Comedy nights

Promoters take over abandoned City pub for comedy festival

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This December a number of London’s most interesting comedy promoters, including Laugh Out London, are turning an abandoned building into a special pop-up venue – Heroes: Grotto of Comedy will take over Throgmortons, a once lavish City of London hang out that has lain empty for 4 years.

By promoting one-off, high concept innovative shows – with strictly no Works Parties allowed – we are quite literally reclaiming Christmas Comedy from under corporate noses.

Laugh Out London is involved in two productions to take place as part of Heroes: Grotto of Comedy.

On Dec 9, 11, 12 and 13 we are supporting the Weirdos comedy collective to put on another alternative christmas panto starring a host of the UK’s best comedians, including John Kearns, Harriet Kemsley and Luke McQueen. All profits from A Christmas Tail will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

And on December 15 we put on A BIG Stupid Comedy Night for Charity, a fundraiser for the housing charity Shelter. The evening will feature Stewart Lee, Pappy’s, Josie Long, Nish Kumar, Sara Pascoe and Simon Munnery as The League Against Tedium. Tickets go on sale at 10am November 14. Sign up to the mailing list to receive the link.

Below is a list of shows to be held at the venue in December. Get your tickets for Heroes – Grotto of Comedy.

Wed 3 Dec

THE DARK ROOM: Special Mega Festive Xmas Champion Edition 2.0: £500 Cash Prize + FREE MESSIAH With Every Ticket
Join John Robertson (Challenge TV’s surprisingly popular Videogame Nation) for the world’s only live-action videogame! The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure where you don’t get a damn choice. Winner gets £500 if anyone wins.
£5

Thu 4 Dec

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer Chap-Hop Christmas Ball
Mr B brings The Chap-Hop Christmas Ball to the City! Featuring a special Christmas-tinged set by Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer alongside some special guests – Plus parlour games, dancing and general festive cheer.
£6

Fri 5 Dec

Arthur Smith’s Pissed Up Chatshow
Legend in his own lunchtime and grumpy old man of the highest order Smith presents a chat show where the guests, breathalysed in front of the audience, are utterly smashed.
£6

Fool Members Club Free (Fri 10pm til Late)
Late night vibes jamming and dancing…
FREE

Sat 6 Dec

Improvisers: Assemble
A celebration of London’s best improvisers featuring Cariad Lloyd and Upstairs Downton
£6

Fool Members Club Free (Sat 10pm til Late)
Late night vibes jamming and dancing…
FREE

Mon 8 Dec

Scot Capurro’s Christmas Position with Second Elf David Mills
Scott Capurro brings his critically acclaimed live comedy chat show to the Grotto, with New Act of The Year 2011 ) second banana David Mills.
£5

Tue 9 Dec

Weirdos Alternative Panto
A unique pantomime experience starring the best alternative comedians in the UK (John Kearns, Luke McQueen, Harriet Kemsley etc)
£10

Wed 10 Dec

Bob Slayer’s Secret Santa Show (not for Kids!)
Santa Bob Slayer has come bearing gifts.
FREE

Thu 11 Dec

Weirdos Alternative Panto
A unique pantomime experience starring the best alternative comedians in the UK (John Kearns, Luke McQueen, Harriet Kemsley etc)
£10

Fri 12 Dec

Weirdos Alternative Panto
A unique pantomime experience starring the best alternative comedians in the UK (John Kearns, Luke McQueen, Harriet Kemsley etc)
£10

Fool Members Club Free (Fri 10pm til Late)
Late night vibes jamming and dancing…
FREE

Sat 13 Dec

Weirdos Alternative Panto
A unique pantomime experience starring the best alternative comedians in the UK (John Kearns, Luke McQueen, Harriet Kemsley etc)
£10

Fool Members Club Free (Sat 10pm til Late)
Late night vibes jamming and dancing…
FREE

Mon 15 Dec

Laugh Out London presents A BIG Stupid Comedy Night for Charity
Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Simon Munnery and more raise money for Shelter
£12

Tue 16 Dec

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society – ACMS / BCMS
An ACMS special for the British Comedy Awards…
£5

Wed 17 Dec

Muriel The Bastard Cabaret (Alfie Brown) – plus That Pair & Twisted Loaf – Double Bill
A kids show for ‘groan ups’ and an alternative cabaret night hosted by new drag phenom ‘Muriel The Bastard’
£5 each or £8 for both

Thu 18 Dec

Secret Santa-Geddon & Heroes Grande Finale….
Expect some very very special presents in Santa Bob Slayer’s sack of Comedians and Special Guests
£5

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