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 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. Wed Aug 27 - Sun Sep 28
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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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. For the latest line-ups see the dates below.

  1. The Comedy Pub Oxendon Street, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Sat Sep 27
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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. Wed Aug 27 - Sat Aug 30
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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 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HD
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Sat Sep 27
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Comedy Carnival

Comedy Carnival, in the West End, takes place every Friday and Saturday night with line-ups of circuit regulars, and various drink and show packages are available. For the latest bills check each date below.

  1. Bar Rumba Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, W1D 7EP
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sat Oct 4
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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. Wed Aug 27 - Sat Aug 30
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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 Aug 28 - Sat Oct 4
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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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Tom Rhodes – Colossus

Dark, intelligent US comic Tom Rhodes is back for a two-night London stint. He's a big name across the pond, with a very popular podcast (Tom Rhodes Radio), his own TV shows on NBC and Comedy Central and tons of stand-up credentials.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Fri Aug 29 - 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