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 Monday
In tandem with cheeky partner-in-crime Monkey, London stand-up Nina Conti has helped resurrect a dying comic art with her jaw-dropping ventriloquism skills. In the process, she’s stormed the BBC’s ‘Live at the Apollo’, played to sold out theatres and earned a Bafta nomination for documentary ‘Her Master’s Voice'. In her latest (largely improvised) show, the British Comedy Award winner slaps a dummy’s mouth on to unsuspecting audience members and turns them into her puppets. It’s one way of dealing with hecklers, I suppose.Read more
The best comedy shows in London this Tuesday
West London’s best kept comedy secret, this monthly night is fantastic fun with ace line-ups picked by true comedy connoisseurs. On October 4 they welcome a very special guest, failed badger-parade leader and national bloody treasure Harry Hill is dropping by to perform some of his patented family-friendly madness. Support is top satirist Andy Zaltzman, with more acts to be added.Read more
The best comedy shows in London this Thursday
Talented observationalist Josh Widdicombe – Adam Hills's sidekick on 'The Last Leg' – brings more exasperated observations and metaphors for life's annoyances on the road in his new show. Despite only being 32, Widdicombe has a wonderfully grumpy frustration at the modern world. He also stars in his own eponymous BBC 3 sitcom, 'Josh'.Read more