We count the pennies and decide it’s time to get some laughs for nowt
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Romantic Comedy
Back in 1948, two people(s) met at a convention in Geneva and fell in love. But they’ve been at each other’s throats for some time now. Will they ever learn to get along? Perhaps only in a two-person musical. Whistlebinkies, 226 0000, 7–25 Aug, 5.15pm.
The Monumental Joke Disco
Three promising comics get to do their funnies: Luke Benson (a Geordie who previously Fringed up in Benson & Hill), Lou Sanders (of BBC sketch thing Laughter Shock) and James Redmond (he was in Hollyoaks). Espionage, 477 7007, 5–29 Aug (not 16), 3.30pm.
While part of the Cheese and Pineapple Club, we dubbed Campbell ‘smart and sassy’. Here she brings those smarts and that sass to bear in her new show, 27 Up, with a sequel promised for 2037. The Hive, 556 0444, 5–28 Aug, 7.40pm.
More rising comics with James Acaster, who has Josie Long among his celeb fans, and Josh Widdecombe, crowned Leicester Mercury Comedian of this very year. Meadow Bar, 667 6907, 6–29 Aug (not 17, 24), 7.45pm.
Free Until Famous with Lewis Schaffer
Welding wit, solid writing and a dash of ugly offensiveness (boy, he upset some folk with his Diana stuff last year), this London-based New Yorker really should be a little bit more famous. Counting House, 667 7533, 5–29 Aug, 7.30pm; 5–14 Aug, 5.30pm.