With all the excitement of presents, mince pies and drunken merriment, it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas. Thankfully, Count Arthur Strong – BBC Two's trilby hat-wearing mangler of words – hasn't forgotten why the festive season is here. So, to celebrate the release of his memoir, 'Through it All I've Always Laughed', he's recorded us this special Christmas message, in which he recites a very muddled version of the nativity story.
Buy Count Arthur Strong's autobiography 'Through it All I've Always Laughed'.
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Backyard Comedy Club
One of London's much-needed, dedicated comedy clubs, run by British stand-up Lee Hurst, star of 'They Think it's All Over', who you can occasionally find performing here. At just a stone's throw from Bethnal Green, the Backyard is a good place to find up-and-coming comedians, plus since 2013, they've also hosted variety shows, cabaret, swing dancing and more. There's also a bar, pizzas, pool, fussball and darts.