Three comedy podcast live shows
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
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
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.