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Monday, July 16 2012

This week's parish notices are on Dave Gorman, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Richardson and a Edinburgh preview festival in Stockwell


Dave Gorman















• That Dave Gorman character ('bove) is reviving his comedy nights at Hoxton Hall this autumn. They're called Screen Guild and are new material nights for himself and other comics who love a bit of Powerpoint action. It was the last Screen Guild run that helped Gorman put together the material for his fabulous Powerpoint Presentation tour show. The Screen Guild nights are on September 29, November 17 and December 15.

Jon Richardson is going on a wee Greatest Hits tour this autumn, with two London dates. The show will be a compilation of the best bits from his previous four show, and his night at the Apollo Shaftesbury Avenue on September 9 will be recorded for a DVD. He also plays Fairfield Halls in Croydon in September.

• This weekend there is another chance to catch a bundle of Edinburgh preview shows in one handy package. Cringe Festival is a two-day affair at the small but rather wonderful Cavendish Arms in Stockwell. It's mainly comedy and cabaret, with comedy domination on Saturday July 22, when you can see some great acts such as Pat Cahill, Josh Widdicombe, Cariad Lloyd, Totally Tom and more. You pay whatever you like come the end of your evening.

Marcus Brigstocke has announced a tour of his new show The Brig Society – he plays the Blackheath Halls, Rose Theatre (Kingston) and Fairfield Halls this autumn/winter.

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