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
The consistently excellent Angel Comedy features stand-up from carefully selected open-mic comics and experienced acts testing new stuff or performing solid-gold sets – all for free, seven days a week (with a voluntary donation at the end, of course). The room gets absolutely rammed, so get down there early if you want to grab a seat. Mondays are improv shows, Tuesday nights feature an hour-long solo show, and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays include spots from new acts and comics testing new material gig. On Fridays and Saturdays comics perform their slickest sets, all killer no filler. To check the latest line-ups, check 'dates and times'.Read more
As the premier name in stand-up comedy, with over 30 years experience in the business, The Comedy Store remains a breeding ground for original comedy talent. See some excellent stand-up line-ups, every Saturday night from April 16 to July 16, in the massive upside-down purple cow. Bringing the funnies this year are Jo Caulfield, Justin Moorhouse, Nish Kumar, Glenn Wool, Nathan Caton and many more. Line-ups are subject to change so check the Udderbelly Festival website for the latest info.Read more