Comedy gig of the week: The Bib and Bob Show
Saturday 16 January 1999
While undoubtedly offensive, the material can at the same time be liberatingly funny. Watching Bib and Bob you may experience the double-edged feeling of laughing and reproaching yourself for laughing at the same time. Leave your PC baggage at the theatre-door.
`The Bib and Bob Show', The Talk of London, Drury Lane, London WC2 (0171-387 2414) Fri
THE BEST OF THE REST
Unlike, say, Reeves and Mortimer, Stewart Lee and Richard Herring do not only work as a double act; they can be just as effective on their own. Herring is a fine comic playwright, while Lee is a deft stand-up, with a mastery of timing which few comedians can match. He headlines a bill featuring Simon Munnery as the League Against Tedium and Marion Pashley, with compere Ronnie Rigsby played by Logan Murray.
The Monday Club, Madame Jo Jo's, London W1 (0171-371 6863) Mon
He may be given to bouts of extreme blueness on stage, but Mark Thomas remains that rarest of beings, a political comedian. He says that his enduring fervour comes from the fact that "I naturally loathe all politicians. It's the fact that they all have to be so duplicitous. The Mother of Parliaments? That's just an insult. Mark Twain said that the last person you'd want to see in the White House is the person who wants to be there."
Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11 (0171-223 2223) Fri
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 2 Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Wireless 2015: Nicki Minaj 2 hours late to main stage due to 'travel issues'
Chronixx interview: Reggae sensation on taking the opening spot at Glastonbury and calling Barack Obama a 'waste man'
Game of Thrones season 6: Director Jack Bender hints showrunners 'communicate closely' with George RR Martin
Amy: Mark Ronson praises 'respectful' Amy Winehouse film as it scores the highest ever UK opening for a British documentary
Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture