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The DAFTAs Spoof Film Awards

The DAFTAS is an annual film Award ceremony celebrating Best Spoofs of BAFTA-Nominated films. Shot in only two days and on a shoestring budget, the awards are judged by household names, acclaimed film critics, comedians and celebrated filmmakers and actors.

Burnin' Love Bingo with Elvis Lesley

She's here! Elvis Lesley is in the building! Next stop: Vegas! Don’t be lonesome tonight, join award winning character comedian Tracey Collins as she brings Elvis Lesley to the stage for BURNIN LOVE BINGO! An evening of swooning and crooning with hilarious bingo games, pelvic gyrations and heart stopping numbers! Laugh, dance and play to win mind blowing prizes with the King of Vegas: as you've never seen him before. The bingo balls are all shook up - lets shake, rattle and roll! ★★★★★ “Superb audience-teasing character cabaret” – WEE REVIEW ★★★★★ ”Side-splitting” – THE GAY UK ★★★★★ “The queen of character comedy” – TO DO LIST New Act of The Year Finalist Musical Comedy Awards Finalist Winner Best Newcomer London Cabaret Awards

This Is What We Find - Fred Ferenczi and Paul Merryck

Fred Ferenczi and Paul Merryck invite you to an afternoon of fun and laughter, as they present ‘This Is What We Find’, a comedy double-header par excellence. Fred Ferenczi: Comedy award winning Fred Ferenczi’s new show has been awaited with huge anxiety by his fans. In full overblown technibeige © and containing 50% same old shite/ 68% Polychlorinated Biphenyls. “That was brilliant!” Arthur Smith “Great, extremely funny!” Henning Wehn“Fred absolutely knocked it out of the park…Best-received of entire evening, timing/pacing magnificent.” The Stand “Smashed it. They loved him” Barry Ferns “Utterly smashed it!“ John Meaghan. (Sponsored by Aldi.) Paul Merryck: Paul Merryck re-emerges from the Essex Swamplands with a newish show that will cleverly deconstruct the dialectic of modern stand-up comedy, by a telling a lot of stupid jokes and daft short stories, tenuously held together by the narrative thread of a crap middle-aged bloke who spends his life in the pub. It’s art imitating life imitating art. Or some other bollocks. “The Essex bloke is something of a geezer … gag-focussed delivery…. high laugh rate…. you’d think that the spirit of Mike Reid is alive and well” Chortle

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.

Above Your Nerve Presents: Alternative Drag & Cabaret Showcase

Do you like your cabaret with a side order of strangeness? Your drag with a sprinkling of the unexpected? Your burlesque with a flicker of nightmare? Join the rising stars from the UK Alternative Drag and Cabaret scene, in a showcase of new and emerging artists, fresh from the Above Your Nerve course.

Jeffrey Holland Comedy Friends and Heroes Show

TV comedy star Jeffrey Holland and Britain’s Comedy Historian Robert Ross didn’t meet until a Comedy Legends cruise in the autumn of 2018, but it was comedy love at first sight! Now in intimate and candid conversation, Jeffrey shares memories of working on Dad’s Army, Russ Abbot’s Madhouse, Are You Being Served?, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi!, You Rang, M’Lord?and Oh, Doctor Beeching!; as well as reflecting on his comedy influences and favourites, including Arthur Askey, Peter Sellers, and the bowler-hatted genius who inspired his celebrated, sell-out solo show And This is My Friend Mr. Laurel. Along the way Robert may also recount tales of meeting such comedy greats as Frankie Howerd, Bob Monkhouse, and Norman Wisdom. It’s laughter guaranteed!

Gary Powndland & Friends - Live!

Viral sensation Gary Powndland (pronounced like the shop but not spelled the same) is back with an all-new live comedy show! With over 20 million views online and a string of sell out shows across the UK, Gary & the gang return to London this October.

Above Your Nerve Presents: Queer Theatre Making Showcase

A showcase of new work, joyously exploring how the worlds of queerness and theatre interact, creating queer utopias both onstage and off. From the next generation of Above Your Nerve theatre-makers.

Life of the Caterpillar

The story of the Caterpillar, who lived in a large clearing and did not live there alone. Along with her, the clearing was inhabited by many other inhabitants. Everyone had their own occupation, except for Caterpillar, who really wanted to find a job to her liking. In the performance, a small viewer will find out what the main character tried to do, what she did and whether her dream came true. A show in Russian for children from 2 to 5 years of age!

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar Live! Work in Progress

Alexei tries out material for his upcoming series of "Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar."

Notflix

The "Spice Girls of improv" return in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy Notflix. Inspired by audience suggestions, an all-female cast improvise the musical version of your favourite films, creating movies with 100% more singing, 99% more women and a full live band. Broadway World Best Comedy nominee. As seen on Sky TV, STV, BBC 5 Live “Notflix might very well be the best show you see this year, the year after that and hopefully forever" ★★★★★ - Broadway Baby "A little piece of theatrical genius" ★★★★★ - North West End

Michael McIntyre: Work in Progress

Join Michael as he tries out brand new material! ID checks will be in place for this event. Photo ID which matches the name of the lead booker is required to gain entry. Only tickets purchased directly from Museum of Comedy are valid. Please Note: 1. This event is for fans only and these special conditions are in place to ensure that tickets are purchased for personal use only and are not resold for any purpose or at any price. 2. A strict limit of 4 tickets per person (and per household) per event applies. Any tickets purchased over this limit may be cancelled and invalidated (in which case you will be refunded). 3. You may not resell or offer to resell tickets for this event. 4. Any tickets purchased, resold or offered for resale in breach of these special conditions may be cancelled and invalidated (in which case you will be refunded). 5. In the event of any inconsistency between these special conditions and any other applicable terms and conditions, these special conditions will apply. The Promoter & Venue reserve the right to refuse admission if you don't comply and you will not be entitled to a refund.

Anna Clifford: I SEE DEAD(LY) PEOPLE

Facing an existential crisis Anna powered off her phone and dived head-first into an Ayahuasca retreat in the Irish Wilderness. Days later she returned a changed woman, but that's all that changed. The world had entered a global pandemic, her boyfriend had ghosted and her Mother announced she kinda, might die! In a hilarious show about positivity versus the World, Anna will have you in stitches with real stories that are unbelievable! After a sell-out Dublin Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe debut Anna Clifford is delighted to bring her show 'I SEE DEAD(LY) PEOPLE' on tour. Irish comedian Anna is a Funny Women finalist and has worked for BBC, RTE, and the Vodafone Comedy Festival.

British Comedy Guide Awards Final

British Comedy Guide presents the BCG Pro Talent Awards for Performance! Come and see five stand-ups performing their best sets, plus a routine from the Starter category winner, and an introduction from a star comic.

Ben Miller: Stand-Up Science

A show that's equal measures hilarious, educational, and deeply personal. Scientist turned stand-up comedian Ben Miller takes you on a journey that explores everything from chairs to the thermodynamics of refrigerators with wit and humour that makes these topics both approachable and delightful. And you probably like that sort of thing, nerd. Come see this show after its completely sold-out run at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ben Miller is an NYC-based comedian who has been working for the past six years and in that time he's performed at all the top clubs in the city such as Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Dangerfield's, Carolines, and The Stand. He's currently ranked as the top roast battler in NYC. He also has a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Columbia University. He's worked with electron microscopes, been a teacher on a science bus, 3D printed cookies and diffused a few bar fights while on stage.

Moni Zhang: Child from Wuhan - Trauma, Love, Diarrhoea

Moni Zhang grew up in a sweatshop in Wuhan. This one- woman show is a fine blend between storytelling and stand-up comedy. She’s going to share a true story about her impoverished childhood, dysfunctional family, sexuality, and diarrhoea. Unlike Jesus, Moni turns tragedy into comedy. Join her for a rollercoaster of emotions! Is it funny? Yes, you possibly will pee a bit. Is it only funny? No, you might cry a little. Expect dark humour. 'Child from Wuhan' is a sell-out show at Edinburgh Fringe 2022. "Beautiful storytelling but overly sexual" (Scotsman)."I saw the show, twice! Moni is a very intelligent, funny and great performer" (Shazia Mirza)."An absolutely funny show." (Scottish Field). "Moni Zhang’s storytelling abilities are profound." (Entertainment Now).

Above Your Nerve Presents: Stand Up Showcase

Rising stars from the UK comedy scene! A showcase of newish and established acts, bringing you longer sets, funnier jokes and banging material from their new shows. See the comedians of the future here first.

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE Written and performed by Mark Farrelly (Howerd’s End) Directed by Linda Marlowe From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day. Naked Hope depicts Quentin at two phases of his extraordinary life: alone in his Chelsea flat in the 1960s, certain that life has passed him by, and thirty years later, giving a performance of his one man show An Evening with Quentin Crisp in New York. Packed with witty gems on everything from cleaning (“Don’t bother – after the first four years the dust won’t get any worse”) to marriage (“Is there life after marriage? The answer is no”), Naked Hope is a glorious, uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity to be your true self. ★★★★ Time Out “An uncanny feat of resurrection. Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total” ★★★★ British Theatre Guide ★★★★ Metro ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide ★★★★ Theatrescene.net “A sensational performance” (Review of Off-Broadway debut) “Wonderful. Mark Farrelly channels Quentin Crisp brilliantly. It’s important to keep his voice alive!” - Boy George “A great show and a terrific performance” - Peter Tatchell

Medico

After selling out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2022, award-winning comedian and NHS doctor Stefania Licari returns to star in a fresh, updated take on her hit show Medico. Medico is a one woman show that marries stand up and physical comedy, taking the audience on a hilarious journey into the world of medicine, immigration and what it means to be an Italian doctor in the UK. 'Dr Licari is blessed with huge reserves of charm and warmth. Her show is a joy to experience' - The Spectator 'Licari's energy and sense of fun keep the audience on side' - Chortle ★★★★ - Broadway Baby ★★★★ - Theatre London1 ★★★★ - Theatre Art Reviews ★★★★ - The Morning Star

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 Reviews ★★★★ 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 | ★★★★ Get Your Coats On "If you see better performances or a more insightful play this year or next, you will be very lucky" - ★★★★★ London Living Large "Heartfelt, funny and with an inspiring message" - ★★★★ - North West End "The Beeb could turn this script into TV gold" - Spectator "It’s touching, it’s moving...this is a well-told tale of a unique talent who still raises a smile" ★★★★ - London Pub Theatres "It’s a quietly powerful performance that grows louder in the remembering" ★★★★ - Get Your Coats On "Compelling throughout" - Everything Theatre

LST Sketch Off! 2023 Semi Finals

Now in its 7th year - 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 in the Museum of comedy will compete in the grand final in Leicester Square Theatre's Main House for the cash prize & their own comedy showcase.

LST Sketch Off! 2023 Quarter Finals

Now in its 7th year - 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 in the Museum of comedy will compete in the grand final in Leicester Square Theatre's Main House for the cash prize & their own comedy showcase.

LST Sketch Off! 2023 Heats

Now in its 7th year - 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 in the Museum of comedy will compete in the grand final in Leicester Square Theatre's Main House for the cash prize & their own comedy showcase.

Logan Murray’s Weekend Stand Up Course Apr 2023

"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 Saturdays April 22nd, 29th May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Showcase Tue 30th May

Logan Murray’s Monday Stand Up Course Apr 2023

"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 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 April 10th, 17th, 24th May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June 5th and 12th. Final Showcase on Tuesday 13th June

Be A Better MC Workshop Spring 2023

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 - February 26th, March 5th and 12th 2023

Logan Murray’s Weekend Stand Up Course Feb 2023

"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 Saturdays February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March 4th and 11th. Showcase on Weds 15th March

Gearóid Farrelly: Glamour Hammer

Lisa Richards presents Gearóid Farrelly: Glamour Hammer After some time sitting on the couch we are back to real life. Trousers instead of tracksuit bottoms and coffee and a biscuit instead of four gin and tonics and half a cheese cake. In this show Gearóid takes a look at the litany of things in our lives that just don't measure up. Everything from his generic-looking cat to Shania Twain. He will also be examining the big issues that really sell tickets like mental health (INSERT SOMETHING SPARINGLY HONEST), masculinity (grrrr) and relationships (sexy stuff as opposed to splitting bills) and how we’re living in a time where we can say anything we like and it becomes the truth. "Intelligent reflective comedy" Irish Times "Gearóid Farrelly is bloody hilarious" Sarah Millican "My absolute favourite" - Joanne McNally "The best opening act in his price range" Joan Rivers "A force to be reckoned with" Irish Independent

Film Club - The Improvised Comedy

An improvised sketch show recreating the high-stakes scenes from your favourite movies. From the breathless intensity of thrillers, or the fleeting serendipity of romance, to the smooth cynicism of film noir, see us light up the stage with “authentic” drama... and then subvert it in the way only improv comedy can!

Neil Delamere: Delamerium

Lisa Richards In Association With BBAM Presents Neil Delamere: Delamerium Neil Delamere is back with a brand new show, Delamerium. Expect the usual hilarious stories, wry observations and quick-witted improvisation as our comedy hero tries to make sense of the world around him. ‘Simply put Delamere is a master.’ ★★★★★ Scotsman ‘No TV camera could accurately measure the lightning speed of Delamere's wit’ The Irish Times

Sasha Ellen: Character Building Experience

You enter a tavern. You see a group of comedian questers. What do you do? A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, comedy, interactive roleplaying game show, suitable for the experts, the novices and the uninitiated but curious. No two quests are alike; a unique mini-adventure with improvised music, songs and questionable choices. Roll the dice on this comedy gameshow. "Plenty of laughs and nerd camaraderie"- Broadway World ★★★★ “Endlessly pleasing, voraciously funny hour of unpredictable nonsense” - The Indiependent ★★★★ January Guests! Vicky HawleyJon Gracey and Paul Foxcroft

Gary Faulds Live - Frontier

Frontier is Gary’s journey into the unknown, will we find aliens on mars? Can I get Turkey teeth? Will I ever call my Mum’s boyfriend Da? Can I do yoga without farting? Will the yoga lassie let me back after fart gate? An action-packed hour of relatable comedy from Gary who just wants to be a better version of himself, but what steps need to be taken for that to happen? How do normal people live the life of these six pack Spartan gods on Instagram who have never have bad days or bits of doner meat stuck to their teeth? Buy tickets now, come to the gig, turn off your phone and get lost in his madness. You never know, you too could one day be an 18 stone morbidly obese scheme boy, crippled with anxiety and stretch marks.

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!

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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