Today in London: Monday 10 December 2012
Can there really be only two weeks now until Christmas Eve? Yes there can.
Which by my reckoning means there’s a whole two weeks until you should start worrying about Christmas shopping, so instead focus on these cultural gems…
TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES
Don’s Bah Humbug Show, Comedy Store Piccadilly Circus, 10 Dec
The Comedy Store’s Christmas-phobic boss Don Ward tempts tapdancing MC Charlie Baker, self-styled ‘fancy man’ Paul Tonkinson, ‘Mock The Week’ panellist Ian Stone and gaelic rapper Rob Broderick aka Abandoman to partake in tonight’s non-festivities. Tickets here.
Paul F Taylor – The Greatest Show In The World Ever, Hen And Chickens Theatre, 10 Dec (pictured)
Having kept it secret since “the dawn of time”, apparently, personable kook Paul F Taylor allows his audience tonight a pre-premiere glimpse of his new show, as features slides, jokes, a robot and a guest appearance by comedian Nick Hodder. Advance tickets still in stock here.
Robin And Partridge, Christmas MADventure Club, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 10 Dec
Comedy costumiers Robin And Partridge invite us all to spend a Christmas Day with the vari-talented (if fictional) Family Peterson, played by ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ sparkler Aisling Bea, Storyteller exraordinaire Sarah Bennetto, clowning double-act Bo Gurkin, Karl Schultz as ‘beehived alt hero’ Matthew Kelly, the irrepressible Ben Target, and theatre troupe The London Leisure Pirates. Prized tickets available at this link.
TODAY’S MUSIC CHOICES
Allah-Las, Shacklewell Arms, 10 Dec
Byrds-like LA psychedelics Allah-Las, whose eponymous first LP was released last month, will be playing tracks from said just-released LP within the very pleasant embrace of Dalston’s Shacklewell Arms tonight. Play the band’s new single, ‘Vis-A-Vis’, as you browse for tickets.
Stealing Sheep, Bush Hall, 10 Dec
Following the rise of their first LP, ‘Into The Diamond Sun’, harmonious folk trio Stealing Sheep headline tonight at Uxbridge’s Bush Hall. The show looks to be sold out online, but physical tickets are purchasable on the door.