Harry & Chris: This One’s for the Aliens
Love these guys. Comedy-rap-jazz is the best way to describe Harry & Chris. They’ve got a brilliantly crafted routine but are known to let the audience shout out a subject and they’ll ad lib a hilarious rap on anything from aliens to pandas and fried chicken.
The boys enjoy an unashamed bromance and happy vibe and are willing to spread love, joy and hilarity to anyone who will listen. Arrive thinking, ‘I stumbled across a couple of Blue Peter presenters and leave feeling like you’ve been hugged by rap’s most unlikely purveyors.
Edinburgh Stand Comedy Club, October 25. Glasgow Stand Comedy Club, October 26. £15.
ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Aah, I remember my Freshers Rocky Horror Show well. Crimped hair, a dog collar choker and a slutty-looking outfit (my mum would have been so proud). Rocky Horror is a cult classic at universities and colleges that will no doubt run forever.
The story starts off with sweethearts Brad and Janet getting stuck in a storm and taking shelter in Dr Frank-N-Furter’s eerie mansion. Of course Dr Frank-N-Furter is a scientist who likes to parade in high heels and stockings, as most (trans) scientists do. Prepare to see the venue filled with everyone hilariously dancing to the Time Warp with a …‘jump to the left and a step to the right, with your hands on your hips, you bring your knees in tight…’
Edinburgh Playhouse, October 28 – November 2. From £13.
Festival of the Dead
They describe themselves as ‘a unique combination of carnival, circus and clubbing inspired by the art of the Day of The Dead celebration.
The most imaginative, immersive and outright wicked events any where on planet Earth.’ If you remember the start of Bond film Spectre you’ll recall the Day of the Dead celebrations so if that’s your thing and you like being scared out of your wits slash entertained, then this has your name all over it…scrawled in blood. Mwahaha…
o2 Academy, November 9. From £23.15.
Glasgow Festival of Burlesque
Stripping as an art form is the best way to describe burlesque. It was first made popular by 1920s stripper Josephine Baker, many in between and a resurgence with Marilyn Manson’s ex-girlfriend Dita von Teese, who rose to fame in 2000 thanks to Playboy and an obsession with the Golden-age era of Hollywood films.
Classy stripping, sensuality and seduction. Call it what you will. Whether you have a voyeuristic nature, are there to learn a new skill, or appreciate an art form, enjoy the night but just don’t put your hands in your pockets! We don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea.
Various venues, November 4-10, £various.
previews by Susie Daniels