The best comedy gigs in London the week of October 4th 2013 as picked by Lindsay Harrod
Until Sunday October 6
Angel Comedy Extravaganza Week at the Camden Head, Islington
Free shows every night featuring the likes of Sara Pascoe, Shappi Korsandi, Daniel Simonsen and Aisling Bea.
Friday October 4 to Saturday October 5
Red Bastard at Brady Arts Centre
One of the main talking points at this year’s Fringe, Red Bastard is an interactive and intense show in which something interesting must happen every ten seconds. An experience not to be missed.
Saturday October 5
Live at the Chapel at Union Chapel
With the five-star double-act Pajama Men, musical comedian David O’Doherty, Fosters Award winner Bridget Christie, Nish Kumar and Rob Rouse MC, all in the beautiful Union Chapel.
Sunday October 6
Rise of the Idiots at The Exhibit
A brilliant line-up headlined by ‘Impractical Jokers’ Joel Dommett, Fosters newcomer nominees John Kearns and Liam Williams, Sofie Hagen and Mark Restuccia.
Monday October 7
Casual Violence: House of Nostril at Pleasance Islington
Casual Violence present a series of hilarious sketches in a loose plot based on the Nostril family and their strange scheming.
Tuesday October 8 to Sunday October 13
Richard Herring ‘We’re All Going to Die’ at Leicester Square Theatre
‘King of the Fringe’, ‘Podfather’ (and collector of ridiculous titles) Richard Herring brings his sell out Fringe show to London, in which he explores the taboo subject of death. Highlights include the deconstruction of nursery rhymes and Hamlet.
Tuesday October 8 to Saturday October 26
Bryony Kimmings: Credible, Likeable Superstar Role Model at Soho Theatre
Not strictly comedy, but one of the most exciting pieces at the Fringe this year which challenges the horribly prevalent sexualisation and commodification of childhood for profit. Kimmings and her nine year old niece, Taylor, create their own role model for young girls called Catherine Bennett, who loves dinosaurs, bikes and tuna pasta.
Wednesday October 9 to Saturday October 12
Mae Martin ‘Slumber Party’ at Soho Theatre
Canadian musical comedian Mae Martin offers witty and very funny songs as well as great stand-up.