Comedy Music

Today in London: Saturday 18 May 2013

By | Published on Tuesday 14 May 2013

Channel4's Comedy Gala

London-based connoisseurs of scallops and roll-mops alive-alive-o will love today’s Cockles And Mussels extravaganza at the Museum Of London Docklands, as features fishy party-favours and live music c/o Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee and his Nest Collective. But if jellied eels aren’t quite your bag, try instead this fresh catch of civic cultural chum…


Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, The O2, 18 May (pictured)
A neatly alphabetised bevy of big-name telly stars, not least Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Diversity, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jo Brand, Jonathan Ross, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Miranda Hart, Nina Conti, Jon Richardson, Noel Fielding, Paddy McGuinness, Paul Chowdhry, Rhod Gilbert, Rich Hall, Russell Brand, Seann Walsh, Tom Stade and Warwick Davis, show in force to raise smiles and £s for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Details and tickets here.

Bring It Home For Homelessness, Union Chapel, 18 May
Like a blonde, Foster’s Award-winning comic bazooka whose only aim is to raise cash for charity, Roisin Conaty is firing on all cylinders as headliner at this vital fundraiser in aid of St Mungo’s and the Margins Project. But she isn’t doing it solo, oh no, because she has an all-girl, all-amazing stand-up army (Mae Martin, Cariad Lloyd, Trodd en Bratt, Grainne Maguire and The Boom Jennies) by her side. Details and tickets here.


McFly – The Best Of McFly, Wembley Arena, 18 May
Still piping hot pop real-estate after many years in the game, Dougie, Tom, Harry and Danny brave a 12,500-sized mass of mums N daughters to play their very greatest hits. Details and tickets here.

Simian Mobile Disco, XOYO, 18 May
Moveable synth DJs SMD, aka James Ford and Jas Shaw, take turns on the turntables (ha ha) at XOYO tonight, spinning a mix of their tracks (‘We Are Your Friends’, ‘It’s The Beat’, ‘Audacity Of Huge’ et al) and the tracks of others. Details and tickets here.

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