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 Jan 28 - Sun Mar 8
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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 Feb 1 - Sun Mar 8
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Nish Kumar – Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity

  • Critics choice

Our reviewer gave Nish Kumar's third solo show (which has a mouthful of a title) a whopping five-stars at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. Basically, if you like your comedy to be intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes, then you’re going to love Nish Kumar’s show. The erudite youngster skips through subjects – racism to insomnia, Google to how we form our opinions –

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Sun Feb 1
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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. Thu Jan 29 - Sun Feb 15
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Lewis Schaffer – International Man of Misery

Brooklyn-born honorary Brit Lewis Schaffer (he's lived in the UK for 14 years now) continues his residency at the Leicester Square Theatre, performing his dry, ultra-loose stand-up show in the West End most weeks. We like to think of Schaffer as a professional underachiever – his gigs can be more like a strange group therapy session than a 'show', and they're often exhilarating.

  1. Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
  2. Sun Feb 1 - Sun Apr 26
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Sunday Special

  • Critics choice

This weekly Sunday night gig at legendary Greenwich club Up the Creek features consistently stunning line-ups of comics – including big-name headliners and short spots from up-and-comers – all for just £7. For the latest line-ups see the dates below.

  1. Up the Creek Creek Road, Greenwich, SE10 9SW
  2. Sun Feb 1 - Sun Feb 22
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99 Club Piccadilly Circus

Another central London night from the 99 Club troupe in a tiny little room above the Queen's Head pub. For more info on acts performing, see the list of dates.

  1. Queen's Head 15 Denman St, W1D 7HN
  2. Sun Feb 1 - Sun Apr 19
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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 Jan 27 - Sun Mar 1
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EmpireComedyUK

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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