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 Saturday

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 either 'Bad Film Nights' or improv shows, Tuesday's show features an hour-long solo show or Edinburgh Fringe preview, and Wednesdays and Sundays are new act

  1. Camden Head 2 Camden Walk, N1 8DY
  2. Wed Apr 23 - Sun Jun 1
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Fancy Meeting You Here

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Dave Hill and Carl Arnheiter present unique tours of the British Museum and Tate Modern, with guest comedian guides helping to educate visitors along the way. Part museum tour, part cultural endeavour, part stand-up show. Guests for the British Museum tour are Lars Berrum, Maeve Higgins, Tom Meeten and Harry Deansway. And for the Tate Modern, Josie Long, Lars Berrum, Martin Beyer-Olson, Maeve Higgins, John Kearns and Tom Meeten join Dave and Carl. Email to

  1. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
  2. Fri Apr 25 - Sat Apr 26
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Katherine Ryan – Glam Role Model

  • Critics choice

Biting Canadian stand-up Katherine Ryan finds humour in the things in life than make us bitter, and now she's bringing her brand new solo show, 'Glam Role Model', to the Soho Theatre. Ryan's had a phenomenally successful couple of years, popping up regularly on the telly, from 'Mock the Week' to 'QI', '8 Out of 10 Cats' to 'Live at the Apollo'. Her latest solo show explores the murky world of glamour modelling. She's quickly becoming a hugely popular comic, so this could be your

  1. Artsdepot 5 Nether St, Tally Ho Corner, N12 0GA
  2. Wed Apr 23 - Thu Nov 27
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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. Thu Apr 24 - Sat May 31
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Joe Lycett – If Joe Lycett Then You Should've Put a Ring On it

  • Critics choice

Charming young stand-up Joe Lycett – who was nominated for Best Newcomer in Edinburgh in 2012 – performs his latest solo show as part of the Udderbelly Festival. Lycett's cheeky, relaxed, and mixes delightful stories and observations. He's guaranteed to be a huge star.

  1. Udderbelly Jubilee Gardens, off Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  2. Sat Apr 26
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Piccadilly Comedy Club

This central London club, at the newly renovated Comedy Pub, always features good, solid line-ups for some weekend giggles every Friday and Saturday night. For the latest line-ups see the dates below.

  1. Comedy Pub 7 Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Fri Apr 25 - Fri Aug 1
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Banana Cabaret

There are always strong line-ups at this long running club, which is soon approaching its 30th year. Seated almost in the round, Banana Cabaret's room is perfect for comedy: cosy and unpretentious. See the dates below for the latest line-ups.

  1. The Bedford 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD
  2. Fri Apr 25 - Sat May 31
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Comedy Carnival at the Grand

This impressive Battersea venue features stand-up every Saturday night, plus a nightclub until 3am included with admission. See the dates below for each line-up.

  1. Clapham Grand 21-25 St John's Hill, SW11 1TT
  2. Sat Apr 26 - Sat May 31
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Clapham Comedy Club

Sion James hosts this very friendly club in Clapham Common. See the dates below for each line-up.

  1. Bread & Roses 68 Clapham Manor St, SW4 6DZ
  2. Sat Apr 26 - Thu May 1
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The Saturday Night Show in the West End

To celebrate production company The Invisible Dot's fifth anniversary, the gang are taking over the Duchess Theatre in the West End for two weeks. As well as solo shows from Adam Buxton and Tim Key, ID is hosting two glitzy versions of its Saturday Night Show, featuring top notch leftfield line-ups. On April 26, Bridget Christie, Kevin Eldon and Josie Long are on the bill, and on May 3 Cardinal Burns take the top spot.

  1. Duchess Theatre 3-5 Catherine Street, WC2B 5LA
  2. Sat Apr 26 - Sat May 3
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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:// – 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 .