Comedy ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 22 Jul: Curtain Twitchen, Abi Roberts – Anglichanka, Mortified Live

By | Published on Saturday 15 July 2017

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

Curtain Twitchen | Flying Fantastic | 22 Jul
Our reviewers have really enjoyed shows by Aaron Twitchen in the past, but as far as I can recall, they conformed more to what you would expect from a stand-up show. This preview of his upcoming Edinburgh show is a bit different, though, because he’s combining his stand up skill with his physical circus experience to present an hour of comedy with aerial silk work. Hurrah. Click here for info, and here to book.

Abi Roberts – Anglichanka | Museum Of Comedy | 22 Jul (pictured)
Another show that’s headed north to the edfringe shortly, but which I am not regarding as a preview given that it was also on at last year’s Festival, garnering a praise-filled review from our reviewer. The show focuses on Roberts’ real life experiences of living in the former Soviet Union in the nineties, training to be an opera singer there, and recently returning as a stand-up act. Expect to hear about using outside toilets in -20 temperatures, hardcore vodka consumption and gay rights and censorship in modern Russia. See the venue website here for more.

Mortified Live | Leicester Square Theatre | 22 Jul
This is the odd one out in today’s tips, because although it conforms to an obvious comedy theme, it’s not going to Edinburgh in a couple of weeks time. And it’s also slightly different in that this is a show I absolutely wouldn’t go to see, being the sort of person who really, really, really, cannot stand having to cringe with vicarious embarrassment, but you know, I know not everyone is like me. As you already know, I am sure, this internationally acclaimed show sees folk sharing tales of their awkward and misspent youth via artefacts and diary content. Tickets will be disappearing quickly, try to get yours here.

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