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

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 Jul 23 - Sun Aug 31
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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 Jul 23 - Sun Aug 31
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Rise of the Idiots

A Balham-based comedy club that regularly hosts top notch comedians. Check the dates below for the latest line-ups.

  1. The Exhibit 12 Balham Station Rd, SW12 9SG
  2. Sun Jul 27 - Mon Jul 28
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Lewis Schaffer – American in London

Controversial New York stand-up comic Lewis Schaffer has been doing his 'Free Until Famous' show for four years now (despite claiming 18 on his website), but either he's hit the big time or just needs a bit a dosh, because this new run of shows are a tenner a pop. For your money, Schaffer will school the audience on his idea of England, which may be ignorant and ramshackle, but it'll no doubt be a little bit brilliant.

  1. Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
  2. Sun Jul 27
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Laugh Out London – Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season

This eclectic club, which consistently has some of the best line-ups in town at a ridiculously cheap price, presents a bunch of Edinburgh Fringe previews. Each night, two comics will be roadtesting material ahead of this year's festival. For each line-up, click on each of the dates.

  1. The Lion 132 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0JX
  2. Sun Jul 27
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Downstairs at the King's Head

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 Jul 27 - Sun Oct 5
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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 dates below.

  1. Queen's Head 15 Denman St, W1D 7HN
  2. Sun Jul 27 - Sun Aug 24
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Comedy at the Railway

Resident host Sion James comes bearing free lollipops at this regular comedy club. On July 27, sharp posho Andrew Watts and Henry Paker each preview their latest Edinburgh Fringe shows.

  1. The Railway Greyhound Lane, Streatham, SW16 5SD
  2. Sun Jul 27
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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