Articles by Ben Venables

Blue Plaque For Blue Movie Star

Blue Plaque For Blue Movie Star

Mary Millington's life commemorated on site of famous cinema. | By Ben Venables
How Making A Murderer's Prosecutor Got The Comedian's Treatment

How Making A Murderer's Prosecutor Got The Comedian's Treatment

Stand-up star Jena Friedman makes London debut. | By Ben Venables
The Secrets Of Storytelling With Comedian Sarah Kendall

The Secrets Of Storytelling With Comedian Sarah Kendall

The truth will out at Soho Theatre. | By Ben Venables
Meet The Musical Comedian Most Likely To Become A Millionaire

Meet The Musical Comedian Most Likely To Become A Millionaire

Laurence Owen's Cinemusical sets the Soho soundtrack. | By Ben Venables
How A Royalist Becomes A Revolutionary

How A Royalist Becomes A Revolutionary

Benjamin Franklin's time in London. | By Ben Venables
Review: Tez Talks About Muslims' Views On Tinder And Star Wars

Review: Tez Talks About Muslims' Views On Tinder And Star Wars

Comedian also introduces the Tez Commandments. | By Ben Venables ★★★☆☆
Review: Shaky Start For Comedian Nick Thune

Review: Shaky Start For Comedian Nick Thune

Tonight Show regular arrives at Soho Theatre. | By Ben Venables ★★☆☆☆
Londoners Take The Cake At New Acts Of The Year Showcase

Londoners Take The Cake At New Acts Of The Year Showcase

Comedian Bilal Zafar follows Stewart Lee and Ardal O'Hanlon as 'top of the bill'. | By Ben Venables
Daniel Sloss Stops In Soho Ahead Of New York Debut

Daniel Sloss Stops In Soho Ahead Of New York Debut

Star comedian slips on vagabond shoes. | By Ben Venables
The Reality Behind Stacey Branning's EastEnders High Drama

The Reality Behind Stacey Branning's EastEnders High Drama

Postpartum psychosis storyline highlights misunderstood illness. | By Ben Venables
When Your Inner Voice Is A Superior Monkey: A Chat With Nina Conti

When Your Inner Voice Is A Superior Monkey: A Chat With Nina Conti

Hilarious ventriloquist swings into Criterion Theatre. | By Ben Venables
Time Out Calls Time On London Comedy

Time Out Calls Time On London Comedy

Comedians not considered a "key vertical category." | By Ben Venables
The Soho Porn Star And The PM: 1970s Scandals In New Biopic

The Soho Porn Star And The PM: 1970s Scandals In New Biopic

Respectable: The Mary Millington Story trailer released. | By Ben Venables
Margaret Cho On 12 Days Of Rage And John Travolta's Face

Margaret Cho On 12 Days Of Rage And John Travolta's Face

PsyCHO tour lands in London. | By Ben Venables
From HoHo To Soho: How To Crack-Up This Christmas

From HoHo To Soho: How To Crack-Up This Christmas

London's essential festive comedy. | By Ben Venables
Race, Politics And Drinking: Meet Desiree Burch

Race, Politics And Drinking: Meet Desiree Burch

Funny Women competition winner talks to Londonist. | By Ben Venables
Bridget Christie Books Into Leicester Square Theatre

Bridget Christie Books Into Leicester Square Theatre

Interview on comedy, history and dressing up as an ant. | By Ben Venables
A Brief History Of Nodding Off In London

A Brief History Of Nodding Off In London

Plus your own sleep stories. | By Ben Venables
Fringe Favourite Spencer Jones Props Up In Soho

Fringe Favourite Spencer Jones Props Up In Soho

Physical and prop comedy show that wowed Edinburgh. | By Ben Venables
London Destroyed As Danger Mouse Returns In Triumph

London Destroyed As Danger Mouse Returns In Triumph

New era for London's favourite cartoon. | By Ben Venables
How To Create A Comedy Idiot

How To Create A Comedy Idiot

John Finnemore on bringing his radio character to the stage. | By Ben Venables
From Cancer To Comedy: Meet Beth Vyse

From Cancer To Comedy: Meet Beth Vyse

The comedian's hit show is raw, honest and funny. | By Ben Venables
How London's Housing Crisis Created A One-Star Show

How London's Housing Crisis Created A One-Star Show

When Diane Spencer met Nancy Dell'Olio. | By Ben Venables
Only Fools And Horses Gets The Weirdos' Treatment

Only Fools And Horses Gets The Weirdos' Treatment

Museum of Comedy stages sitcom-inspired play. | By Ben Venables
Where To Find Edinburgh Award-Winning Comedy In London

Where To Find Edinburgh Award-Winning Comedy In London

Hagen, Simmons and Gadd. | By Ben Venables
Muslim-Jewish Theatre Group Celebrates 10 Years Together

Muslim-Jewish Theatre Group Celebrates 10 Years Together

Come In! Sit Down! with MUJU Crew. | By Ben Venables
Meet Monte The Poster Pooch For London's Cycle Hire

Meet Monte The Poster Pooch For London's Cycle Hire

Model mutt is also social care volunteer. | By Ben Venables
Two Very Different Jailbirds Break Out At Soho Theatre

Two Very Different Jailbirds Break Out At Soho Theatre

Missing these would be criminal. | By Ben Venables ★★★★☆
When FA Cup Finals Were A Picnic In Crystal Palace Park

When FA Cup Finals Were A Picnic In Crystal Palace Park

It wasn't always about Wembley. | By Ben Venables
When Old Harrovians And Old Etonians Ruled The FA Cup

When Old Harrovians And Old Etonians Ruled The FA Cup

The early history of the FA Cup | By Ben Venables
Why Every Body Is Beach Beautiful

Why Every Body Is Beach Beautiful

Juliette Burton on docu-comedy show Look At Me. | By Ben Venables
Angry Brigade Blasts Into Bush Theatre

Angry Brigade Blasts Into Bush Theatre

James Graham's play has panoramic political vision. | By Ben Venables ★★★★☆
Poulet Packs A Punch In Ravenhill's Sharp Satire

Poulet Packs A Punch In Ravenhill's Sharp Satire

Product arrives at Arcola Theatre. | By Ben Venables ★★★★☆
Matchbox Theatre Fails To Ignite

Matchbox Theatre Fails To Ignite

24 playlets by Michael Frayn in Hampstead. | By Ben Venables ★★☆☆☆
1940s Fancy Dress Fundraiser In East End's Oldest Cinema

1940s Fancy Dress Fundraiser In East End's Oldest Cinema

Bethnal Green disaster remembered. | By Ben Venables
Immigrant Diaries: How To Pakora Lunch

Immigrant Diaries: How To Pakora Lunch

Shared stories at Southbank Centre. | By Ben Venables
Comedy Connoisseurs' Favourite Podcast Comes To Soho Theatre

Comedy Connoisseurs' Favourite Podcast Comes To Soho Theatre

ComComPod closes in on West End. | By Ben Venables ★★★★★
London SketchFest Champions Return After Year Of Glory

London SketchFest Champions Return After Year Of Glory

2014's best new act Gein's Family Giftshop are 2015's main feature. | By Ben Venables
US Improv Institution Comes To London

US Improv Institution Comes To London

Alumni includes Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Will Ferrell. | By Ben Venables
Wax's New Show Dripping With Mindfulness

Wax's New Show Dripping With Mindfulness

But comedian still finds time to twerk. | By Ben Venables ★★★☆☆
The Secret History Of The London Plane Tree

The Secret History Of The London Plane Tree

Did Tradescant accidentally create it? | By Ben Venables
Obscene, Outrageous, Offensive: Kim Noble's You're Not Alone

Obscene, Outrageous, Offensive: Kim Noble's You're Not Alone

Performance comedian gallops in and out of Soho | By Ben Venables ★★★★★
Immersive Play Has Wrong End Of The Telescope

Immersive Play Has Wrong End Of The Telescope

Azerbaijan in Battersea. | By Ben Venables ★★☆☆☆
Super Hero Summit At The London Super Comic Convention

Super Hero Summit At The London Super Comic Convention

Marvel at caped crusaders landing in London. | By Ben Venables
How London's Sex Comedies Saved British Cinema

How London's Sex Comedies Saved British Cinema

Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, see our history of raunchy 1970s flicks. | By Ben Venables
Cyberspace Spam Wars With Comedian James Veitch

Cyberspace Spam Wars With Comedian James Veitch

The inbox strikes back at the Museum Of Comedy. | By Ben Venables ★★★★☆
Dancing Dracula Raises Stakes In Spoof Musical

Dancing Dracula Raises Stakes In Spoof Musical

Nick Mohammed's Mr Swallow swoops into Soho. | By Ben Venables ★★★☆☆
Exhibition Explores The Rise And Fall Of Alternative Comedy

Exhibition Explores The Rise And Fall Of Alternative Comedy

Canal gallery goes behind the 80s scene. | By Ben Venables