Comedy Preview: Voodoo Nights @ Hammersmith Lyric

The unstoppable pun machine Milton Jones heads the first Voodoo Night at Hammersmith LyricThe unstoppable pun machine that is Milton Jones heads the first installment of Voodoo Nights, a new comedy night at the Hammersmith Lyric Theatre.

Not that London faces a dearth of brilliant comedy nights, but Voodoo Nights aims to bring the funnies back to Hammersmith’s Lyric Theatre from 21 October.

This one looks tailored for comedy nerds: James Acaster, Nick Helm, and Josh Widdicombe are hosting. If you don’t know their names yet, you probably will soon: all of these relative newcomers have been enjoying untold praise recently.

And then there are the performers. On this first night we have Milton Jones, The Thick of It‘s Sara Pascoe — coming off her acclaimed Edinburgh show Sara Pascoe the Musical – and the experimental (read: slightly surreal) schoolteacher David Trent.

Hints have been dropped that the three hosts might even perform some material together as well as their stand-up slots.

Six acclaimed comedians for £15. We’re hard-pressed to argue with that. Tickets for the first Voodoo Night are available here.

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