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Jasper Cromwell Jones’ Alternative Book Festival

Famous adventurer and posh idiot Jasper Cromwell Jones (played by award-winning comedian Joe Bor) presents an Alternative Book Festival with other weird and wonderful authors. In 2016, Jasper reached the final of English Comedian of The Year, as well as winning the title of Old Comedian of The Year at Leicester Square. Joe himself supported Jack Whitehall on tour, appeared in over 10 BuzzFeed viral videos and has worked on a variety of TV shows including Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You.

The Female Pilot’s Club

How about a double at the Pilot’s Club? Two pilots in just one hour. Come and see classic sitcoms of the future before they’re even on the telly! Read-throughs of all new comedy scripts starring the nation’s favourite comic actors: the likes of Alice Lowe, Robert Webb, and Arabella Weir, all written by women. Up, up and away!

Dave Hughes: Live

There is no person more synonymous with the Australian comedy scene than Dave “Hughesy” Hughes. Hughesy’s laconic style thinly disguises one of the best comedic minds in the world. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines has made Hughesy the biggest name in Australian comedy. Hughesy has already had a huge 12 months – selling out his stand-up live show across the Australian comedy festivals, taking Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival by storm, hosting his own television show 'Hughesy We Have A Problem' and co-hosting the hit national radio show 'Hughesy and Kate'. And now, Hughesy is bringing his stand-up comedy show to London for one night only at the Museum of Comedy. “Stand-up comedy king.” - Herald-Sun ★★★★★ Sunday Mail “Dave Hughes is brilliant.” - The Australian

Anna Nicholson: Get Happy (Edinburgh Preview)

Following her critically acclaimed debut show 'Woman of the Year', meet Anna's brand-new characters and join some returning favourites all trying to Get Happy. Join Bianca, instagram influencer and self proclaimed celebrity, as she embarks on a journey to meet very different women in an attempt to discover what happiness is. " Character comedy at its finest" - ★★★★★ EdFest Mag " Sharp and witty ... Victoria Wood for a smartphone age" - ★★★★ Reviews Hub " A lovable and charming performer... an exceptional stage presence" - ★★★★★ All Over Adelaide Winner of Best Comedy Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe 2019. Creative Oversight by BBC writer James Cary - (Miranda, My Family.) Includes songs and musical accompaniment by Bobby Goulder (AMusical, Little Death Club, NewsRevue)

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Friday Night Sinner! is a one-woman, horror-comedy musical about a Jewish, sexually repressed, newly married maniac (stick to what you know). This deluded, narcissistic, unsatisfied occasionally violent woman has delusions of grandeur and wants to become the biggest star in the universe – or at least in Borehamwood – and spills her guts out to her guests over a highly unconventional Friday night dinner. There will be twists and turns, gruesome deaths and comedy at its darkest and most horrifying. 'Magnificently insane. Five stars!' - List 'Sheer audacious lunacy' - Chortle.co.uk Malcolm Hardee Award winner.

Steve Bugeja – Single Mum – Work In Progress

Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables. (He was seven). The host of Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles returns following four critically-acclaimed shows. As seen on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), The Zoe Ball Show (ITV1), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Love Island Aftersun (ITV2) and Comedy Up Late (ABC TV) at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. "Steve's a charming, likeable stand-up with a set packed with gags" - Sunday Post "An eye for comic detail that's all his own" - Guardian "Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling" - Scotsman

Robert Ross presents: Tony Slattery is Unrehearsable

Tony Slattery is back in his natural habitat, joining forces with his improvisation partner, Allan Lear, for a brand new show of spontaneous laughter. The only thing you can predict about the show is that the Whose Line is it Anyway? legend will attract the cream of comedy to guest star. Buckle up!

Robert Ross presents: Tony Slattery - Slattery Will Get You Nowhere

Previewing his eagerly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Fringe in August, Comedy Legend Tony Slattery reveals all in conversation with comedy historian Robert Ross. Tony Slattery, who is also returning to his greatest triumph Whose Line Is It Anyway? this year, is back with a no-holds-barred reflection on his life and work. From the Cambridge Footlights to the demons that have consistently dogged his success. As you would expect of the King of Improvisation, this is an unstructured and unpredictable gallop through several lifetimes worth of poignant and hilarious anecdotes. Anything can happen, and it probably will...

Simon Munnery: Work In Progress

Once the most radical, now the only radical. The bedsit anarchist, Alan Parker Urban Warrior, returns with the old gold, the old truths, and some new truths (based on the old truths). SIMON MUNNERY reprises his legendary, cult comedy creation, Alan Parker Urban Warrior in a preview ahead of his run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. ‘Gloriously inept radical anorak’ - The Times

Alice Fraser: Mythos (Edinburgh Preview)

Alice Fraser has been lying to herself. But aren’t we all? In Mythos, Alice (co-host of The Bugle) takes on the stories and lies that we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. In this clever and very funny show Alice asks: is beauty truth? Is truth beautiful? What are flat earth conspiracists? Does Australia actually exist? What does anything even mean anymore? Let Alice tell you. ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide ★★★★ The List " Intelligent and thoughtful, Fraser can write a cracking joke" - Chortle ‘The Trilogy’ - #1 Australian podcast 2018 (iTunes)

Ian Lane - Paperweight

Remember Bravo Two Zero? Of The First Gulf War fame? Ian Lane does. His dad was a member of the patrol group. In this stand-up comedy show, he considers how the military techniques of the SAS can be applied to managing an orderly and domestically fulfilling family household. May contain minesweeping, spoon warfare, potato wedge infiltration and extreme pooh sticks. ‘Inventive, cliche-phobic comedy that makes a strong impression for its creativity...the hit rate is high for a comedian who doesn't seek sanctuary in the safety of the familiar.’ - Chortle. 'An eye for the silly and incongruous...exquisite works of comedic gold' ★★★★ - One4Review.

Izzy Mant: Polite Club (Preview)

TV comedy producer Izzy (The Windsors, Peep Show, Harry & Paul) has been pathologically tactful all her life. Izzy’s run away from conflict and crashed headlong into mistaken identity, public disgrace, and the Zimbabwean ambassador. But that changes, NOW! Come help Izzy conquer her politeness addiction and reclaim RUDE. If you’ve ever smiled through a car-crash date, apologised for your boss’s mistakes, or gone to a sex party just out of good manners, join the club. This show combines stand-up, storytelling, and very little puppetry… The first rule of Polite Club is: you do not talk about Polite Club. Unless someone asks you nicely. ‘Izzy Mant is one of life’s great delights’ - Harry Enfield 'Izzy is very funny' - Paul Whitehouse

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 fledgling 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 how funny all the acts are.

Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course: Weekends, Autumn 2019

"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.

Stand Up With Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)

Janine's father is a lifelong New Yorker and son of Middle-Eastern immigrants. He's also an avid Donald Trump supporter. Attempting to reconcile those things makes for one tense Sunday dinner. Catch multi award-winning newcomer Janine Harouni in her highly anticipated debut show about standing up for what you believe in, even if you have to do it really nicely. Seen/heard on Comedy Central, BBC 3, Comic Relief, and BBC Radio 4 Winner: 99 Club Comedy Bursary 2019 Winner: Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 Nominee: BBC New Comedy Award 2017 'For the most laughs per minute, there's no beating slick New Yorker Janine Harouni’ - Steve Bennett, Chortle 'An extremely entertaining slick, American comic. She knows how to fill the room with laughs.’ - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke ‘Grab a ticket while you can - this girl is clever and funny AF’ - Aisling Bea

Felix & The Scootermen: Self-Help Yourself Famous

Felix & The Scootermen, aka Felix Scoot & Lee Delamere, grant the audience Access All Areas with their own self-help masterclass on how to become as famous as they are! They’ll teach you how to write the hits and play the fame game ... and win! ... BIG!! That is until the wheels begin to fall off the seminar as surreal flights of fancy and old wounds get the better of the two entrenched friends. One push too many and the dark truth behind their relationship comes spilling out. Things will never be the same again. Unless one of them has discovered the secrets of mind-control...

Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat LAD-y

Multi award-winning idiot, Dave Bibby, brings a brand new show of songs, stand up, characters, sketches and cat stories to The Museum of Comedy before setting sail for sunny Edinburgh Expect fast-paced spontaneity, silliness and a conveyor belt of comedy characters in this one-man variety show. DAVE BIBBY As seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, Channel 4, BBC Comedy, Radio 4 and yer mum WINNER: Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite 2018 WINNER: Solo Festival Best Male Act FINALIST: Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2019 ‘Stormed onto the stage, captivating the audience with his upbeat musical offerings... a true performer' British Comedy Guide 'Like a Bullingdon Club member crossed with Beetlejuice’ Reviews Hub 'Self-deprecating brilliance' The Mumble ‘Simply hilarious’ Entertainment Focus ‘Great comic timing’ Stage ‘Surprisingly sexy’ Gay Times See www.DaveBibby.com for more pics and clips

Anna & Helen: Stuck in a Rat

Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn't it. Time marches on, but you're on the spot. Not even marching. Very still. Stagnating, even. Stuck in that rat. We've all been there. Join Anna O'Grady and Helen Cripps in their debut show for a chance of getting out. The future is exciting, and it's still in front of you. If you've got the questions, they've got the answers* *Depends on the questions. As seen on Flowers (C4 and Netflix)

Josh Widdicombe & Romesh Ranganathan – Work In Progress

Join Josh Widdicombe and Romesh Ranganathan as they road test their new material ahead of their tours.

Romesh Ranganathan – Work In Progress

Join Romesh Ranganathan as he road tests his new material ahead of his tour.

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 fledgling 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 how funny all the acts are.

Suki Webster’s Guest Speaker

A new and exciting improvised comedy show where some of the finest Improvisers around will perform solo! High-risk comedy as our intrepid performers stand alone and spontaneously make up a speech based on a topic suggested by you the audience. June 20th Suki Webster, Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Lauren Shearing, on keyboard Sandra-Mae Luykx June 21st Suki Webster, Marcus Brigstocke, Mike McShane, Ruth Bratt, on keyboard Tom Hodge Line-ups can be subject to change please see website for details. SUKI WEBSTER “Webster is hilarious” ★★★★ The Guardian PAUL MERTON “Excellent” ★★★★★ The Mirror MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE "Brigstocke is it!" ★★★★ The Telegraph MIKE McSHANE “McShane was wonderful” ★★★★ Huffington Post RUTH BRATT "Ruth Bratt excelled" ★★★★ The Evening Standard

Logan Murray's Stand Up Course: Mondays, Autumn 2019

"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 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 . Book for the final show here!

Alexander Fox: Snare

"Mrs Richardson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" When Alexander Fox left school for music college, he began an illicit affair with his drum teacher. Their lives became intertwined, then increasingly dark and dangerous, as Alexander learned a few more lessons than he'd anticipated. Set in a recording studio around a live drum kit, Whiplash meets The Graduate in this innovative comedy experience. "A charismatic comic with bags of potential" (The List) "Brilliantly funny and inventive" (David Walliams) "Excellent" (Jack Dee)

One Night With Marilyn

Written, created and performed by Isabella Bliss, international star of both screen and stage. This show takes the audience on a journey through the life of one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Staying true to Marilyn’s character as an actress, singer and comedienne, Isabella encapsulates and breathes life into her tribute act through her dedication and attention to detail. Isabella’s similarity with her ‘blonde bombshell’ looks and personality are almost hauntingly uncanny. This makes her show one of the most authentic Marilyn experiences. The show includes some of Marilyn’s most memorable songs from her legendary movies. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I want to be loved by you My heart belongs to Daddy Let’s make love. In between these iconic songs and performance Isabella interacts with the audience as Marilyn sharing funny anecdotes and stories about the trials and tribulations of her life as Hollywood’s most famous sex symbol. The show is an interactive, unique, funny and fully engaging experience as a tribute show and Isabella’s portrayal of Marilyn is heartfelt and totally authentic. “I was taken on a journey in time and for a while I thought I was JF Kennedy – miraculous performance” - Dr Voice, coach to the stars.

Shiggles For Tv

Join Shiggles, part of TwistedMirror.TV for an hour of Sh- and giggles. Watch a great line up of comedians with bite-sized acts, providing you with the very best of their comedy, refined for an online comedy platform. Just turn up and grab a seat, or book a place in advance to be sure of one. This is a filmed Event – You will need to sign a release form to consent to being filmed as part of the audience.

100% Simon Brodkin (Edinburgh Preview/WIP)

You may know him as “comedy legend Lee Nelson” (The Sun) or “some unfunny pillock” (The Deputy Prime Minister) who gave Theresa May a P45, but you definitely won’t know him as “hilarious little Jew Simon Brodkin” (someone on Twitter). After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and world-famous stunts on Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Theresa May, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed comedian unveils his funniest character yet… himself! Don’t miss Brodkin’s highly-anticipated ‘debut’ show. “Hilarious” - The List “Genius” - Independent “Get him out!” - Donald Trump

Alexei Sayle: Stand Up WIP

Hot on the heels of his Radio 4 success and sell out Edinburgh show, Alexei returns to the Museum of Comedy with new material.

Bridget Christie: Work in Progress

New material shows from the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose D'Or and South Bank Arts award winner Bridget Christie. Star of her own Netflix special and award-winning Radio Four series. " Come and see some old twat who should probably give up say some boring shit that isn’t even funny or interesting .” - Bridget Christie

Jenny Bede & Suzi Ruffell: Previews

SUZI RUFFELL Suzi’s last three Edinburgh shows were complete sell outs, got heaps of great reviews, were recommended by The British Comedy, The Scotsman and The Sunday Times and went on to tour the country. As seen on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Live At The BBC, on Comedy Central’s Live At The Comedy Store, Stand Up Central and The Roast Battle, on Dave’s Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier and Hypothetical and heard on Radio 4. She is also co host of hugely successful podcast ‘Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell’s Like Minded Friends’. ‘Ruffell really does have funny bones ' - The Evening Standard ‘She is a flawless stand-up machine' - The List 'Classy stand-up from an emerging star' - The Scotsman JENNY BEDE Jenny Bede is an award winning musical comedian, writer and actor. Jenny first became known for her online parody music videos, which have gained over 4 million YouTube Views. She started doing her songs live in 2013 where she won Best Newcomer at the Musical Comedy Awards after just four gigs. She was named Comedy’s One to Watch by the Observer and took her first hour of musical stand up to Edinburgh in 2015, and her follow up show in 2017, both to great success. She has written and starred in her own pilot Jenny Bede: AAA with BBC Comedy and written and presented Mad on Chelsea (E4) - the sister show to the BAFTA winning Made in Chelsea. As an actor Jenny has appeared in Catastrophe (C4), Humans (C4), Lovesick (Netflix), Episodes (BBC2), Broadchurch (ITV), Misfits (E4), Bliss (Sky) and Murder in Successville (BBC3)

Drunk, Not Wasted Comedy

In it's 5th year of drunk comedians. Come along to see handpicked acts performing at their drunkest. They’re drunk so you don’t have to be (but it would help). Guaranteed laughs even if the acts won't remember in the morning... Don’t miss out! Just turn up and grab a seat, or book a place in advance to be sure of one.

Juliette Burton: Defined

Award-winning comedian Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally ill or healthy? Why must we choose one or the other? After a year of huge change, Juliette had to redefine her life, labels and herself. Everything she thought was steadfast has vanished. Can she be everything at once? Or must we choose how we are defined? Sold out 2015/16/17/18. "Burton drips with charm – joyous" - Times "Burton shows the world it's cool to be kind" - Sunday Mail ★★★★★ - Daily Mirror ★★★★★ - EdFestMag.com

Dave Fulton: Adapt, Adopt, Adapt Again

If I couldn’t be the father to a kid that came from me, how crazy would it be to have one that didn’t? In a country where I never felt like I belonged, I found the one thing that helped me fit in. This is a glimpse at the fucked up journey to what I thought would be the least important thing in my life and how it became the most important thing ever. "...Fulton has wrung an exceptional number of laughs from his family's ordeal, all without compromising on its earnest, emotional punch" - Jay Richardson, Chortle "Brilliant comedian with an amazing tale" - Paul Sinha

The Scott Walker Songbook

Scott Walker was one of popular music's most fascinating and elusive artists. A singer whose journey took him from being a 60’s pop idol to one of the world’s most celebrated Avant Garde composers. Singer/comedian Andy Davies and pianist Kirsty Newton invite you to listen to the story and celebrate the music of the ‘godlike genius’. It’s the story of a young man who came to England from the USA, became one of the biggest pop stars of the sixties with the Walker Brothers before walking away from it all to follow his own, unique path until his recent, untimely passing when at the peak of his powers. It’s a story of adoration and self-loathing, beautiful ballads and unlistenable albums, success, failure and the redemption of madness.

Radu Isac: Good Excuses for Sociopaths

Do you sometimes think about your actions? Do your actions make you feel like a sociopath? Does feeling like a sociopath hurt your self-esteem? Well this show was specifically written to make YOU feel better! *none of the victims feelings were considered during the making of the show "Simultaneously sweet and dark" - Chortle As seen and heard on BBC World Service, Radio 4 and Comedy Central Extra

Giants: Work In Progress

Fjord- The Greatest Hit Fjord, the multi-platinum Norwegian pop duo, are back after a two year sabbatical. In 2015 they came fourth in the Eurovision song contest. In 2016 they bagged a number 9 hit with their song Heels in the Club. In 2017 and 2018 they 'rested'. Now in 2019 they are relaunching… at the Museum of Comedy.

Robert Ross presents: Jeffrey Holland - Comedy Friends and Comedy Heroes

Somehow Comedy Historian Robert Ross and Hi-De-Hi star Jeffrey Holland didn't meet until a Comedy Legends cruise in the autumn of 2018, but it was an instant connection. Now in intimate, unstructured conversation, Jeffrey shares memories of working on Dad's Army, Are You Being Served? and You Rang, M'Lord?; as well as reflecting on his comedy influences and favourites, including the bowler-hatted genius that led to his celebrated solo show And This is my Friend Mr. Laurel. Along the way Robert may recount tales of such performers as Frankie Howerd, Rik Mayall, Norman Wisdom and Bob Monkhouse. And every show will be different. So why not make a day of it and book for both 4pm and 7pm. Laughter guaranteed!

AGM Comedy – On The Town

2016 Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award Winners: Steve Adams, Colin Galletly & Johnny Murph, collectively known as “AGM Comedy”. Get together one more time and head out “On The Town” determined to have some fun! If you like your comedy for searing political satire, deep insights into the human psych and a profound glimpse into the meaning of life? Then you need to look away now; for high degrees of whimsy, puns galore, silly stories, good humour and laughs however you need to join our AGM! Steve Adams, world-weary everyman, his continued fight against the mishaps and misfortunes that come his way will have you laughing through his tears. Colin Galletly delivers a non stop blizzard of jokes & puns from the surreal to the downright silly. Johnny Murph, the mild-mannered man of mirth, may be one sandwich short of a picnic, but he's on a diet. It shouldn't be possible to cram this many jokes into 50 minutes….but believe me these guys give it a damn good go! For an evening of good humour, join our AGM – On The Town! Review http://theatrereviews.design/agm-unfinished-business/ “All 3 of these comedians are absolutely hilarious!!! I laughed from start to end! The jokes are punchy, topical, laugh out loud and very rude!!!”

Improvengers: Pretendgame

“Only fools are heroes…” You create a superhero, and the “absolutely brilliant” Hivemind will create a fully improvised Marvel blockbuster full of dizzying action sequences, special effects, and live music. We may not have CGI, or a billion-dollar budget, but we do have...enthusiasm. And a heavy-duty crash mat. “Their split-second reflexes and feats of mental elasticity were awe-inspiring” - ★★★★★ London Theatre 1 Seen it already? Why not come back for Hivemind’s improvised epic fantasy, Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones ! Find out more at www.hivemindimprov.com

Chortle Sessions

June 4 19:00 - Julia McKenzie: Getting Into Radio Julia McKenzie, the head of radio comedy for BBC Studios, discusses how to get a start writing and performing in radio. She oversees a team of producers who work with a range of talent on shows that include stand-up, sketch, satire and panel as well as sitcoms and comedy drama. Hear what she’s looking to make, and how to get a foot in the door as a writer or performer. 20:30 - Oh F***, It’s Edinburgh With two months to go before the Fringe, some experts on the festival - particularly in marketing and PR – give their tips on how to make a splash. And what makes for a successful festival. And if you’re not going this year, you’ll be getting in early for 20:20 July 2 TO BE ANNOUNCED (And we’re open to suggestions of things you’d like to learn about as a budding comedian or comedy writer) Choose your dates below and discounts will be applied automatically

Nick Dixon: Christianity and Me

Nick Dixon is considering doing something so controversial and shameful he will be ridiculed and hated by the comedy community, his family, and most of the country...he is thinking of returning to Christianity. With the country divided, relations between men and women breaking down, and mental health issues on the rise, Nick wonders whether a return to the principles of Christianity is what we need. What better way to resolve all this than with a comedy show? "Hugely engaging" - The Times "Disappointing" - Satan

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Impressionist, comedian and singer Naomi brings to life all your favourite stars in her brand-new show. It’s your chance to see celebs as you’ve never seen them before! Adele croons over custard creams, Nigella Lawson defrosts meals in her bathtub and Melania Trump hits the bottle hard. This is a fast, fun hour full of impressions, spoof songs and full on ridiculousness. As heard on BBC Radio 2’s Celebrity Lip Service, Naomi is familiar to millions due to her work on Sky, Capital FM and Cartoon Network. "Brilliant impressions!" - Rory Bremner "Tour de force" - Terry Mynott "Fabulous characters! Really made me laugh!" - Chris Barry

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables (Edinburgh Preview)

In this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show, Harriet brings forth a team of rebellious women from the history of science to help her wage battle against ignorance, patriarchy and her inner demons. She also looks back over her career as a performer, from school plays to now, presenting her achievements alongside those of renowned inventors, healers and technological pioneers. Bold move, idiot. "Marvellous" - Chortle "Her lyrics were truly inspired" - Bruce Dessau "Fairly niche" - Stylist Magazine **** "Light and very witty" - Funny Women **** "Immense talent" - Entertainment Focus "If you like musical comedy with a twist, Harriet will have you howling" - Metro Funny Women Award winner and So You Think You're Funny? finalist, 2016. Buxton Fringe Comedy Award winner 2017. Musical Comedy Awards best newcomer 2016 Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist 2017 Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018

Cally Beaton: Invisible (Edinburgh Preview)

Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally recalls the time she nearly disappeared in Iceland (the country, not the shop). From behind the lines of the mid-life resistance she gets her shellacked claws into survival, turning gender stereotypes on their head as she goes. She won't go gentle into that good night. She might go mental. But she'll never go gentle. As seen on QI. "Properly funny" - Sandi Toksvig "Clever running gags" - ★★★★ TheArtsDesk.com "Exciting and hilarious talent" - Time Out

The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new, hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks. "Pioneers of alcohol based comedy" - Sunday Times "A terrific show. The best value for money in town" - ★★★★ Scotsman "Hugely funny, genuinely fascinating" - ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

James McNicholas: The Boxer (Edinburgh Preview)

James’ grandad was world middleweight champion. By contrast, James’ school PE teacher once told him he was so unfit he’d be dead by the time he was 23. This is a story about a boxer told by a man who has never boxed. James is one third of sketch group BEASTS and one of the stars of the BBC’s Horrible Histories. “Pure, unabashed silliness.” - ★★★★ Metro

Sheila Dillon at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

Food And Its Impact On The Autoimmune System – Shelia Dillon Sheila Dillon is a journalist and broadcaster who has been a food journalist for almost 30 years. Since 2001 she has been a regular presenter on Radio 4's The Food Programme, covering such matters as the commercialisation of organic food, the globalisation of the food industry, the rise of GM foods and other topics. She has received many awards for her work in this field.

Julie Myerson at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

Scoliosis, Writing and Me – Julie Myerson with Lesley Ackland Julie Myerson is the author of 10 novels, including the best-selling Something Might Happen, which was long-listed for the Booker Prize, and three works of non-fiction, including Home: The Story Of Everyone Who Ever Lived In Our House and The Lost Child. In the words of the Observer, "she has a talent for making the unthinkable readable. The results are riveting."

Jane Baker at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

When The Foot Hits The Ground, Everything Changes - a discussion on the importance of gait and posture Jane Baker is a chartered physiotherapist, and one of a handful of physios with a specialist interest in foot and ankle injuries. She has more than 30 years' experience working in private practice, treating a multitude of injuries. She firmly believes that treating the cause of the injury, not just the symptoms, is required in order to facilitate a speedy return to activity - whether that be high level sport or simply walking, moving correctly and without pain. Everything changes when the foot hits the ground, as everything is connected. Jane will discuss how foot health, posture and gait can lead to injuries and pain, and how changing it can lead us to a healthy body.

Felicity Lawrence at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

The Food Industry And You – Felicity Lawrence Felicity Lawrence is author of the bestselling exposé of the food industry Not On The Label - what really goes into the food on your plate, and Eat Your Heart Out : why the food industry is bad for the planet and for your health - both published by Penguin. She has been special correspondent for the Guardian for fifteen years, and has won numerous awards for her investigative writing including, recently, the Orwell Prize.

Charlotte Mendelson at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

How Gardening Can Save Your Life – Charlotte Mendelson Charlotte Mendelson's most recent novel, Almost English, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. When We Were Bad was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and her second novel - Daughters of Jerusalem - won both the Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She is also the author of Rhapsody in Green, her memoir of gardening obsession, and is the Gardening Correspondent for the New Yorker.

Andrew Jose at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

Fabulous In Five Minutes - tricks that treat, in five minute style sessions Andrew Jose has created the looks for many models and celebrities and has been nominated six times as British Hairdresser of the Year. His technique has evolved and advanced to styling through his extensive salon, photographic and editorial work, high quality hair finishing and the ability to style with a free approach. His consumer book Love Your Hair (published by Thorsons-Harper Collins) has, to date, sold 100,000 copies.

ME:EM - Who Am I? Who Are You? It Matters

Emma Stroud (Psychologies Magazine Clown in Residence, Award winning performer and TEDx Speaker) returns with her new one woman show in preview before it tours in 2020. ME:EM will explore identity and how Em has unmasked herself to work out who the hell she is. At time of writing this stands as a short, 40 year old gay woman who is currently single, raising a child and exploring various parts of her identity in therapy. Expect giggles a plenty, a tear or two and perhaps even some questions to make you think about who you really are and why that matters.

Jekyll Vs Hyde

A musical romp starring repressed stiff Dr Jekyll (Laurence Owen) and fun-loving good-time psycho Mr Hyde (Lindsay Sharman). Each armed with two different versions of the script, two different librettos and wildly clashing songs, witness the battle between good and evil, order and chaos, taste and... bad taste.

Andy Parsons: Work in Progress

Join Andy Parsons (Mock The Week) one of Britain’s finest political comedians as he tries out material ahead of his new tour ‘Healing The Nation’ coming in 2019-2020.

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 fledgling 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 how funny all the acts are.

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 fledgling 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 how funny all the acts are.

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 fledgling 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 how funny all the acts are.

Logan Murray’s Stand Up Summer School

COMEDY SUMMER SCHOOL "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 The normal six session weekend stand up course crammed into every weekend in August. Start the month re-connecting with your inner comedian and finish the month with a show in the West End. Last year was a huge success, so if time is at a premium, or you just fancy doing something completely outside the box this summer, why not join us? Book for the final show here!

Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course: Weekends, Spring/Summer 2019

"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 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 . Book for the Final Show here!

Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course: Mondays, Spring/Summer 2019

"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 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 . Book for the Final Show Here!

John Pendal: Monster

“AN ABSOLUTE CRACKER…FRINGE BRILLIANCE” - ★★★★★ Broadway Baby Storyteller and stand-up comic John Pendal returns to the Museum of Comedy with a show about sex and sexuality, which laughs in the face of shame and guilt. MONSTER is aimed at anyone struggling to feel good about themselves. “HILARIOUS…DEFINITELY NOT TO BE MISSED” - ★★★★ Arts Award Voice John started stand-up comedy in 2010 and since then has performed across the UK from Falmouth to Edinburgh. His first three shows went on to tour Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale, Melbourne, Oslo and Rome. “ENGAGING AND HILARIOUS THROUGHOUT.” - ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine John has appeared at festivals including The Big Weekend in Cambridge and Folsom Europe in Berlin. He was a finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2015 and Old Comedian of the Year 2016 competitions. www.johnpendal.com/monster.html

A Queer Love of Dix

Set in the world of expressionist painter Otto Dix, as Julia Berber – Anita Berber’s fictional sister, Aletia Upstairs explores Weill, Brecht, and Weimar cabaret songs like Alabama Song, Falling in Love Again, Pirate Jenny, Barbara Song, Lavender Song and I am a Vamp. The not-so-famous Berber sister relates the Weimar period to contemporary events with a fair balance of pathos and comedy as well as audience sing-alongs. “Aletia gave a great performance full of passion and humour. The audience loved it.” - ★★★★★ Patrick Harrington (Counter Culture) “Challenging and courageous. This lady in red shines like a new-born star.” – Kevin Short (International Times) “A Queer Love of Dix is a quality piece of theatre and performance art…a well-crafted script and beautifully sung songs…a performance of mastery.” - ★★★★★ Mark Calvert (Mumble) With Ada Tindall, on piano, Shura Greenberg, on contrabass and a prologue by the outrageously flamboyant Doctor Woof.

The Players’ Theatre: Old Time Music Hall

Traditional, Victorian ‘Old Time Music Hall’ All the songs you love to sing and the jokes you love to hear. A joyous trip down memory lane. Two hours of song, dance, magic and laughter all in the capable hands of your elegantly waistcoated Chairman. Beautiful costumes, song sheets, an unmissable show! “ The City’s standard bearers for old-school Music Hall... This is cutting edge Victoriana...rich in the eccentricities beloved by the British and their visitors ” - TIME OUT

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 new acts, old acts and maybe the odd one or two off the telly... Every Monday evening from 7pm. Just turn up and grab a seat, or book a place in advance to be sure of one. Like our Facebook page to see who's performing each week and keep up to date with all things The Monday Club!

Museum of Magic! - Professional Magician Showcase

Magicians from the prestigious London Magic Circle and West End Magic congregate to present an unforgettable afternoon of magic for children and families alike! Featuring the award-winning mysteries of Oliver Tabor, electrifying magician and Hogwarts professor Wayne Trice, plus special guests. Expect award-winning magic, comedy, mind-bending illusions and clever sleight-of-hand from some of the country's finest. The perfect treat for all the family! "This is such a fun outing for the family. A fabulouosly entertaining magic show that will amaze and delight the kids and leave the parents (or at least this one) laughing hysterically." - london-baby.com

Museum of Magic! - Children's Magic Workshops

Once a month the Museum of Comedy is transformed into the Museum of Magic! Magicians from the prestigious London Magic Circle and West End Magic congregate to present an unforgettable afternoon for children and families alike! Electrifying magician & Hogwarts professor Wayne Trice will be teaching young wizards aged 7-13! Each event features: One of three different Children’s Magic Workshops A Professional Magician Showcase for all the family! A designated parents' area with newspapers, coffee and the magic of some peace and quiet! Tickets purchased through this page are for the Children's Workshops only. You can book tickets for the Professional Magician Showcases which take place after each workshop here. Book a spot before they vanish! Please note - adults need not buy a ticket for the workshop, but are welcome to come in an observe, or not, as you wish!

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

"The greatest tales are told only once..." With no script and no plan, and only a map you’ve drawn to guide us, the “absolutely brilliant” Hivemind 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 Seen it already? Why not come back for Hivemind’s improvised superhero blockbuster, Improvengers: Pretendgame ! Find out more at www.hivemindimprov.com

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The improvised comedy murder mystery is back! Following a successful run with the Underbelly – Edinburgh 2018 and sold-out run at Brighton Fringe 2018/2017'. CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation' creates a 100% brand-new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience. Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours, the problem is theirs. "Innovation and top-tier entertainment" ★★★★★ - The Wee Review "A spectacular must see" ★★★★★ - Bunbury Magazine "Spontaneous mastery" ★★★★ - Fringebiscuit

An Evening Without Kate Bush

The chaotic cabaret cult, AN EVENING WITHOUT KATE BUSH is here! Enter Strange Phenomena, howl with the The Hounds Of Love and dance on the moors with Wuthering Heights. Kate's not there, but you are. From the makers of ‘Julie Madly Deeply’. But completely different. Performer Sarah-Louise Young (Cabaret Whore, The Showstoppers, La Soiree) has teamed up with director Russell Lucas (Warped at VAULT Festival) to explore the music and mythology of one of the most influential voices in British music. From releasing ‘Wuthering Heights’ at the age of 19 to selling out the Hammersmith Apollo nearly forty years later, Bush has always surprised and confounded her critics. Through it all her fans have stayed strong. Young invites you to celebrate her songs with this unique and mind-blowing show. Twitter: @BushWithout Reviews for their previous show, Julie Madly Deeply: ‘A tour de force.’ - ★★★★ Time Out ‘Even your critic found herself, unprecedentedly, singing along. My cheeks hurt with smiling.’ - ★★★★ Daily Telegraph ‘This is an evening that ends in triumph, not in tears.’ - ★★★★ The Times ‘Young is a versatile performer with a terrific sense of comedy’ - ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

Frankie Boyle Work In Progress Shows at Leicester Square Theatre & Museum Of Comedy

Frankie is doing some shows at the Leicester Square Theatre and Museum of Comedy to try out some brand new jokes. Museum of Comedy Book Here https://museumofcomedy.ticketsolve.com/shows/873596186 Leicester Square Theatre Book Here https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873596177 Museum of Comedy: Sunday 9th Dec - 8.30pm Monday 18th Feb - 5.30pm Book here! Leicester Square Theatre: Tuesday 19th Feb - 7pm Wednesday 20th Feb - 7pm Tuesday 26th Feb - 7pm Wednesday 27th Feb - 7pm Thursday 28th - 7pm Book here! With support the Running Time will be approximately 60-70 minutes. No latecomers will be admitted. Frankie will be on stage for approx. 30-40 minutes and there will be no re-admittance when he is on stage.

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