Comedy Theatre Today In London

Three To see on 29 Nov: Elf Lyons – Swan, Garrett Millerick – The Devil’s Advocate, Odessa Stories

By | Published on Wednesday 22 November 2017

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

Elf Lyons – Swan | Soho Theatre | 28 Nov-2 Dec (pictured)
There’s an awful lot of good comedy on at the Soho Theatre at the moment. Well, I suppose there always is, but I don’t know, it seems especially thick with talent this week. Anyway, here’s one of those talents, Elf Lyons, performing the show that won her an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and a five star review from our reviewer. So if you didn’t manage to see this clowny, balletic feast during the Fringe run, now is your chance. See the venue website here for details.

Garrett Millerick – The Devil’s Advocate | 2Northdown | 29 Nov-3 Dec
“I’ve just accidentally bought a house in the heart of ‘Brexit Country’. My membership of the ‘Urban Liberal Elite’ has been rescinded, subsumed into the ranks of ‘the silent majority’, I’m totally consumed by home improvement, car magazines, property values, bin day and reality television. I’m living an Essex based re-make of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. I have become what I once feared most, I have become Jeremy Clarkson.” Another very classy comedian, beloved by us, performs his recent, acclaimed-at-Fringe show, see these listings here to select a date and book.

Odessa Stories | The Cockpit | 29 Nov-2 Dec
An adaptation of works by journalist and writer Isaac Babel, victim of Stalin’s Great Purge, this show explores life in Odessa’s early twentieth century underworld following the Russian Revolution and the disastrous civil war that ensued. And yes, the play is performed in Russian, but no, you shouldn’t worry too much, because there are English subtitles. For lots more information and to book your tickets, see this page right about here.