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.


The best comedy shows in London this Tuesday

Angel Comedy

  • Free

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 either 'Bad Film Nights' or improv shows, Tuesday's show features an hour-long solo show or Edinburgh Fringe preview, and Wednesdays and Sundays are new act

  1. Camden Head 2 Camden Walk, N1 8DY
  2. Sun Apr 20 - Sun Jun 1
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Lewis Schaffer is Free Until Famous

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Brooklyn-born honorary Brit Lewis Schaffer has been performing his free, twice-weekly stand-up show in Soho for yonks. Well, we say ‘show’, actually the looser-than-loose structure and erratic audience interaction make it more of a strange group therapy session, where only one person is allowed to talk. Schaffer’s dry, acerbic style is exhilarating to watch. On most nights, his obtrusive, irony-heavy material soars. Occasionally it doesn’t, and the 56-year-old stand-up

  1. The Source Below 11 Lower John St, W1F 9TY
  2. Tue Apr 22 - Wed Jul 23
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Adam Buxton – Kernel Panic

  • Critics choice

The 'Adam' half of 'Adam & Joe' has been hosting brilliant fun music videos-based night Bug for yonks, but now he's going solo with a new tech-heavy solo show, which he's bringing back to London after a run at the Union Chapel. The show explores how we present ourselves in the internet age. Basically, Buxton + a laptop = brilliant buffoonery! These tickets will be snapped up super-quickly, so book soon. Read our interview with Adam Buxton

  1. Duchess Theatre 3-5 Catherine Street, WC2B 5LA
  2. Mon Apr 21 - Fri Apr 25
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Katherine Ryan – Glam Role Model

Biting Canadian stand-up Katherine Ryan finds humour in the things in life than make us bitter, and now she's bringing her brand new solo show, 'Glam Role Model', to the Soho Theatre. Ryan's had a phenomenally successful couple of years, popping up regularly on the telly, from 'Mock the Week' to 'QI', '8 Out of 10 Cats' to 'Live at the Apollo'. Her latest solo show explores the murky world of glamour modelling. She's quickly becoming a hugely popular comic, so this could be your

  1. Artsdepot 5 Nether St, Tally Ho Corner, N12 0GA
  2. Tue Apr 22 - Thu Nov 27
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Cutting Edge

The innovative show where a group of talented comics brings you stand-up competitions, topical material and short sets as they explore different ways to interact on the same stage. See the dates below for the weekly line-ups. Check out our guide to the Comedy Store

  1. Comedy Store 1a Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Tue Apr 22 - Tue May 27
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Shoot From the Hip

  • Free

This young improv troupe have been performing since 2011, and have taken up residency at the Top Secret Comedy Club every Tuesday night. With a rotating cast – including Paul G Raymond, Luke Manning, Tom Mayo, Sam Russell and Josh Mills – plus the odd guest performer, the troupe perform well-known improv games, making up scenes via audience suggestions. They're a good fun introduction to improv.

  1. Café Mode 170 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PD
  2. Tue Apr 22 - Tue May 27
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We Love Comedy

This weekly night of stand-up and musical mirth is in a lovely little room, run by people who love comedy for people who love comedy. See the dates below to find out each week's line-up.

  1. Pipeline 94 Middlesex St, E1 7DA
  2. Tue Apr 22 - Tue Apr 29
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McNeil & Pamphilon Go 8 Bit!

  • Critics choice

Bantering sketch duo McNeil & Pamphilon mix together their two loves – comedy and video games – for a live night of funny, pixely fun, which was a big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe. They describe it as being 'like "GamesMaster" off the telly, but in a pub', where guest comedians perform gaming-based material and battle it out on classic videogames. If you're a big gaming nerd, you'll be in perfect company. Check the dates below for each line-up.

  1. Wenlock & Essex 18-26 Essex Rd, N1 8LN
  2. Tue Apr 22 - Thu Jul 24
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Triceratops

Sublime character comics Colin Hoult and Adam Riches join forces to create a parade of the weird and the wonderful, plus a special guest.

  1. The Invisible Dot Ltd 2 Northdown St, King's Cross, N1 9BG
  2. Tue Apr 22
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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