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Friday, November 11 2011



Daniel Kitson

• Kitson pops self on Hob, turns up comedy heat
Be-bearded heartstring tugger Daniel Kitson (left) has begun work on his next stand-up show (as opposed to his recent theatrical monologues) with some work-in-progress nights at the Hob pub in Forest Hill. Keep an eye on LiF's Twitter feed @londonisfunny or home page for news of the next dates.

• Ven-news
Saparmurat Niyazov, now deceased and particularly mental former president of Turkmenistan, was quite the comedian. Whilst in power, Niyazov, crazed with power and disastrously cut off from his humble populous, would pass increasingly bonkers laws, such as having his face printed on the side of every yoghurt pot. At his hubristic peak, he named January after himself. In unrelated news, Jongleurs, still run by its original founder Maria Kempinska, has named its new London venue Kempinska's.

Radio ha ha
A new-ish comedy radio show has launched that will be of interest to stand-up fans. The StandUp SitDown is a chat show that broadcasts every Wednesday 3pm at 101.4FM and www.laughorcrytv.com/standupsitdown, and so far hosts Ed Surname and David Paris have interviewed Patrick Monahan, WWE’s wrestler-turned-comedian Mick Foley and notorious comedy impresario Martin Besserman.

Early doors
99 Club Early – the chain's early Saturday evening show, is back, the clocks having now gone back for the winter. The gigs take place at the Wheatsheaf just north of Oxford Street.

Sit down at the Creek
Channel 4's returning topical comedy show Stand Up For the Week has more warm-up shows coming up. As well as CAMP in Old Street on Mondays, you can see Josh Widdicombe, Jon Richardson, Seann Walsh, Sara Pascoe and Paul Chowdhry at Up the Creek in Greenwich on Tuesdays.

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