We reckon that the suits in the serious part of the capital could do with a laugh and Heroes of Fringe have got the just the tonic. Led by chaotic comic Bob Slayer, the comedy collective is teaming up with fellow funnymen Weirdos and Laugh Out London to take over the century-old Throgmorton building in Bank. We went down to have a snoop around before they open doors on December 3-18 and there were wires hanging from the ceiling and a pile of wood where the stage should be, but those jokers assured us they’d have things up and running in time for their Grotto of Comedy.
This two-week pop-up offers comedy-lovers a chance to see some of the best comedians around at the moment in a unique, shabby-chic setting. As well as playing host to the annual, fantastical Weirdos charity panto, the event offers the opportunity to catch iconoclastic grump Stewart Lee, our favourite opinionated London lass Josie Long and this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, John Kearns. All this plus pie! No, your stomach’s not sending mixed messages to your brain, there will be a variety of savoury and mince pies at Santa’s Bar, along with mulled wine and craft beers.
Find out more about what’s on at Heroes Grotto of Comedy.
By Danielle Goldstein