London Lite Wednesday, 14 October 2009 25 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday AFTER two decades of stand-up experi- ence, Sean Hughes is no longer the young buck of the comedy circuit. Or even the middle-aged grump. I was flicking through the comedy list- ings the other day and it said, Tonights performance will feature veteran stand-up Sean Hughes. Veteran?! I didnt fight in any wars or anything! His career hit the heights when Channel 4 gave him his own TV show in the early Nineties. He was suddenly a cult name, but he didnt let that become a career peak. Live stand-up is where his focus has always been. Now Ive got lots more things to say. Im not 24, just talking about fast cars and drugs. Im talking from a 43-year-olds point of view. He finds himself in a world that constantly puzzles him -- a world where Stephen Fry is hailed as a national treasure (Hes not, although he does so much soulless advertising he can probably afford to buy a national treas- ure) and where the observational humour of Michael McIntyre is consid- ered the crme de la crme. Look, its not McIntyres fault that morons like him, deadpans Hughes. I just dont agree with comics who play places like Wembley Arena. Playing Wembley isnt comedy to me. Hughes likes to raise a few eyebrows and his cur rent show is no exception. I remember when I was 24, walking along a h a r b o u r i n T a s m a n i a listening to Iggy Pop. I went, Oh my God, this is one of those perfect moments people talk about! And then when I saw Iggy Pop doing that car ad, he stole that moment back. I will never listen to an Iggy Pop record again, because I dont believe a word he says. And thats the thing about Hughes -- he idolises authenticity and never wants to let his own audiences down. Where others give up, he stays true to the cause. Its an amazing thing to be out there on stage. I dont want to ever take it for granted. DAVID BALDWIN Funeral For a Friend THE Welsh emo rockers, right, are promoting their greatest hits CD. KoKo, 1a Camden High St NW1 (0870 432 5527, com), 7pm, 16. Tube: Mornington Crescent Micachu CLASSICALLY trained popster Mica Levi, right, has progressed from the violin to playing a CD rack and a vacuum cleaner. Scala, 275-277 Pentonville Rd N1 (0870 060 0100, scala-london., 7.30pm, 10.50. Tube: Kings Cross The nolans THE sisters, right, mark 30 years since their hit Im In The Mood for Dancing. 2-3 Nov, HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline St W6 (08448 444748), 7pm, 35. Tube: Hammersmith sean lock THE first comic, left, to play Wembley Arena -- supporting Rob Newman and David Baddiel in 1993 -- road tests some new material. And Fri, Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Rd N7 (020 7609 1800), 8pm, returns only. Tube: Caledonian Rd lord oF The Mince JULIAN CLARY, left, claims to have done for mincing what Michael Flatley did for Irish dancing. Learn from the master tomorrow. Fairfield Hall, Fairfield Pk Lane, Croydon (020 8688 9291, fairfield., 8pm, 19.50. Rail: East Croydon WhaT iT is REVEL in the fact that by going to see Dylan Moran, left, and forcing him to turn up, youre adding to his list of things to moan about. Still, hes one of the funniest grumblers around. 26 Oct-5 Dec, Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave W1 (0844 412 4658,, Mon-Sat 8pm, 20-65. Tube: Piccadilly Circus rigged THIS drama for teenagers stars Kyle Summercorn and Niamh Webb, right, as a boy with an Asbo and his pregnant girlfriend. Until Sat, Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley St, More London SE1 (020 7645 0560), Tue-Sat 7pm, mats Wed-Sat 1.45pm, 7.50-10. Tube: London Bridge liberace live FroM heaven PIANIST Bobby Crush, right, stars in a gloriously camp show that follows Liberace through the pearly gates. Until 8 Nov, Leicester Square Theatre, 5 Leicester Place WC2 (0844 847 2475), Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat 3pm & Sun 5pm, 20-25. Tube: Leicester Sq cock BEN WHISHAW stars in Mike Bartletts play, right, about a man who meets the girl of his dreams while on a break from his boyfriend. 13 Nov-19 Dec, Royal Court, Sloane Sq SW1 (020 7565 5000), Mon- Sat 7.45pm, mat Sat 4pm, 10-15. Tube: Sloane Sq narroW-Minded social club THE RIFLES host this monthly night with The Twang and XFMs Steve Harris on the decks. Jersey Budd, left, Bibelots and FC 20 play live. Proud, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (020 7482 3867), 7pm, 7, 5 adv. Tube: Camden Town Fabrics 10Th birThday Weekend ANDY C, left, DJ Hype and Kasra kick off Fabrics four-day birthday celebration with this drum&bass special. Fabric, 77a Charterhouse St EC1 (020 7336 8898,, 9pm, 10. Tube: Farringdon hollyWood Forever halloWeen ParTy DRESS as your favourite dead actor as Sancho Panzas Matt and Jimmy, left, and Hollywood Forever join forces for the ultimate Halloween party. 31 Oct, Egg, 5-13 Vale Royal, off York Way N7 (020 7609 8364), 15, 12 concs. Tube: Kings Cross Still standing: Hughes has stuck to his comedy origins The scourge of all sell-outssean hughes The comedian is at Bloomsbury Theatre tomorrow. 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.html48.html49.html50.html51.html