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!
The best comedy shows in London this week
The next seven days of laughter in London
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.
Over Halloween week, a bunch of talented character comics and sketch acts are putting on a spooky comedy gig at The Invisible Dot. Each act has to perform specially written ghostly material, and the venue will be dolled up in Halloween garb. Plus, a live theremin player will set the mood. See the dates below for each line-up.
This weekly show near Oxford Circus hosts leading comedians – including huge-name stand-ups, circuit regulars and the best newcomers – testing new material. The line-ups are always excellent, and often feature TV names dropping by at the last minute. Check the dates below for the latest bunch of headliners.
- Critics choice
We’re obsessed with Herring’s LST Podcast, and it’s even funnier as a live show. In RHLSTP, the consummate comic sits down with superstar names (previous guests include Armando Iannucci, Stewart Lee and Graham Linehan) – but Parky this isn’t. Herring’s interviews include questions like ‘Have you ever tried to suck your own cock?’ or ‘Have you ever seen a Bigfoot?’. It's a blast.
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. On September 29 the Gongmeister is Ian Stone. Check out our guide to the Comedy Store
Simon Munnery is consistently one of the most innovative comedy talents out there. In this show, he broadcasts live cardboard-based sketches onto a screen on stage and introduces Fylmic stylings from his comedy pals. Joining Munnery on October 27 are Kronenbourg-guzzling poet Tim Key and cartoonist-comedian Sam Fletcher.
Stand-up from carefully selected open-mic comics and experienced acts testing new stuff or performing solid-gold sets – all for free (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. The club's now running seven nights a week. Mondays are improv shows, Tuesday's show features an hour-long solo show or Edinburgh Fringe preview, and Wednesdays and Sundays are new act and new material gigs. To
- Critics choice
Fast-paced sketch trio Gein's Family Giftshop deservedly received a Best Newcomer nomination at this year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards for their debauched debut show, which now heads to London. The Manchester-based threesome revel in the dark, depraved and gross-out. Bestiality, death during childbirth and a blitz of masturbation jokes all feature in this troupe's show. But GFG are largely one-step ahead of the audience and they employ nifty tricks to keep us guessing. The
- Critics choice
James Acaster is a true Time Out fave. His blissfully funny understated stand-up sucks you into his minute, quizzical world where he picks apart seemingly insignificant details. 'Recognise' is his fourth solo show, and his third to bag a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination. It's beautifully crafted, with Acaster posing as an undercover cop only performing stand-up because 'the gigs keep rolling in'. Superb stuff.
A set from the wonderful comedy poet laureate John Hegley and his friends. On October 27 he's joined by Bob Karper, Lorraine Marriner, Three Little Birds and Diego Brown & the Good Fairy.
This really friendly fortnightly show, hosted by the wonderfully funny 'Mock the Week' star Holly Walsh, generally features very impressive line-ups. For only £6 too! Check the dates below for the latest line-ups.
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
Don't forget the Josie long compered dr who themed underground omedy night this Monday June 10 th with 4 course meal http://www.wegottickets.com/event/216821