All posts tagged: comedy

Scummy Mummies Book Signing

Join local comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn at The Ivy House on Tuesday 11th July as they introduce their new book ‘Scummy Mummies’. This free event is hosted by Rye Books and will be a celebration of parenting failures, hilarious confessions, fish fingers and wine. ‘Honest, gutsy and laugh out loud…. Do your pelvic floor exercises before reading as you may pee your pants’ Kathy Lette 7pm, The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, London SE15 3BE.

Local Comic Brings Internationally Renowned Acts to New Weekly Comedy Night

Once a comedy hub, Forest Hill will rise again in the stand-up world if Robyn Perkins, a local resident, has anything to say about it. Perkins, who has been rated 5-stars by Voice Mag, brings with her three years of successful comedy nights around London, to launch a weekly comedy night on Tuesday nights at The Honor Oak Pub, SE23, called Laugh Train Home. Starting on June 13th, the Laugh Train Home host will welcome Edinburgh preview shows from TV credited acts including John Robins (Mock the Week, Radio X), Ivo Graham (Live at the Apollo), Dane Baptiste (Hither Green superstar, writer of BBC sitcom Sunny D, Live at the Apollo & more), Sarah Kendall (two time Edinburgh Award nominee), Tom Deacon (Capital FM Breakfast Show host), and Ellie Taylor (Live at the Apollo). Previews will be running until the Fringe starts from 8-10pm at the pub; tickets are £5 in advance / £7 at the door. Starting September 5th, Laugh Train Home’s pro comedy nights will commence and will run weekly; tickets will be …

The MCT at Alleyn’s Present An Evening of Comedy

The MCT at Alleyn’s present an evening of comedy on Wednesday 14th December with Matt Forde, Mark Cooper Jones and MC Glenn Moore. Matt Forde Matt is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists appearing on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three). Matt’s TV show ‘Unspun with Matt Forde’ premiered this Summer on Dave ‘A first class comic’ The Guardian ‘Highly engaging, inherently funny… An ability to ad lib laughs out of thin air.’ Chortle ‘Smooth as silk. Brings confidence and energy to political satire.’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ‘Thanks goodness for Matt Forde…Combining spot-on impressions with up-to-the-minutes observations.’ ★★★★ Mail on Sunday ★★★★★ The Herald ★★★★ The List ★★★★ Three Weeks Mark Cooper-Jones As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News, hotly tipped as ‘One to Watch’ (Londonisfunny.com). Mark performs stand-up around the country. With much of his material derived from his past experiences of …

“Just So Funny” Comedy Extravaganza raising funds for the Janki Saye Foundation

“Just So Funny” Comedy Extravaganza on Friday 18 November is raising funds for the Janki Saye Foundation. Featuring Arthur Smith, Tony Law, Mark Restuccia, Ariane Sherine with more amazing acts to be revealed on the night…. The Janki Saye Foundation is a Dulwich based charity founded in May 2015 in memory of Janki Saye who lived in West Dulwich for 45 years. The Foundation provides grants to fund assistive technology, which can open up the world of communication and transform lives of people with complex disabilities and special needs. In a short time the charity has made a huge impact and has awarded grants to 12 beneficiaries with conditions which include MS, muscular dystrophy, severe visual impairment, severe traumatic brain injury, Angelman syndrome, autism and global developmental delay. Please show your support and join us for an evening of exceptional comedy, from 7.30pm at the East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane, London SE22. Tickets £25 (includes buffet). Every penny raised on the night through ticket sales, raffle etc will go directly to the Janki Saye …

10 Questions for Helen Lederer

What inspired you to get involved with the Dulwich Literary Festival? I am getting addicted to festivals as I tour ‘Losing it’ and have gone around the country – it will be very special to experience it on my doorstep and with such great names as well! I can see Dulwich in action without getting a train ticket. How long have you lived in the area? About 12 years I think. Hopped over from Brixton – a wonderful little cottage where you could leave your door open. What made you decide to base the protagonist in your book ‘Losing it’ in Dulwich? Ah well, I was sitting in The House of Tippler and thought it might be a great setting for ‘women who have drinks’. The moment when Millie loses her Spanx had us howling at Around Dulwich HQ! What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? Being caught on CCTV in Covent Garden having a much-needed nifty pee pee – well I don’t have proof I was caught but I was always embarrassed …