London Lite Wednesday, 7 October 2009 21 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS ??PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman TomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Skunk AnAnSie THE Nineties rockers fronted by the still scary Skin, right, reunited in April. Their greatest hits album, Smashes And Trashes, is out next month. Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St NW1 (020 7485 9006, electricball room.co.uk), 7pm, 22.50. Tube: Camden Town RichARd hAwley MERCURY PRIZE and Brit award-nominated Hawley, right, plays tunes from his sixth studio album, Trueloves Gutter. O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, 22.50. Tube: Shepherds Bush dizzee RAScAl MR RASCAL, right, as he was memorably called by Jeremy Paxman, headlines Brixton after his Electric Proms show on 21 Oct. 22 Oct, O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd SW9 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Brixton The nine OclOck SchmOOze HUGELY likable Mark Maier, left, performs a Jewish- themed ro utine that somehow manages to avoid offending any religion. Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1 (020 7388 8822, thebloomsbury. com), 8.30pm, 14, 12 concs. Tube: Euston liOn FAce lemOn FAce STEVE SHAW, left, and Ashlie Sky compere a night of mayhem with their interactive portrait photography project in aid of the Mental Health Foundation. Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, 42 Pollards Row E2 (020 7739 7170), 8pm, 3. Tube: Bethnal Green STRipped DONT miss marathon man Eddie Izzard, left, when his tour brings him to London. 3 & 7 Dec, The 02, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002), 8pm, 35. Tube: North Greenwich 4 & 6 Dec, Wembley Arena, Empire Way (0870 060 0870), 8pm, 35. Tube: Wembley Park The ShAwShAnk RedempTiOn KEVIN ANDERSON and Reg E Cathey, right, are prison inmates Andy and Red in this adaptation of the film. Until 14 Feb, Wyndhams Theatre, Charing Cross Rd WC2 (0870 950 0920), Tue-Thu & Sat 7.30pm, Fri 8.30pm, mats Fri 5.30pm, Sat 3pm & Sun 4pm, 10-49.50. Tube: Leicester Sq cymbeline ITS not all happy families in the Bards battle of the generations, right. Until 24 Oct, Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St WC2 (0870 060 1742), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Tue & Wed 1.30pm & Sat 3pm, 20. Tube: Covent Gdn mARilyn & ellA BONNIE GREERS musical about the friendship between Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald stars Wendy Morgan and Nicola Hughes, right. 15-29 Nov, Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave W1 (0844 412 4658), Sun 7.30pm, mats Sun 3.30pm, 15- 32.50. Tube: Piccadilly Circus indie bingO CANDYBOX DJs Mike, left, and Dave play indie between the bingo callers shouts of two fat ladies and unlucky for some. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, Basement of Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way WC1 (020 7691 2610), 8pm, 3, 2 concs. Tube: Russell Sq bAck 2 SchOOl LA BOMBA! play reggaeton, Latin hip hop and house, with salsa and merengue from Cachito, DJ Gato, Spinny D, left, Jose Luis and DJ Loco. Ministry Of Sound, 103 Gaunt St SE1 (0870 060 0010, ministryofsound. com), 10.30pm, 10, 7 adv. Tube: Elephant & Castle mulleTOveR LEE BURRIDGE, left, Simon Baker, MEAT and Geddes control the decks in the main room at Mulletovers Halloween special. Fancy dress essential. 31 Oct, secret location (mulletover.co. uk), 10pm, 14, 10 adv. IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS LifeJim,butnot asweknowit...vic ReeveS Vic Reevess Vast Book Of World Knowledge is out now. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC Coming SoonTomorrow Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Vic ReeVes prefers to be called Jim. This is not another example of his surreal, mad-as-a-lorry sense of the absurd. its because his name really is Jim. Jim Moir. it says so on the inside front page of his new book, Vic Reevess Vast Book Of World Knowledge, a compendium of stupendous preposterousness, which has Mike Tyson living in a semi- destroyed mobile home in the fruit fields of Kent, as well as revolving toupees and the octobear, the worlds premier predator. Reeves did the whole lot, from the daft ideas to the often accomplished illustrations. its dead odd. even my son, says Reeves, and hes old enough to get it, even he thinks its a bit strange. But then this is the man, who, along with Bob Mortimer, is co-host of shooting stars and asks guests questions such as: true or false -- Bill cosby was the worlds first black man and Macaulay culkin is a child, but can you name an adult? Reeves, 50, has long been a cult figure but it seems the mainstream is catch- ing up with him. shooting stars has been a huge success despite many observers expressing scepticism that it would revive successfully. i hate to say me and Bob were ahead of our time but it does seem as though everyones starting to catch up with us. so why the book? i was asked. it was supposed to be for kids but it got a bit weird and now its more of a family book. But i loved doing it. im doing one on the British isles next. Thatll have me focusing a bit more. Which does he prefer, TV or mad books? i love them both. Were hop- ing to do another series of shooting stars and perhaps another TV show, too, but i also love the books. i can just sit at home in my Fifties redneck dungarees, growing my beard and messing about. Well, i say beard but the wife didnt like it. im going for a moustache now. i bet itll be a handlebar one with matching diggers. PAUl CONNOlly Is Vic there? Comedian and author Jim Moir index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html