The Comedy Project is rather exciting: four nights of brand new comedy at the Soho Theatre of various types (sitcom pilots, radio plays, chat shows) written and performed by people who could very likely be the Next Big Thing.
You want examples? You’re a tough crowd, but that’s a fair request. Good Grief is written by Rachel Stubbings, who you may have come across offering terrible advice in the video series Stubbing Out Problems; Lucy Trodd, improviser extraordinaire and one quarter of New Born Comedy, presents a sitcom called Twitching (seaside B&B meets birdwatchers); Alex Lowe is turning his alter-ego Barry From Watford into a chat show host. And while it’s against the spirit of the enterprise to get worked up about the performers, we can’t resist pointing out Cariad Lloyd, Ruth Bratt, Jamie Glassman and Elliot Cowan (Lost in Austen‘s Mr Darcy) in a sitcom about London’s smallest rehab clinic by Stephanie Jory and Ben Mars, and we’d like to direct you towards the criminally undervalued talents of Gus Brown in Sympathy Pains by Rosalind Adler.
If you’re thinking this sounds great, but that it’s missing some X-Factor-style feedback, you’re in luck. A panel of comedy experts will be in the house each night to offer their opinion – but let’s be honest, the most important feedback will be coming from you and your laugh reflex.
The Comedy Project runs at the Soho Theatre, Dean Street, on 8, 15, 22 and 29 April at 8pm. Tickets £10 / £8. To see who’s on each week and to book see the Soho Theatre website.