February Gig Guide

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Tash Snaith

Finally, the month is February, the mood is excited and grateful for the end of the 5 (hundred??) week-long January, and for those who partook in a dry, (accidentally) damp or vegan month, what better way to celebrate than with one of these side-splittingly funny comedy shows, with a glass of booze and a side of dairy for good measure…delicious. From fresh debut hours, established tour shows and brand new WIP material to wicked and wonderful variety nights, we’ve got it all here for you.

1. TOURS, WIPS and DEBUTS

 © Sarah Keyworth, Julia Masli

SARAH KEYWORTH, MY EYES ARE UP HERE

Mon 26-9 Feb-March @ 9:00 PM, Soho Theatre

Not only has Sarah Keyworth graced our screens on of 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Live At The Apollo as well as an Hour special Dark Horse on Prime TV, she also won Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 AND bagged Funny Women Award runner up 2015 (we think, the highlight). Catch one night of her 2 week run at Soho Theatre, you won’t be disappointed.

You can grab your ticket here

JULIA MASLI, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Tues 30-24 Jan-Feb @ 9:00 PM, Soho Theatre

Julia Masli’s show cannot be described, you just have to go and see it. Take our word for it. A whopping 3 and a half week stint at Soho Theatre, you have more than enough chances to bag a ticket. So go!!

You can grab your ticket here

© Rose Matafeo, Jessica Fosteskew

ROSE MATAFEO, WIP

Sun-Tues 18-20 Feb @ 5:30-8:00 PM, Angel Comedy, The Bill Murray

Creator and star of sit-com Starstruck, contestant in Taskmaster and winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 with her hit show Horndog, it’s safe to say Matafeo is a comic star known around the globe. This month, she’s performing her WIP show at The Bill Murray, and it’s sure to be a hoot and a half. 

Grab a ticket here

JESSICA FOSTEKEW, METTLE

Thurs-Sat 8-10 Feb @ 9:30 PM, Soho Theatre

Jessica Fostekew returns for February’s gig guide, but with a different show; Mettle. So it still counts? Fostekew was nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe Award in 2019, and subsequently an online special of her tours Hench and Wench. This show is about purpose, pace, passion and hustling harder than ever.

You can grab a ticket here

© Lara Ricote, Urooj Ashfaq

LARA RICOTE, LITTLE TINY WET SHOW (BAPTISM)

Weds-Sat 21-2 Feb-March @ 9:15 PM, Soho Theatre

We’re big fans of Lara Rictoe at Funny Women (Funny Women Award winner 2022), and she is back doing a large run at Soho Theatre of her new show which covers topics of being in the present, mortality and the game we call life, with surreal and partially interactive bits thrown in as well. 

You can grab tickets here

UROOJ ASHFAQ, OH NO!

Mon-Sat 8-3 Jan-Feb, @ 6:30 PM, Soho Theatre

New Dates Added! To the legendary Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award winner 2023 Urooj Ashfaq’s hit show Oh No! Catch her while you can at Soho Theatre before she embarks on a UK tour of this show. Not one to miss! 

You can grab a ticket here

© Su Mi, Charlie Vero Martin

SU MI: BANANA BEARD

Thurs 10 Feb @ 8:45 PM, Soho Theatre

Promise we’re not being sponsored by Soho Theatre, there is just too much to recommend there this month! The legendary Su Mi, Funny Women Award runner up 2023, performs her debut hour show for one night at Soho Theatre. Expect wild sketch and characters, songs accompanied by heavy metal guitar solos, and an unmatched energy that is infectious.

Grab a ticket here

CHARLIE VERO-MARTIN: PICNIC

Weds 14 Feb @ 9:15 PM, Soho Theatre

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day, than watching an hour of character meets sketch comedy from Charlie Vero-Martin, with puppets and dark twists thrown in? Fresh finalist from Funny Women Stage Awards 2023, Vero-Martin’s absurd one-woman show is a satirical must see. 

You can grab a ticket to her show here

2. FUNNY WOMEN EVENTS

We’ve got some more Funny Women events for you to enjoy this month. No matter where you’re based in Europe, we have something for you.

Stand Up To Stand Out here! Saturday 3 Feb @ 10:00 AM

3. VARIETY NIGHTS

© FOC IT UP! COMEDY CLUB, Roast Battle London

FOC IT UP! COMEDY CLUB

Mon 26 Feb @ 9:15 PM, Soho Theatre

Highly recommend this live recording of the fantastically funny podcast FOC IT UP! Current stellar line up of the pod includes: Kemah Bob (MC), Desiree Burch, Yuriko Kotani, Njambi McGrath and Aisha Amanduri. Grab a ticket while you can.

You can grab a ticket here.

ROAST BATTLE UK

Fri 23 Feb @ 11:00 PM, The Bill Murray

Need I explain this? The title says it all. Head down to The BIll Murray at this ungodly hour to watch and laugh at comedians battling each other through the medium of jabs and gags. What’s not to love??

You can grab a ticket here

All images not owned, copyright: © Sarah Keyworth, © Julia Masli, © Rose Matafeo, © Jessica Fostekew, © Lara Ricote, © Urooj Ashfaq, © Su Mi, © Charlie Vero-Martin, © Foc It Up! Comedy Club, © Roast Battle UK!

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