Spoken word events regularly featuring stand-up comedy

Press play to listen to a podcast by Hackney-based poetry and illustration zine ‘inc.’ which showcases some of the best of east London poets, artists and musicians and is co-created by EastLondonLines’ very own Will Coldwell. Inc hosts live poetry events for each issue launch. For more information visit the website here.


Bang Said the Gun

Their website says it best: “Like mud-wrestling, only with words. Stand up poetry for those who don’t like poetry, especially the stuff about thwarted love and daffodils. However, if underpants, sex, gravy and Keith Moon giving the Queen Mother drumming lessons are more your thing, then this could be the verbal romp you’ve been waiting for.”

Location: The Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street, London SE1
Frequency: Weekly, every Thursday
Prices: £5
Contact info: info@bangsaidthegun.com
Website: www.bangsaidthegun.com


Speakeasy Reloaded

This event combines hip-hop artists, poetry purists, stand-up comics, and everything in between. new faces are key to SR, with a lot of artists having their fist proper slot here. A DJ and live singers in between acts also make this night one of the best spoken word events in east London.

Location: Marie Lloyd Bar, 289 Mare Street, E8 1AJ
Frequency: First Monday of the month, 8pm-10pm.
Prices: Free
Contact Info: badenprincejnr@hotmail.co.uk, 07946776952


Breakin’ Out

Featuring poetry, music and comedy acts with a limited number of open mic slots. Audience participation is guaranteed on the occasional poetry slam nights where you get to compete and vote for the best acts.

Location: Masque Bar, 1-5 Long Lane, London EC1A 9HA
Frequency: Once a month, 8pm (check website for details)
Prices: £3
Contact info: dingstrini@hotmail.com / 07946 830 082
Website: www.myspace.com/breakinout
Mailing list: dingstrini@hotmail.com


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