COMEDY: GIG OF THE WEEK

Alan Davies tonight Wimbledon Theatre, SW19
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With the success of Jonathan Creek, Alan Davies is much in demand as an actor, but he remains a top-class stand-up, too. No earth-shattering radical on stage, Davies scores as an amiable bloke able to highlight the absurdities of everyday life. He muses that Green Lane, a defiantly urban road in north London, only ever lives up to its name "at midnight on Saturday when everybody is chucking the salad off their kebabs". He also pokes fun at the futility of Olympic events. There should be more to the long jump, he contends; officials should have "a load of toy cars buried in the sand, and you've got to develop an amusing scenario with them in under a minute".

Wimbledon Theatre (0181-540 0362) tonight

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