London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

Beyoncé’s Diva is blasting out as we wait for London Hughes to arrive. After a short while she makes a very London-esque entrance, bouncing into the tiny attic room at Pleasance Courtyard and filling it with her electric energy. The kind of energy you’d need to fill a venue 10 times this one. She dives straight into her filth-filled set, making it crystal clear To Catch A D*ck is 100% about dicks and all the ones she’s ‘caught’ (although if her grandma asks, it's called To Catch A Richard, okay?).

An hour of raunchy and risqué tales that will leave you crying with laughter.

From the guy with a foot fetish to the mega-rich guy with the Ferrari who keeled over mid-date, Hughes takes us through the mixed bag of her sexual and dating history which is as hilarious as it is captivating. She’s flirty, thirty and single, and according to her mother, needs to settle down. But as Hughes observes, unlike male comics who have women swooning at their every word, the fact she’s a female comedian can be a bit of a cock-block with men finding her rather intimidating.

“APPARENTLY I’M TOO MUCH, GUYS!” she announces with such force her words vibrate around the room, potentially deafening everyone in a five-mile radius.

Hughes is making a good point though, as she denounces the double standards between funny men who are treated like gods (even ones who tell 'basic AF' jokes) and funny, confident women who are seen as off-putting. She moans how she is consequently reduced to dating ‘civilians’. Weaving sharp observations with wit, Hughes is at the top of her game. The way she’s able to command the room and create an atmosphere akin to being round your best mate's house is masterful.

Expect audience interaction as she designates one person to be the “moral compass white guy” whose job it is to put his hand up and interject if it all gets too much. This is an hour of raunchy and risqué tales that will leave you crying with laughter; it's certainly not for 'prude-y Judy's' as Hughes puts it herself.

I'd advise you to go watch To Catch A D*ck but as she says on Twitter, she's sold out babes, so unless you’ve already bought a ticket then bad luck. Pencil her in for next year though and pray she gets commissioned for a Netflix series. This woman is a comedy genius and I'm certain it won't be long before London Hughes is a household name.

Reviews by Hannah Crofts

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose

The Crown Dual

★★★
Pleasance Courtyard

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

★★★★★
Underbelly, Cowgate

Electric

★★★★
Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market

The LOL Word

★★★★
C venues – C viva

Shakespeare for Breakfast

★★★★
Underbelly, Bristo Square

Myra DuBois: Dead Funny

★★★★★

Since you’re here…

… we have a small favour to ask. We don't want your money to support a hack's bar bill at Abattoir, but if you have a pound or two spare, we really encourage you to support a good cause. If this review has either helped you discover a gem or avoid a turkey, consider doing some good that will really make a difference.

You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
Donate to Mama Biashara now

Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donate to Theatre MAD now

Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £600,000 to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
Donate to Acting For Others now

Performances

Location

The Blurb

From ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC2's Mock the Week and E4's Celebs Go Dating, join London in her debut at the Pleasance as she explores how as a woman, you can be incredibly awesome and successful yet incredibly single, and how f*ckin' ridiculous it is! Also seen on ITV1's All Star Musicals, ITV2's Don't Hate The Playaz and Channel 5's Celebrity Game Night. 'The new female face of British comedy (Daily Mail). 'Needs to settle down and find a man' (London's mum).

Most Popular See More

The Lion King

From £36.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Dear Evan Hansen

From £30.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

From £12.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Life of Pi

From £19.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Back to the Future - The Musical

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Mousetrap

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets