Today in London: Tuesday 29 January 2013

Comedy Theatre

Daniel Simonsen

Worry not people, it’s very nearly February. And to help you through these final few days of January, have a helping of early-week cultural delights…

TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES

Daniel Simonsen – Champions, Soho Theatre, 29 Jan – 2 Feb (pictured)
Dour Nordic comic Daniel Simonsen riffs on oversized teeth and normal-sized cats for five nights of his Edinburgh Newcomer Award-winning show. Details and tickets here.

John Hegley & Friends, Betsey Trotwood, 29 Jan
(Unofficial) kids’ laureate John Hegley is back with a multitude of special guests (and DJ Gary); singing, playing the ukulele and generally larking about, kind of like the silly teacher you never had. Details and tickets here.

Progressive Women’s Funny Fundraiser, Comedy Pub Soho, 29 Jan
Tiernan Douieb plays man-foil to a host of independent she (and he)-comics representing Progressive Women everywhere. Guest speakers tonight include Bridget ChristieHelen Keen and the oh-so masculine Chris Coltrane. Details and tickets here.

TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES

The Captain of Köpenick, Olivier Theatre, 29 Jan – 4 Apr
The NT’s Adrian Noble lends new significance to German playwright Carl Zuckmayer’s pre-war satire about a petty criminal posing as a high-ranking army captain. Details and tickets here.

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Posted: Tuesday January 22 2013