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Alan Davies is an instantly recognisable face whether you know him from Jonathan Creek, a panellist on QI or as a stand-up comedian.

Comedian turned playwright Stuart Laws talks about his first play The Journey at the Pleasance and why funny people flourish in Islington

The Union Chapel’s monthly comedy variety night Live at the Chapel will play host to another star-studded line up of comedians on November 11

Joseph Morpurgo’s Hammerhead is couched as the televised post-show discussion for an obscenely indulgent vanity project based on Frankenstein.

Drivers in Islington already pay through the nose for parking permits, but now they are having to battle it out with car share vehicles that can be parked anywhere.

Johnathan McGarrity talks to Zoe Paskett about his experience in The Merchant of Venice, changing careers and moving to Hackney

Veronica Thompson’s show, Fancy Chance Flight of Fancy, is showing on September 10 at 5pm

Queer Season returns to the King’s Head and Zoe Paskett talks LGBTQI+ theatre with Adam Spreadbury-Maher and playwright Bertie Darrell

Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s 72 day marriage, this take on a Mozart’s comic opera creates a musical hybrid that features classical, electronic, and pop

Bridget Galton talks to Gospel Oak actor and playwright Milly Thomas about creating parts for women that don’t divide them into ‘shrews and whores’

The annual celebration of new writing Festival 47 returns to the King’s Head Theatre. Zoe Paskett talks to two companies about bringing their work to the stage

Good Eggs is raising money for a number of charities including Dementia UK, Unicef Refugee Crisis Appeal and The Dahlia Project

Some of the NFL’s biggest names were in London today to kick off the NFL UK Live Tour.

MC-ed by Ed Gamble and supported by Aisling Bea, the monthly Union Chapel comedy showcase returns on April 1

Comedian Eleanor Conway has flaws and won’t apologise for it. She talks with ZOE PASKETT about addiction, tinder and her first stand up show

The Duke of Edinburgh met his “brother” when he visited an ancient Clerkenwell almshouse today, jokingly telling his sibling: “you look starved”.

Former comedian and comedy promoter Roddy Fraser is the brainfather, featuring short films coming from around the globe to promote the universal love of comedy

Nobody had to do this, unless it was worth doing. It wasn’t, but it is well made and fitfully entertaining

2 Become 1 ridicules the idea that all women fit into templates – posh, tomboyish, fierce, innocent – while also being a touching narrative on the importance of female friendships

The creators of comedy musical 2 Become 1 based on tunes of 90s female pop stars talk to ZOE PASKETT about the Spice Girls and selling out at Edinburgh Fringe

Glenn Tilbrook is right to be annoyed about the run down of council housing and unaffordable prices of houses in London (Gazette, November 10), writes Chris Hignett, Mayton Street, Islington

Christmas is coming and it’s panto time, oh yes it is. We round up Hackney and Islington’s best festive family entertainment

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