13th Hour Horror Festival – Comedy Listings

13th Hour Horror FestivalSo here it is the full listings for the inaugural 13 Hour Horror Festival at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and we thought we would break it down for you starting with all the comedy events because we know all you horror heads like a laugh as much as the rest of the boring normal world.

The 13th Hour Horror Festival this Halloween promises to be a very scary fortnight. Do come in. And turn out the light. Award-winning writers, famous comic faces, academics, artists and actors have all come together to explore the ghoulish, the macabre and the spine-tingling through theatre, comedy, film, music, lectures, storytelling and art. From Dracula, the anatomy of giants and plays by torchlight to interactive movie experiences, Aleister Crowley’s influences and Zombie based stand-up, there really is something for everyone.

Comedy listings are included below and watch out for the rest of the listings coming soon. For updates on new festival events as they are added and exclusive news of some secret gigs taking place follow the festival on Twitter and Facebook or join the mailing list at the official site Here.

13th Hour Horror Festival – Comedy Listings

AlleyKat Presents: Real Horror Show

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Real Horror Show

7pm, Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 October (£9 advance/£11:50 on the door)

Prepare to scream with terror and delight at this selection of twisted plays that delve deep into the horrors of
humanity, the madness of the mob and the power of paranoia. Written by and starring groundbreaking character
comedian Colin Hoult (Ultimate Carnival of Monsters) with an incredible ensemble cast featuring Frisky & Mannish, Sarah Daykin, Thom Tuck, Will Andrews, Anna Crilly, Mike Wozniak, Rachel Parris, Tom Palmer, Toby Williams and Fergus Craig. Not for the faint hearted!
“Twisted creative genius” Guardian, “Master of the macabre…will draw out laughter from the deepest recesses of your soul” Time Out
Tickets Available Here

Bec Hill is More Afraid of You Than You Are of Her
24 October Lounge £8

Spiders, heights, clowns…everyone harbours a secret fear. But one comedian is hiding the deepest, darkest secret of all… …Bec Hill is afraid of audiences. YouTube cult hit and one of TimeOut’s Top 5 Funniest Comedians on Twitter, Bec is fresh from her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run with a show all about her biggest fear: YOU! A refreshing blend of charm, whimsy and infectious enthusiasm, Bec’s comedy and “paper-puppetry” is highly individual and brimming with joy. So come on. What are you scared of?
**** “A highly creative, delightfully funny show – Bec Hill’s an innovative talent to keep an eye on.” – TimeOut
Tickets Available Here

Jonny & the Baptists’ Congregation
9pm, Tuesday 24 October (£8)
Following a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and appearances on Marcus Brigstocke’s Early Edition and Robin Ince’s Late Night Revolution, Jonny & the Baptists invite you to join their silly, satirical (and secular) congregation. Kicking off their musical comedy residency with a darker twist for the 13th hour horror festival, special guests will include Colin Hoult and Rachel Parris.
“A triumph” **** Chortle, “It rarely gets better than this” **** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Tickets Available Here

In the Gloaming Live! With Nat Tapley
9pm, Wednesday 25 October, 8:30pm Sunday 28 October (£10)
The acclaimed live show based on the award winning horror-comedy podcasts is back by popular demand! Gasp, shriek and cackle through these twisted tales presented by Nat Tapley, Darren Strange, Ruth Bratt, Lizzie Roper, Michael Greco and more…
Tickets Available Here

Ditto Productions Present: The Beta Males in The Bunker
9pm, Friday 26 October & 7pm, Saturday 3 November (£10)
Critically acclaimed sketch storytellers and 2012 Chortle award nominees The Beta Males return with their entirely post-apocalyptic sketch show for two nights only. Take your place in The Bunker; humanity’s last refuge beneath the scorched soil. Witness a society living in the guttering light, 30 years into a mutated future. Hilarity – but mostly doom – ensues as we sketch the last 273 humans alive, and the last punchlines they’ll ever share…
“One of the most exciting, gloriously funny acts out there” **** Time Out, “Slick, hilarious… genius” The Sunday Times
Tickets Available Here

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The Beta Males

Nathan Dean Williams gives you…THE WILLIES
9pm, Saturday 27 October (£10)

Character comic, cabaret creep and sicko storyteller, Nathan Dean Williams prepares to give you the willies. Twisted tales and scary sketches, from the murky corners of an unwell mind. Expect murder, misery, monsters, matricide, sickos, psychos and sadists. A brand new, one off Halloween special from the writer/performer of critically acclaimed, cult Edinburgh hits Cheeky Beggars’ Banquet and The Buffet. With special guest co-stars, Lizzie and Sarah Daykin (TOBY). WARNING: There will be blood.
“Sheer comedic joy…perfectly served by the taut brilliance of the writing” ***** Broadway Baby
Tickets Available Here

The Three Englishmen: The Torchlit Play
7pm, Monday 29 October (£12/10)
The Englishmen have a dark past… and tonight it will be unveiled. The Englishmen originally formed to perform a trilogy of three torchlit plays: three dark tales designed to tickle the ribs, chill the spine, and make the heart sing. Three dark stories: only one will be performed. One unmissable night of comedy theatre.
“Brilliant” The Times “Charisma, wit and talent” British Comedy Guide
Tickets Available Here

The Voices in your Head
7pm, Tuesday 30 October (£10)
Okay, so we’re going to take the UK’s best stand up comics and sketch comedians and freak them out. They have no idea what they’re doing until the “voice of god” (creator Deborah Frances-White) tells them. Watch them uncensored, out of control and funnier than ever in this spooky special.
Tickets Available Here

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Tiernan Douieb and AlleyKat Present: Zomedy
10pm, Tuesday 30 October (£15/£12)
When there’s no room left in hell, the comedians shall walk the earth…a night of zombie based comedy that will cause enough laughter to wake the dead. Jokes so infectious you’ll be craving brains on the way home. Be prepared to be afraid, be prepared to corpse with giggles, but mostly be prepared for an undead good night.
Featuring: Rich Fulcher, Frisky & Mannish, Ginger & Black, Colin Hoult, Danielle Ward, Keith Farnan and Tiernan Douieb.
Tickets Available Here

Richard Sandling’s Perfect Movie
7pm, Wednesday 31 October (£10)
Like Films? Like Comedy? Well, then you’ll LOVE “Perfect Movie Halloween Special”. Award-winning comedian and film reviewer Richard Sandling presents a stand-up comedy show about films. ‘Perfect Movie’ features very special guests, interviews, sketches, classic movie trailers, games and recreations of top comedians’ favourite film scenes all in one jam-packed 75 minutes of film fun. Promising to be a gloriously ramshackle, fun and informative evening of film based comedy – you’d be a fool to miss it!
“Brilliantly geeky” Time Out, “Joyful, funny, clever” The Scotsman
Tickets Available Here

Ditto Productions Presents: The Beta Males’ Midnight Movie Theatre
10pm, Wednesday 31 October (£9
advance/£11:50 on the door)

Don your TerrorVision specs and scream yourself hoarse with a galaxy of comedy stars and critically acclaimed hosts The Beta Males at this very special scream-tacular, for one night only on Halloween. Using patented INSIDE-O-VISION, Chortle Award-nominated sketch-storytellers will bring you inside a late-nite horror-movie, showing one of the finest creature features, deranged slashers or apocalyptic schlockfests the bargain-bucket has to offer. Who knows who… or what lurks in the shadows? With special guests: David Reed, Cariad Lloyd, Max & Ivan, Thomas Nelstrop and Paul Foxcroft. WARNING: The first two rows may get dead…of thrills!
“Genius” Sunday Times , “A furnace of invention” Chortle
Tickets Available Here

Danielle Ward: Play Dead

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Danielle Ward

7pm, Thursday 1 November (£10)
From the host of Sony Award Winning podcast “Do The Right Thing”… Ends and Frenemies, gather round for a terrifying (and yet utterly silly) collection of short stories to chill the heart and melt the soul. Why is necromancy frowned upon? How do you fit a ghost in a bag? What do we hate dentists? Danielle Ward, writer of cult musicals Psister Psycho and Gutted is back with her trademark mix of comedy, tragedy and horror. NB This show is quite frightening so please go to toilet beforehand.
“Silly, sick, surreal” **** Chortle, “Hilarious” **** The List
Tickets Available Here

Paul Gannon – Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost
7pm, Friday 2 November (£10)
As a Ghostbusters fan in 1984, Paul wanted to grow up to be a Ghost Hunter. But that never happened. Having spent 2 years exploring the supernatural, Paul presents a show based on his unusual and random paranormal experiences. A comedy stand up show that asks ‘Are there really ghosts?’ and then tells you “I don’t know” 50 minutes later…
“Well crafted lines… highly likely to make you laugh… deft Characterisation” – ThreeWeeks
Tickets Available Here

The Sticking Place present: The School of Night in School of Fright
9:45pm, Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November

The award-winning improvisation troupe returns fresh from their Edinburgh Festival success with a brand new show. Tales of Terror in the styles of Poe, HP Lovecraft, Stephen King and anything else the audience requests – all made up on the spot. The cast are veterans of the award-winning Showstopper (West End, Radio 4) as well as the London 50 Hour Improvathon – the world’s longest improvised show.
“Intelligent, laugh a minute fare” **** The Telegraph, “Fearsomely able improvisers” **** The FT
Tickets Available Here

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Crimson Skye

Crimson Skye presents: Death Row Diva
3pm, Sunday 4 November (£10)
She’s here! Direct from Death Row, for a limited time only. From the woman described by Alice Cooper as, “delightful!” comes disturbed dark comedy and song: Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy’ as you’ve never heard it before; a straight-jacket striptease; and her partner Ed the Severed head. The story of her love affair with Ed serves as a charming reminder about how it’s definitely NOT okay to lie to your partner. Sharper than Freddy Kruger’s pinkie, with a bite that makes Hannibal Lecter look like the tooth fairy. Just make sure to count your fingers and toes on the way out!
“Wickedly funny” What’s on Stage
Tickets Available Here

Storytellers’ Club Horror Special
5pm, Sunday 4 November (£10)
Comedians gather round the campfire to tell witching hour tales. Things that go bump in the night; ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties; strange encounters; chance events and more, as Sarah Bennetto and her band of merry raconteurs weave their magic in the flickering firelight. A show for all those that love stories, with a hallowe’en twist. Storytellers’ Club: you show, we tell.
“Just go and see it” Time Out, “Unashamedly literate and lo-fi” The Independent, “A magical idea” – Metro
Tickets Available Here

Max and Ivan’s Roffle Club Horror Special
8:30pm, Sunday 4 November (£10)
A seedy, seductive and scintillating night of character, sketch and stand up comedy just for you! Hosted by Award winning and critically acclaimed double act, Max and Ivan.
“An eclectic night of character, sketch and the downright bizarre” Time Out (Critics’ Choice)
Tickets Available Here

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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