The exodus is upon us.
In just a few weeks, the only way to hear laughter will be to cast your ear northwards, where most of comedy-land will gather for the Edinburgh Festival.
But before you despair, Felix Dexter and Scott Capurro should keep you chuckling throughout the August drought with their full, 50-minute Edinburgh previews this Wednesday at The Funny Side of Covent Garden.
Felix's show, entitled Not just another white guy lost in the struggle is what Felix calls: "An attempt to engage in a post-colonial
dialectic of Afro-centric cultural identity in the context of urban alienation," when taking the mickey out of interviewers.
"Nah, seriously though," he says mockingly, "If there is a theme, it's more about making fun of the difference between appearences and reality in life."
Bouncer in a suit – professional or thug? Felix Dexter – super-celebrity or nobody? Felix is an expert at ripping down the
walls between fact and fiction.
Scott Capurro, on the other hand, is back to prove that despite censorship issues, nothing's off limits. He says: "Take away racial hated and intolerance from the media, and there goes half my show."
Felix Dexter and Scott Capurro's Edinburgh previews are at The Funny Side of Covent Garden, downstairs at The Corner Store, 33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, on Wednesday, July 16. £12.50. Doors 7pm, start 8pm. Call 08704 460 616. See www.thefunnyside.info
And a little extra...
Felix's Top Comedy Clubs:
1. Jongleurs, Battersea/Camden/Bow.
2. Ha Bloody Ha, Chiswick.
3. Up the Creek, Greenwich.
4. The Banana, Balham.
5. The Bearcat, St Margarets.
Call 020 8891 1852.
Scott's Top Comedy Clubs: