Sketch team Pappy's Fun Club are around town this week
The fabulous, irrepressible sketch quartet Pappy's Fun Club are making a world record attempt: 200 sketches in just one hour! Find out whether they succeed or dissolve into adorable failure on Tuesday in Islington or Wednesday in Vauxhall. We think we know which is more likely (and so will you when you do the maths). They're joined at The Chapel Bar by Andrew Lawrence, who'll be examining luck, and how it can change our lives. The Chapel Bar, 29a Penton Street Islington, Tuesday 30 June 8.30pm, £7 / £5 / Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane SE11, Wednesday 1 July 8.30pm, £6.
If you can't get to Andrew Lawrence on Tuesday, you could always catch him in a double bill with Wil Hodgson, a Perrier winner way back in 2004, when he couldn't have been more than a zygote. Last year we described Wil as "a genuinely original comic and a first-rate storyteller" and, barring some underground talent transplant, we see no reason to change that view. They're both on at The Fix on Saturday. Wilmington Arms, 69 Rosebury Avenue, Saturday 28 June 6pm, £6.
Brendon Burns's new show is called Comedy Good Yeah Silly Side C**t, so we're reckon it's safe to say you can expect more of his visceral side. This is a good thing. He's paired with Carey Marx at the Water Poet on Thursday which, given Marx's reputation for saying the unsayable, promises a great evening of 'they didn't just say that, did they?'. Again, this a good thing. The Water Poet, 9 Folgate Street Spitalfields, Thursday 2 July 7pm, £10.
Marcus Brigstocke may be diluting his stock by appearing on shit like Argumental, but never forget that this is the man who brought us the brilliant We Are History. Watch his new show God Collar at the Hen and Chickens on Monday. Hen and Chickens, 109 St Pauls Road Islington, Monday 29 June 9.30pm, £7.50.