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Comedy
Comedy

Kemah Bob’s FOC IT UP! podcast is blowing comedy’s doors wide open

The Texan comic says the comedy scene doesn’t cater for all audiences - or comics

Comedy

Joz Norris at Soho Theatre: a brilliantly madcap magic meltdown

This brilliant show was a Fringe highlight - now it’s landed in London

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The Destination: Jessica Fostekew on the magic of comedy

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The Journey: Jessica Fostekew on new comedy gigs

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The Introduction: Comedian Jessica Fostekew on awkward gig moments

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The Destination: Comedian Huge Davies on his relationship with ducks

Comedy

Leo Reich at the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh review: Brilliant

One of the most exciting breakout stars at the Fringe this year

Comedy

Maisie Adam at Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh: Brilliantly observed comedy

Her show is a succession of brilliantly observed dispatches from her life

Comedy

Chloe Petts at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh: Stunningly accomplished

Petts handles hot topics like gender in an accessible, calm and funny way

Comedy

Edinburgh Fringe 2022: Our pick of the 20 must-see comedy shows

This year promises an festival like no other. Here are the shows not to miss at the annual jamboree

Comedy

Luisa Omielan at Soho Theatre review: Why is she not a household name?

This Greatest Hits-style set features plenty of punchy routines

Comedy

Comedian Sikisa on Edinburgh, immigration and her love for Brixton

Discovered while working in a pub, the comic has to take holiday allowance from her legal work to make her Edinburgh Fringe debut next month

Comedy

Alan Partridge: Stratagem, O2 Arena - patchy but a reliable joy

Steve Coogan inhabits his desperate, naff creation so seamlessly you completely lose sight of him

Comedy

Athena Kugblenu: Shaking Her Class at Soho Theatre: a real class act

The Londoner’s show mixes profound thoughts with mischievous gags

Comedy

Chris Rock at the Royal Albert Hall: still piercing, but could sharpen

Rock dealt with the big issues mostly with aplomb but a few of his jokes had a distinctly old-fashioned feel

Comedy

Comic Athena Kugblenu on her new Soho theatre show about class

One of the smartest acts on the circuit tackles our bizarre relationship with class in her new hour

Comedy

Table Manners at the Palladium: A simple and effective crowdpleaser

The appreciative screams at the start of this live outing for Jessie and Lennie Ware were louder than anything you’d hear at a stand-up gig

Comedy

Schalk Bezuidenhout at Soho Theatre: positively a name to watch

Not yet in the league of his compatriot Trevor Noah, this South African comic is still definitely one to watch

Comedy

Bill Bailey at Wembley Arena: a sublime celebration of silliness

An ever-changing, never boring two hour spectacular

Comedy

Julian Clary review: Adult comedy that makes you giggle like a child

Clary is back turning the air blue with bawdy humour and smutty stories

Comedy

Top of the Pods – How live podcasts are taking over comedy

The format has gone from low-cost side hustle to, for some, a lucrative bread-winner, and audiences are flocking to them

Comedy

Katherine Ryan: Missus at the Palladium: she’s living her best life

A lot has happened for the sassy, sardonic stand-up, a story charted in her hilarious but heart-warming new show

Comedy

Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees review - she’ll blow you away

The American standup already has a hit on her hands with this racy but philosophical monologue

Exhibitions

Support Ukraine with the latest cultural events in London

Donate to the war effort while enjoying the latest in culture from around London

Comedy

Teenage Cancer Trust Comedy Night at the Royal Albert Hall review

The long-delayed annual fundraiser made a triumphant return

Comedy

Jack Whitehall with Hilary and Michael at the Eventim Apollo review

The standup and film actor seemed happy to take a back seat while his parents regaled the audience with anecdotes

Comedy

Hannah Gadsby at the Palladium: A comedian at the top of her game

After the success of her two shows Nanette and Douglas, recorded for Netflix, Gadsby’s latest proves that good things do come in threes

Comedy

Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip - this comic’s one smart cookie

This run of the comedian’s latest show is something of a victory lap

Music

Teen Cancer Trust: Who will perform, when is it and where can I watch?

The Who returns to the stage after two years with an acoustic set.

Comedy

Comedy in London in March 2022 - the best gigs to see this month

We’ve rounded up all the most hilarious comedy for you to watch in London this month

Comedy

Catherine Bohart at Soho Theatre: she’s still smiling, and so will you

After a disastrous couple of years, the Irish comic’s standing tall - and making a great show about it

Comedy

Nabil Abdulrashid at Soho Theatre: he’ll captivate and crack you up

With his winning back story, the Britain’s Got Talent finalist works comedy magic

Comedy

Ben Elton comedy review: yes he’s male and pale, but still not stale

Forty years after his debut as a stand-up, the comedian’s still got it

Comedy

Maisie Adam: The rising star comic on her next gig, Live at the Apollo

During the pandemic the comic’s profile has soared - now she’s on the biggest comedy show on TV

Comedy

Bridget Christie review: Her comic potency remains undiminished

The highly accomplished stand-up’s new show deserves to be seen by as many people as possible

Comedy

Mo Gilligan and Friends: The Black British Takeover: A sparkling show

The superstar comic made generous space to shine light on talents that should have more exposure

Comedy

Pete Davidson Netflix special: Sheds light on the newsworthy star

What is it that makes the young comic such a magnet for amazing women? And can we work it out from his act?

Theatre

Police Cops The Musical at New Diorama Theatre: Zesty but messy

This riotous song and dance spectacular is fun but it has the potential to be a lot better with a bit of judicious editing

Comedy

Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show review: whistle-stop tour of ideas

Not everything works, but Newman has an inquisitive mind and is still an entertainer at heart