London Lite Tuesday, 27 October 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Teencomicisnt kidding around DANIEL SLOSS Daniel Sloss is at Soho Theatre until Saturday. 11PAGE 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 When Daniel Sloss had his very first stand-up gig back in October 2007, he did what very few comedians achieve on their debut -- he broke the law. no, not an unprovoked attack on a punter: he was too young to be in a licensed venue. I was 17, and my mum had to buy me a fake ID, remembers Sloss. Since then, 19-year-old Sloss has built himself quite a career, penning gags for Frankie Boyle, performing a sell-out run at this years edinburgh Fringe and even landing a part opposite Pamela Anderson in the new Wimbledon Theatres Aladdin this Christmas. Playing Soho Theatre until Saturday, he has made his youth a strength rather than a weakness: where middle-aged stand-ups gripe about teenagers, Sloss can give audiences the inside story. At no point in my set do I claim to be a normal teenager, he explains. normal teenagers stab each other. I dont tell people all teenagers are lovely, because theyre not. If people leave my show thinking that and then get stabbed, I can technically get sued. I just want to show were not all like that. I mean, Im not necessarily one of the nice ones, but I dont want your purse. There are plus points to being young. Sloss says hecklers are never a prob- lem, largely because most people think hed cry. he gleefully recounts when a woman leaned over and smacked a heckler on the head. She was probably thinking, You dont yell at a child! To be fair, most comedians are basi- cally grown-ups who just never did the growing up part, so his age shouldnt be that shocking. And even if all the attention goes to his head, his mates can bring him back down to earth. I dont think they give a s**t. If I went, Oh, I had a really good gig, theyd go, Well, youre still a c**t. Stand-up is officially his career, because not too long ago, he removed the safety net he had. I officially turned down university three months ago, he says with a nervous laugh. now its do or die. dAVId bAldWIN Hoodie humour: 19-year-old stand-up Daniel Sloss MOrrISSEy Moz, right, is still going ahead with this gig (rescheduled from May) despite collapsing on stage in Swindon on Saturday night. What a trouper. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore SW7 (, 7.30pm, returns only. Tube: South Kensington CALvIN HArrIS HARRiS, right, who has scored four top five hits since 2007s Acceptable in The 80s, is back in the charts with his new single, Flashback. HMV Forum, 9-17 Highgate Rd NW5 (0870 060 3777, kentishtown-, 7pm, 15. Tube: Kentish Town BACkStrEEt BOyS MAKe like its 1997: (pictured from left) Brian, AJ, Howie and Nick return. 10 Nov, The o2, Millennium Way Se10 (0844 856 0202, 30-35, 6.30pm. Tube: North Greenwich tHE AL PItCHEr PICturE SHOw KiWi comedian Al Pitcher, left, gives his verdict on us Londoners, with the aid of photos he snapped today. Kings Head, 2 Crouch end Hill N8 (020 8340 1028, downstairsat, 8.30pm, 8, 6 concs. Tube: Finsbury Pk then W7 bus BLOw uP! tHE CrEDIt CruNCH MuSICAL AN ooMPAH band, left, rework pop classics to explain why the markets collapsed -- yes, really. Until 28 Nov, Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper St N1 (020 7226 1916,, in rep, 10pm, 17.50, 15 concs. Tube: Angel tOur DE FrANCIS WATCH out, Mock The Week and 8 out of 10 Cats panellist Stewart Francis, left, might leave you with sore cheeks after this show. 21 Jan, Artsdepot, 5 Nether St, Tally Ho Corner N12 (020 8369 5454, arts-, 8pm, 15, 13 concs. Tube: West Finchley LIFE IS A DrEAM PeDRo CALDeRN De LA BARCAS epic play stars Dominic West, right, as a prince who was locked up at birth. Until 28 Nov, Donmar Warehouse, 41 earlham St WC2 (0870 060 6624,, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 15-29. Tube: Covent Gdn SILENCE! tHE MuSICAL CoNNoR BRoWN, Lee Roberts, Marc Forde and Antony Stuart-Hicks star in this musical parody, right, of Silence of The Lambs. Until Sat, Barons Court Theatre, 28a Comeragh Rd W14 (020 8932 4747), Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mat Sat 3pm, 12. Tube: Barons Court MOrECAMBE iTLL soon be Christmas, so celebrate with this play about seasonal favourite eric Morecambe, starring Bob Golding, right. 9 Dec-17 Jan, Duchess Theatre, Catherine St WC2 (, Wed-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, Sun 4pm, 20- 37.50. Tube: Covent Gdn wHItE HEAt CANADiAN garage-rock duo Japandroids, left, are supported by emo band 4 or 5 Magicians before sets from resident DJs Matty and olly. 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