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Three To See on 22 Jan: Adam Riches – Inane Chicanery, Alex Edelman – Just For Us, Chris Washington – Dream Big

By | Published on Monday 15 January 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Adam Riches – Inane Chicanery | Soho Theatre | 22 Jan – 3 Feb
You know that thing we sometimes end up doing where we tip three shows in one day at the same venue? And admittedly, it’s usually Soho Theatre? Well, yet again, they’ve started three class acts on the same day, so here they all are, starting with TW-super-fave Adam Riches. Can you even call yourself a fan of character comedy if you haven’t seen this man perform at least ten times? Improve your fan-resume right now, info here.

Alex Edelman – Just For Us | Soho Theatre | 22 Jan-3 Feb
The last act and this one have something in common, both being recipients of Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Adam Riches won the main prize back in… 2011? And Alex Edelman won the newcomer gong in 2014. You may also have seen him on that Live At The BBC strand. And this show, ‘Just For Us’ is about gorillas who can do sign language and tribalism. I think that’s all the info you need, head this way to book.

Chris Washington – Dream Big | Soho Theatre | 22-24 Jan
And another Edinburgh Comedy Award connection here, for lo, Chris Washington was nominated for the newcomer prize at the most recent Fringe. I didn’t actually intend that for today’s theme, or indeed the theme of white male comedians, but sometimes these things, like it or not, just come together. Anyway, last but not least is this up and coming northerner (it’s a factor, I like northerners, because I am a northerner) who has recently supported Jason Manford and Tom Stade on tour. All the details are here.