picking up a few tips and techniques that might speed up the process? Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment! Course Dates - 27th Nov, 4th & 11th Dec 2021

MATES: The Improvised ‘90s Sitcom

The one with the improvised comedy! Don your sweater-vest and your Rachel hairdo, and get ready to relive the ‘90s. Inspired by you, improvised by us, could this sitcom BE any funnier? From the award-winning minds behind CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, Sturike Comedy, Stealing The Show and Sex, Lies & Improvisation. “The three actors have a masterful handle of comedy. The sheer joy that the performers channel into the show is wonderful to behold.” **** A Younger Theatre “A tight structure, cracking pace and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. A hugely enjoyable show that’s well worth tuning in to.” **** The Phoenix Remix

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

The greatest tales are only told once... With no script and no plan, and only a map you’ve drawn to guide us, an “absolutely brilliant” Hivemind double act will improvise an epic adventure full of blood and wine, honour and treachery, fellowships and actual ships — a tale that has never been told before, and will never be told again. Action, intrigue, and a fully improvised live score. “Their split-second reflexes and feats of mental elasticity were awe-inspiring” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- London Theatre 1 Find out more at www.hivemindimprov.com !

Robert Ross Presents Hi-De-Hi: a 41st anniversary reunion with Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland

Hi-De-Hi, David Croft and Jimmy Perry's spirited love letter to the declining days of the British holiday camp, was first broadcast in the January of 1980 and proved an instant success. In a unique and exciting Museum of Comedy event that is bound to sell out very quickly, we are delighted to be joined by Su Pollard, who shot to stardom as the eager-to-please chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw, and Jeffrey Holland, who spent nearly a decade wearing funny costumes and falling in to the Olympic-sized swimming pool as camp comic Spike Dixon. As well as fond memories of Hi-De-Hi, Su and Jeffrey will share tales of You Rang, M'Lord, the series that reunited them with the late Paul Shane; as well as Oh, Doctor Beeching! which, twenty five years ago, once more cast the trio of comedy favourites. For the 2019/20 panto season Su and Jeffrey were back on stage together, starring in Dick Whittington at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. The production was a box office smash. This intimate and affectionate, clip-laden chat, chaired by Britain's comedy historian Robert Ross, promises to be a show not to be missed!

Francis Foster - Preview

Comedian Francis Foster from TRIGGERnometry, the hit political and cultural YouTube show with over 3 million downloads a month is performing his first solo stand-up show. Francis talks about the important things in life, like failure and how to deal with having a psychopath for a mother. He’s half English and half Latino, whilst hailing from south London this gives Francis a lot to unravel in his brilliant stand-up show. His comedy career has seen Francis gig regularly at the best clubs in the UK and abroad, as well as supporting Eddie Izzard in Barcelona and Madrid. Francis was finalist in NATYS, past finalists include Linda Smith, Micky Flanagan, Russell Brand, Stewart Lee and Gina Yashere. “One of the very finest comedians to have graced our stage” - The Boat Show Comedy Club “A fantastic comedian who always delivers” - Up The Creek

Weirdos Comedy Presents: Murder at the True Crime Convention

It is the True Crime Convention at the Museum of Comedy and fans have gathered to see their favourite True-Crime stars, get autographs and watch live podcast recordings . . . but all does not go to plan. People start to get murdered (an absolute inconvenience) can the true crime fans who have gathered solve these murders - with your help? (Probably). This immersive, very silly and charmingly ramshackle comedy show is the first stage show since 2019 by award-winning comedy collective Weirdos Comedy. Featuring: Joz Norris, Eleanor Morton, Matthew Highton, Helen Duff, Ali Brice, Sam Nicoresti, Michael Brunstrom, Ben Alborough, Aniruddh Ojha, Charlie Vero-Martin, Alwin Solanky, Charlie Miller and many more tbc. Written and directed by Adam Larter. ‘Some of the silliest, funniest and most innovative shows on the circuit’ - Timeout Making us laugh at very strange things’ - The Independent

Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn

Daaarlings! Calling all dream makers, heart breakers and bingo lovers! Join award winning character comedian Tracey Collins (Tina T’urner Tea Lady) as she hosts Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn! A new high in bingo entertainment delight, just in time for Christmas celebrations. Featuring hilarious bingo games, raucous singalongs and glamorous dancing! Laugh, dance and play to win as Audrey spins her cage of balls and shakes her maracas to a marvelous party soundtrack. Fresh from performing all over the UK, including a sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, Audrey Heartburn leaves Hollywood once again in search of love and laughter in the real world. Go for gold, darlings! 33 – G&T! 48 – Let's gyrate! ”A masterpiece of elation and delight” – ROBIN INCE “A remarkable tour de force. Generates waves of laughter” – ARTHUR SMITH ★★★★★ ”Side-splitting” – THE GAY UK ★★★★★ “The queen of character comedy” – TO DO LIST New Act of The Year Finalist Winner Best Newcomer London Cabaret Awards Musical Comedy Awards Finalist Best Comedy Nominee West End Wilma Awards

Drunk Women Solving Crime

To book a £15 double-bill ticket, please add tickets for both shows to your cart and the discount will be subtracted at checkout - Thank you. Come and see the Drunk Women Solving Crime record their chart-topping true-crime podcast in front of an intimate audience for their new London residency at the Museum of Comedy. Every month, you can join hosts Hannah George, Catie Wilkins, and Taylor Glenn as they record two shows back-to-back and welcome top showbiz guests to test out their drunk detective skills in a beautiful setting. Each episode sees the boozed-up panel tackle personal crime stories, solve true crime cases, and seek justice for your listener crimes. Guests to be announced; previous guests include Katherine Ryan, Jenny Eclair, Deborah Frances -White, Ulrika Johnson, London Hughes among many others. The ladies are so excited to be able to start recording face to face again and want YOU to be there too, so book now for 20th July, 31st August, 28th September, 26th October & 23rd November

The Monday Club

Grab yourself a drink and join us in the Museum bar for a relaxed weekly night of new material from some of the finest comedians on the circuit. Featuring pro acts, new acts and maybe the odd one or two off the telly… Like our Facebook page to see who's performing each week and keep up to date with all things The Monday Club! Book in advance to guarantee your seat or drop in from 6pm and buy on the door!

Logan Murray's Stand Up Course: Mondays, November 2021

‘Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves.’ - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This ten week course gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible . Course Dates - Nov 22nd, 29th / Dec 6th, 13th, 20th / Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st / Feb 7th & 14th - Showcase 16th February 2022.

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2021 Semi Finals

Over 300 acts compete for the title of New Comedian of the Year in Leicester Square Theatre‘s hunt for the best new acts in the country. Now in it’s 12th year previous winners and finalists include Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Bilal Zafar, Tez Ilyas and loads more… Heats take place throughout the Autumn season at the Museum of Comedy, culminating in the final in the at Leicester Square Theatre in December. The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or less and entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of material or risk disqualification. If you are unable to make the event in person we have Live Streaming Ticket available by selecting your chosen date. If you purchase a Streaming ticket please check your email about 1 hour before the show. You will receive an email from community@nextupcomedy.com with a link and a unique redemption code. With this link, you will be prompted to validate your code and create a free account, and the show will be added straight to your library.

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2021 Quarter Finals

Over 300 acts compete for the title of New Comedian of the Year in Leicester Square Theatre‘s hunt for the best new acts in the country. Now in it’s 12th year previous winners and finalists include Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Bilal Zafar, Tez Ilyas and loads more… Heats take place throughout the Autumn season at the Museum of Comedy, culminating in the final in the at Leicester Square Theatre in December. The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or less and entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of material or risk disqualification.

Howerd's End

Frankie Howerd was one of Britain's most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret's name was Dennis. This brand new play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis' clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie's death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full-flight stand up mode. Packed with laughter, but unafraid of truth, Howerd's End portrays two humans' journey through closeness, love, grief, and all the other things that make life worth living. Come and say farewell to a legend...and learn the art of letting go. Written by Mark Farrelly With Simon Cartwright as Frankie Howerd and Mark Farrelly as Dennis Heymer Directed by Joe Harmston Running time: 75 mins ★★★★★ London Living Large ★★★★ Theatre Weekly ★★★★ London Pub Theatres ★★★★ Libby Purves ★★★★Sardines Magazine ★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★ Reviews Gate ★★★★ Theatre Vibe ★★★★ London Theatre 1 ★★★★ British Theatre Guide ★★★★ North West End

Andrew Bird: Invincible at The Museum of Comedy

Following a successful debut tour culminating at The Leicester Square Theatre and a recording of a sold-out hometown sell-out, Andrew is back with a brand new show. After the traumatic event of seeing a revered, legendary comedian literally dying on stage in front of him and the fall out making global news, it’s hard to take anything seriously. Brutally honest stand-up with free-flowing stories and opinions on Prince Andrew, learning Slovakian, “millennial grandparents” and how the people you look up to seem invincible. He’s become the go to support act for the likes of Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon, America’s Brian Regan, Jason Manford, John Bishop and Michael McIntyre on his recent arena tour, including Wembley and the O2. He’s written on TV shows Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Lee Mack’s Duck Quacks Don’t Echo and is a regular guest on BBC Radio’s The Rhod Gilbert Show. “A great story-teller” - TimeOut “Comedy gold...Bird’s going to be a star, catch him close-up now” - The Scotsman “Truly an excellent comedian” - Michael McIntyre “Very punctual” - Rob Brydon

Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

Fresh from his sold out headline show in Belfast’s SSE Arena, Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff takes his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy on the road. Accompanied by his guitar, ’Raff Out Loud’ showcases brand new material with the most popular songs & stories from Paddy’s meteoric 2-year rise on the NI comedy scene.

Siân Docksey: We Live in a Human Dream

Tired of living for other people’s approval, BBC New Comedy Award nominee Siân Docksey decides to impress an octopus instead. Yep, it’s that, for an hour. This show has no minimum age requirement but there is a minimum leg requirement. Emergency tentacles for those below the 8-limb minimum will be supplied/enforced at the door. Previous praise for Siân Docksey: ★★★★ “Joy and bewilderment in equal measure”- The Skinny ★★★★ “Siân Docksey has got her weird in order”- Funny Women “Silly, nonsensical, political, feminist, and weird.”- One4Review “Flat out hilarious” - The Wee Review Telegraph’s Funniest One-Liners of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 As seen on BBC 3 and heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. No octopuses were PHYSICALLY harmed in the making of this production.

Detroit Comedian Mike Geeter (As seen on Comedy Central’s Hart of the City 2”)

Detroit comedian Mike Geeter is coming bringing the funny to MoC! As an Ivy League dropout and community college graduate from Pontiac, MI, Mike brings a pointed look at life, family, and relationships that few others can…or should. From his upbringing in a family with 17 children to discussing his life as a father, Mike’s comedy is jagged wit mixed with a smooth delivery. Mike has headlined some of the finest comedy venues in the country and has worked with such outstanding comedians as Kevin Hart, Hannibal Burress, Natasha Leggero, Jim Norton, and Rickey Smiley, to name a few. Mike was featured on Fox Television’s comedy showcase “Laughs” (Season 1) and the Detroit episode of “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart Of The City 2” on Comedy Central (Season 2). Mike has recently released his first full length comedy CD “The Charm Offensive” available on all digital platforms.

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y! ★★★★★ " Laughter so hard the seating shook " - One4Review ★★★★★ " A must see " - Scottish Field ★★★★ " The Doctor would approve " - BroadwayBaby " A talented cast, sharp improv skills and a slick live soundscape " - Radio Times " A splendid, inventive contagiously funny show... I’ll go again! " - Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers)

The Stars of Tomorrow, TODAY! (A Comedy Course Showcase)

The Final Show of Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course. Logan has taught loads of famous people to do Comedy, so come and watch the stars of tomorrow take their first fledgeling steps into Showbiz. In future years, you’ll be able to tell people you saw them at their very first gig. You will be pleasantly surprised by how funny all the acts are.

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