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 Wednesday

The Comedy Store Players

The most famous comedy improv outfit in town perform off-the-cuff games and tomfoolery at the world famous Comedy Store twice a week. Regular Players include Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart, Richard Vranch and Lee Simpson, but the line-ups change for each show. See below for the latest bills. Check out our guide to the Comedy Store.

  1. Comedy Store 1a Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Sun Sep 21 - Sun Nov 2
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Greenwich Comedy Festival

Following a few ups and downs last year, the superb Greenwich Comedy Festival (possibly our favourite London comedy fest) is back with a bang for 2014, setting up camp in the grounds of the beautiful National Maritime Museum. Spectacular all-headline bills in the big- and little-top tents take place throughout the week, with names including Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Milton Jones, Stewart Francis, David O’Doherty, Nina Conti and many more heading to SE10. Check the dates

  1. National Maritime Museum Romney Rd, Greenwich, SE10 9NF
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Sun Sep 28
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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. Fri Sep 19 - Sun Oct 26
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Daphne presents… Nova! Nova!

Newly formed sketch trio Daphne – made up of Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres – curate this monthly comedy gig. On September 24 the classy bill includes suave stand-up Pierre Novellie, ace characater comics Lolly Adefope and Mat Ewins, subtle musical comedian David Elms and superb sketch troupe Sheeps.

  1. Cockpit Theatre Gateforth St, NW8 8EH
  2. Wed Sep 24
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Andy Zaltzman – Satirist for Hire

Fans of hugely popular podcast 'The Bugle' rejoice! Co-host Andy Zaltzman is back at Soho Theatre with his 'Satirist for Hire' show. Email Zaltzman with what you'd like him to satirise, and he'll do just that. He's still probably the best satirical comic we've produced in yonks. He's intelligent, biting and silly enough not to take himself too seriously. A master satirist.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Mon Sep 22 - Sat Sep 27
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Simon Amstell – Work-in-Progress

The former host of 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and creator of 'Grandma's House', Simon Amstell, puts the finishing touches to his new show 'To Be Free' at low-key venue The Invisible Dot.

  1. The Invisible Dot Ltd Northdown St, N1 9BG
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Sat Sep 27
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Luisa Omielan – Am I Right Ladies?

  • Critics choice

Feelgood comic Luisa Omielan is back with another sass-filled comedy hour. Omielan's previous show, 'What Would Beyoncé Do?' sold out multiple runs at the Soho Theatre and has been a huge hit in the US too. 'Am I Right Ladies?' is a feisty, confident stand-up show with heart, and is bound to be another sell-out success. Come for the comedy, stay for the party.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sat Oct 4
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John Kearns – Shtick

  • Critics choice

John Kearns, 2014's triumphant winner of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award, brings his superb, gong-bagging show 'Shtick' to Soho Theatre for a month-long run. A four-week victory lap, if you will. His show last year, 'Sight Gags for Perverts', won Best Newcomer at the 2013 Foster's Awards. Now Kearns is the first ever act to win the main prize the following year. In 'Shtick', the 27-year-old comic explains how winning 2013's award changed his life, and that his snaggly

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Sat Oct 18
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Richard Sandling's Perfect Movie Podcast

Movie-buff Richard Sandling's excellent film-based comedy night has been a much-loved staple of the comedy scene for a good few years. Now he's turning the show into a podcast, featuring stand-up sets, movie discussions and live recreations of famous film scenes. Check the dates below to see who Sandling's guests are. Now, sweet or salt?

  1. Betsey Trotwood 56 Farringdon Rd, EC1R 3BL
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Wed Oct 22
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The Political Party with Matt Forde

Radio host and Labour-lover Matt Forde hosts this night of topical comedy – which is recorded for a hugely popular podcast – where he sits down to interview a political heavyweight.

  1. St James Theatre 12 Palace St, SW1E 5JA
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Wed Nov 26
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Ellie White – Humans

Talented character comic Ellie White is an alumni of trendy comedy production company The Invisible Dot’s ‘New Wave’ strand. She just took her first solo effort, ‘Humans’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, and now she’s bringing the show to London. White’s a subtle performer. It’s the small traits of her characters that give them a strange believability. There’s Rebecca, the sole contestant in the Miss Haringey 2014 competition, who’s so nervous she barely speaks above

  1. The Invisible Dot Ltd Northdown St, N1 9BG
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Thu Sep 25
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Madame Magenta – Libros Mystica

Madame Magenta – the psychic character creation of Lindsay Sharman – performs her solo show in London following an acclaimed run at tht Edinburgh Fringe.

  1. Museum of Comedy Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SR
  2. Wed Sep 24
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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