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Comedians take over abandoned venue in London City (again)

Stewart Lee comedy Christmas grotto of comedy

Stewart Lee performing at last year’s event (photo by Dave Jones)

Laugh Out London comedy club is excited to again be one of several London-based comedy promoters to put on shows at an abandon city pub this Christmas season.

Bob Slayer, the crazed genius behind Bob’s BlundaBus and the magnificent Heroes of Comedy venue at the Edinburgh Fringe, has exerted his powerful charms and once again secured the long-disused 27 Throgmorton Street – a former gentlemen’s club – and turned its basement into a magnificent comedy venue hosting innovative and alternative comedy throughout December.

Bob’s Grotto of Comedy at the HoHo Theatre will play host to acts such as Stewart Lee and Jon Richardson and shows such as all-comedian take on Frozen and the now traditional Weirdos alternative pantomime.

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 Grotto At The HoHo Theatre

On Dec 8-11 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 Pat Cahill. All profits from Weirdos for Christmas Number One will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

And on December 18-19 we put have a weekend of amazing comedy featuring several huge names, such as Stewart Lee and Harry Hill, and rising stars such as Spencer Jones and LetLuce, all in aid of housing charity Shelter. Other comedians performing at Laugh Out London’s Christmas Comedy Weekend for Shelter include Henning Wehn, Isy Suttie, Robert Newman, John Kearns and Rachel Parris.

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Below is a list of shows to be held at the venue in December. Get your tickets for Grotto At The HoHo Theatre

Tue 1 Dec

7pm – Grotto Launch: Comedians Pub Quiz (FREE)

Thu 3 Dec

7pm – Richard Herring: Happy Now? (£9 or £14 double bill)

9pm – Boothby Graffoe & special guest Nick Pynn (£9 or £14 double bill)

Fri 4 Dec

7pm – Bearpit Podcast (podcast): Season 2 (£5)

Sat 5 Dec

6pm – Short Com Ye Faithful (£5 PWYW or £7 double bill)

8pm – Comedians Cinema Club Do Frozen! (£5 or £7 double bill)

Tue 8 to Fri 11 Dec

7:45pm Weirdos for Christmas Number 1: An Alternative Panto (£10)

Sat 12 Dec

7pm GIT: Jon Richardson, Lloyd Langford & Dan Atkinson (£10)

Sun 13 Dec

3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, Midnight
Santageddon Ghost Tour: HoHo Theatre Backstage (£5/£3)

Mon 14 Dec

7pm – Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer: HoHo Hop (£7 or £10 double bill)

9pm – Topping & Butch: A Finger In Every Pie! (£7 or £10 double bill)

Wed 16 Dec

7pm – Ellis & Rose’s Brainwash Club with Tony Law (£5)

Thu 17 Dec

7pm – This Is Your Trial: Josie Long, Arthur Smith, Tim Fitzhigham (£7)

Fri 18 Dec

7pm – Laugh Out London’s Big Christmas Weekend for Shelter (£12)
w/ Stewart Lee, Harry Hill, Spencer Jones, LetLuce, Henning Wehn

Sat 19 Dec

7pm – Laugh Out London’s Big Christmas Weekend for Shelter (£12)
w/ Robert Newman, John Kearns, Rachel Parris, Isy Suttie

Sun 20 Dec

7pm – Alternative Christmas Memorial Society #ACMS (£5)

Mon 21 Dec

7pm – Nick Helm’s Christmas Fuckfest (£10)

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