The London comedy circuit is awash with man-and-a-mic stand-ups strutting their stuff at weekend clubs. So why not seek a different type of chuckle? The capital hosts plenty of excellent sketch comedy nights and many of the best troupes perform their solo hours from the Edinburgh Fringe throughout the year. To get you started, here are the next ten sketch comedy shows coming up in London.
Upcoming sketch comedy shows in London
At this semi-regular gig there's a mix of sketch, musical comics, character acts and straight stand-up, and the line-ups are generally great quality. In June and July it's Edinburgh Fringe preview season, with double-bills of work-in-progress shows. For details of who's on when, check the 'dates and times' tab.Read more
This mini-fest of laughs takes places on Thursdays, and a few other sporadic dates, throughout June, July and August in various Croydon venues. In June and July you can catch acts workshopping their latest Edinburgh Fringe shows, and in August comics not performing in Edinburgh this year take over the Oval Tavern's garden stage. Acts include Mark Thomas, Nick Helm, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring and many more. Check 'dates and times' for the full line-ups.Read more