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

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 Nov 25 - Tue Dec 30
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The Hemingford Tickler Free Comedy Night

  • Free

Good quality free comedy night in N1, featuring a mix of pro acts and newbies. Check the dates below for the full line-ups.

  1. Hemingford Arms 158 Hemingford Road, N1 1DF
  2. Tue Nov 25
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Andrew Maxwell's London Loves

  • Critics choice

Mischievous Irish raconteur Andrew Maxwell has been a London dweller for 20 years now. He's practically a Londoner, we'd say.To celebrate his two decades in our capital, the Radio 4 star is performing this topical show, all about London. 'Andrew Maxwell's London Loves' is playing a weekly residency at the Comedy Cafe, with a special guest joining Maxwell each week. Expect pin-point accents, biting observations and suave stories.

  1. Comedy Café Theatre 66-68 Rivington St, EC2A 3AY
  2. Tue Nov 25 - Tue Dec 2
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The Comedy Grotto

  • Free

This pay-what-you-want gig is raising money for Peter Buckley-Hill's Free Fringe festival in Edinburgh. The line-up's are consistently excellent, with November 25's bill being no exception: Foster's Award nominee Liam Williams, multimedia comic David Trent, Ellie White, Lolly Adefope, Ben Target, That Pair, Tim Schneider, Alex Kealy and MC Ian Smith take to the stage.

  1. Star of Kings York Way, King's Cross, N1 0AX
  2. Tue Nov 25
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Laugh the Queens Head Off Comedy Night

  • Free

There's a collection made at the end of this new, free-entry gig. On November 25 Patrick Monahan takes the top spot, with support from Tom Wrigglesworth, Annabel O'Connell, Sonia Aste, Haiste & Lawrence and MC Sion James.

  1. The Queens Head Limehouse Flamborough St, E14 7LS
  2. Tue Nov 25
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The Chronicles of Pat Cahill

Pat Cahill – optimistic worrier and philosophical surrealist – takes the lead (as himself) in this semi-improvised comedy playlet, which also features the cast of John Kearns, Harriet Kemsley, Freya Parker, Ben Target and Gareth Morinan. The story goes that Cahill had to travel back in time to save the world. We're willing to believe that.

  1. Proud Archivist 2-10 Hertford Rd, N1 5ET
  2. Tue Nov 25
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The Show Must Go On

  • Free

This conceptual comedy gig features comics performing their sets from a fictional disaster. On November 25, the audience are on board sinking cruise ship Mirrorball, but Matthew Crosby, Alasdair Beckett-King, Sofie Hagen and Bobby Mair will make sure your last few moments alive are laughter-filled.

  1. Comedy Pub 7 Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Tue Nov 25
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Sara Pascoe vs History

  • Critics choice

Sara Pascoe’s latest show focuses on big, complex ideas. But she’s a master at explaining them without any sense of superiority – she often undermines her own intelligence with a daft gag or silly pop culture reference. ‘Sara Pascoe vs History’ is her best, and most passionate, show yet. The 33-year-old comic shares frank, personal stories (some a bit too personal, her boyfriend would argue) to back up her weighty ideas, and she’s relentlessly witty.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Sun Nov 23 - Sat Feb 21
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Sam Simmons – Death of a Sails-Man

  • Critics choice

We love this madass Aussie surrealist – he's relentlessly silly. 'Death of a Sails-Man' bagged Sam Simmons his second Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, and Simmons's show was by far the most out-there on the nominees list. He plays Phil, a muesli salesman lost at sea on a windsurfing board. As the days pass his mind deteriorates and all manner of oddities and hallucinations take place. It’s ridiculously good fun, with Simmons often

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Mon Nov 24 - Sat Dec 6
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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 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

  1. Camden Head Camden Walk, Islington, N1 8DY
  2. Sun Nov 23 - Tue Dec 30
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99 Club Leicester Square

This long-running West End club – the 99 Club team's biggest and most famous venue – regularly hosts good quality circuit stand-up line-ups, five or six nights a week. For info on tonight's acts, check the dates below.

  1. Storm Leicester Square, WC2H 7LE
  2. Tue Nov 25 - Tue Dec 30
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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

John Hewer takes on the persona, jokes and fez of Tommy Cooper in this celebratory tribute to the iconic magician-comedian. 'Just Like That!' is playing the Museum of Comedy as part of its Tommy Cooper season, which also features some of comic's original handmade props on display and photographs taken of him by photographer John Claridge. Read our review

  1. Museum of Comedy Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SR
  2. Tue Nov 25 - Sat Jan 24
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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