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.


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The best comedy shows in London this Sunday

The Comedy Store Players

The most famous comedy improv outfit in town perform off-the-cuff games and tomfoolery at the world famous Comedy Store twice a week. Regular Players include Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart, Richard Vranch and Lee Simpson, but the line-ups change for each show. See below for the latest bills. Check out our guide to the Comedy Store.

  1. Comedy Store 1a Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Wed Sep 3 - Sun Oct 12
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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. Tue Sep 2 - Sun Sep 28
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Rhys Nicholson – Eurgh

Young, dapper Australian stand-up Rhys Nicholson brings his solo show to London off the back of a well-received Edinburgh Fringe run. The unashamedly brash and fabulously filthy comic mixes anecdotes and caustic lines to discuss the differences between those who protect and those who are protected, or 'guard llamas' and 'sheep'.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Sep 2 - Sun Sep 7
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Rise of the Idiots

A Balham-based comedy club that regularly hosts top notch comedians. On September 7 you can catch John Kearns – this year's triumphant Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, performing his first London gig since bagging the gong – plus foppish buffoon Eric Lampaert, Sunil Patel and Elliot Steel.  

  1. The Exhibit 12 Balham Station Rd, SW12 9SG
  2. Sun Sep 7
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Downstairs at the King's Head – Comedy Variety Cabaret

Weekly comedy and variety night with a good mix of acts. To check who's on the bill, check the dates below.

  1. Downstairs at the King's Head Crouch End Hill, N8 8AA
  2. Sun Sep 7 - Sun Nov 9
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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