Interview: Cassie Atkinson & Neil Frost – Alt Comedy Heroes
The Spectacular Spectrum of Now | The Star of Kings | 21 January | 7:30pm | £5/3
Alternative // Indescribable // Side-splitting
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We threw our Spectacular Spectrum of Nosey Questions at the Spectacular Spectrum of Now peeps!
Tell us about The Spectacular Spectrum of Now? What’s it all about?
Well hello there! We’re a comedy night that features a spectacular spectrum of all the exciting and alternative comedy around right now. If you like the unconventional, take our hand, it’s right this way.
What makes your events different?
It’s an immersive experience that’s different every time. From the moment you walk through the door to the videos we play between the acts, we put on a jam-packed night where you’ll see comedy ranging from sketch, clown, musical to the down right indescribable.
Who inspires you?
The scene is so exciting at the moment, inspiration is all around. At nights like The Lost Cabaret, Weirdos and The Forgery Club you’ll find exciting performers like clown-inspired Spencer Jones and the surreal inventiveness of Michael Brunstrom. We couldn’t recommend enough The Grandees, they take sketch/story telling to a whole new beautifully thought out planet.
We are children of The Might Boosh, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Nighty Night – that’s the inspiration running through our blood.
What are your favourite places to go in London?
The Star of Kings has a lot of great nights and pop up food going on. Lucky Chip at The Sebright Arms is a must and while you’re there treat yourself to a pickleback shot… you won’t forget it.
What are your favourite free or cheap things to do in London?
The Breakfast Club Café do a really fun Bingo night with free shots and prizes for only £5. The most unusual free thing we can recommend in London is the The Hunterian Museum which is part of the Royal College of Surgeons, it has 3,500 specimens in enormous Victorian display cabinets, just don’t go straight after your breakfast!
What’s on your To Do List for this year?
We’ll be back March, April, May and June. We are also looking forward to seeing Dracula! (Mr Swallow – The Musical) at Soho Theatre.
I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.