The Establishment

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Keith Allen
Ronnie Scott's , Soho Wednesday April 24 2013 22:45
Back in 1961, Peter Cook established The Establishment: an uncensored, anarchic comedy and cabaret club on Greek St that played host to Lenny Bruce, Frankie Howerd and many more and, arguably, kicked off the satire boom. Last year, Keith Allen, Victor Lewis-Smith et al re-established The Establishment, but not very successfully. Allen, who MCed the late-night gigs, was convinced that he was single-handedly saving the 'bland' stand-up circuit, but it appeared as if he hadn't bothered to see what other comedy was out there. They're giving it another go tonight, with a line-up featuring erudite Twitter-God Stephen Fry, Scott Capurro, Keith Allen (of course), Jim Jong-Un (yep), Dickie Beau, The Reverend and the James Pearson Trio,
Venue name: Ronnie Scott's
Address: 47 Frith St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-3am; Sun lunches noon-4pm; then 6.30-12am
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Rd
Price: £20