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Need a hearty midwinter chuckle?

It might be time to treat yourself to a comedy show

Fran Hayden

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:23:25 GMT | Updated 4 years today

So Christmas has been and gone, New Year's Eve has passed by, and congratulations, you survived the whirlwind of festivity, food and drunken frolics. Now the back-to-work grind is upon you, however, and as you have indulged in too much food, eating no longer offers you the pick me up that you need. As for alcohol, your liver couldn't possibly survive another round. So what, in these gloomy months can cure you of your New Year's blues? A laugh, that's what. So why not get out there and enjoy one of these events?


Laughing Calves with Annette Fagon 

Not only does this look set to be a fabulous night - particularly with Annette Fagon headlining in her big bold style - but it is a night of female comedy. That's right ladies: Funny. Women. If those two words don't automatically make those January woes disappear, then head along to the show…

Wednesday 9 January, Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham.


Stand Up for Women 

This eclectic evening showcases some brilliant talent from Shappi Khorsandi, Mary Bourke, Holly Walsh and Kate Smurthwaite to name a few comedians from their impressive line-up. Not only does this promise to banish those blues, but you can also have the 'feel good factor' as the show is actively raising money for the Eaves charity that provides support for women who have experienced violence.

Monday 14 January, 7.30pm. Bloomsbury Theatre, London.


Gay Bingo - The Show

Described as an 'alt-drag-performance-art-game-show-party', this performance is guaranteed, not only cheer you up, but to send your senses into orbit. Colourful cabaret, disgraceful divas and lashings of crudeness all allow you to rid yourself of those grumps and be enveloped into this cheeky little charade.

Sunday 20 January & 17 February - 7.30pm. Soho Theatre, London.


Zoe Lyons

Famously funny Zoe Lyons (pictured) will certainly cheer you up, even if you want to wallow in your blues. Not only is she hilarious, but she is also rather nice to look at - guaranteed to cleanse those bleary hangover eyes!

20 February, 8.30pm. Tewkesbury Theatre.




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