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Rye Laughs review

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Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer and Reviewer

Last week saw the final Rye Laughs comedy night of the year and the last ever at Peckham’s The Nines, before it moves to new home Peckham Springs next month.  

In three short years, hosts Rose Johnson and Sarah Nade have built the event – which takes place on the third Wednesday of each month – into one of the most consistently enjoyable around.  And the latest show was a perfect example of what Rye Laughs has to offer: a relaxed environment packed with excellent young comedians bestowing South Londoners with a great blend of material.

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Category: Comedy
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Birthday Girls: Sh*t Hot Party Legends, 15th – 19th November 2016 at Soho Theatre

This week, the fantastic Birthday Girls bring their pacy, raucous and hilarious show – Sh*t Hot Party Legends – to Soho Theatre for five nights of pure fun.  It follows the show’s extremely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it deservedly picked up our award for Best Comedy Sketch Act of 2016.  

Ahead of their London appearances, Ian Cater caught up with Rose Johnson, Beattie Edmondson and Camille Ucan to chat about lady gardens, awkward situations and the inspiration behind their weirdest creations.

Nothing captured the mad spirit of the 2016 Fringe quite like Birthday Girls.  No one else press-ganged their audience onto a wild night out, handing out shots, dancing and decorating them with glitter.  And no other act managed to produce such an enjoyable rollercoaster of surrealist, crude and subtly well-observed fun.  Assuming that Birthday Girls – Rose Johnson, Beattie Edmondson and Camille Ucan – recreate that same spirit in London, Soho Theatre audiences are in for something special.

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Category: Comedy
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What’s On London Comedy Awards 2016

Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

Now the sun has firmly set on this year’s season of comedy festivals, it’s time for What’s On London to announce our 2016 Comedy Award Winners and alert you to where you can catch these acts over the next couple of months.  

The field is stronger than ever before.  Londoners are privileged to have such a talented generation of performers available to entertain them across the city on each and every night of the week, in every conceivable style.  Whether you’re after stand-up, music, sketches, improv or something else entirely, the list of winners below contains something for everyone.

So follow our advice: make this the season of good cheer, book some tickets, get out of the house and keep yourself warm with the roar of laughter.

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Category: Comedy
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Birthday Girls: Sh*t Hot Party Legends review

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Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable time at the Fringe than an hour of Birthday Girls’ raucously funny sketches.

From the second you enter the room to find the performers handing out shots, dancing wildly and decorating the audience with glittery makeup, you know that fun’s the aim of the game for the next hour.  Birthday Girls – Rose Johnson, Beattie Edmondson and Camille Ucan – hijack the crowd on their Saturday night out, the basis from which their hilarious sketches spill.  In between, the trio perform amazingly choreographed and suggestive dances – the kind of segues used on TV sketch shows, where they’re surely destined to be.

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Category: Comedy