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 Thursday

Dave Gorman's Screen Guild

Dave Gorman, his laptop and a big screen curate this monthly mixed bill of comedy. He'll be picking the guests himself as well as trying out material aided by his trademark powerpoint projections, ahead of his big UK tour, 'Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint).

  1. Hackney Attic Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, E8 1HE
  2. Thu Aug 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 Aug 22 - Sun Sep 28
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Comedy Store

There’s no doubt about it, the Comedy Store is the daddy of all comedy clubs, and what most other gigs strive to be. Seemingly as old as London itself, the club has been instrumental in the growth of alternative comedy, and still to this day hosts stunning shows most nights of the week. At weekends they host conservative stand-up shows, with circuit stalwarts performing their tried-and-tested sets. See below for the latest line-ups. Check out our guide to the Comedy Store.

  1. Comedy Store 1a Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Sat Sep 6
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Neil Hamburger

  • Critics choice

'America's Funnyman' Neil Hamburger (aka, the character creation of Gregg Turkington) dons a stained tuxedo, sports a greasy combover and phlegms into his own drink. He isn't your typical 'Live at the Apollo' guest, then. Since the early '90s, the haggard comic has been delighting, bewildering, exhausting, insulting and furiously enraging audiences with his bitter, fumbled delivery, hack topics and terrible timing. He's possibly the world's worst comedian, but he's also one of

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Aug 26 - Sat Aug 30
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Luke McGregor – I Worry That I Worry Too Much

Following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Australian rising star Luke McGregor brings his solo show to London. McGregor won the Best Newcomer award at last year's Melbourne Comedy Festival for a show about the fear of failure, and now he's worrying about worrying.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Aug 26 - Sat Aug 30
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Steen Raskopoulos – I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business

  • Critics choice

Aussie solo sketch artist Steen Raskopoulos brings his character comedy hour to Soho following a hugely acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. His Adam Riches-style skits, using audience interaction, are joyfully upbeat and very silly and he's is a skilfull performer. It might be strictly business for Raskopoulos, but it's all pleasure for his audience. Read our review from the Edinburgh Fringe

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Wed Aug 27 - Sat Aug 30
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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