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

The Saturday Night Show

Super-cool comedy company The Invisible Dot grabs a piece of the lucrative Saturday night stand-up market, offering leftfield line-ups for a tenner. See the date below for each bill.

  1. The Invisible Dot Ltd Northdown St, N1 9BG
  2. Sat Nov 29 - Sat Dec 13
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Hampstead Comedy Club

Veteran comedian and promoter Ivor Dembina hosts this cosy, Saturday night comedy club a few minutes from Camden Town tube (the club's now moved from the Pembroke Castle to the Camden Head). Dembina puts the quality of the show over everything else, booking a mixture of well-established circuit comics, hotly tipped newbies and the occasional TV favourite. See the dates below for each line-up.

  1. Camden Comedy Club 100 Camden High St, NW1 0LU
  2. Sat Nov 29 - Sat Dec 20
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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 Nov 28 - Sat Nov 29
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Soirée Subterranea

This Hellfire Club-themed variety night takes over an underground chamber somewhere in zone two (it's a secret – book a ticket and you'll receive the details on the day), with Scottish headfucker Phil Kay taking on hosting duties. Each member of the audience will be 'ordained into the sacred order of the Monks of Bernaise' before being entertained by fellow monks Edward Aczel, Rick Jones, Nick Revell, Vincent Figgins, Liberty Hodes, Adam Larter, Michael Brunström and Nariz Oz.

Rich Hall's Hoedown

A mix of music, comedy, liquor and spent dreams with Rich Hall and his talented band. Tremendous fun.

  1. Artsdepot Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, N12 0GA
  2. Sat Nov 29
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Tom Stade – Decisions Decisions

The ultra laidback Canadian comic is back on tour, after hugely successful performances on 'Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow' and 'Live at the Apollo'. He's a charming story-teller, with a superbly oddball view of the world.

  1. Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Nov 29
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Knock2Bag East

The Knock2Bag team regularly have some of the best comedy bills in London and are always brilliant value. As well as their monthly gig in Shepherd's Bush, Knock2Bag takes over Rich Mix in the East End with more comedy delights. November 29's line-up features dry Norwegian comic Daniel Simonsen, K2B regular Brian Gittins, Sofie Hagen, Archie Maddocks, Alistair Green, Don Biswas and MC Tom Davis.

  1. Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA
  2. Sat Nov 29
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Sam Simmons – Death of a Sails-Man

  • Critics choice

We love this madass Aussie surrealist – he's relentlessly silly. 'Death of a Sails-Man' bagged Sam Simmons his second Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, and Simmons's show was by far the most out-there on the nominees list. He plays Phil, a muesli salesman lost at sea on a windsurfing board. As the days pass his mind deteriorates and all manner of oddities and hallucinations take place. It’s ridiculously good fun, with Simmons often

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Dec 6
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Lou Sanders in Another Great Show Again

  • Critics choice

Sanders's latest show is a chaotic mish-mash of ex-boyfriend stories, talking vagina puppets and bags of flour. But, somehow, she’s mashed them into a pleasingly ludicrous shape. Sanders flips conventional stand-up rules with her blustery, teenage-like delivery: her sharpest jokes are treated as throwaway lines and any groan-worthy gags are bombastically overplayed. She's very funny, too – her overblown sense of self-importance is deliciously silly. Read our review from the

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Nov 29
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Al Murray the Pub Landlord – One Man, One Guvnor

All hail to the ale! Can you believe Al Murray has now spent 20 years as one of the finest comedy character creations in the country, the Pub Landlord? He's celebrating the milestone with a huge national tour – 'One Man, One Guvnor' – which he's bringing to the New Wimbledon Theatre and the Southbank Centre. The Pub Landlord's a national treasure. And remember: please take your glasses back to the bar…

  1. Beck Theatre Grange Road, UB3 2UE
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Fri Apr 24
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Jenny Eclair – Eclairious

The first female to ever win the Perrier Award, 'Grumpy Old Women' star Jenny Eclair is back with the punningly titled 'Eclairious'.

  1. Fairfield Halls Park Lane, CR9 1DG
  2. Sat Nov 29
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99 Club Leicester Square

This long-running West End club – the 99 Club team's biggest and most famous venue – regularly hosts good quality circuit stand-up line-ups, five or six nights a week. For info on tonight's acts, check the dates below.

  1. Storm Leicester Square, WC2H 7LE
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Tue Dec 30
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UK Jewish Comedy Festival

  • Critics choice

NW3's JW3 venue has put together the country's first ever Jewish Comedy Festival, featuring stand-up shows, conversations, films and more throughout the week. Big name headliners include David Baddiel, reviving his much acclaimed solo show 'Fame: Not the Musical', and Ruby Wax with her latest 'Sane New World'. See the dates below for the full list of events.

  1. JW3 Jewish Community Centre, 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET
  2. Sat Nov 29 - Sun Dec 7
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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 Nov 28 - Tue Dec 30
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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 7 Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Feb 15
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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

John Hewer takes on the persona, jokes and fez of Tommy Cooper in this celebratory tribute to the iconic magician-comedian. 'Just Like That!' is playing the Museum of Comedy as part of its Tommy Cooper season, which also features some of comic's original handmade props on display and photographs taken of him by photographer John Claridge. Read our review

  1. Museum of Comedy Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SR
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Jan 24
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The 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 Nov 28 - Sat Jan 10
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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 .