London Lite Tuesday, 13 October 2009 19 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Partysoverfor playboyVerneVERNE TROYER The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (12A) is out on Friday. 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday HES loved and loathed in equal measure, but thats cool with Verne Troyer. The diminutive actor with the big ego stares me out as he reasons: You cant make everyone happy. I know who I am and my friends like me for me. One of Troyers fans is Terry Gilliam, who wrote the part of magicians assistant Percy in The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus with the 40-year-old in mind. Theres a lot of me in Percy, says Verne. Hes a little sarcastic and sadistic and Im the same -- I play jokes on co-stars like running into their trailer, going into the bathroom, taking a dump and not flushing it. This smallest of superstars, at just 2ft 8in, has never let a lack of height hold him back. Growing up in Michigan, he made his movie debut as a stunt double for a sprog in the 1994 comedy Babys Day Out. He still does his own stunts, but isnt gung ho about it. If something is gonna hurt Ill ask myself Would I be stupid to do this? If the answer is yes then I dont do it. He went into the Big Brother house in January and came fourth. I wanted to let the public know a little more about me than the rumours. Are there any rumours hed like to clear up now? No, I just laugh it all off. What about his reputation as a womaniser? He fixes me with a dont-mess-with-me stare as he insists: Im no womaniser. Im a gentleman. He flat-out refuses to talk about doing oddball US reality show The Surreal Life in 2005, where he rode round on his mobility scooter in the buff and had a wee on the floor. Thats from a different time in my life, a party time. Despite showing, for better or worse, the real Verne on reality TV, he still gets Hey Mini-Me when hes out, but thats fine. Its what got me noticed, he says of the Austin Powers movies. Troyer is currently developing a chat show with Leigh Francis. His dream guest? Hugh Hefner. Because of the things hes done with his life, hell always be an icon to me. SIMON BUTTON Kill iT Kid THIS Bristol-based, rocknblues band, right, will no doubt feel right at home at The Lexingtons spit-and- sawdust upstairs room. Sparrow And The Workshop supports. The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd N1 (020 7837 5371,, 7pm, 7. Tube: Angel lENKa ALL the way from Summer Bay is this Australian pop singer, right, who starred in Home & Away before picking up a microphone. Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0870 907 0999,, 7pm, 11. Tube: Chalk Farm BBC ElECTRiC PROms SMOKEY ROBINSON, Robbie Williams, right, Dizzee Rascal and Florence + the Machine are some of the artists at the fourth BBC Electric Proms next week. 20-24 Oct, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008, uk), 7pm, prices vary. Tube: Chalk Farm 99 CluB lEiCEsTER sq GINGER and Black, left, Josh Howie, Sol Bernstein and Jim Woroniecki (MC) are tonights funny men and woman. Storm, 28a Leicester Square WC2 (07760 488 119,, 8.30pm, 16, 14 concs. Tube: Leicester Sq JasON maNfORd THE 8 Out of 10 Cats regular, left, who describes himself as a fat Michael Owen points out that some football jokes write themselves. Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1 (020 7388 8822, thebloomsbury. com), 7.30pm, 15-17.50. Tube: Euston lasT sTOP -- ThE Palladium DARA O BRIAIN, left, Dave Spikey, Lee Mack, Sean Lock and Paul Zenon (MC), perform in aid of the charity Wonderbus that organises days out for OAPs. 25 Oct, London Palladium, 8 Argyll St W1 (0871 297 0746, the, 7.30pm, 25-30. Tube: Oxford Circus sPEaKiNg iN TONguEs JOHN SIMM, right, stars in a thriller about parallel lives, infidelities, one missing person and a stiletto. Until 12 Dec, Duke Of Yorks Theatre, St Martins Lane WC2 (0870 060 6623), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 10-48.50. Tube: Leicester Sq TimiNg ALISTAIR McGOWANS play, right, stars Edward Baker-Duly as a man who has to share a tiny office with his ex. Until 8 Nov, Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper St N1 (020 7226 1916,, Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat & Sun 3.30pm, 22- 27.50. Tube: Angel NaTiON GARY CARR and Emily Taaffe star in Mark Ravenhills adaptation, right, of Terry Pratchetts novel set in a parallel world in 1860. 11 Nov-21 Feb, National Theatre, South Bank SE1 (020 7452 3000), in rep, times vary, 10-42.50. Tube: Waterloo RhYThm is a PRaNCER NINETIES tunes spun by DJs Intimacy Heartbreaks, Ive Got TPauer, Madanna and guest DJ Toby Nation, left. The Legion, 348 Old Street EC1 (020 7729 4441,, 8pm, free. Tube: Old St dEadmau5 MOUSE-HEADED Canuck Joel Zimmerman, left, isnt just a DJ. He makes his own addictive tunes from scratch using software he writes himself. Clever mouse. Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008,, 7pm, returns only. Tube: Chalk Farm WTf iBiza REuNiON RELIVE those summer nights with Jimmy Lee & Jon Slater, Jack Michaels, left, J Lee Pope & Aris and Matt Kaycee, wholl play cutting-edge house. 23 Oct, Lightbox, 6a South Lambeth Place SW8 (thelightboxlondon., 10pm, 15, 12 adv. 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