Comedy this weekend
Get giggling this weekend with our Friday, Saturday and Sunday stand-up picks
All hail Sam Simmons!
This year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner. But what made this new show the funniest at the Fringe? We speak to the Aussie absurdist
September’s top ten comedy shows
Sam Simmons, Dara O Briain, Marc Maron and more top comedy picks this month
Meet Detectives John Mahogany and Mick Rust, the stars of BBC Three’s new spoof cop show
Marc Maron: eight steps to becoming a podcast king
Ahead of his London shows, the US podcasting giant gives us his top tips
Critic's choice comedy shows
Ever listened to Marc Maron's hugely popular podcast, 'WTF'? Now your chance to catch the US comic's endless rants live in London. Maron's a big name in the States, having had his own series 'Maron', appeared on David Letterman and Conan O'Brien and regularly packing out venues across the country with his truthful, angry comedy. But he's best known for interviewing comedians, actors and Barack Obama in his garage and letting the internet listen.
Laugh Out London's Alternative Pick of the Fringe
One of our favourite comedy clubs in town returns from the Fringe baring gifts – funny, experimental gifts in the shape of humans doing comedy. It's their Alternative Pick of the Fringe! Regular Weirdo and character comic Joz Norris MCs a line-up that includes snappy one-liner pro Adam Hess (who's one of our picks from the Fringe too), unhinged character act Candy Gigi, surrealist sketch duo LetLuce and Jessie Cave, who played Lavender Brown in the later 'Harry Potter' films, fact fans.
The Red Imp Comedy Club
Consummate cycnic Stewart Lee tries out new material at this Walthamstow club for his BBC series 'Comedy Vehicle'.
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99 Club Leicester Square
This long-running West End club – the 99 Club team's biggest and most famous venue – regularly hosts good quality circuit stand-up line-ups, five or six...
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