London Comedy: Festival Of The Spoken Nerd, Sheeps, Sarah Kendall

 

Sheeps are at Invisible Dot this week.

Sheeps are at Invisible Dot this week.

Our selection of London’s alternative, clever and offbeat comedy gigs this week.

Dirty Book Club

Robin Ince kicks off a new monthly club at The Old Queen’s Head on Essex Road: on 20 January it’s The Dirty Book Club, in February it’ll be Your Art is Dead, then alternating. There are just a few tickets left so grab them while you can. £11 / £8.80, 8pm

Sheeps

One of our favourite sketch groups, Sheeps are working on new material at the Invisible Dot 20-22 January. £8, 9.30pm

The Jest

There’s more sketch comedy-in-progress from The Jest, slimmed down from massive sketch troupe Simply the Jest, on 21 January at Hen and Chickens. £9 / £8, 7.30pm

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

Hooray! Festival of the Spoken Nerd is back with a new show full of science, songs and general geekery (as demonstrated in the video below). See Helen Arney, Matt Parker and Steve Mould at Bloomsbury Theatre on 24-25 January, £15 / £13 + bf, 8pm. Saturday’s show has STAGETEXT.

Sarah Kendall

The last time we saw Sarah Kendall she was massively pregnant but still barely sat down during her hour-long set. She’s tough, so it’s perhaps no surprise to discover her latest show is about women’s touch football. See it at the Hen and Chickens in Islington on 24 January and 7-8 February, £7.50, 9.30pm

Knock2Bag

This is a cracking line-up: wicked sketch duo Cardinal Burns, Brendon Burns, Ivo Graham, Ben Target, Ed Gamble, Elis James and Romesh Ranganathan are all at Rich Mix for Knock2Bag on 25 January. £8 + bf, 7.30pm

Tip us off to friendly, intelligent, alternative comedy around town on hello@londonist.com, read our guide to watching live comedy in London and our top 10 themed comedy nights.

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