If the news has left you feeling a little down, then perk yourself up with some of the best live comedy to be found in London:
Tez Ilyas – Made In Britain – Soho Theatre – March 21st – 25th
One of British comedy’s most exciting rising stars, Tez Ilyas is heading out on his debut nationwide tour.Made in Britain is his second stand up show, which sold out every single performance (including extra shows) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 and gained spectacular critical acclaim. BBC Radio 4 based on his show TEZ Talks with a second show already commissioned.
Eleanor Conway – Walk Of Shame – The Albany – March 25th & 30th
Her debut stand up show ‘Walk of Shame’, which premiered at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim, is set to embark on a nationwide tour UK next month. Eleanor is a Comedy Store King Gong finalist and has been performing stand-up since 2014. Eleanor is also playing Vaults Festival.
The Club – Vaults Festival – The Cage – Wed 1st – 5th & Sat 4th & 5th March
The Club, starring and written by Ruaraidh Murray, comes to London’s Vaults Festival from 1st – 5th March after a hugely successful sell out and critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival run last year, that premiered this new exciting theatre production. This dark and seedy comedy also stars Mark Farrelly. Think Phoenix Nights meets The Soprano’s.
Jamali Maddix – Soho Theatre (Upstairs) 27th Feb – 4th March
Comedian Jamali Maddix has truly risen – the creator of his own Viceland show ‘Hate Thy Neighbour’ -is an exciting new talent that over the last 18 months has cemented his path to worldwide success. The young comedian, whose many fans include Spike Jonze, brings his unprecedented, unedited and unflinchingly funny debut hour ‘Chickens Come Home To Roost’ to the Soho Theatre. The run follows a critically acclaimed and sold out Edinburgh run in 2016 and starts on Monday 27th February culminating on 4th March.
Sophie Willan – Soho Theatre (Upstairs) – April 21-22nd & 24th-29th
Introducing comedy star Sophie Willan, who brings her exceptional Edinburgh 2016 show, “On Record” – Bolton born Sophie grew up in and out of the Care System. At 23, the State unexpectedly handed over all of her personal records. In her deeply personal show, this very special rising star explores who she is today through the eyes of the numerous experts that assessed her growing up.