Situated in Shoreditch, the Comedy Café is another purpose-built club set up by a comedian. The comedy used to be in the big downstairs room, but owner Noel Faulkner recently rebranded the venue, adding 'Theatre' to the title to add a touch of class, and has moved the stand-up to the more intimate upstairs space. Now, as well as good, solid weekend multi-bill nights, the venue hosts some top notch solo shows, including exclusive performances from big-name US talent.
New Act Night is on every Wednesday, with eight fresh aspiring acts. On the go for 25 years now, having seen the good, the bad, the greats and the not-so-great, it's a night for spotting future comedy legends. Always a sell out, book early. Free entry.