The best comedy shows in London this week

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As the unofficial comedy capital of the world, London's comedy circuit doesn't take a break. There are stand-up shows seven days a week, from early evening through to the small hours. To help you plan your week of witticisms, here's a nifty calendar of the best comedy shows in London this week.


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The best comedy shows in London this Monday

Tim Key – Single White Slut

  • Critics choice

You may know Tim Key as Alan Partridge's number two, Sidekick Simon. But you should know Key for his superb live work, combining lovingly shot short films, silly, pithy poems and ridiculous stories. He's one of our favourite comics, well, ever. Now he's bringing the next in his 'Slut' series (following 'The Slut in the Hut', 'The Slutcracker' and 'Masterslut') to Soho Theatr, the Arcola Tent and Duchess Theatre: 'Single White Slut'. It's bloody marvellous. Read our review of

  1. Duchess Theatre 3-5 Catherine Street, WC2B 5LA
  2. Mon Apr 28 - Fri May 2
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Crying Duck Comedy – King's Cross

Matthew Comras' weekly Monday comedy night, which features new material from established acts and short sets from up-and-comers – although they're likely regulars to the circuit – in the upstairs room of Canal 125. See the dates below for individual line-ups.

  1. Canal 125 125 Caledonian Rd, N1 9RG
  2. Mon Apr 28 - Mon May 26
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The Foundry Tickler Free Comedy Night

  • Free

As the name suggests, this Camden comedy gig is totally free (there's not even a bucket for donations), and features some top notch professional acts and rising stars every week. See the dates below for the latest line-ups.

  1. The Forge Arts Venue Delancey Street, NW1 7NL
  2. Mon Apr 28
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Angel Comedy Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Angel Comedy hosts a whole week of totally free comedy – for a second year – featuring a bunch of big names. Of course, every week's a festival at Angel Comedy, which hosts free shows seven nights a week. But this festival includes some extra special guests. To check who's playing each day, check each of the dates below.

  1. Camden Head 2 Camden Walk, N1 8DY
  2. Mon Apr 28 - Sun May 4
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Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

  • Critics choice

Shambolic sketch troupe Pappy's live comedy panel show is one of the funniest podcasts out there. Set in the trio's flat, each episode focuses on a household chore that Ben and Tom (the tenants) are trying to avoid, so landlord Matthew makes them compete in various tasks to decide who has to do it. It’s miles funnier than any panel show on TV or radio – partly thanks to Tom’s ridiculously silly deep southern lawyer character, Fanshawe Standon. Guest housemates at the April

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Mon Apr 28
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King Gong

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 all the wrong and right reasons. Check out our guide to the Comedy Store

  1. Comedy Store 1a Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Mon Apr 28 - Mon May 26
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Shaun Keaveny – Live and Langeorous

The wittiest man in breakfast radio, BBC 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny presents a live show that blurs the line between comedy and music, with guests galore and snappy banter.

  1. Pleasance Theatre Carpenters Mews North Rd, N7 9EF
  2. Mon Apr 28
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The Good Ship Comedy Club

Tonight's Good Ship bill includes Paul McCaffrey, Luke Benson, Tim Renkow, David Mills and MC Ben Van der Velde.

  1. The Good Ship 289 Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR
  2. Mon Apr 28
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3 comments
Sean Brightman
Sean Brightman

We Love Comedy at the Pipeline still exists and is on tonight with a Christmas cracker of a line-up, including Will Franken, Holly Walsh off the tellybox, Si Feilder, Rory O'Hanlon and more. Check out the full details here: Http://www.welovecomedy.co.uk – you will have a great time with us! Promise!

Martin Besserman
Martin Besserman

Why is Monkey Business not listed here? Our Saturday shows always have the very best acts in London ,and we pay them too , supporting the Comedy industry , This Sat 18 July we have Live at The Apollo star Paul Chowdrhy ,and the following Saturday e have multi award winning Abandoman and lots more/ Please check our website to see hy Monkey Business is such an excellent club . www.monkeybusinesscomedyclub.co.uk