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Canal Cafe Theatre
The Bridge House, Delamere Terrace
Little Venice
London
W2 6ND
+44 (0) 20 7289 6056
mail@canalcafetheatre.com
http://www.canalcafetheatre.com
Nearest Tube/Train Station:
Warwick Avenue or Paddington
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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Unexpected Items
On from 07 Dec 2008 to 07 Dec 2008
Canal Cafe Theatre
by The Unexpected Items

Fresh from a hugely successful tour of America, The Unexpected Items descend upon the Canal Cafe to present an hour of sketches, monologues and musical revue. Expect an evening of comedy fun with a decidedly British twang across a knee tremblingly wide range of subject matter. Come along, laugh at the jokes, get the last tube home. Or go out, then maybe the nightbus.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Comedy Baby
On from 04 Mar 2009 to 04 Mar 2009
Canal Cafe Theatre
by various

One-off comedy night at the Canal Cafe, featuring the talents of...
Kieran Boyd (MC),
Mark Cooper-Jones,
Naz Osmanoglu,
Rob Leworthy,
Ben Target,
Ed Gamble

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Genre - Comedy
Pifftacular
On from 03 Apr 2009 to 03 Apr 2009
Canal Cafe Theatre
by John van der Put

Piff the Magic Dragon is the comedy creation of John van der Put, an award winning contemporary magician and member of the Magic Circle. Combining stunning music, delightfully deadpan humour and a penchant for princesses, this new creation is fast making a name all of his own. Piff the Magic Dragon was a finalist of New Act of the Year at Hackney Empire 2009

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
NewsRevue
On from 23 Apr 2009 to 07 Jun 2009
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Various

The world's longest running live comedy show, updated every week.

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Genre - Comedy
Pippa Evans
On from 12 Jun 2009 to 12 Jun 2009
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Pippa Evans

if.comedy nominee '08, Pippa Evans introduces you to new characters and new ideas in preparation for this year's Edinburgh Extravaganza. 'Murderously funny' (Evening Standard)

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Genre - Comedy
Scales of the Unexpected
On from 14 Jun 2009 to 14 Jun 2009
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Scales of the Unexpected

Scales of the Unexpected are on a mission to save the world one harmony at a time! Accused of musical crimes we didn't commit we are hiding out at the Canal Cafe to bring you our patented blend of madcap medleys and deranged dancing! We pay harmonic homage to the greatest popular music of all time – join us to hear pop's greatest ever One Hit Wonders and to learn the secrets of Literal Choreography. Come and enjoy what one audience member described as ‘the best thing in musical comedy today.’

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Genre - Comedy
Domestic Goddi 2
On from 02 Jul 2009 to 02 Jul 2009
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Rosie Wilkinson & Helen O'Brien

After 2008's sellout show, Rosie Wilkinson and Helen O'Brien return with uniquely-formulated, volume-boosting sketches. “ultra talented ladies” – one4review ****

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical
Pippa's Old Time New Time Music Hall
On from 09 Mar 2010 to 09 Mar 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Pippa Evans and Friends

Roll up! Roll up! It is time for a modern twist on the old classic. Pippa Evans and her comedic pals take on the Old Time Music Hall and give it a fresh lick of paint and a brand new image. This is a Music Hall Show, but up to date – and filled to the brim with top quality Entertainment!

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Comedy Festivalwith Joey Page
On from 12 Mar 2010 to 12 Mar 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Various

COMEDY FESTIVAL
Roll up Roll up! Come while away a magical hour with Malcolm Hardee award nominee for original comedic content Joey Page.
7.30pm

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Marion Allen's Number One Hobby
On from 13 Jun 2010 to 13 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Bea Roberts

Give yourself the perfect treat with this poignant yet humorous monologue by rising talent Bea Roberts about a woman coming to terms with her loss.

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Genre - Stand Up
Test Tube Comedy
On from 14 Jun 2010 to 14 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Various

Ivan Brackenbury,

Raph Shirley,
Dogget and Ephgrave,
Catriona Knox
Dig for Victory!
Rob Higgs

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Genre - Comedy
Jarlath Regan: Not So Common Sense
On from 15 Jun 2010 to 15 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Jarlath Regan

Irish comedy's fastest rising star, Jarlath Regan, makes a one-off flying visit to London to preview his forth-coming Edinburgh show entitled "Not So Common Sense". Following two consecutive years of sell-out shows at the Fringe, his new offering promises to be another stand-up comedy hour of original jokes, stories and illustrations about modern life and heroism.

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Genre - Comedy
Charmed Forces
On from 15 Jun 2010 to 15 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Charmed Forces

Fictional variety act, Charmed Forces comprises of Liz Black, David Elms and Neville Galvin.The show, which includes songs, short plays, verse and comedy vignettes has toured the breadth of the country, including many popular coastal resorts.

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Genre - Comedy
Jimmy McGhie
On from 16 Jun 2010 to 16 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Jimmy McGhie

Jimmy McGhie returns to the Festival with his second solo stand-up show after his acclaimed debut, ‘The Northern Meeting’. This year he explores his lack of drive with stories of trips to Berlin, Africa and Tesco Metro – in a show about potential and how to unrealise it

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Genre - Comedy
Delete the Banjax, Tony Izzet and Pappy's
On from 16 Jun 2010 to 16 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Delete the Banjax

Final BANJAX residency before Edinburgh Fringe 2010 ...and what a line-up, featuring DELETE THE BANJAX (obviously), TONY IZZET ...and PAPPY’S!

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Genre - Comedy
Nathan Caton- Breakfast at Stephanie's
On from 17 Jun 2010 to 17 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Nathan Caton

Award-winner and BBC Radio 4 writer returns with another hilarious hour of a young man trying to live a conventional life with an unconventional family

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Nick Helm: Keep Hold of the Gold
On from 19 Jun 2010 to 19 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Nick Helm

7.30pm
Great Britain's Nick Helm is back on his feet and using them to kick your ass.

Brace yourself for not just an early preview of his new work in progress 'Keep Hold of the Gold', but very possiby the greatest event that has ever occured in the history of mankind.

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Genre - Comedy
Daniel Rigby: Afterbirth
On from 20 Jun 2010 to 20 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Daniel Rigby

7.30pm
At the age of nineteen Daniel Rigby was converted to Christianity. After being stood up by Jesus every Sunday for two years he dumped him.
This is the post natal confession of a lapsed Born-Again.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Doc Brown: Unfamous
On from 22 Jun 2010 to 22 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Doc Brown

A special preview of his brand new Edinburgh show UNFAMOUS

‘Looks as if he was born on stage…with an irresistibly amiable demeanour that gives him an effortlessly charismatic aura – he could yet be the Bill Bailey or Tim Minchin of rap.’ Chortle

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Alex Zane: Just One More Thing...
On from 23 Jun 2010 to 23 Jun 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Alex Zane

A preview of his new Edinburgh show JUST ONE MORE THING...

“Marvellously off the wall” The Stage

“Setting an example for a new generation of slightly fey men” GQ

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Genre - Comedy
Clever Peter: Blood, Sweat and Tears
On from 17 Jul 2010 to 17 Jul 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Clever Peter

With a unique blend of fast paced sketch comedy, the award winning Clever Peter prepare with this preview for their third Edinburgh fringe. This Year expect Blood, Sweat & Tears.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Comedy Pick N Mix
On from 21 Jul 2010 to 21 Jul 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Laura Forde

TTV pictures are showcasing the best in new comedy with a fantastic line up handpicked to start the series off with a bang.

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Matt Tiller's Awkward Situation
On from 10 Oct 2010 to 10 Oct 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Guitar-wielding comedian, Matt Tiller, reprises his Edinburgh show with some extra new bits chucked in for good measure.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Matt Tiller's Awkward Situation
On from 15 Oct 2010 to 15 Oct 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Matt Tiller

Guitar-wielding comedian, Matt Tiller, reprises his Edinburgh show with some extra new bits chucked in for good measure. Celebrate romantic disasters, social faux pas, professional humiliations with quirky one-liners, rants, songs and stand up. ‘Hilarious… has many in the audience crying with laughter’

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
The Three Englishmen and Friends
On from 19 Oct 2010 to 19 Oct 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by The Three Englishmen

Following their 5 Star Edinburgh Fringe show, comedy sketch group The Three Englishmen (TimeOut Critic’s Choice) return to the Canal Cafe Theatre this Autumn to continue their monthly London residency, The Three Englishmen and Friends. Carrying on from the success of their previous twelve-month long, sell-out residency, the Englishmen will be presenting a host of brand new sketches and songs to split your sides, amaze your eyes, and make your heart sing!

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
Ian D Montfort: Touching The Dead
On from 21 Oct 2010 to 22 Oct 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Tom Binns

The five-star sell-out fringe show returns to Canal Cafe for two nights only! Tom Binns has a new character, Ian D. Montfort, The Sunderland Psychic – a Celebrity Seance specialist, who mainly channels dead famous people. Celebrities who have so far made an appearance in Ian’s seances include Ernie Wise, Charles Darwin, St. Joan, Tony Hart, Norris McWhirter, Jeremy Beadle, Reggie Kray and William Shakespeare. The D stands for Dean.

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Genre - New Writing
Rogue Writers
On from 27 Oct 2010 to 27 Oct 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Various

London's new writing just got more exciting! Calling all writers, theatre makers and general creatives – Rogues' Gallery has expanded. Rogue Writers is our monthly scratch night, set up to showcase new writing and theatrical talent.

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Genre - Comedy
Fame Or Fries
On from 28 Oct 2010 to 29 Oct 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by The Flying Penguins

After sell out runs at the Adelaide and Edinburgh festival, the flying penguins return to London with fame or fries! Brenda, a naive farm girl from MudLick, Arkansas, seeks fame in the Big Apple. Fly on her journey of whisky-breath housemates, alley-way love interests and pro-porn agents to see if she finds success, fame, or simply fries!

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Spark
On from 01 Nov 2010 to 01 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Spark

Monthly story-telling event at The Canal Cafe on the first Monday of every month. This month's theme is 'Virtual Reality'. Email spark@gmail.com for more details.

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Genre - Comedy
The Beta Males' Picnic Presents
On from 02 Nov 2010 to 02 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by The Beta Males

Fresh from a sell-out 5* run at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Beta Males' Picnic bring you a fresh hour of brand spanking new sketch comedy every first Tuesday of every month. With a new special sketch/musical guest each time, The Beta Males Picnic proudly present to you myriad monthly tales of melodrama, silliness, and male pattern bonding. November's guests are Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees and Chortle Award Winners IDIOTS OF ANTS, as seen on e4, BBC1 and BBC2. "... sharp and brilliant comedy meets rock 'n' roll hysteria... marvellous."***** (Time Out).

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing
Pizza Man
On from 30 Oct 2010 to 06 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Darlene Craviotto

It's a hot summer's evening and Julie's had a bad day. She lost her job and her roommate Alice just got dumped. Enter Pizza Man who thinks all he will be doing is dropping off a pizza... A hilarious and darling comedy about the female dilemma

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Genre - Comedy
Test Tube Comedy
On from 08 Nov 2010 to 08 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

PAPPY'S FUN CLUB

Plus

DR BROWN
JAMES REDMOND
NISH KUMAR

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical
James Sherwood - One Man And His Piano
On from 09 Nov 2010 to 10 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by James Sherwood

Best Comedy Show 2010 – Hollywood Fringe. Best International Show 2010 – LA Theatre Review. Sony Award Winner 2009 – Best Comedy (writer, The Now Show)Sit-down (on a piano stool) comedy and songs from the Radio 4, Radio 5 and Sky News regular

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical
James Sherwood - One Man And His Piano
On from 09 Nov 2010 to 10 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Sit-down (on a piano stool) comedy and songs from the Radio 4, Radio 5 and Sky News regular.

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Genre - Comedy
Ian D Montford - Touching the Dead
On from 16 Nov 2010 to 16 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

The five-star sell-out fringe show returns to Canal Cafe for two nights only! Tom Binns has a new character, Ian D. Montfort, The Sunderland Psychic – a Celebrity Seance specialist, who mainly channels dead famous people. Celebrities who have so far made an appearance in Ian’s seances include Ernie Wise, Charles Darwin, St. Joan, Tony Hart, Norris McWhirter, Jeremy Beadle, Reggie Kray and William Shakespeare. The D stands for Dean.

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Genre - Comedy
The Comedy Coalition presents Nick Revell + Special Guests
On from 19 Nov 2010 to 19 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Stand-up from the satirical genius that is Nick Revell, the award winning Joe Wells and a very Special Guest straight from the Westminster Village (in a paid-for-cab, obviously).

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Genre - Comedy
News Revue
On from 04 Nov 2010 to 21 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

NewsRevue, the world's longest running live comedy show continues at the Canal Cafe Theatre every Thursday – Saturday at 9.30pm and Sundays at 9pm.

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Genre - Comedy
Rainer Hersch's 'Mozart: Ze Komplete Hystery'
On from 28 Nov 2010 to 29 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Rainer Hersch – star of BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Quote…Unquote – makes a rare London solo appearance. A preview of his new show in which an outrageous Wolfgang Amadeus returns with comedy, music and to ask ‘what the hell happened to all the royalties?’ Costumes, stand-up and piano playing as only a musical genius could. (‘A guaranteed laugh every four bars’ The Scotsman). www.rainerhersch.com

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Genre - Comedy
Jason John Whitehead
On from 30 Nov 2010 to 30 Nov 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Award winning comic Jason John Whitehead is a regular at International Comedy Festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, UK, Holland and his home country of Canada. A regular headliner on the British and International circuit, Jason regularly headlines clubs such as The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Highlight, and The Glee Club. You can also catch him on Comedy Central as part of the Comedy Store season. Join him for an hour of exceptionally funny comedy as he works in his new hour long show.

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Genre - Comedy
Bad Bread
On from 02 Dec 2010 to 02 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

After an award-winning, sold-out run at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival, 'Bad Bread' bring their fast-paced, original sketch comedy, to the Canal Cafe Theatre for a new monthly show (the first Thursday of every month).

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Genre - Comedy
The Marcher Lords
On from 03 Dec 2010 to 03 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

The Lords are coming! The time is near! It’s the beginning of December and we’re using inappropriate Advent analogies! The Marcher Lords are here, bringing tidings of great joy – sketches, songs, stand up and a poor quality chocolate behind every window. Featuring the return of the Infamous, Posthumous Dame Hecate Bamway and any number of her fabulous friends, this frolicsome evening of comedy promises to be significantly more fun than making a Blue Peter Advent crown.

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Genre - Comedy
Mrs Biscuit and the Gentlemen of Leisure
On from 04 Dec 2010 to 04 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Mrs Biscuit is a totally new old (comedy) lady made up of Anna O'Grady, Helen Cripps and Alex Nash. They met at university. Then they lived together. Then they didn't. Then they did again. NOW they are producing some comedy. This is a charmingly skewed take on the difficulties of cohabitation. Come on round to visit them at Number 47.

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Genre - Comedy
The Beta Males' Picnic Presents..
On from 07 Dec 2010 to 07 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Fresh from a sell-out 5* run at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Beta Males' Picnic bring you a fresh hour of brand spanking new sketch comedy every first Tuesday of every month.

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Genre - Comedy
The Fix presents John Kearns Dinner Party
On from 10 Dec 2010 to 10 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

John has some news. For friends, loved ones; there is news. Not knowing how to tell you, he invites you all round for dinner. After past Dinner Parties, he is now legally obliged to state there may not actually be any dinner, and if you do die from food poisoning, let that be a lesson to you. Support, as ever, from Patrick Cahill and the stupendous Joel Dommett, he's been on Skins, is only the bloody star of BBC 2's Popatron and is really very, very good. Too good actually. Don't trust him.

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Genre - Comedy
The Comedy Mutts Present - Muttaramma: Get Your Mutt Out
On from 11 Dec 2010 to 11 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

New(ish) sketch group 'The Comedymutts' bring you an evening of laughter from a slightly perturbed perspective. With a range of gags from politics to paedophiles to xmas pudding we guarantee to put a demonic smile across your face and make you question your morals.

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Genre - Comedy
The Great Big Sketch Off!
On from 12 Dec 2010 to 12 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Two days, four teams, one show to fight it out for the title of The Ultimate Sketch Team Featuring: Late Night Gimp Fight; Idiots Of Ants; The Three Englishmen; The Betamales; The Grandees; Toby; McNeil and Pamphilon, Thankless Child & Dave Simmonds. The Great Big Sketch-Off will be donating profits to The Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

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Genre - Comedy
Luke Jermay - Mind Magic
On from 13 Dec 2010 to 13 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

How often have you wondered what your husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend is really thinking? Maybe whether someone is telling the truth or a lie, or perhaps the guy sitting across from you at a poker table? We all take it s a given that the content of our thoughts are secret, private and unknowable. At least that is what most of us like to think… LUKE JERMAY READS MINDS and he can read your mind. In his one man show ‘Mind Magic’ Jermay showcases his undeniable ability to read and understand non-verbal communication as well as to manipulate and even implant thoughts in the minds of others.

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Genre - Comedy
The Comedy Mutts Present- Muttaramma: Get Your Mutt Out
On from 13 Dec 2010 to 14 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

New(ish) sketch group 'The Comedymutts' bring you an evening of laughter from a slightly perturbed perspective. With a range of gags from politics to paedophiles to xmas pudding we guarantee to put a demonic smile across your face and make you question your morals.

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Genre - Comedy
Mrs Biscuit
On from 15 Dec 2010 to 15 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Mrs Biscuit is a totally new old (comedy) lady made up of Anna O'Grady, Helen Cripps and Alex Nash. They met at university. Then they lived together. Then they didn't. Then they did again. NOW they are producing some comedy. This is a charmingly skewed take on the difficulties of cohabitation. Come on round to visit them at Number 47

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Genre - Comedy
Luke Jermay - Mind Magic
On from 15 Dec 2010 to 16 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

How often have you wondered what your husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend is really thinking? Maybe whether someone is telling the truth or a lie, or perhaps the guy sitting across from you at a poker table? We all take it s a given that the content of our thoughts are secret, private and unknowable. At least that is what most of us like to think…

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Genre - Comedy
The Gentlemen of Leisure
On from 17 Dec 2010 to 17 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

This side-splittingly educational, hilariously inspirational sketch-comedy show will immerse you in a veritable comedic cornucopia of culture.

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Genre - Comedy
The Improverts
On from 19 Dec 2010 to 19 Dec 2010
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

The Improverts are back in town: after yet another sell-out Fringe, Edinburgh's finest improv comedy troupe return to London...for one night only! Hilarious games based entirely on audience suggestions, this festive special featuring players old and new is sure to put you in a jolly good mood.

"Breathtakingly confident...these guys are good." – SCOTSGAY
"Charismatic, quick-witted, consummate professionals who can guarantee laughs." – THE STAGE

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Genre - Comedy
Frimston and Rowett
On from 16 Jan 2011 to 16 Jan 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

Frimston and Rowett have been through a lot together. They’ve fought together, loved together, lost together. Now they’re lightening up a bit and doing an hour of comedy together. Join them at the Canal Cafe for an evening of brand new sketches the like of which no man has seen and lived.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Late Night Gimp Fight
On from 28 Jan 2011 to 30 Jan 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Various

London's funniest Gimp-based sketch show.

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Genre - New Writing
Rogue Writers
On from 31 Jan 2011 to 31 Jan 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

London's new writing just got more exciting! Calling all writers, theatre makers and general creatives – Rogues' Gallery has expanded. Rogue Writers is our monthly scratch night, set up to showcase new writing and theatrical talent.

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Genre - Comedy
Funny Flamingo
On from 06 May 2011 to 06 May 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Funny Flamingo

Funny Flamingo returns to its monthly residency after a sold out launch night to present another night of stand-up comedy.

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Genre - Comedy
Test Tube Comedy
On from 09 May 2011 to 09 May 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Test Tube Comedy

TIME OUT RECOMMENDED
Very friendly comedy night at the Canal Cafe every second Monday of the month, featuring the best up and coming stand ups on the London circuit, some offbeat acts and one well known headliner. Email testtubecomedy@yahoo.co.uk for more details or join the facebook group.

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Genre - Comedy
The Great Puppet Horn
On from 10 May 2011 to 10 May 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Pangolin's Teatime

Cutting comedy from the UK's leading satirical shadow puppet show. The Great Puppet Horn provides cultural critique as only bits of cardboard stuck to a stick can. In a mere 60 minutes hundreds of puppets are animated at break-neck speed. As discarded politicians fly by your ear delight in the shadowy characters who speak, beat-box and pole-dance for your entertainment. Following sell out shows across the country The Great Puppet Horn returns with an entirely new line up of cardboard characters. From English syntax to budget cuts nothing is safe from two guys with a stack of puppets. This is South Park meets News Night with a whole load of cardboard.

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Genre - Comedy
The Brandreth Papers
On from 11 May 2011 to 11 May 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by The Brandreth Papers

In one fantastically funny hour Benet Brandreth tells the dramatic (barely embellished) story of his incredible life – from Hollywood star to secret saviour of the nation.

Marvel at his battle with monsters of the deep. Gasp at his disturbingly epic lovelife. Shudder at some unusual uses for olive oil.

EDINBURGH PREVIEW SHOW

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Lucifer
On from 13 May 2011 to 14 May 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Terry Newman / Matt Roper / Michael Eriera

Comedian Matt Roper is Lucifer in a new political satire by Terry Newman (Bremner Bird and Fortune) and directed by Michael Eriera (The Afterlife of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore).

In this ‘audience with’, prior to the publication of his book: ‘The Fourth Man, my role in New Labour’, we finally get the inside story of the political events that shaped a generation. Lucifer has often been proposed as the master manipulator behind the defining policies of recent World Events: the election of George W Bush, the Invasion of Iraq, the rise of Al Qaeda – all these and more have been laid at his door. However, has he always been given credit he deserves? Have others (no names – you know who you are) robbed him of his glory?

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Ocelot Gymkhana
On from 15 May 2011 to 15 May 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by The Brothers Kaufman

AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS & SKETCHES BY THE BROTHERS KAUFMAN

Ocelot Gymkhana – the show they couldn’t kill – is back! Eight of the very best, award-winning short plays and sketches by writing team The Brothers Kaufman (and real life brothers).

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Genre - Comedy
Alex Horne: Seven Years in the Bathroom
On from 20 May 2011 to 20 May 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Alex Horne

Edinburgh Preview
This is quite an ambitious comedy show; I’m going to try to recreate your entire life in one hour. That’s right, I’ll do everything you’ll ever do, but in sixty minutes.

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Genre - Comedy
Glitter Cabaret Show
On from 23 May 2011 to 23 May 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Ismena Collective Presents

A glamorous evening of sparkly, saucy and sublime musical theatre, jazz and cabaret songs.

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Alex Horne: Seven Years in the Bathroom
On from 06 Jun 2011 to 06 Jun 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

This is quite an ambitious comedy show; I’m going to try to recreate your entire life in one hour. That’s right, I’ll do everything you’ll ever do, but in sixty minutes. So in an average lifetime you’ll spend two years shopping, two weeks kissing and eighteen months looking for lost things. You’ll also spend quite a while eating, queuing, crying and googling yourself. I’m going to proportionally squeeze all those things into the show and onto the stage and it’ll be tremendous. And very funny.

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Genre - Classic
LES PAVÉS DE L’OURS / LES FIANCÉS EN HERBES
On from 09 Jun 2011 to 12 Jun 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

“Les pavés de l’ours”, followed by “Les Fiancés en herbe”, 2 plays in 1 act, by Georges Feydeau. A hilarious evening in French

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Genre - Comedy
Test Tube Comedy
On from 13 Jun 2011 to 13 Jun 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

TIME OUT RECOMMENDED Very friendly comedy night at the Canal Cafe, featuring the best up and coming stand ups on the London circuit. Next show MONDAY 13TH JUNE. Featuring: ABANDOMAN, DREGS, MCNEIL AND PAMPHILON, WE ARE GOOSE, NOT SORRY ENOUGH AND THE STAND-UP CHAMELEON. MC'd by Dec Munro with the House Band!

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Genre - Comedy
‘til we leave are Trying
On from 14 Jun 2011 to 14 Jun 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Based on a true story, Trying is a fictional tale of Kyle and Daryll as drama school graduates. After training at a world-renowned centre of excellence (their words), all the boys want is to be respected; sadly their agent has other plans. This takes them on a stupendous 6 month journey, ending with a commissioned comedy show.

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Genre - Comedy
Dave Gibson & Charlie Talbot - Battle of Britain: North Vs. South
On from 16 Jun 2011 to 16 Jun 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

In 2009 three quarters of Edinburgh audiences thought the North was better than the South. Now come and cast your vote as a cocky, vaguely posh Londoner and chirpy proletarian Lancastrian continue to explore regional differences in an all-new show. Laughter, audience voting, free tea and biscuits to start your day! 'Engaging stuff, delivered in casual style with combative backchat. A comedy workout to set up the rest of the festival day' (Whatsonstage.com)

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Genre - Comedy
Chris Martin - No. Not That One
On from 17 Jun 2011 to 17 Jun 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

CHRIS MARTIN – NO. NOT THAT ONE
The hotly anticipated debut from Chortle Student Comedian of the Year finalist Chris Martin whose fear of being alone means spending too much time in shit nightclubs… “Funny and original” – Chortle As seen on World Cup’s Most Shocking Moments (BBC3) and heard on The Carl Donnelly & Chris Martin Bitesize Podcast (“One of the funniest out there” – The Guardian)

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Genre - Comedy
Ali Cook - Principles and Deceptions
On from 21 Jun 2011 to 21 Jun 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Following his sell-out success in Edinburgh 2010 Ali Cook returns with a new show. Principles and Deceptions is a work in progress- expect awe-inspiring magic and offbeat comedy. ★★★★ Mail on Sunday “A hugely impressive show that’s never short on spectacle.. genuinely astounding” ★★★★ Metro “Jaw dropping” Ali Cook has starred in Penn & Teller: Fool us (ITV1), Dirty Tricks (Channel 4) nominated for The British Comedy Awards and The Golden Rose of Montreaux, Psychic Secrets Revealed with Derren Brown (Channel 5), Monkey Magic (Channel 5), and the darkly twisted Jerry@Trick sketch show with Jerry Sadowitz (Channel 5). http://twitter.com/ali_cook www.alicook.com

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Mark Dolan - Sharing too Much
On from 25 Jun 2011 to 25 Jun 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

In his hilarious new solo stand-up show, the star of Channel 4’s Balls of Steel and the hugely popular World’s… and Me documentary series literally shares too much, and gives his unique insights into a range of subjects, including politics, married life and why it is that betting shops have those strange little pens. As honest as it is hilarious, Mark’s eagerly anticipated second solo show is definitely one not to miss!

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Sunday Night Singers
On from 26 Jun 2011 to 26 Jun 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Shows at 4pm & 7pm.
The SUNDAY NIGHT SINGERS present the Music of Jonathan Eio. The show will feature songs by composer & performer Jonathan Eio as well as other great new writing & will be presented by Jonathan himself along with Liam Tamne, Natalie Green, James Bisp, Laura Cottrell, Simon Ouldred & Amanda Roberts. From comedy numbers to beautiful ballads this show should not be missed!

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Genre - New Writing
Spark
On from 03 Sep 2011 to 03 Sep 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Canal Cafe Theatre

SPARK London is the capitals first true storytelling night – www.sparklondon.com Sit back and listen to other people's stories or if you have a story to tell get in touch with us at sparklondon@gmail.com

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Genre - Comedy
Morgan & West
On from 07 Sep 2011 to 07 Sep 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Fresh from a sell out success from the Edinburgh Fringe, Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return to London with their new show and their toughest challenge yet – solving their own murder. Using clues, cunning and crafty conjuring they must identify the rogue responsible and save their skins. Join the plucky prestidigitators as they romp through a casebook of detection and deception. Mystery, merriment and mild peril galore in the world’s first paradoxical Who-dunnit magic show!

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Genre - Comedy
Marlon! Marlon! Marlon!
On from 07 Sep 2011 to 07 Sep 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

After supporting Kevin Bridges and Alan Carr on tour, FHM Stand Up Hero winner, Marlon Davis workshops ideas for his upcoming hour show. Star of Comedy Central’s Comedy Store, Edinburgh Fringe Fest Live & MTV’s Get Rich denotes funny musings of three different stages of his life

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Genre - Comedy
Darts Wives
On from 11 Sep 2011 to 11 Sep 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Wags are so last season . This year it’s all about Dwags. Dart Wives is an hilarious insight into the competitive, characterful, beer swigging, raucous world of darts. "The best character comedy I've seen, Victoria Wood and League of Gentlemen couldn't do better" The Independent, **** Daily Mail, **** Metro, **** The Times

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Genre - Musical
Song by Song
On from 13 Sep 2011 to 17 Sep 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Aria Entertainment presents 'Song By Song' – 5 nights, 16 singers, 50 great songs with a new show each night! Featuring work by Jonathan Larson, Flaherty and Ahrens, Maltby and Shire, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Pasek and Paul this evening will showcase a unique group of performers each night.

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Genre - Comedy
Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Malicious Monk
On from 18 Sep 2011 to 18 Sep 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Sherlock Holmes returns to the stage by popular demand in this hilarious farcical comedy that goes from the ridiculous to the erm... ridiculous. Join Holmes and his faithful Watson in a roller-coaster ride through 19t century London as they investigate the mysterious death of a local boxer, whilst doing their utmost to stay alive. A thrilling tale of bombs, guns, walking sticks and pencil sharpeners await that will have you falling off the edge of your seat.

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Genre - Comedy
Cheese-Badger and the Epic of Hairy Dave
On from 25 Sep 2011 to 25 Sep 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

After successful runs in Edinburgh and Cambridge, CHEESE-BADGER (and other stories) galumphs in triumphal fashion onto the Canal Cafe stage! Watch and be intrigued as, over the course of fifty minutes of sketches, monologues, poems and songs, two lanky bespectacled men gradually reveal the astonishing life and extraordinary times of the mysterious and probably non-existent master spy, Sir Henry Cheese-Badger! Scrumptious! Thundering! Walrus! Princely! What do these words have in common (except walrus)? They all describe CHEESE-BADGER (and other stories), the sketch show that towers above London like some sort of humorous Godzilla!

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Genre - Comedy
Onions & Dragons
On from 08 Oct 2011 to 08 Oct 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Written and Performed by Elizabeth Bower. A character comedy 'work in progress'.

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Genre - Comedy
Test Tube Comedy
On from 14 Nov 2011 to 14 Oct 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

TIME OUT RECOMMENDED
Very friendly comedy night at the Canal Cafe featuring the best up and coming stand ups on the London circuit, some offbeat acts and one well known headliner. Email testtubecomedy@yahoo.co.uk for more details or join the facebook group.

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Hennessy and Friends; A History of Violence
On from 19 Oct 2011 to 19 Oct 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

A host of brand new characters in hilarious and original sketches. Written and performed by Miranda Hennessy (C4’s Phoneshop, This Just In and BBC2’ s Dick and Dom’s Funny Business). Also starring David Seymour (Dangerous Parking, Law & Order UK) and Steven Shapland (Harry and Paul). 'A person of interest...' DI Wickes

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Maria & Clive Know Best / Thankless Child
On from 20 Oct 2011 to 20 Oct 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Kerri Hall

Maria and Clive Know Best Meet Maria and Clive, Scotland's première tough-talking makeover power-couple. They don’t just do fashion, sex, business and pleasure. They know best. About everything. Join the studio audience of their new show and learn how to make your life significantly better. Brand new character comedy from Michael Whitham and Kerri Hall. Thankless Child Featuring brand new sketches and characters from Thankless Children, Liz Black and Freya Slipper. As featured on BBC2 and Funny Women winners 2010. "Superlative talent" Three Weeks ****, "A very exciting prospect indeed" Fest ****.

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Genre - Comedy
Hennessy and Friends; A History of Violence.
On from 21 Oct 2011 to 21 Oct 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Miranda Hennessy

A host of brand new characters in hilarious and original sketches. Written and performed by Miranda Hennessy (C4’s Phoneshop, This Just In and BBC2’ s Dick and Dom’s Funny Business). Also starring David Seymour (Dangerous Parking, Law & Order UK) and Steven Shapland (Harry and Paul). 'A person of interest...' DI Wickes

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Genre - Comedy
Funny Flamingo
On from 25 Oct 2011 to 25 Oct 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Funny Flamingo presents a night of stand up comedy. Acts and Headliner TBC

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Genre - Comedy
Test Tube Comedy
On from 30 Oct 2011 to 30 Oct 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

TIME OUT RECOMMENDED
Very friendly comedy night at the Canal Cafe featuring the best up and coming stand ups on the London circuit, some offbeat acts and one well known headliner. Email testtubecomedy@yahoo.co.uk for more details or join the facebook group.

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Genre - Comedy
Radio Rejects
On from 02 Nov 2011 to 02 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

A monthly sketch show performed radio style
Little masterpieces that never made it to Radio 4, written by freelance BBC radio writers, including Jon Lynes and Daniel O’Donoghue, Stu Cooper, Griff Phillips, Russell Thompson, Eddie Robson, Dale Shaw, Richard Law, Stuart Beale,
Will Maclean and Lydia Parker and Maureen Oakeley.

Performed by Daniel Carter Hope, Maureen Oakeley and Lydia Parker with special guest Dan March.

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Genre - Comedy
Lights! Camera! Improvise!
On from 05 Nov 2011 to 05 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The improvised movie live on stage. Oscar has every movie ever made... every film you could ever imagine. The audience choose what the film is about, where its set and what its called and Oscar finds the DVD. The movie is created before your very eyes complete with awesome action sequences, captivating plot and a thrilling live film score. Oscar pauses and rewinds the best bits and cuts to hilarious DVD extras.

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Genre - New Writing
Spark
On from 07 Nov 2011 to 07 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

SPARK London is the capitals first true storytelling night – www.sparklondon.com Sit back and listen to other people's stories or if you have a story to tell get in touch with us at sparklondon@gmail.com

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Genre - Comedy
Test Tube Comedy
On from 14 Nov 2011 to 14 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

TIME OUT RECOMMENDED Very friendly monthly comedy night at the Canal Cafe featuring the best up and coming stand up & sketch acts on the London circuit, some offbeat acts and one well known headliner. Check www.testtubecomedy.co.uk for more details or join the facebook page "Test Tube Comedy". Resident MC – Dec Munro.

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Genre - Comedy
The Three Englishmen
On from 15 Nov 2011 to 15 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Following their 5 Star Edinburgh Fringe show, comedy sketch group The Three Englishmen (TimeOut Critic’s Choice) return to the Canal Cafe Theatre this Autumn to continue their monthly London residency, The Three Englishmen and Friends. Carrying on from the success of their previous twelve-month long, sell-out residency, the Englishmen will be presenting a host of brand new sketches and songs to split your sides, amaze your eyes, and make your heart sing!

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The Three Englishmen
On from 15 Nov 2011 to 15 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Following their 5 Star Edinburgh Fringe show, comedy sketch group The Three Englishmen (TimeOut Critic’s Choice) return to the Canal Cafe Theatre this Autumn to continue their monthly London residency, The Three Englishmen and Friends. Carrying on from the success of their previous twelve-month long, sell-out residency, the Englishmen will be presenting a host of brand new sketches and songs to split your sides, amaze your eyes, and make your heart sing!

‘Bizarre, charismatic, and side- splittingly funny’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

‘As good as it gets’ ★★★★ The List

‘Charisma, wit and talent’ ★★★★ British Comedy Guide

‘Variety of absurdity, naturalism, mania and enthusiasm’ ★★★★ FringeReview

The Englishmen will be joined by special guests acts from the comedy world and beyond. Past acts include: Colin Hoult, Adam Riches, Jess Ransom, and Luke Roberts.

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Genre - Comedy
Lights, Camera, Improvise!
On from 19 Nov 2011 to 19 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Improvisation group

The improvised movie live on stage. Oscar has every movie ever made... every film you could ever imagine. The audience choose what the film is about, where its set and what its called and Oscar finds the DVD.
The movie is created before your very eyes complete with awesome action sequences, captivating plot and a thrilling live film score. Oscar pauses and rewinds the best bits and cuts to hilarious DVD extras.

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Genre - Comedy
Stand Up in the Canal
On from 20 Nov 2011 to 20 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by cct

Canal Cafe Theatre presents a fantastic night of comedy with three acts and an MC!

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Genre - Comedy
Pleasurable Menu
On from 20 Nov 2011 to 20 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by cct

Almost-normal Ltd are very proud to present the first of a series of fun, witty and ever-so slightly camp evenings of popular music, opera and music theatre. Sung by Paul E Erbs, accompanied by Terence Penk and with special guest appearances from Ebony Buckle.

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Genre - Comedy
Radio Rejects
On from 20 Nov 2011 to 20 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by cct

A monthly sketch show performed radio style Little masterpieces that never made it to Radio 4, written by freelance BBC radio writers, including Jon Lynes and Daniel O’Donoghue, Stu Cooper, Griff Phillips, Russell Thompson, Eddie Robson, Dale Shaw, Richard Law, Stuart Beale, Will Maclean and Lydia Parker and Maureen Oakeley. Performed by Daniel Carter Hope, Maureen Oakeley and Lydia Parker.

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Genre - Comedy
Away with the Manger – Christmas Quiz
On from 20 Nov 2011 to 20 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by cct

Notorious presenting duo Al & Roddy arrive in the capital for the first time with a charitable Christmas spectacular. A Quiz of 2011 wrapped in Entertainment from special guests, as neatly as pigs in blankets, and all in aid of Help the Heroes and the Perthes Association. Fresh from charity events, Cabaret's and booze- fuelled parties, the “Ant & Dec of the Home Counties” bring together a highly original, wildly merry evening, sprinkled with prizes, libel and a free pen. So grab a drink, grab a team and get into the Christmas spirit.

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Genre - Comedy
Passenger
On from 21 Nov 2011 to 26 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Dull-eyed commuters, excitable sightseers, school skivers, broadsheet business men, seat sniffers, ticket clippers, squabbling couples, bag-lumbered mothers, the helpless, the departing, the homeless, the post-show ladies and the last post lashers.

Tales of the modern day commuter.

A ONE-WOMAN COMEDY

Following the sell-out success of ‘Jemima Puddle*uck & Friends’, Greece/London based actress and writer, Lucy Eldridge-Clarke, is back with her brand, spanking new show.

‘Recommended Theatre’-The Guardian
‘Theatre Pick of the Week’-The London Paper
‘Must-See Comedy’-London Lite

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Genre - Comedy
Funny Flamingo
On from 29 Nov 2011 to 29 Nov 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Funny Flamingo presents a night of stand up comedy. Acts and Headliner TBC

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Genre - Comedy
Onions & Dragons
On from 01 Dec 2011 to 01 Dec 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Written and Performed by Elizabeth Bower. A character comedy 'work in progress'.

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Genre - Comedy
Lights! Camera! Improvise!
On from 03 Dec 2011 to 03 Dec 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by cct

The improvised movie live on stage. Oscar has every movie ever made... every film you could ever imagine. The audience choose what the film is about, where its set and what its called and Oscar finds the DVD. The movie is created before your very eyes complete with awesome action sequences, captivating plot and a thrilling live film score. Oscar pauses and rewinds the best bits and cuts to hilarious DVD extras.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Silly String Theory
On from 08 Dec 2011 to 08 Dec 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by cct

An improvised play with songs! This ground-breaking show picks strands from our lives and explores how we meet, part and live together. Belly laughs and tears, loyalty and betrayal, the banal and fantastic. An ever-changing theatrical feast with understated Broadway-style songs. Bringing together award-winning improvisers, singers and comedians from: NewsRevue ***** The Maydays ***** Katy and Rach ***** Music Box *****

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Canal Voice presents Festive Frolics
On from 12 Dec 2011 to 12 Dec 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by cct

The team behind the Guinness World Record Breaking NewsRevue brings you a brand new comedy night: Canal Voice gathers together some of the best new writer/performers on the circuit to present rib-tickling and thought-provoking comedy on a variety of different themes throughout the year. (Or words to this effect).

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Genre - Comedy
The Three Englishmen
On from 13 Dec 2011 to 13 Dec 2011
Canal Cafe Theatre
by cct

"Following their 5 Star Edinburgh Fringe show, comedy sketch group The Three Englishmen (Time Out Critics Choice) return to the Canal Cafe Theatre this Autumn to continue their monthly London residency. Carrying on from the success of their previous eighteen-month long, sell-out residency, the Englishmen will be presenting a host of brand new shows filled with stories, sketches and songs to split your sides, amaze your eyes, and make your heart sing!" Highly Recommended: The Times, Time Out, Fest, The List, Fringe Review "Brilliant¡± ¨C The Times ¡°Incredibly Inventive¡± ¨C BBC Scotland ¡°One of the UK¡¯s best emerging sketch troupes¡± ¨C The Scotsman ¡°Bizarre, charismatic, and side- splittingly funny¡± ¨CThree Weeks ¡ï¡ï¡ï¡ï¡ï ¡°Charisma, wit and talent¡± ¨C British Comedy Guide ¡ï¡ï¡ï¡ï¡ï ¡°Comic excellence¡± ¨C Broadway Baby ¡ï¡ï¡ï¡ï¡ï ¡°Fun and cheerful, with some crackingly original ideas¡± ¨C The List ¡ï¡ï¡ï¡ï ¡°Hawk-like eyes for the perfect dose of silliness¡± ¨C The Skinny ¡ï¡ï¡ï¡ï The Englishmen will be joined by special guests acts from the comedy world and beyond. Past acts include: Colin Hoult, Adam Riches, Abandoman, Jess Ransom, and Luke Roberts."

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Genre - Comedy
Frimston & Rowett
On from 11 Apr 2012 to 11 Mar 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Frimston and Rowett have been through a lot together. They've fought together, loved together, lost together. Now they're lightening up a bit and doing an hour of comedy together. Join them at the Canal Café, along with special guests SLAP & GIGGLE, for an evening of brand new sketches the like of which no man has seen and lived.

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Genre - Comedy
Seann Walsh
On from 30 Mar 2012 to 30 Mar 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Join Seann Walsh (Star of Live at the Apollo and Stand Up For The Week) at the Canal Café Theatre for an hour of stand up and VT clip based fun as Seann tries out new material for a brand new TV show.

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Pleasurable Menu
On from 01 Apr 2012 to 01 Apr 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Almost-normal Ltd are very proud to present our third serving of Pleasurable Menu: April Fools in honour of, you guest it, April Fools Day! Come along and sample our fruity concoction, with lashings of cream, lots of sugary sweetness and oh-so-full of flavour! Pleasurable Menu is a series of fun, witty and ever-so slightly camp evenings of popular music, opera and music theatre, hosted by Paul E Erbs (Assassins, Winterflood Theatre), accompanied by Terence Penk (Lucky Stiff, The Landor Theatre) and with guest performances.

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Genre - Comedy
Spark
On from 02 Apr 2012 to 02 Apr 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by cct

SPARK London is the capitals first true storytelling night – www.sparklondon.com Sit back and listen to other people's stories or if you have a story to tell get in touch with us at sparklondon@gmail.com

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Genre - Comedy
Old Dogs New tricks
On from 03 Apr 2012 to 03 Apr 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

A night of new material from some of the UK’s best magicians.
STARRING:
Piff the Magic Dragon
Chris Cox
Alan Hudson
Noel Qualter
And more to be announced

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Genre - Comedy
Stand Up in the Canal
On from 06 Apr 2012 to 06 Apr 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Friday night comedy appetiser with top comedians and brand new talent!
With:
Sarah Pascoe
Marlon Davies
And more TBA!

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Genre - Comedy
Jessica Pidsley's I Can Make You Thin(K)
On from 12 Apr 2012 to 15 Apr 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

98% of people in the UK aren't happy with their bodies. That's why Jessica Pidsley is 98% convinced that you need to see this show. If something's got to shift, why does it always have to be just a few more pounds? Jessica Pidsley's unique brand of self-help stand-up can't change your body, but might just change your mind.* www.icanmakeyouthink.com

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Genre - Comedy
Onions & Dragons
On from 16 Apr 2012 to 17 Apr 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

A character comedy 'work in progress' written and Performed by Elizabeth Bower.

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Genre - Comedy
Chris Martin & Benny Boot: Edinburgh Preview
On from 18 Apr 2012 to 18 Apr 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Chris Martin ("Destined for Greatness" Sunday Times, 4 stars The Metro) and Benny Boot ("brilliant gags" The Guardian, 5 stars Edinburgh Guide ), preview material for this year's Edinburgh Festival. There and jokes and stories on anything from squirrels to moisturiser. Come watch them before everyone else.

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Genre - Comedy
Funny Flamingo
On from 24 Apr 2012 to 24 Apr 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

A night of Stand Up comedy awaits! Line up TBA

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Genre - Comedy
Silly String Theory
On from 19 Apr 2012 to 29 Apr 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

An improvised play with songs! This ground-breaking show picks strands from our lives and explores how we meet, part and live together. Belly laughs and tears, loyalty and betrayal, the banal and fantastic. An ever-changing theatrical feast with understated Broadway-style songs. Bringing together award-winning improvisers, singers and comedians from: NewsRevue ***** The Maydays ***** Katy and Rach ***** Music Box *****

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Genre - Comedy
The Three Englishmen
On from 18 Jun 2012 to 18 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The Three Englishmen are getting ready for the Edinburgh Fringe with a series of shows across the capital's best-loved pub venues – it's the Three Englishmen's Comedy Pub Crawl!

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Marlon Davis: Enter The Davism
On from 20 Jun 2012 to 20 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Join Marlon in a preview of his anticipated debut show from one of comedy's rising stars and winner of FHM Stand Up Hero.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt & Lucy Trodd - Edinburgh Preview
On from 20 Jun 2012 to 20 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The brilliant Pippa Evans (Edinburgh Award nominee 2008), Ruth Bratt (Channel 4's Derek) and Lucy Trodd (Those hilarious Majestic Wine adverts) share an hour to preview some of their individual Edinburgh shows.

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Genre - Comedy
Kemsley & Callaghan - Edinburgh Preview
On from 22 Jun 2012 to 22 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

'Funny's Funny winner Harriet Kemsley is trying to find her cool, whilst Funny Women finalist Sarah Callaghan is rapidly losing hers. Sarah's been described as 'Smart, ballsy and funny' by LondonIsFunny and Harriet's just been named one of Rhod Gilbert's Top Ten Comics to See in 2012 in The Mail on Sunday.'

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Genre - Comedy
Frimstow & Rowett and Friends
On from 23 Jun 2012 to 23 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Frimston and Rowett return to the Canal Cafe with a series of monthly previews for Edinburgh 2012. We'll be trying out brand new sketches, and welcoming a series of exciting special guests. This month we'll be joined by the mighty PIERRE NOVELLIE and the wonderful cabaret duo CHERRY & BLOSSOM.

www.frimstonandrowett.com

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Genre - Musical
The World Goes 'Round
On from 24 Jun 2012 to 24 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The World Goes 'Round is a celebration of the work of the legendary songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The songs of this award winning duo are marked by their striking theatricality, sharp wit and honest examination of universal human emotion.

The World Goes 'Round is a unique theatrical event which will surprise, delight and ultimately enlighten. Join an incredible cast of West End performers for this roller-coaster ride of song and story.

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Genre - Comedy
Morgan & West - Clockwork Miracles Preview
On from 26 Jun 2012 to 26 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Join Morgan & West in the first outings of their all-new show for 2012 Edinburgh fringe.

Wander into the world of time travelling magicians Morgan & West. Uncover a multitude of magical marvels strewn hither and thither. But mostly thither.

Be you urchin, industrialist or lady of leisure prepare to cover your ankles – Morgan & West will literally blow your socks off.

Sell out show 2009-2011.

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Genre - Stand Up
David Mills is Smart Casual
On from 27 Jun 2012 to 27 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Award-winning stand-up comic and droll raconteur, David Mills mixes his razor sharp banter and chic delivery into a signature rant on the headlines ripped straight from the Sunday supplements. Pop culture, politics, personalities and what not to wear – Mills' 'ruthless, cynical bitchiness is hysterically funny.' — SF Bay Guardian

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Genre - Comedy
The Invention Cycle
On from 29 Jun 2012 to 29 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The Invention Cycle is a fast paced, laugh-a-minute, rapturous improvised comedy show. Interacting with the audience to create comedy fresh from their minds, The Invention Cycle will tantalise and tickle you through an evening of funny matter.

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Genre - Comedy
Ruth Bratt & Lucy Trodd - Edinburgh Preview
On from 29 Jun 2012 to 29 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Ruth Bratt & Lucy Trodd – Edinburgh Preview

Ruth Bratt and Lucy Trodd deviate from The Showstoppers to present their debut character sketch show.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Stand Up
Seann Walsh: Seann To Be Wild
On from 30 Jun 2012 to 30 Jun 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Join Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo, Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and Dave's Argumental trying out new material for his hotly anticipated Edinburgh 2012 show.

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Genre - Musical
The World Goes 'Round
On from 01 Jul 2012 to 01 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The World Goes 'Round is a celebration of the work of the legendary songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The songs of this award winning duo are marked by their striking theatricality, sharp wit and honest examination of universal human emotion.

The World Goes 'Round is a unique theatrical event which will surprise, delight and ultimately enlighten. Join an incredible cast of West End performers for this roller-coaster ride of song and story.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Stand Up
Stephen Hill - Lifestyles of the Shit and Worthless
On from 03 Jul 2012 to 03 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Stephen Hill – Lifestyles of the Shit and Worthless

Popular stand-up and Metal Hammer podcaster Stephen Hill talks about Busted, Ted Danson and why he'll never be famous

Mark Restuccia – How to Succeed at Internet Dating

This is the debut show from BBC Comedy Awards finalist Mark Restuccia has been Internet Dating since Internet dating was invited and knows everything about it there is to know, not to mention how much it ruins your life with the incessant choice.

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Celia Pacquola Returning
On from 04 Jul 2012 to 04 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Tales of international dickheadery. Multi award winning Aussie comic Celia Pacquola never thought she would travel, let alone move to another country. She also never thought squirrels were real. In 2010, Celia moved to the UK and was wrong on both counts. Jokes and stories about being away, fitting in and starting over when you’re a bit of an idiot. As seen on the Rob Brydon Show, Russel Howard's Good News & Chris Addison's Show and Tell.

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Genre - New Writing
Tell it like it is
On from 07 Jul 2012 to 07 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

True Storytelling workshop

We believe it's important to share true stories.
Too many amazing stories get lost, forgotten or overlooked. Your stories matter and Spark London is here to help you tell them.

Spark London has four years experience of helping people to find and develop their true stories.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
The Comedy Podcast - Live
On from 07 Jul 2012 to 07 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The Comedy Podcast – Live

Comedy website TheFerret.co.uk hosts live recordings of their number one rated podcast, featuring chat, satire, stand-up, audience participation and more from Ferret regulars Nicholas Barber, Charlie Murrell, Alex Worrall (7th July) and Paul David Collins (9th July). Hosted by Paul Wogan.

Three comedians come head to head and battle out what they feel is 'The Most Important Topic Of Our Time' – Expect disagreements and desperation as you the audience vote for the most convincing argument.

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Genre - Musical
The World Goes 'Round
On from 08 Jul 2012 to 08 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The World Goes 'Round is a celebration of the work of the legendary songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The songs of this award winning duo are marked by their striking theatricality, sharp wit and honest examination of universal human emotion.

The World Goes 'Round is a unique theatrical event which will surprise, delight and ultimately enlighten. Join an incredible cast of West End performers for this roller-coaster ride of song and story.

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Genre - Comedy
Fliss Russell - Life is Fliss Edinburgh Preview
On from 09 Jul 2012 to 09 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Debut character comedy show from innovative comedy writer and comedian Fliss Russell. Directed by Andrew Spiers (Idiots of Ants/The Inbetweeners Movie). Characters include Simone the Time Travel Expert, deadpan yet magical Pirate Claire and a visit from Welsh Cousin Beverley. Plus many more treats and surprises!

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
The Comedy Podcast - Live
On from 09 Jul 2012 to 09 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The Comedy Podcast – Live

Comedy website TheFerret.co.uk hosts live recordings of their number one rated podcast, featuring chat, satire, stand-up, audience participation and more from Ferret regulars Nicholas Barber, Charlie Murrell, Alex Worrall (7th July) and Paul David Collins (9th July). Hosted by Paul Wogan.

Three comedians come head to head and battle out what they feel is 'The Most Important Topic Of Our Time' – Expect disagreements and desperation as you the audience vote for the most convincing argument.

Dates and times

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Genre - Comedy
The Want List
On from 10 Jul 2012 to 11 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The Want List

The Want List is a comedy stage play about modern romance, Internet dating and how technology has changed attitudes towards love. Tom is shocked when he discovers that his girlfriend Leanne has been dating men she met online. His housemates Mary and Chris’s marital difficulties are worsened when Chris suggests they test their relationship compatibility by joining a dating site. Mary becomes addicted to the attention she receives from the dating world and her marriage begins to fall apart.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
David Mills is Smart Casual
On from 11 Jul 2012 to 11 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

David Mills is Smart Casual

Award-winning stand-up comic and droll raconteur, David Mills mixes his razor sharp banter and chic delivery into a signature rant on the headlines ripped straight from the Sunday supplements. Pop culture, politics, personalities and what not to wear.

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Genre - Comedy
Morgan & West : Clockwork Miracles Preview
On from 12 Jul 2012 to 12 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Morgan & West : Clockwork Miracles Preview

Join Morgan & West in the first outings of their all-new show for 2012 Edinburgh fringe.

Wander into the world of time travelling magicians Morgan & West. Uncover a multitude of magical marvels strewn hither and thither. But mostly thither.

Be you urchin, industrialist or lady of leisure prepare to cover your ankles – Morgan & West will literally blow your socks off.

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Genre - Comedy
Fliss Russell - Life is Fliss Edinburgh Preview
On from 13 Jul 2012 to 13 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Debut character comedy show from innovative comedy writer and comedian Fliss Russell. Directed by Andrew Spiers (Idiots of Ants/The Inbetweeners Movie). Characters include Simone the Time Travel Expert, deadpan yet magical Pirate Claire and a visit from Welsh Cousin Beverley. Plus many more treats and surprises!

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Genre - Comedy
FunBags present Unusual Suspects
On from 14 Jul 2012 to 14 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

FunBags present Unusual Suspects

Last chance to catch FunBags Edinburgh show before they storm Scotland.

A cocktail of twisted sketches, blended with riotous comedy songs and jaw dropping dance sequences. Featuring So You Think You're Funny?, Funny Women and Laughing Horse Semi-Finalists – Jo Burke, Gemma Layton, Jacqui Curran and Alison Ward

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Genre - Musical
The World Goes 'Round
On from 15 Jul 2012 to 15 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The World Goes 'Round is a celebration of the work of the legendary songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The songs of this award winning duo are marked by their striking theatricality, sharp wit and honest examination of universal human emotion.

The World Goes 'Round is a unique theatrical event which will surprise, delight and ultimately enlighten. Join an incredible cast of West End performers for this roller-coaster ride of song and story.

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Genre - Comedy
Punch
On from 16 Jul 2012 to 18 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Punch
Edinburgh preview
Written by Steven Bloomer, starring Kirsty Mann and Frisky and Mannish's Matthew Floyd Jones.

14+

A controversial comedian, a social worker, an injured baby... Punch is a very dark comedy about comedy. Echoes of Russell Brand, Frankie Boyle, Lenny Bruce and a centuries-old tradition of offense abound in this bizarre, taut and wickedly funny two-hander. An outrageous stand-up is quizzed by social services over the condition of his baby daughter and the content of his latest show. Expect dark jokes, fast dialogue and some surprising revelations.

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Genre - Comedy
The Great Puppet Horn - Edinburgh Preview
On from 23 Jul 2012 to 23 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

he Great Puppet Horn – Edinburgh Preview

***** Sunday Times ***** Edinburgh Guide ***** TVBOMB

Providing hilarious cultural critique with a political twist as only cardboard stuck to a stick can! The Great Puppet Horn, Britain's leading satirical shadow-puppet duo, take the audience on a chaotic and topical tour of comic sketches, tales and songs.

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Genre - Comedy
Cambridge Footlights: Edinburgh Preview.
On from 24 Jul 2012 to 24 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Cambridge Footlights: Edinburgh Preview

Join the award-winning Cambridge Footlights for their 50th year at the Edinburgh Fringe as they preview their International Tour Show, Perfect Strangers. Following sell-out runs at the Pleasance in 2010 and 2011, the Footlights are always a ‘must-have ticket’ (Times).

This year's crop of comedic talent is no exception, bringing you a brand new hour of sketches, surrealism and satire. Don't miss your chance to see the most anticipated show of the year from the 'most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (Independent).

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Genre - Comedy
Morgan & West : Clockwork Miracles Preview
On from 25 Jul 2012 to 25 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Morgan & West : Clockwork Miracles Preview

Join Morgan & West in the first outings of their all-new show for 2012 Edinburgh fringe.

Wander into the world of time travelling magicians Morgan & West. Uncover a multitude of magical marvels strewn hither and thither. But mostly thither.

Be you urchin, industrialist or lady of leisure prepare to cover your ankles – Morgan & West will literally blow your socks off.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical
Cheese-Badger presents... Midge (a Two-Man Musical).
On from 30 Jul 2012 to 30 Jul 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Cheese-Badger presents... Midge (a Two-Man Musical)

The Cheese-Badger group returns to the Canal Cafe, this time with the dark tale of a friendless 13-year-old and his peculiar uncle. When young Midge is suddenly orphaned, all seems to be well in his new home with the alarmingly eccentric Uncle Clive, who is determined to emigrate to the moon. But when Midge discovers a terrifying secret, he finds himself in a race against time to save both his first love and the entire human race! A Roald Dahl-ish story told largely in song by one man with a balalaika and one with a guitar, who also play all the parts between them.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical
Cheese-Badger presents... Midge (a Two-Man Musical).
On from 07 Sep 2012 to 08 Sep 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Cheese-Badger presents... Midge (a Two-Man Musical)

The Cheese-Badger group returns to the Canal Cafe, this time with the dark tale of a friendless 13-year-old and his peculiar uncle. When young Midge is suddenly orphaned, all seems to be well in his new home with the alarmingly eccentric Uncle Clive, who is determined to emigrate to the moon. But when Midge discovers a terrifying secret, he finds himself in a race against time to save both his first love and the entire human race! A Roald Dahl-ish story told largely in song by one man with a balalaika and one with a guitar, who also play all the parts between them.

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Genre - Comedy
Spark
On from 14 Nov 2012 to 14 Nov 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

SPARK London is the capitals first true storytelling night – www.sparklondon.com Sit back and listen to other people's stories or if you have a story to tell get in touch with us at sparklondon@gmail.com

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Genre - Comedy
Get Carter
On from 21 Nov 2012 to 21 Nov 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The show is a exhiilerating rollercoaster of a ride as Carter explores childhood, aggression, war and culture! Drawing on her rich personal story of transracial adoption, race and bullying she is a woman unafraid of her controversial past. The ramifications of her adoption are at times hilarious, bizarre and very dark…

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Genre - Comedy
Genevieve Swallow is Sharing
On from 23 Nov 2012 to 23 Nov 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

From the Edinburgh Fringe, Genevieve brings her character comedy about house-sharing to the Canal Cafe Theatre. She needs a new roomie. Could it be you?

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Genre - Comedy
The Three Englishmen's Greatest Hits
On from 26 Nov 2012 to 26 Nov 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The Three Englishmen present their GREATEST HITS, an hour of sketches and songs taken from three years of sell-out Edinburgh shows, all in their joyously silly and heart-warming style.

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Genre - Comedy
The Three Englishmen's Greatest Hits
On from 28 Nov 2012 to 28 Nov 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The Three Englishmen present their GREATEST HITS, an hour of sketches and songs taken from three years of sell-out Edinburgh shows, all in their joyously silly and heart-warming style.

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Genre - Comedy
Hungry Comedians' Comedy Club
On from 29 Nov 2012 to 29 Nov 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Lee Kern hosts London's only night of comedy where comedians perform for food. No admission fee – but you and your friends must bring food for the comics. Tins of beans, pasta, crisps, pasties, cakes etc. Fresh fruit & veg is appreciated – but tinned goods are preferable cos they last longer. We are hungry. We need vitamins. So please: bring some nourishment into our lives and join us for this first, inaugural "harvest festival" for comics…

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Genre - Comedy
The Inventions Cycle
On from 30 Nov 2012 to 30 Nov 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The Invention Cycle is a fast paced, laugh-a-minute, rapturous improvised comedy show. Interacting with the audience to create comedy fresh from their minds, The Invention Cycle will tantalise and tickle you through an evening of funny matter.

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Genre - Comedy
Spark
On from 03 Dec 2012 to 03 Dec 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

SPARK London is the capitals first true storytelling night – www.sparklondon.com Sit back and listen to other people's stories or if you have a story to tell get in touch with us at sparklondon@gmail.com

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Genre - Comedy
Eric Lampaert: Two Tickets to the Gum Show
On from 10 Dec 2012 to 10 Dec 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Hi, I’m Eric Lampaert (T4 Rising Star 2012, Life’s Too Short, Cardinal Burns, The Midnight Beast). I don’t really think I have a weird face, but the countless heckles, reviews and Internet abuse I’ve received suggests otherwise. Clearly that’s all people want me to talk about. So here’s a “One To Watch” (Time Out) freak show to get this topic out of the way. My face even made me famous in Mexico without me knowing...

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Genre - Comedy
Paul Sweeney - work in progress
On from 19 Dec 2012 to 19 Dec 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

A high energy giggle fest brought to you by “Intriguing and memorable” musical comedian Paul Sweeney. He blurs the lines between comedian and rockstar with sharp, self deprecating, original comic songs. Prepare yourself for a liberal rib tickling!

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
A Coalition Carol
On from 04 Dec 2012 to 22 Dec 2012
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

The Spreyton Gurnish Amateur Dramatic Society* proudly presents our first ever devised Christmas frisson: A Coaltion Carol. In the wake of the big society, recession and global financial apocalypse anyone else feeling Scrooged over? Should ‘Christmas’ be changed to ‘Consumer-istmas’? And is Nick Clegg the Ghost of Christmas past or of Christmas Yet To Come? Following hot on the heels of last year’s “admirably enthusiastic” production of Waiting for Godot 2: When Nature Calls comes a blistering new collaborative watershed from the director who bought you Willow the Wisp 3D and the controversial over 60s’ production of Shopping and F**king (rehearsed reading only).

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Genre - Comedy
Rosie Wilby presents 'Absolute Love'
On from 10 Jan 2013 to 10 Jan 2013
Canal Cafe Theatre
by CCT

Following her dissection of lust and attraction in her 2009 in The Science Of Sex, award winning Radio 4 featured comedian Rosie Wilby explores the extreme terrain of total and complete romantic love

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
The Fat Man's Wife
On from 13 Feb 2014 to 02 Mar 2014
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Tennessee Williams

Canal Café Theatre presents the UK premiere of The Fat Man’s Wife by Tennessee Williams.

A short play, ahead of its time, The Fat Man’s Wife tells a story fraught with love, lust, loyalty and betrayal. New Year’s Eve 1938, Vera finds herself faced with a choice between a new love with an exciting young playwright, or her established existence as the ‘fat man’s wife’.

A golden opportunity to see one of Williams’ lesser-known works. Directed by Russell Lucas (Truly, Madly Deeply) and starring Emma Taylor.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
NewsRevue
On from 27 Oct 2011 to 31 Oct 2014
Canal Cafe Theatre
by NewsRevue

NewsRevue, the world's longest running live comedy show continues at the Canal Cafe Theatre every Thursday – Saturday at 9.30pm and Sundays at 9pm. A fast-moving mix of sketches and songs, NewsRevue propels you through the world's news and current events at breakneck pace – all-kicking, idol-burning comedy, updated every week by a crack team of writers.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Hamlet 3D (The Director's Cut)
On from 05 Nov 2015 to 14 Nov 2015
Canal Cafe Theatre
by William Shakespeare

Denmark 2015. Hamlet returns home to Elsinore Castle from his studies at
Wittenberg Film School to find his world turned upside down.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
The Rudy Vees Into The Ginger Triangle
On from 28 Jan 2016 to 30 Jan 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Jonathan Kydd

The Rudy Vees are a 4 piece acoustic comedy band performing beautifully sung original comedy material in perfect harmony.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Stand Up
Regular Features Live
On from 01 Feb 2016 to 01 Feb 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Regular Features

An Irreverent comedy podcast with a thrilling and half-thought-out novelty twist, Regular Features makes a solemn guarantee to its listeners never to repeat the same feature twice.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Taylor Glenn: A Billion Days of Parenthood (work in progress)
On from 05 Feb 2016 to 05 Feb 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Taylor Glenn

An honest, unflinching, and delightfully dark comedy show about surviving parenthood

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Actor Awareness Scratch Night
On from 16 Feb 2016 to 16 Feb 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Various writers

Women's night 6 new female writers and directors have put together 6 incredible original scripts

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Johnny Shot and the Case of the Missing Tibbles
On from 18 Feb 2016 to 20 Feb 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by John Robert Davies and Nick Bulleid

The phone rings. A woman speaks. Another missing Cat. The phone rings. A woman speaks. another missing Cat.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
CAT LOUDfS BIG NIGHT IN
On from 22 Feb 2016 to 22 Feb 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Catriona MacLeod

An intimate, sexy-ish, cosy-ish, Scottish kind-of cabaret

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Leanna & Angela Present: The Sandy & Danni Improv Show
On from 23 Feb 2016 to 23 Feb 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Leanna and Angela Present

A completely improvised date night with amazing comedy guests, games and buckets of silliness!

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
A Bit Of A Character
On from 26 Feb 2016 to 26 Feb 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Sooz Kempner

Following last year's Character Activist comedian Sooz Kempner ("fantastically funny" šššš Chortle) returns with a brand new multi-character show for 2016.

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Genre - Comedy
NewsRevue
On from 27 Nov 2015 to 28 Feb 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by NewsRevue

NewsRevue, the world’s longest running live comedy, will feature Canal Café
Artistic Director Emma Taylor for the last week of November, alongside new cast
members Dan Jennings, Alice Marshall and Chazz Redhead.

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Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Maarty Broekman's 80's Mixtape featuring The Spantastics
On from 03 Mar 2016 to 03 Mar 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Maarty Broekman

Eurodisco legend Maarty Broekman and his spandex clad band, The Spantastics, are bringing you their mad fun-filled retro show.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Regular Features Live
On from 07 Mar 2016 to 07 Mar 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Regular Features Live

An Irreverent comedy podcast by four idiots who should know better.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
The Guilty Feminist podcast – featuring Jessamyn Stanley
On from 10 Mar 2016 to 10 Mar 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

In their new podcast, comedians Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White tackle the problems and pleasures of modern Feminism with their special guest Jessamyn Stanley.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy Genre - Stand Up
What Kind of Fool Am I?
On from 16 Mar 2016 to 16 Mar 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Helen Wood

Helen shirked responsibility, made bad choices and cheated her way through life. But why? To find the answer she’s on a quest to understand her personality type.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Stand Up
Leanna & Angela Present: The Sandy & Danni Improv Show
On from 28 Mar 2016 to 28 Mar 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Leanna & Angela Present

A completely improvised date night with amazing comedy guests, games and buckets of silliness. Come armed with suggestions as this comedy duo desperately looking for love through audience suggestions. Dating just became a lot more silly and awkward!

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Regular Features Live
On from 04 Apr 2016 to 04 Apr 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Regular Features Live

An Irreverent comedy podcast by four idiots who should know better.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Leanna and Angela Present: The Sandy & Danni Improv Show
On from 25 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Leanna and Angela Presen

A completely improvised date night with amazing comedy guests, games and buckets of silliness. Come armed with suggestions as this comedy duo desperately looking for love through audience suggestions. Dating just became a lot more silly and awkward!

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Genre - Comedy
Baron Fingolfin –The Stranger
On from 23 May 2016 to 23 May 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Oliver Izod

Izod's alter-ego Baron Fingolfin has had the glittering musical showbiz career that only a child of an international circus brought up watching re-runs of Big Break and Changing Rooms can have, but has since been thwarted at every turn by a sinister mortal enemy.

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Genre - Comedy
Jeu Jeu La Foille - Frontal Lobotomy
On from 23 May 2016 to 23 May 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Jeu Jeu La Foille

Using theatrical mechanisms and her skills in clowning and rhythm, Jeu Jeu La Foille brings Tom Waits’ characters to life, takes you into an often unsettling mythological world and delivers you safely back home.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Miles Jupp: Work-In-Progress
On from 25 May 2016 to 25 May 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Miles Jupp

Miles Jupp, star of Rev. In and Out of the Kitchen and host of The News Quiz, tries out some new material in preparation for a brand new tour, following on from Miles Jupp Is The Chap You’re Thinking Of, his critically acclaimed tour of 2014.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Karen Hobbs: Tumour Has It
On from 25 May 2016 to 25 May 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Karen Hobbs

Join Karen for the honest and hilarious story of her cervical cancer extravaganza.

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15 and above - recommended age group
The Sandy & Danni Improv Show!
On from 30 May 2016 to 30 May 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Leanna & Angela Present

The Sandy & Danni Improv Show! A completely improvised date night with amazing comedy guests, games and buckets of silliness!

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Genre - Comedy
Ellis & Rose - Obsolete
On from 31 May 2016 to 31 May 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Gareth Ellis & Richard Rose

The award-winning duo return with their unique brand of anarchic idiocy – join them as they take comedy into another dimension, in this high budget arena spectacular!

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Genre - Comedy
The Mariuh Caring Career Agency
On from 12 May 2016 to 04 Jun 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Laura Everett

A vivacious, ridiculous, probably offensive (and that's just Mariuh) highly fun filled comedy sees 'Mariuh Caring' embark on a new business venture helping lesser celebrities get their flagging careers back on track.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - Musical
THE NEW YORK-LONDON RENDEZVOUS
On from 29 May 2016 to 05 Jun 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by MUSIC TO YOUR EAR PRODUCTIONS

A LITTLE LAUGHTER, A LITTLE BITCHING, A LITTLE LOVE AND A LOT OF SONGS.

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Genre - Comedy
Taylor Glenn: A Billion Days of Parenthood
On from 08 Jun 2016 to 08 Jun 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Taylor Glenn

Honest, unflinching, and delightfully dark; award-winning American comedian Taylor Glenn tackles everything from pre-natal pandas to post-natal depression in a tale about surviving the never-ending.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Luke Murray: Mystifier
On from 15 Jun 2016 to 15 Jun 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Luke Murray

Mindreader and award-winning magician Luke Murray returns to the stage with his brand new show. Minds will be blown, miracles will happen, merchandise bought... hopefully.

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Genre - Comedy
The Murderettes
On from 18 Jun 2016 to 18 Jun 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Pete Edwards and Thom Tween

We improvise a murder mystery for you pleasure – and ours.

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In Honour Of Us
On from 22 Jun 2016 to 22 Jun 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Lenéa Herew

A theatrical production based on ‘In Honour of Me’ written by mother Lenéa Herew & ‘Oshun the River Goddess’ written by 14 year old daughter Nefer Nika Miller-Herew. In Honour Of Us brings together two books of poetry, song and African folklore into a production that gives a voice to the twists and turns of life’s journey through the eyes of black females living in Britain. An electrifying piece of theatre, heralding a new time for Black British Female writing.

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15 and above - recommended age group
Revan and Fennell: Edinburgh Preview
On from 29 Jun 2016 to 29 Jun 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Rosie Revan and Alice Fennell

Observational and character-driven sketch comedy show from an award-winning double act.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Musical
Madame Tussaud - Waxing Lyrical
On from 01 Jul 2016 to 03 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Judith Paris

This is the story of an immigrant, a lone parent who single-handedly created the phenomenon that would become the global business empire known as Madame Tussauds.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
David Narayan: The Psychic Project
On from 07 Jul 2016 to 08 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by David Narayan

Mind reader David Narayan explores the archives and attempts their experiments in a debut show that’s as disturbing as it is astonishing.

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Cabaret RIP
On from 09 Jul 2016 to 09 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Nuno Sabroso

Cabaret RIP: Reality is Perception. What happens when the random moments, memories and madness that haunt our imagination are set to music?

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Stand Up
Karen Hobbs: Tumour Has It
On from 13 Jul 2016 to 13 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Karen Hobbs

Tumour Has It challenges the stigma of having a gynaecological disease, raises awareness, celebrates life and loudly tells cancer that it was barking up the wrong chuff.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Triple Entendre: Love, Life and Other Stuff
On from 14 Jul 2016 to 16 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Triple Entendre

The Andrews Sisters meets ‘Smack the Pony’ in this new musical comedy cabaret.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Bristol Revunions Edinburgh Preview
On from 18 Jul 2016 to 18 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Bristol Revunions

Edinburgh sneak preview from the Revunions, sketch comedy; expect belly laughs, comedic sketches and maybe more!

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
The Oxford Revue: Hello You
On from 21 Jul 2016 to 21 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by The Oxford Revue

Join the critically acclaimed Oxford Revue in an hour of sharp and subversive comedy, filled with sketches, songs and satire.

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Wild At Heart
On from 23 Jul 2016 to 23 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Róisín and Chiara

Devastatingly original female double act Róisín and Chiara invite you to their debut hour-long show, WILD AT HEART, a two-woman tour de force told in uncanny synchronicity. It’s party time… and there’s enough mint imperials to go round. Róisín and Chiara explore the secrets to success, sexiness and surviving tragedy. Described as ONES TO WATCH 2016 by Funny Women and ONE OF THE FEMALE DUOS REDEFINING LIVE COMEDY by Vice Magazine; come see what all the fuss is about!

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Genre - Drama
In Honour Of Us
On from 22 Jul 2016 to 24 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Goddness Art Presents

A theatrical production based on ‘In Honour of Me’ written by mother Lenéa Herew & ‘Oshun the River Goddess’ written by 14 year old daughter Nefer Nika Miller-Herew.

In Honour Of Us brings together two books of poetry, song and African folklore into a production that gives a voice to the twists and turns of life’s journey through the eyes of black females living in Britain.

A talented all-female cast perform a soul stirring and heartfelt collection of poetry & songs that explore a unique journey of Self-discovery, Womanhood, Ancestry, Identity, Love, Sensuality and the Twists and turns of life!

Honouring the many life experiences their lives bring, you will see yourself and be inspired to too!

An electrifying piece of theatre, heralding a new time for Black British Female writing.

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Genre - Comedy
The Sandy & Danni Improv Show!
On from 25 Jul 2016 to 25 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Leanna & Angela Present

Leanna and Angela Present: The Sandy & Danni Improv Show! A completely improvised date night with games, comedy guests and buckets of silliness. Come armed with suggestions as this comedy duo desperately looking for love through audience suggestions. Dating just became a lot more silly and awkward!

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Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Jess Robinson: Impressive (every Tuesday)
On from 07 Jun 2016 to 26 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Jess Robinson

Edinburgh’s 2015 triple award winning vocal gymnast and impressionist, Jess Robinson dazzles with her incredible live band! "Stunning" ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
Sketchageddon 2016
On from 29 Jul 2016 to 30 Jul 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by The London Comedy Writers

The annual sketch show from The London Comedy Writers, featuring the best sketches to come through our group in the last year. Expect an eclectic mix of comedy styles from unique and undiscovered comedy talents, both writers and performers.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Driving Miss Daisy
On from 18 Oct 2016 to 05 Nov 2016
Canal Cafe Theatre
by Alfred Uhry

Originally staged in a 70-seater Off-Broadway Theatre, this new traverse production directed by Russell Lucas ('Astutely directed' ★★★★The Times for 'Julie madly Deeply'), will be taking the play back to an intimate setting of 60 seats!

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