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Preview: Simon Warner’s Viva Hypnosis at Leicester Square Theatre

Comedy hypnotist, Simon Warner, brings his mesmerising act to the West End stage for the first time in 15 years with Viva Hypnosis for two nights only at the Leicester Square Theatre just before Christmas. Continue reading

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Live at Zedel: Miss Hope Springs at Crazy Coqs

A night on the town wound down with a maudlin performance replete with twinkling piano keys in a swank cocktail bar was the right mix for a Saturday outing in Soho. Continue reading

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London Clown Festival

As clowning is intended (I suppose), performers allowed themselves to be the butt of their own jokes to reflect the follies and quirks of all of us. I especially loved the sneering, nervous-laughter-inducing improv of The Establishment; the manic miming of Inda Perada; the preposterous gags and observations of Ben Target (pictured above); and the athletic dithering of Helen Duff. Continue reading

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Send in the London Clown Festival

Hosted at London’s newest Arts Hub, The Omnitorium at Manor House, from 10 to 19 June London Clown Festival is “a festival of physical comedy and clown influenced contemporary performance” exploring “what clown is to the modern performer and their audiences.” Continue reading

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Good Stuff #46

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Lazy Arm With its 700mm … Continue reading

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Good Stuff #43

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Jason Manford on Call Centre Frustrations #TodayIwill

Barclaycard has created five videos featuring snippets from the stand-up routine of the comedian Jason Manford sharing hilarious observations about all those pesky money/payment situations we find ourselves in too often these days. Continue reading

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Review: Mark Little #SecretMeetings at the Museum of Comedy

Olivier award winning Mark Little had his small audience of “comrades” in stitches for most of the show with astute and politically charged observations presented in a madcap if thoughtful manner with an ample dose of off the cuff and self effacing improv alongside plenty of zany antics ensuring nothing was taken too seriously. Continue reading

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Preview: Mark Little #SecretMeetings

Olivier award winning Mark Little brings his anarchistic form of stand-up to the Museum of Comedy for a series of six fiercely funny and politically uncompromising #SecretMeetings, starting 19 February. Mark is probably best known for his role as Joe … Continue reading

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Miss Behave’s Gameshow at London Wonderground

Miss Behave and her glamourous assistant Harriet (aka a rather thickly bearded Harry Clayton-Wright) wedge a full-on and eclectic variety show into a wacky gameshow demanding out of (and sometimes even on top of) your seats audience participation. It’s at once arbitrary, absurd, inane, and asinine … not to mention astoundingly fun! Ya got two more opportunities to catch Miss Behave at the London Wonderground. If you’re keen for camped up and mildly dirty entertainment, you’d be wise to book your tickets now. Continue reading

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Leicester Square Box Office: Your First Stop for the Best of London Theatre and More

For more than 20 years, Leicester Square Box Office has been offering tickets to the public for a variety of West End productions at half price, discount and full price to ensure customers find the tickets they’re after. Continue reading

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Ron Burgundy – It’s Not about Smelly Pirate Hookers. #BurgundyMoments

Everybody listen up! The legend Ron Burgundy has teamed up with FindAnyFilm.com to tell you how to get real Moments Worth Paying For. Note: it’s not with smelly pirate hookers. Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Night Dream with David Walliams and Sheridan Smith

Magic, intrigue and an exceptionally twisty plot are the hallmarks of this romantic comedy that’s as relevant and timely today as when it was first performed during the Elizabethan era. As the Bard writes, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” Of course, that’s what makes the subject such a compelling theme for theatre. Continue reading

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Go on a Blind Date at the Charing Cross Theatre, London (OneTravel)

Direct from New York for a limited run at London’s Charing Cross Theatre is Blind Date starring Canadian comedienne Rebecca Northan as Mimi, a “lovable minx of a Parisian clown.” Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Blind Date at the Charing Cross Theatre

I’m more than happy to recommend Blind Date at the Charing Cross Theatre to anyone looked for some light hearted entertainment. I wouldn’t even mind seeing this comedy again, honestly, especially considering that all performances promise to be different with a new (and haplessly unsuspecting) leading man every time. Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Mandrake at the Brockley Jack

Adapting Machiavelli’s Mandrake (from ancient Florentine no less) for the English stage came across as effortless second nature for Howard Coyler. However, a brief chat with the playwright after I caught last night’s performance of the play suggested that Coyler actually did need to put some midnight oil along with plenty of head scratching into his London revival of this classic piece of Italian Renaissance entertainment. Continue reading

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Theatre Preview: Mandrake at the Brockley Jack #MandrakePlay

Opening this week for a couple of weeks’ worth of shows at the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley is Mandrake – a classic work by Machiavelli revived for the London stage for the first time in nearly 30 years. Adapted by playwright and novelist Howard Colyer and directed by Scott Le Crass, this significant piece of literature from the Italian Renaissance with a plot filled with lust, adultery, corruption and deceit should still hold its own with a modern audience and offer more than a few good laughs. Continue reading

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Mandrake – Machiavelli’s Greatest Comedy – at the Brockley Jack Theatre

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Burlexe: Burlesque Inspired Theatre at London’s Shadow Lounge (OneTravel)

I, for one, enjoyed myself immensely when I checked out the show earlier this month. I laughed a lot. I blushed as dancers made eye contact, took to the audience and once when one performer ran her finger along my jawline. Ooh la la! Continue reading

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Burlexe: Burlesque Inspired Theatre at Shadow Lounge, Soho

Featuring skits inspired by real life interviews with contemporary burlesque performers and stories “of the legends” along with actual dancers saucily stripping, Burlexe at Soho’s Shadow Lounge aspires to be the Vagina Monologues of burlesque. How’s that for a Wednesday night out on the town? Continue reading

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Movie Trailer: The Guilt Trip Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan

3000 miles, eight days, one mother of a road trip: The Guilt Trip Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan in cinemas 1 March 2013 Continue reading

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Peep Show’s Robert Webb in Compare the Market Clip (Sponsored)

Do you keep an eye on your interest rates? If not you might get a shock – like a red-headed man creeping up behind you and suddenly yelling, “Learn more about credit cards by watching this film!”. To compare credit … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival (CheapOair)

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. It takes place every August over three weeks in, yep you guessed it, Edinburgh. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog. Photo/Shadowgate

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Highest Stand-Up Comedy Gig in the World

British Airways appear to be raising the bar for both corporate responsibility and stand-up comedy by teaming up with Comic Relief to forge a year-long partnership and deliver a comic treat – one which has never been done before. On … Continue reading

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Upcoming Guru Event: Dinner and an Anchorman at the Exhibit Bar in Balham (Qype does London)

Upcoming Guru Event: Dinner and an Anchorman at the Exhibit Bar in Balham Qype does London, February 2nd 2010 Friday, the 26th of February from 7pm to late, the Exhibit Bar in Balham will treat 10 Qypers plus a guest … Continue reading

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