Three com­edy pod­cast live shows

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Scummy Mum­mies

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Only a grinch of the high­est or­der would not sprint to El­lie Gib­son and He­len Thorn’s Christ­mas shows (a 12-date UK tour is un­der way). Ex­pect tight gold out­fits, or per­haps se­quinned ones, or ter­ri­ble Christ­mas jumpers. The Scummy Mum­mies will stop at noth­ing to get a laugh, as fans of their pod­cast know. There will be car­ols, sketches, standup, “scummy Santa sto­ries” and plenty of par­tic­i­pa­tion. As you can imag­ine, this isn’t a show for kids. The Scummy Mum­mies love their chil­dren, but they love their own lives as well.

The Guilty Fem­i­nist

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Three live shows com­ing up be­fore the end of the year from Deb­o­rah Frances-White and friends: one reg­u­lar show, this Tues­day 27 Novem­ber; and two Christ­mas spe­cials on Mon­day 3 and 17 De­cem­ber. Frances-White nearly al­ways records her pro­grammes in front of a live au­di­ence, and is an Ed­in­burgh fringe vet­eran, so is used to the un­pre­dictable en­ergy that an au­di­ence brings. She knows how to han­dle it. The Guilty Fem­i­nist is a hugely pop­u­lar pod­cast, so get in early.

All Killa No Filla

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Four De­cem­ber dates – in Lon­don

(1 & 2 Dec) and Sal­ford (8 & 9) – from the mur­der-mad Rachel Fair­burn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. Two co­me­di­ans who love se­rial killers, Fair­burn and Pritchard-McLean’s pod­cast man­ages to be funny even while dis­cussing the most hor­ri­ble of top­ics. As they say them­selves, “this isn’t hero wor­ship”. The show is dis­cur­sive, cheery and in­for­ma­tive with­out be­ing cel­e­bra­tory, and these live dates will be far more hi­lar­i­ous than you might imag­ine.

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