Merry Christmas and roll on 2016

bad santaThanks to everyone who came to a fantastic last Gits and Shiggles of the year last night.  I think we can all agree that Reginald D. Hunter, Tom Parry, James Veitch, Eleanor Tiernan and John Hastings tore the roof off, and it was a great way to round off the year at The Half Moon.

And in 2016 we start all over again, with some fantastic shows coming up featuring the likes of Henning Wehn, Shappi Khorsandi, Phil Nichol, Aisling Bea*, James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Kerry Godliman and more. Tickets for the first batch of shows are available below now (see Gig Listings)

Also coming up in 2016…

The return of our Time Out Critic’s Choice character and sketch night Character Assassination.

Parky! – an improvised chat show combining improv, stand-up and live music. This an exciting new project in partnership with The Free Association, with the first show announced soon

Our glorious 5th Birthday celebrations!  We’ve got some special plans and as always, you’ll be the first to know!

Stay tuned for more details

But for those who can’t wait until then, we’ve got some recommendations for you to round off 2015:

Now – 21 December – Heroes Grotto of Comedy – An annual yueltide festival of comedy, with shows on every night, highlights including Richard Herring, Jon Richardson, The Weirdos Panto, Nick Helm, and Laugh Out London’s two night fundraiser for Shelter (including Harry Hill, Stewart Lee and Isy Suttie) – TICKETS

9 & 10 December – Knock2Bag host top US stand-up and star of Wet Hot American Summer John Early – TICKETS

22 December – The “improv supergroups” (Time Out) The Petting Zoo and Bleak Mouse return for their final show of the year, performing bespoke Christmas themed tales with some fantastic guests from the London improv scene, including the fantastic Joseph Morpurgo, nominated for the 2015 Fosters’ Edinburgh Comedy Award for his five star show Soothing Sounds for Baby

The gig is pay-what-you-want on the door at The Miller, London Bridge, with all proceeds going to the homeless charity shelter.

More details HERE

*Aisling Bea is no longer performing on 5 January, but will be joining us on 5 April with Henning Wehn

3rd November – Joel Dommett, Kevin Eldon and Matthew Crosby

eldonA stonking line-up this  month at The Half Moon, Putney

JOEL DOMMETT

One of the best stand-ups working on the London circuit, Joel has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, Impractical Jokers and Sweat the Small Stuff and is a team captain on ITV’s panel show Reality Bites.

“Terrific, feelgood… plenty of huge laughs. FOUR STARS”  Chortle

KEVIN ELDON

As seen on It’s Kevin, Brasseye, Jam, Big Train, Spaced, Smack the Pony, I’m Alan Partridge, The IT Crowd, Black Books, Fist of Fun, Hot Fuzz, Four Lions, This Morning with Richard Not Judy, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Attention Scum, Nighty Night, Charlie Brooker’s Dead Set, Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry and Paul, How TV Ruined Your Life, Hunderby, Nathan Barley, Green Wing, 15 Storeys High, Look Around You, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

“Brilliant and unique comic ideas cascade from Eldon’s brain like Niagara. FIVE STARS” Chortle

With CHRIS BETTS, JOE JACOBS and MC MATT CROSBY (Never Mind the Buzzcock, Badults, Pappy’s)

£7adv/ £10 door

Tickets available HERE

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6 Oct – Sarah Kendall, SECRET GUEST, Brett Goldstein, David Elms, Tom Webb – The Half Moon, Putney

Sarah Kendall Nominated for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award (the biggest award in comedy) for her show A Day in October, Sarah has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News for BBC3 and The Now Show for Radio 4 “Compelling, humane, funny and poignant” Chortle

Brett Goldstein As seen in Ricky Gervais’ Derek as well as Drifters, Uncle and Cuckoo, Brett’s Edinburgh show Burning Man earned him a string of great reviews and established him as one of the top stand-ups on the circuit. “A fine purveyor of thoughtful, funny, vivid, autobiographical stories” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard. 

SPECIAL GUEST We are very excited to welcome to Gits and Shiggles a fantastic special guest. Star of his own prime time BBC TV shows as well as Have I Got News For You and They Think It’s All Over, he has also appeared in several shows on the West End.

David Elms Musical stand-up who performed his excellent show Mister Boy at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe “A musical comic who offers something that feels entirely new” The Guardian

Plus Tom Webb MC

Tuesday 6 October, 8pm (doors 7.45)

The Half Moon

93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1EU

Tickets £7 adv./ £10 door

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BRANDRETH OUT… HERRING IN

28 July – The Half Moon, Putney – Richard Herring

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Unfortunately, Gyles Brandreth is no longer able to perform on 28 July.

However, we are pleased to welcome back the fantastic Richard Herring.

The star of Fist of Fun, This Morning with Richard Not Judy and Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast will be previewing his new shoe Happy Now?

Tickets available HERE

Spring/ Summer 2015

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We’ve got a fantastic Spring/ Summer season coming up at Gits and Shiggles

In Putney, you can catch Josh Widdimcombe, Angela Barnes, Rob Beckett, Gyles Brandreth and Rob Newman, plus there’s our 4th Birthday on 2nd June

In Haggerston, our regular Time Out Recommended character and sketch night, Character Assassination, continues with Will Adamsdale, Pajama Men and Pippa Evans

HARRY HILL IN HAGGERSTON – 6 MARCH

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The star of TV Burp, You’ve Been Framed and Stars in Their Eyes comes to The Proud Archivist in Haggerston, alongside Pat Cahill, Beth Vyse, Spencer Jones and Tom Webb

Friday 6 March, 8pm (doors 7.30)

The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, Haggerston, N1 5SH

Tickets £10 advance/ £12 door

Tickets available at: http://tinyurl.com/puo75rw

2015 Fun Time Slam Down!

WE’RE BACK

Gits and Shiggles returns for another year and another exciting programme of events. Back at our home in The Half Moon, Putney on February 3rd we’ve got the fantastic free-wheeling surrealism of Tony Law, Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2013 Bridget Christie, Austentatious star Rachel Parris and the fantastic Phil Wang.

Tickets available HERE

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Tuesday 3 February, 8pm (doors 7.30)

The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW14 1EU

£6 advance/ £8 door

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But there’s more… We start our new night, Character Assassination, on 27th January at COG ARTSpace in Haggerston, celebrating the best in sketch and character comedy. The line-up includes Joseph Morpurgo, Massive Dad, Lazy Susan, Susan Harrison, David Reed and is hosted by Simon Lukacs and Lola-Rose Maxwell

Tickets available HERE

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Tuesday 27 January, 8pm (doors 7.30)

COG ARTSpace

Above The De Beauvoir Arms | 113 Southgate Road | London | N1 3JS

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And more… Two fantastic new improv groups, Bleak Mouse and The Petting Zoom, are joining forces to host a brand new night at The Miller in London Bridge. Each month they will be joined by one of the best improv groups in the capital – this month Folie a Deux, aka Austentatious stars Charlotte Gittins and Andrew Hunter Murray

Tickets available HERE

Tuesday 20 January, 7.30pm (doors 7)

The Miller

96 Snowfields Road
London Bridge
London SE1 3SS

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Last Show of 2014 with Stewart Francis – 9 December

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GITS & SHIGGLES COMEDY PRESENTS:

STEWART FRANCIS

‘With Francis it’s all about puns… He’ll fill every minute with comedy bargains in the form of non-stop quick-fire gags, rarely giving you time to cease giggling until the next one starts… Quite simply, the service Francis provides is good old-fashioned joke telling with a hook, punch-line and a dose of panache thrown in for good measure’ (Warwick Arts Centre)

‘A brilliant comic brain… this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I’ve
ever heard’ (The Guardian)

‘Perfectly crafted gags’ (The Sunday Times)

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EASTEND CABARET
Winners of Best Cabaret show at the 2012 Adelaide Fringe, EastEnd Cabaret have become a critically acclaimed sensation since their debut show The Revolution will be Sexual in 2011. Creators of songs that are “gleefully filthy” (Edinburgh Spotlight), they have toured the world and received a host of four and five star reviews. On TV they have appeared on BBC3’s Live at the Electric with Russell Kane. Making their third Gits and Shiggles appearance, EastEnd Cabaret always bring the roof of the Half Moon down (not literally – we wouldn’t book them if that happened)

“Comic genius” ★★★★★ Three Weeks
“A treat” ★★★★★ Time Out
“Hysterical” ★★★★★ Sunday Mail AU
“Gleefully filthy” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Spotlight

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JOSEPH MORPURGO
The superb character comedian joins us on the back of his critically acclaimed Edinburgh show Odessa. Joseph Morpurgo creates a rich variety of hilariously drawn character and his shows are uses multimedia in his shows in a startlingly original way.

Star of Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse’s fantastic spoof documentary History of the 2’s to celebrate BBC2’s 50th birthday, Joseph is also part of the critically acclaimed Jane Austen inspired, Chortle Award winning improv group Austentatious.

“Utterly hilarious” ★★★★★ Three Weeks

“Has to be one of the most bizarre, innovative and tear-inducingly hilarious comedy routines I have seen” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“An exhilarating trip into the tirelessly inventive mind of an obvious talent” ★★★★ Time Out

“Absolutely hilarious mayhem” ★★★★ The Skinny

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PIPPA EVANS
Other than her extensive live work, performing around the country as Loretta Maine, Pippa can be found on your television boxes as a regular on BBC2’s improv comedy show Fast and Loose which aired in early 2011 and has recently been repeated. Other television credits include Live at the Electric, The Morgana Show, The Slammer and The Wrong Door.

Also an experienced radio performer, Pippa has appeared on The Now Show, Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash, Bigipedia, Les Kelly’s Britain – all for Radio 4 and is a regular cast member of NewsJack for Radio 4 Extra

In addition, Pippa has become something of a veteran of the improvisation scene, regularly performing with established groups both on the circuit and at the Fringe. She regularly guests with Grand Theft Impro and takes part in the various Improvathons across the UK (continuous improvised shows which demand the cast stay awake for periods of up to 50 hours) She is a core member of the award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which enjoyed a critically acclaimed 2009, 2010 & 2011 Edinburgh runs and has now transferred to the West End.

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Tuesday 9 December, 8pm (doors 7.30)

The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW14 1EU

£6 advance/ £8 door

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