Today in London: Wednesday 5 December 2012

Comedy Theatre


Comic actor Dave Brown (aka gorilla Bollo in ‘The Mighty Boosh’) shows and auctions his photo portraits of famous comedians like Jimmy Carr, Harry Hill, Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt and Bill Bailey, the real idea being to raise monies for AfriKids. While that’s happening at The Strand Gallery till 15 Dec, here are several of tonight’s alternative cultural goings-on…


Comedy Hoopla presents… Tony Law and Jigsaw, Hoop & Toy, 5 Dec
An omnipresence on the London comedy scene this year, abundantly-bearded ex-Canadian ThreeWeeks cover star Tony Law makes what may be his 1 billionth live appearance of 2012 at the Hoop & Toy-based Comedy Hoopla. He’ll still be magnificent though. His cameo is supplemented by quizzical sketch troupe Jigsaw (pictured), steel-balled Swede Fredrick Andersson, ‘Good On Paper’ comic Sam Fletcher and near-legendary MC Huw Thomas. Tickets to see all five, all at once, are publicly available now.

Stand Up For The Arts, Marylebone Gardens, 5 Dec
Rival sketch collectives Pappy’s and a twice-tonight-booked Jigsaw (did we mention they were pictured?) trade time for ticket profits, with monies raised going toward theatre co Simple8’s new season at the Arcola. Nazi-bashing Penny Dreadful and Edinburgh Comedy Award newcomer prize winning Humphrey Ker also appears. Tickets, please.


Feathers In The Snow, Southwark Playhouse,  5 Dec – 5 Jan 2013
Set to move to a larger, two-auditorium space in Newington Causeway, the Southwark Playhouse presents its last play (till 2018, at least) at its historic London Bridge premises in the shape of ‘Feathers In The Snow’. ‘Tender Napalm’ scribe Philip Ridley premieres his fantastical new family play, a five-hundred year saga featuring an extensive cast, mythical characters and, quite aptly given the theatre’s movements at the moment, themes of magic and migration. Tickets and details here.

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Posted: Wednesday November 28 2012