A short walk from Warwick Avenue station, the tiny theatre sits above the Bridge House pub - bit pricey, tasty pub grub, games including Scrabble and Connect4 a bonus - in the heart of Little Venice looking over the Thames. The show runs every Thursday through Sunday with a changing ensemble cast of four who morph into different characters quicker than you can take a sip of a lager top.
A smash hit in Edinburgh, The News Revue sees the small cast, which has included Jeremy Hardy, Bill Bailey and Rory Bremner among the 1,000 actors who have been involved, sing, dance and chuckle their way through an hour's entertainment accompanied by nifty piano interludes.
The usual figures are ridiculed, be it John Precot in his two jags or Katie Price being quizzed on maths, the gags are easy to understand even with only a basic knowledge of current affairs. The show really comes into it's own when there's been a big political event in that same week, however. When there's a phone hacking scandal, you'll be sure there'll be a gag involving a massive ginger wig and some dog toy phones come that week's News Revue. It is this versatility, combined with the show's breeding ground for talent, which gives the audience a real buzz.
The only slight gripe is that you have to be a member to book tickets and it's £1 extra per membership per ticket but they don't keep details on file so if you're, ahem, prone to losing membership cards there's no way to prove you're a member.
Effortlessly funny, gloriously silly and on so frequently it can always be fitted into your week, The News Revue is a proven classic in London life.
The News Revue, Canal Cafe Theatre, Thursday - Sundays each week. £10 Canal Café Theatre The Bridge House, Delamere Terrace London W2 6ND Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 0207 289 6056