We love every genre of comedy here at Time Out: sketch, improv, character comedy… you name it. But, when done well, nothing quite compares to the simplicity of a stage, a microphone and a suitably witty person to tie it all together.
The list below shows the next ten 'classic stand-up' comedy gigs happening in London.
Upcoming stand-up comedy shows in London
Comedy legends Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin of Monty Python and Goodness Gracious Me's Sanjeev Bhaskar come together to discuss their success, legacy and offer anecdotes about their time in the industry.
Can you believe Al Murray has now spent 20 years as one of the finest comedy character creations in the country, the Pub Landlord? After battling Farage in South Thanet, Murray's headlng to the Royal Albert Hall with his new show, 'Let's Go Backwards Together'. The Pub Landlord's a national treasure, and one never short of an opinion of topical issues, so expect some gags on the Brexit fall-out. And remember, punters: please take your glasses back to the bar…
London lad Rob Beckett has quickly become part of the comedy mainstream, popping up on Live at the Apollo and various panel shows with his unmistakable toothy grin. He's developed into a hugely accomplished stand-up and will play his biggest show yet in 2017, at Hammersmith Apollo. Expect the usual mix of cheeky stories and witty observations.