Dubbed 'Comedy's Unofficial National Theatre', the Comedy Store is, without doubt, the daddy of all comedy clubs. During the 1980s the Comedy Store made its name as the home of 'alternative comedy': Alexei Sayle, Rik Mayall, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith Allen and Arnold Brown were among the radical young comics who cut their teeth here, with the likes of Clive Anderson, Chris Barrie, Paul Merton and Ben Elton hot on their heels. Things haven't changed dramatically: seven nights a week you can see some of the best comedy anywhere on the planet. Apart from the corking bills every Thursday to Saturday, check out the brilliant Comedy Store Players (Wed and Sun) and the fantastic Cutting Edge Team (Tue), while the Gong Show (which gives would-be stand-ups a mic for as long as the audience allow) on the last Monday of every month is simply not to be missed.
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The Comedy Store
There’s no doubt about it, the Comedy Store is the daddy of all comedy clubs, and what most other gigs strive to be. Seemingly as old as London itself, the club has been instrumental in the growth of alternative comedy, and still to this day hosts stunning...Stand-up Until Saturday October 10 2015Read more
The Comedy Store Players
The most famous comedy improv outfit in town perform off-the-cuff games and tomfoolery at the world famous Comedy Store twice a week. Regular Players include Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart, Richard Vranch and Lee Simpson, but...Improv Sunday September 6 2015 - Sunday October 11 2015Read more
Stand Up 4 Stand Up
There's an impressive line-up at this fundraiser for the Comedy Support Act UK Benevolent Fund, which is a group set up by comics to help provide emergency funds to other comics if or when they need them. Jojo Smith hosts the show, introducing well known...Stand-up Monday September 7 2015Read more
The innovative show where a group of talented comics brings you stand-up competitions, topical material and short sets as they explore different ways to interact on the same stage. See the dates and times tab for the weekly line-ups. Check out our guide...Stand-up Tuesday September 8 2015 - Tuesday October 6 2015Read more
Are You Taking The Peace?
A top line-up comes together tonight to perform in aid of the charity International Alert. Alistair Barrie MCs, with sets from Canadian punmeister and ace gagsmith Stewart Francis, pioneering character comic Joseph Morpurgo, Twitter supremo Rhys James,...Stand-up Monday September 21 2015Read more
This monthly show revives the original Comedy Store way of getting ineffective performers off the stage. Newish comics do their stuff until the gongmeister and executioner tells them to stop. If you haven't been yet, you must go. A great night out for...Comedy competitions Monday September 28 2015Read more