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 Feb 1 - Sun Mar 8
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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. Mon Feb 2 - Sat Feb 7
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Carl Donnelly – Now That's What I Carl Donnelly! Volume 6

Cheeky, chatty storyteller Carl Donnelly – a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee in 2013 – brings his latest solo show to Soho, which focuses on his travels to India. He's a remarkable talent – a relaxed, easygoing anecdotalist with an eye for funny details. An hour in his company is a true delight.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Feb 3 - Sat Feb 7
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David Mills – Don't Get Any Ideas

Suave Bethnal Green-based American comic David Mills is a smart act indeed. He's charmingly bitchy, un-PC and very funny. No one is safe from his sharp tongue as he rants about seemingly minor issues with a huge amount of wit. A class act.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Feb 3 - Sat Feb 7
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New Material Flash Mob

The excellent 2014 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Sara Pascoe hosts a group of very talented comics, who are all testing new material and ideas. And it'll cost you less than the price of a panini. February 4's line-up includes Pascoe performing a work-in-progress version of her latest solo show, plus sports from John Robins, Yasmin Akram and Johnny White.

  1. Camden Comedy Club 100 Camden High St, NW1 0LU
  2. Wed Feb 4
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Susan Calman – Lady Like

Glaswegian comic Scot Calman – a regular on Radio 4's 'The News Quiz' and as seen on 'Have I Got News For You' and 'QI' – brings her latest solo show to London following a sell-out run at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. Calman's always wonderfully funny, mixing silly (often cat-related) thoughts with political jabs. But 'Lady Like' is more honest and personal than her previous offerings. Radio 4 listeners: she does swear – you have been warned.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Feb 3 - Sun Feb 15
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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. Thu Jan 29 - Sun Mar 1
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Kim Noble – You're Not Alone

  • Critics choice

The latest show from comedian and performance artist Kim Noble, 'You're Not Alone', finally gets its London debut after an astonishing run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Despite only playing a five-night run in Scotland the show was one of the most talked about at the festival. 'You're Not Alone' is an extraordinary piece of work dealing with loneliness, friendship and connection. Part monologue, part hidden-camera footage, part avant-garden theatre, it's disturbing, grotesque,

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Feb 3 - Sat Mar 7
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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. Thu Jan 29 - Fri May 15
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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 .