7th Birthday + Brand New Night

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It’s our bloody birthday! 
So, on 5th June, and we’re celebrating with a tasty line-up at the place where it all began, The Half Moon Putney

Then, as an extra birthday treat, we’re expanding our horizons and launching a new night at the stunning Mirth, Marvel and Maud in Walthamstow, and it’s another belter!

So come and help us celebrate with a weak ale shandy and some smoky bacon crisps, why don’t you?

TUESDAY 5TH JUNEThe Half Moon, PutneySimon Brodkin, Dane Baptiste, Brett Goldstein, Olga Koch, Barry Ferns  TICKETS

THURSDAY 14TH JUNEMirth, Marvel and Maud, WalthamstowAngelos Epithemiou, Phil Wang, Lazy Susan, Sindhu Vee, Rob Auton, Lola-Rose Maxwell  TICKETS

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We’ve got a host of top shows coming up in November and December.

First up, this week we have two special shows from the inimitable Harry Hill, who will be doing a work-in-progress show at The Camden Comedy Room.

Nov 16th – 8pm (doors 7.45) – with support from Andy Barr  TICKETS

Nov 17th – 8pm (doors 7.45) – with support from Lucy Pearman  TICKETS

We’ve also got a new film-themed comedy night at The Camden Comedy Room, kicking off on December 10th with a Christmas special

Dec 10th – 7pm (doors 6.45) – Adam Riches, Elf Lyons, The Story Beast, Matthew Highton, Helen Duff, Richard Soames, Simon Lukacs  TICKETS

Then we’ve got our last two shows of the year at The Half Moon, Putney in December, stuffed to the rafters with talent.

Dec 5th – 8pm (doors 7.30) – Paul Sinha, Paul Tonkinson, Ahir Shah, Lauren Pattison, Eshaan Akbar, Vanessa Acheampong, Andrew Ryan  TICKETS

Dec 19th – 8pm (doors 7.30) – Aisling Bea, Ed Gamble, Sophie Willan, Desiree Burch, Huge Davies, Tom Webb  TICKETS

The shows have been selling out quicker and quicker recently, so make sure you get in there quick!


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2017 Preview Season

The Gits and Shiggles 2017 Preview Season is upon us. Some of the biggest and best names in comedy come to The Half Moon, Putney with a series of work-in-progress shows ahead of UK tours and the Edinburgh festival






Gits and Shiggles Spring/ Summer Season

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We’ve a cracking line-up of shows coming up in Putney and Haggerston over the coming months, such as our 5th Birthday Bash and Edinburgh Preview season, and including performances from, amongst others, Nick Helm, Pajama Men, Joseph Morpurgo, Josie Long, Brendon Burns, Danny Bhoy, Norman Lovett, Rachel Parris, Lazy Susan, Daniel Simonsen, Nish Kumar, Joel Dommett and Seymour Mace


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


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


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



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

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