During the London leg of his international tour, Indian comedian, Vir Das, sold out the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire with his stand-up performance of ‘Loved’. It turns out there are a mix of Indians and non-Indians in the audience for which he gives thanks to his Netflix specials 'Abroad Understanding' and 'Losing It'. During the [...]
Review |BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas is Attention, O2 Forum Kentish Town
Review by Guest Contributor, Michael Smith Ben De La Crème, or “De La”, and Jinkx Monsoon, are two drag performers best known for being contestants on Ru Paul’s drag race. In 'All I Want For Christmas is Attention', they come together to create a funny, touching, and occasionally sharply cynical show. The show begins with [...]
Review | Jenny Bede: The Musical, Just the Tonic at the Mash House ⋆⋆⋆
Jenny Bede: The Musical is a delightful one-woman show with a stand-up comedy feel. Inspired by the success of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton, Jenny’s generated around 250 ideas for a musical of her own in the hope that one will be picked up by the legend himself, Sir Cameron Mackintosh. And yes, I shamefully did a [...]
Review | NewsRevue – Fifty Shades of May, Canal Cafe Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆
News revue is bloody brilliant. The production staged at the Canal Café theatre is reminiscent of a musicalised Mock the Week episode. It's an hour of non-stop comedic scenes which provide sharp satirical commentary on the messy current political situation we currently find ourselves in. For once instead of lamenting the shit show that Brexit is or the buffoon who holds the highest office in the US, this pokes fun at the farce that it all is and provides unexpected comic relief.