Laugh Out London presents the fifth day of the Laugh Out London Comedy Festival 2017 at the Old Queens Head with four work in progress shows from four superb comics as they prepare for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe…
Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017
Venue: The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd, London, N1 8LN
Nearest station: Angel (7 minute walk)
Time: Doors 12:00 noon, First show 12:30pm, End 6:00pm
Tickets: £10 advance, £15 on the door
Oh Frig, I’m 50!
‘I only regret the people I didn’t have sex with… And 60% of the people I did have sex with. “The King of Edinburgh” (List) makes a triumphant return on the 30th anniversary of his first Fringe, with his 40th show in his 50th year. Older and wiser? Or just older? And more stupid. Following on from Oh F*ck, I’m 40!, this is the second (and let’s face it, almost certainly penultimate) instalment in Herring’s once-a-decade examination of ageing.
“‘A gloriously infantile delight in mischief, provocation and inspired rudeness” – Guardian
Dead Baby Frog
Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, ‘Shimmer Shatter’, was a second total sell-out.
She’s spoken to millions as former host of ‘Guilty Feminist’ and current host of ‘Made of Human’ podcasts, and appeared on ‘The One Show’, ‘The Now Show’ and ‘Live From The BBC’.
Edinburgh Comedy Awards – Best Newcomer 2015
Chortle Awards – Best Newcomer 2014
“Eye-catchingly odd and disarmingly honest” – Independent
“Compelling, beautifully constructed” – ★★★★ Guardian
Like I Mean It
Winner: Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show 2017. Comedian’s Comedian Podcast host and ‘expert stand-up’ (Times) Goldsmith now commits to the bit. This year: second international tour, seven million downloads, support for Jack Whitehall at Wembley Arena, and look, honestly? My best ever show. I’m so goddamn proud of this, it’s stupider and less clever-clogs and just the funniest stuff I’ve ever created. OK? Back to the PR… Come see how ‘a master of the form’ (Independent) ‘makes it look easy’ (Chortle.co.uk). Via As Yet Untitled and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central..
“A comic with a penetrating imagination” ★★★★ – The Scotsman
“Carries the slick professionalism of someone whose been master of their comedy voice for years” ★★★★ – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“A supremely talented stand-up, with a wonderfully funny view of the world and an effortless charm” – Time Out
Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards – Best Newcomer 2016
The last show I made, I ended up saving myself a shit tonne of money in therapy (and time spent scrolling through the internet) trying to find answers to my problems in the shape of a comedy show that people wanted to come and see. So my question this time around: what else do I need to sort out? At the moment probably my obsession with being liked, in a world where being ‘liked‘ is now a currency. I’m running like Forrest Gump with this at the moment, who knows where it’ll end up.
“A flawless show from accomplished comedian…. a stunning blend of side-splitting comedy and heart-wrenching storytelling” ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby
“a highly original voice and is unafraid to mix lowbrow, explicit anecdotes with the emotionally intimate” ★★★★★ – Three Weeks