Comedy London

24Feb10

Holy shit there’s a feast of good comedy on in London at the moment. Two quick recommendations:

If you get a chance, head down to the London Comedy Improv at the Phoenix Bar. I went about two two weeks ago and it was genuinely one of the funniest nights out I’ve had this year. Michael Legge is razor sharp (why haven’t I seen him before? Man should have a show of some sort). Ditto Rufus Hound, who’s gearing up to be the hottest property of 2010. Tara Flynn is very funny and very pretty, and Tiernan Douieb and Ewan McIntosh are both extremely gifted improv performers.

The shows are guaranteed to be different each time, and it only costs a fiver if you’ve picked up the password (just follow @LondonImprov on  twitter for updates). It’s utterly, thoroughly brilliant.

Also on tonight is very decent set at the Tabernacle. The Tab seems to be taking on a new mantle as a regular comedy venue, which, as a west Londoner, I can only applaud. And this week they’re bringing out Andy Zaltzman, Pappy’s Fun Club, character comedy from Brian Gittins and headlining, the brilliant Milton Jones.  Just superb.

[Edit: I ended up going to London Improv, and it didn’t disappoint. Again a wonderful set of performers, including musical accompaniment from a very talented girl called Kirsty Newton. I will definitely go again]

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