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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Drive-In comedy, DJs, films and kids shows in a car park will be ‘like going out, but staying in’

The Hampstead Garden Suburb performer and lyricist got creative with his new podcast for the over 60s after being forced to self-isolate

A fixture of the north London comedy circuit is going online – with ticket prices dependent on the audience members’ situation during coronavirus lockdown.

Hampstead resident Bill Oddie was among those mourning the death of his former comedy partner in The Goodies

With the closure of venues the livelihoods of thousands of artists and entertainers has been affected. Here’s how some familiar faces from the comedy circuit have adapted to lockdown.

The Crouch End comic lays bare her dysfunctional childhood and relationship with her mum in her first ever stand up show

Growing up the daughter of New Labour spin doctor Alistair Campbell was a childhood like few others but the irrepressible comic is mining it for all its crazy humour

A north London rock’n’roll comedian heads up the bill at a Highgate pub this month.

The Hampstead comic takes up a month-long residency in the West End with a set that is so consummate and laid back it feels ad libbed

The Hampstead-based comic talks fame, ageing and the joys of north London ahead of his latest stand-up show

The Stoke Newington comic nominated for best newcomer talks about honesty, cruelty and judging your friends in her stand-up show at JW3 and Soho Theatre

The Muswell Hill comic returns to stand-up to vent her rage at relentless positivity, toxic femininity and owning your angry inner self

Comedy duo Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness set up their 80s video shop in Muswell Hill to spin some vintage tunes and screen vampire horror comedy The Lost Boys

After a shock cancer diagnosis the jazz singer has turned to cabaret and comedy to raise funds for a worthy cause

Tina Lazarus whose son Jacob was treated by medics after a horrific car crash is raising money for the lifesaving charity

After a landmark appearance at Edinburgh Fringe, one of this country’s leading comedy talents returns to the stage next week as his tour of The Infinite Show stops off in London.

Inspired by the prophets in their lives, Orthodox Jewish comic Ashley Blaker and Muslim stand-up Imran Yusuf take their comedy show on the road

By day Jamie Finn serves up Giacobazzi’s delicious fare but by night her performs on the comedy circuit

Miles Jupp gives a funny and very English account of the life of Mary Poppins actor David Tomnlinson

Improv comedy seems to be having a moment and performer Philippa Peacock explains whey she and audiences are addicted to this raw seat of your pants entertainment

The leftie comic’s empassioned look at the National Health service may not be laugh a minute but is compelling and thought-provoking

Coronation Street actress Maureen Lipman performs a one-woman variety show on the Southbank this Christmas, just don’t call her a ‘National Treasure’

Hampstead comedian trials out material for his next stand-up tour titled SuperNature

Ally Pally’s newly revamped theatre hosts a characteristically surreal and deadpan set by the dishevelled Irish comic

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