We love a bit of musical comedy here at Time Out. From Bill Bailey's orchestral deconstructions, to Doc Brown's super-sharp raps about tea-making, via the Brett Domino Trio's awkward covers of Justin Timberlake hits.
The good news is, musical comedians are always popping up on the London comedy circuit, and plenty perform their own solo shows. The list below shows the next ten comedy gigs in London featuring a musical comic.
Upcoming musical comedy shows in London
Just like the real Beatles, this long-running parody act only has two original members left: Neil Innes ('Ron Nasty') and John Halsey ('Barry Wom'). They're best known for being featured in Eric Idle's 1978 mockumentary 'All You Need Is Cash', but they've actually got a fairly meaty discography of almost-but-not-quite-covers to play from, bolstered by some songs from Innes's career with other groups including the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.Read more
The Bonzos have been around in various forms since the early ’60s, but properly started to gain a following in 1968 when they appeared weekly on ITV’s ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’. They mix psychedelic pop, rock and trad jazz, but they’re best known for their daft, surreal humour. Don’t be surpised if some special guest vocalists join the party tonight as the Bonzos celebrate 50 years, with original members Neil Innes, Rodney Slater, Sam Spoons, Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell and Bob Kerr back together on stage for this massive birthday gig. Support comes from Innes’s Beatles parodists The Rutles.Read more