The inflatable upside down cow says it all. Or indeed something: this is funny stuff.
- The Udderbelly Festival is four years old.
- It starts on 6th April and runs for three months featuring the very best of comedy from the mainstream to the kooky. And if you took a child there’s something there for them too – aside from a hamburger cooked al fresco.
- It features over 100 shows.
- The big purple ten sits on Jubilee Gardens between the London Eye and the Royal Festival Hall
- This year there’s a second venue, the London Wonderground – a tent featuring a funfair, sideshows and Australian circus collective Cantina.
But who’s on? What can we expect? Etc, etc…
The crowd pleasers
Tim Minchin – The Flight of the Conchords Aussie hero. We’re not worthy!
– The very tall one. ‘Nuff said? Deets of our hero here.
Nina Conti – A lesson in how to make ventriloquism fun. Make the puppet a depressed monkey called Monk.
Abandoman - Says its frontman, Rob Broderick: ‘We’re a hip hop crew that improvises songs based on suggestions from the audience.’
Pete Firman – Fresh from BBC One’s The Magicians, here’s someone who can tell a joke and work a playing card. Sometimes even at the same time.
The Joy of Sketch – Yes, we nearly read that wrong too. And got very excited. This is a sketch show folks featuring Adam Riches, winner of the 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Award
The Boy With Tape On His Face – A New Zealand mime act. And yes, with tape on his face (do not try that at home though. You do know not to do that, don’t you?!)