Comedy

Latest Reviews

Indigo's Pianolympics

Indigo's Pianolympics

Indigo’s Pianolympics is a very silly show. Classically trained pianists India Hooi and Hugo Selles have invented a new genre, the piano-themed sketch show. They spend the duration of the performance telling jokes, playing characters and mugging appropriately and the audience laughs along with them throughout... 

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Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think
Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think

Many stand-up comedians like to be super punchy in their comedy. It’s all about the laughs per minute and working the audience to hone their wit and establish their prowess as masters of comedy... 

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 3
Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 3

Gein’s Family Giftshop adopts a very particular style of dark humour. If it’s not for you then you will find the performance difficult to enjoy, if it strikes a chord then you may just love it... 

Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)
Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)

Armed with exhaustive statistics, a wild imagination and a uniquely hilarious take on current events and systemic conspiracies, Don Biswas delivers a frantic hour of lighting-fast stand-up... 

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Features

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

As one of the heavy hitters at Brighton Fringe, Sweet Venues have announced they doubling their number of spaces in 2018 with two new venues. Looking to build on an already strong reputation in Brighton, it's an interesting move allowing Sweet to gain further ground. 

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Black Friday Deals on West End Shows
Black Friday Deals on West End Shows

All this week we've got some fantastic offers on your favourite West End shows. Check back daily for the latest offers. 

Star Inflation is Real
Star Inflation is Real

Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses. Some people think critics are too generous, some people too harsh (mainly about their own shows), and others think star ratings should be abolished altogether... 

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?
Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

The Army has set up camp for the first time at the Fringe and is stationed with Summerhall in its own premises... 

Interviews

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Australian comedians Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew made their duo debut at this year’s Fringe as Double Denim, having previously performed as part of Backpack Anorak. Michelle and Laura met Broadway Baby’s Sarah Virgo over lunch to talk about their show this year, the first time they’ve worked as a duo and why Edinburgh is the only place to be as a comedian in August. 

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Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience
Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience

Behind every tyrannical leader is a complicit partner rolling their eyes, and in this new show from comedian Catriona Knox they get a voice... 

Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 
Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 

In Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen, Fringe stalwart Sarah Kendall breaks down what we mean when we talk about good and bad luck... 

Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe
Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe

Improv is as big as it’s ever been at the Fringe, with well over a hundred shows for you to choose from... 

Latest Listings

An Evening with David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris

Leading US Humorist, David Sedaris, is coming to London for his 2018 UK tour supporting the release of his book of essays 'Calypso'. Known for his sardonic wit and his social satires and critiques, David Sedaris is a pre-eminent humorist and writer. 

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Swing with Laughter Tour 2018
Swing with Laughter Tour 2018

Variety is back with a capital V as these legendary entertainers swap their golf clubs for a unique night of comedy and music, in the company of talented friends... 

Jeff Dunham - 'Passively Aggressive' Tour
Jeff Dunham - 'Passively Aggressive' Tour

Global comedy star, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters to the UK in 2018 for two dates only... 

Michael Che
Michael Che

US comedian and host of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update has announced his first London show in three years on 30 July at the Union Chapel in Islington...