It’s the scariest time of year, but that doesn’t mean London’s a laugh-free zone – comedians love to spook-up their offerings and perform their best Halloween jokes. Here are our top picks of creepy comedy shows in the capital.
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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’? Pfft. Forget the glitzy official West End production, this unofficial (we repeat: unofficial) part-play, part strange piss-take is the boy-wizard sequel we’re most excited about. The consistently inventive Weirdos Comedy Collective are behind it, with Adam Larter playing Potter alongside a cast of misfits including Mat Tedford as Ron, Marny Godden at Hermione and Joz Norris as Malfoy. We predict at least three ‘wand’ jokes.
A made-up-on-the-spot mystery as a group of experienced improvisers – including Phil Whelans, Suki Webster and David Reed – conduct a séance to contact a recently departed character, chosen with the help of the audience. Much like a proper séance, it’ll all be total bollocks.
A bunch of scarily talented character comics and sketch acts – including gutsy anti-comic Luke McQueen and innovative duo Beard – join forces for this creepy comedy gig. Each act will be spooking up their material, the venue will be dolled up in Halloween garb, and there’ll be strange games and eerie prizes.
Lashings of fake blood are promised at this Sydenham comedy gig, hosted by Jody Kamali as The Great Fernando. All involved – including mad character act Marny Godden and the always unpredictable Cheekykita – will be donned up in their favourite Halloween costumes, including Lady Exorcist, The Hoover Lady and Half-Frog Half-Matthew McConaughey.
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