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

Found Footage Festival

  • Critics choice

This cult American showcase of odd and hysterical undiscovered videos is a hoot. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett introduce clips from their 20-year-old collection of VHS videos found at garage sales and thrift shops across the US. It's like sifting through YouTube for silly vids, but way funnier and far more bizarre. Here's a quick taster.

  1. Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Sat Aug 2
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Anthony Jeselnik

  • Critics choice

Devilish Pittsburgh-born comic Anthony Jeselnik is a dark, deranged stand-up, telling smartly constructed near-the-knuckle jokes. In the States he's had his own Comedy Central series, 'The Jeselnik Offensive' (geddit?) which has landed him in trouble a bunch of times. You'll find yourself laughing at his so-wrong-they're-right jokes before you even get a chance to wince. Shockingly funny.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Sat Aug 2
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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 1 - Sun Aug 31
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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. Fri Aug 1 - Sat Oct 4
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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. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Sep 27
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Boat Show

Bob up and down gently while crying tears of laughter on the only comedy club held on a paddle steamer permanently moored on the Thames. See the dates below for each line-up.

  1. The Tattershall Castle (Ship) Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2HR
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Sep 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. Fri Aug 1 - Sat Sep 6
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The Phoenix Fringe

  • Critics choice

Screw the Edinburgh Fringe, London's got its own alternative. The Phoenix Fringe was a huge hit last year, and in 2014 it's back with an even more impressive line-up. Tons of comics – big names and small – are taking part, with every show just £10 (or £8 in advance), or a day ticket giving you access to three shows for £20. 2014's line-up includes Frankie Boyle, Al Murray, Nick Helm, Ed Byrne, Aisling Bea, Brian Gittins and so many more. See below for the full line-up.

  1. The Phoenix Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Aug 9
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Camden Fringe: Caroline Mabey – Chaos is a Friend of Mine

  • Critics choice

Quirky fun from stand-up Caroline Mabey, who talks parenthood in her latest solo show. It may sound like familiar comedic territory, but Mabey is a mischievous, kooky talent, so she's bound to tackle it from a fresh, offbeat perspective.

  1. Camden Head 100 Camden High St, NW1 0LU
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sun Aug 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://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