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NEWSREVUE

Thursday to Saturday 9.30pm, Sunday 9pm every week

 

The world's longest running live comedy show!

 

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.

 

 

 

TOP PICK

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Monthly - 2, 30 June/14 July

 

Following a fantastic run at the Edinburgh Festival, comedian and junior doctor Ed Patrick opens the doors to his Comedians’ Surgery in it’s new home at the Canal Cafe Theatre. In a unique show where comedians talk about health, expect frank tales, experiences, and guests who had to book an appointment six months ago. Previous guests include Joe Lycett, James Acaster, Angela Barnes, Andy Hamilton, Katy Wix, Phil Wang, Tez Ilyas and more. Check online for upcoming guests.

 

 

It's Debatable! A Comedy Debate Show

Monthly - tba

 

Spend an evening with the greatest (and funniest) rhetorical minds in the UK debating all of today's most important topics, such as: Sitting v. Standing The Future v. The Past This is a Trap v. This is Not a Trap and so many more. At It's Debatable! pairs of comedians are given topics at the beginning of the show, they then have two minutes each to present their arguments, one minute each for rebuttal and then you decide who wins!

 

The Pin: Backstage

7 June/25 July

 

After three multi-award-winning series on BBC Radio 4, 'the next Mitchell and Webb' (Times) are heading back to the Fringe with a brand-new show that's 'hysterical' (Independent), 'masterful' (Sunday Times), and 'gorgeously skewed' (Guardian). Expect a 'very classy, very funny' (Telegraph) hour from the creators of BBC Three's Oi, Leonardo! and writers for Famalam (BBC Three) and Tracey Ullman's Show (BBC One). 'The most exciting new comedy duo working today' (David Walliams)

 

ED FRINGE: The Musical Revue

Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th June

 

A fun and frenetic cabaret revue celebrating the world’s biggest arts festival for festival first-timers and hardcore fringe veterans. Let our hilarious MC guide you through a musical comedy feast featuring 80s Pop, Gospel, G&S and Hamilton-inspired rap! Following the success of JANUARY: The Musical Revue, this brand new show by Patrick Stockbridge will leave you pumped for the festival this August and for fringe ‘virgins’, you’ll be booking your train up to Scotland to see what you’ve been missing!

 

Plug In

13 June

 

Two female actors are on a mission to unite women and non-binaries across the industry by creating an environment for collaboration. Enter PLUG IN....... Calling all directors, producers, actors, writers, filmmakers, editors, and every passionate person from our creative industry! We welcome you to join us for an evening of raw and unseen performances with good old-fashioned networking! Plugging in for our very first Q & A is the incredibly talented actor/director (and serious girl boss) Nancy Sullivan.

 

 

Just These, Please

16 June

 

Charming new sketch group seeks friendly audience. Looking to share one hour of passion followed by a lifetime of mutual appreciation.

 

Bumper Blyton - The Improvised Adventure

Monthly - 22 June/27 July

 

The picnic hamper’s packed, so cast yourself back to the 1940s when you could delight in lashings of ginger beer, a mouth full of tongue sandwich or get your lips round a nice spotted dick! In this riotous improvised spoof of the nation's most beloved author, the all-star cast spin an entirely new adventure for grown-ups using audience suggestions and inspiration from the Blyton classics!  ‘A wonderful time...I can’t possibly decide what my favourite part was.’ -World OF Blyton

 

 

Luke Murray: Mindreader

23 June

 

Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride as master magician Luke Murray brings his new one-man show to London. The Award-Winning Mentalist will provoke, astound, baffle and amaze as his new show comes crashing into London to take it by storm. Impossible predictions, devious divination and his extremely risky version of Russian roulette are just a selection of what you can expect this psychologist illusionist to display in this new one – hour show. Once a stand-up comedian and compere, this show will also leave you in hysterics as Luke Murray combines his unique brand of comedy and mentalism.

 

 

Lisa Q Jones - I Will Cut You

24 June

 

Owner of the Curl Up & Dye Hair Salon, mother of three, and amateur theoretical physicist, Lisa Q Jones will shock and amaze you with her outrageous stories and unique view of the world. 'Her tongue is as sharp as her scissors' - Elton John, 'Hysterical, I love you Lisa' - Kylie Minogue. This show is for ages 16+ Not for the easily offended!

 

 

Naomi McDonald: Stardumb

29 June, 8 July

 

One of the UK’s hottest young comedy talents - impressionist Naomi McDonald smashes down the doors to celebs' dressing rooms, grabs them by the scruff of the neck and body slams them onto the stage. Stardumb reveals the secret lives of famous names including Katie Price, Drew Barrymore, Kim Kardashian, Cheryl Cole, Janet Street Porter and Fearne Cotton. Nigella Lawson defrosts meals in her bathtub, Melania Trump hits the bottle hard and Adele sings her heart out over a custard cream.

 

John and Clair Lenahan - Loud & Louder

5 July

 

Prepare for loud and get ready for louder with some shouty thrown in for good measure. You will be amazed as this fantastical duo thrill your senses with a seamless, seam-bursting blend of Comedy, Magic, Escapology, Mind Reading, Cannibalism and Lion Taming (pending permission from Edinburgh Zoo). Stalwart of the UK stage and screen, John Lenehan joins forces with New Act of the Year finalist, Claire Lenahan to bring you the spectacle of the year.

 

 

Musical Youth London Alumni Showcase

19 July

 

Musical Youth London is taking a trip down memory lane as we invite past members to join us for a one-off concert. Many of our alumni are now at drama schools across the country and performing in professional shows around the world. We’re delighted to welcome them back to sing with us once again.

 

 

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

20 July

 

Meet the five nominees for this year’s Woman of the Year award. From a hero\-seeking teenager, to an it\-girl vlogger giving the ‘best’ advice, to a bra\-saleswoman stirring up the next generation. Who will be crowned the winner? Anna Nicholson’s debut character comedy show was developed with BBC’s James Cary (Miranda, Bluestone 42)

 

Jess Robinson: Work In Progress

21, 26 July

 

Fresh off the back of a hit UK tour, star of Britain’s Got Talent, Murder in Successville and Dead Ringers, Jess Robinson previews her brand new Edinburgh Fringe show. Expect more spot on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics as Jess and her incredible band take audiences on a dizzying journey through eye-wateringly accurate impressions, from Shakira to Streisand via Adele, Lady Gaga and Kate Bush.  Mail on Sunday  Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ”Naturally funny. Pitch perfect” Telegraph

 

Sleeping Trees

25 July

 

Sleeping Trees return with an adventure so adventurous it makes Indiana Jones look like Emmerdale: Season Two. “Lovechild of Monty Python and the League of Gentlemen” - Time Out Winners of Merv’s Spirit of the Fringe 2017

 

 

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CANAL CAFÉ THEATRE

above Bridge House Pub

Delamere Terrace,

Little Venice,

London W2 6ND

 

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