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Your guide to London comedy clubs, plus exclusive interviews and features

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Comedy this weekend

Get giggling this weekend with our Friday, Saturday and Sunday stand-up picks

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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

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September’s top ten comedy shows

Sam Simmons, Dara O Briain, Marc Maron and more top comedy picks this month

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‘Top Coppers’

Meet Detectives John Mahogany and Mick Rust, the stars of BBC Three’s new spoof cop show

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Critic's choice comedy shows

Marc Maron

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.

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Zoe Coombs Marr – Dave

We love a bit of comedy about comedy. Aussie favourite Zoe Coombs Marr’s show is a proper parody of lazy stand-up. She plays Dave, a generic male comedian who likes beer, sex, women and football. Bad stand-up, done well.

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Ronny Chieng – Chieng Reaction

He's been away for a little while, Ronny Chieng, but the disgruntled Malaysian stand-up is back after a stint at the Edinburgh Fringe with his latest hour, 'Chieng Rection'.

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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.

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Richard Herring – The 12 Shows of Herring

Richard Herring is taking a stand. The 'Herring' half of 'Lee and Herring' and podcasting innovator is sick of forking out thousands of pounds to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year, so this summer he's choosing instead to gig in London, his home city. And rather than run through the same new show every night, Herring will be digging out his old shows. That's right, all 11 of the consummate comic's solo sets from the past 12 years will get an airing, finishing up with his new hour, 'Happy Now?' on September 12. First up is Herring's debut and one of his faves (this is the third time he's revived it) 'Christ on a Bike'. Each Friday/Saturday will then revisit another year of the stand-up's life, as Herring explains, 'from post-BBC2 “fame”, through some wilderness years where I was directionless, to meeting my wife and this year having my first child'. Mega fans clawing to see all 12 performances can get an all-inclusive ticket for £100 that comes with a one-off shirt decorated with something 'badly hand-drawn' by the man himself. For a run down of which show Herring will be doing when, see the Dates & Times tab.

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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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London's best comedy

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London’s best comedy clubs

Your go-to venues for a funny fix in the capital

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The best free comedy clubs

On a budget? Try one of these pay-what-you-want comedy gigs

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A guide to the Comedy Store

All you need to know about the daddy of all comedy clubs

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Best comedy open-mic nights

Where to watch fresh, newbie comics try their luck

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Latest comedy interviews

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Amy Schumer

The so-hot-right-now US stand-up chats straight-talk, Tilda Swinton and ‘Trainwreck’

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John Mulaney

This former ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer is one of the best stand-ups currently working the US. Here are six reasons why you shouldn’t miss his London debut

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Robin Ince

The science-loving comic is retiring from comedy (well, at least for a while) and he’s saying goodbye with a big farewell show. He talks to us about calling it quits

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Clive Anderson

The 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' host talks hecklers, drinking songs and fabricated beefs

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Diane Chorley

We speak to the Essex icon and ‘Duchess of Canvey’ about her dodgy past and insatiable fans (including Stewart Lee)

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Russell Howard

The ‘Good News’ star talks to us about his new Comedy Central series, the closure of BBC Three and crazy West Country

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