Many comedy fans will already have experienced the pleasure of watching Pappy's Fun Club, the if.comedy nominated sketch troupe who are arguably the most exciting act working on the live comedy circuit.
For the uninitiated, Pappy's are a four-piece band of boys whose silly, upbeat and joyous sketches leave audiences with a severe bout of happiness. They have a lovely, fresh take on the traditional live sketch format - by breaking down the fourth wall, blurring one sketch into the next, offering tongue-in-cheek post-sketch analysis, and bringing characters from old sketches into the forefront of new sketches, they create a sublimely surreal world which is an absolute pleasure to be part of. This Londonista saw them at this year's Edinburgh Festival, and immediately fell head-over-heels in love with their entire show.
We dare say you won't be able to pay a price as small as £5 to see them for too much longer, on account of them being utterly wonderful, and destined for very high things indeed. So, if you're in North London on Thursday evening, head down to The Victoria, near Mornington Crescent for their monthly sketch night, kindly hosted by top indie comedy 'zine The Fix. They're joined by The Gently Progressive Behemoth (who Richard Herring recently described with mock-jealousy as being "annoyingly talented"), and Colin & Fergus.
If you are interested in comedy which makes people feel good about themselves, which celebrates intelligent nonsense, and which has people laughing so hard that it hurts, then you'll do well to pay this night a visit. In fact, we challenge you to go to this and not leave with a face which hurts from smiling too much. It simply cannot be done.
By the way, did we mention that we think they're good?
Pappy's Fun Club perform on October 25th, upstairs at The Victoria, 2 Mornington Terrace, NW1 7RR. Nearest tube is Mornington Crescent (Click here for map). Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start. £5 entry. Tickets on the door, or call 0785 437 0351.