Shhark Comedy | Hold Fast | Mon 4 Dec | 8pm | £2
Canadian comic Evan Desmarais hosts a new night of new comedy. Splitting the night between new voices and new material Evan invites 5 pro comics to perform 10 minutes of whatever it is they might be working on followed by an ‘open mic’ of sorts when those looking to get extra stage time can sign up and hone their tight five. A bold move to be going up against the Frog & Bucket’s flagship new act night ‘Beat The Frog’ but the cosy room at the back of NQ basement bar Hold Fast + the promise of more established comics should set them apart. The more the merrier.
Lou Sanders | The Bread Shed | Tue 5 Dec | 7.30pm | £5/3
XS Malarkey shows no signs of slowing down before the end of the year as they start December with a great line up headed by the surreal musings of Lou Sanders. High on self confidence and no shortage of top banter Lou Sanders is always a treat, tonight she’ll be supported by Bisha K Ali (fresh off the back of exposing a bizarre identity theft from a Canadian public arts commission (seriously mate, look it up), Amy Annette and Claire Keegan. Ably held together by the madcap meanderings of XS host Toby Hadoke go check out why they are continually thought of as the best comedy club in the North.
Crimes Against Hilarity | The Peer Hat | Thu 7 Dec | 8pm | £3.50
The people behind the great comedy snafu are hosting a night of Christmas laughs with some help from the premier meat based Yorkshire comedy duo in The Delightful Sausage. The sausage pair of Chris Cantrill and Amy Gledhill can look fondly back on 2017 where they had a superb Edinburgh show well received by critics and audiences alike and set sights on an even bigger 2018 where they have their 1st show being released on NextUp and a run at the comedy mecca of the Soho Theatre. Go see them whilst they’re still playing lovely little gigs like this.
Published on: Mon 4 Dec 2017