Whoooo! The weekend! Par-tay! Etc etc. Whatever you like doing with your two days off, a good ol' fashioned laugh at a London comedy club is always a recommended addition. To find out where the very best comedy shows in London are happening this weekend, plus recession-friendly free options, just click on the tabs below.
The best comedy shows in London this Friday
South East Londoner Dane Baptiste – who was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2014 – follows up that gong-nominated debut with an insightful, thought-provoking new stand-up show. In 'Reasonable Doubts', the slick, assured comic tells personal stories and tackles racial politics, all with an easygoing delivery. He's confident without being cocky, and has plenty of smart material.Read more
Danish stand-up Sofie Hagen deservedly won the Best Newcomer gong at the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. On the surface, Hagen's debut solo show, 'Bubblewrap', seems like it's about the comic's ongoing obsession with Irish boyband Westlife: as teenage she would write erotic fan fiction and ring random Dublin numbers in the hope of speaking to someone who knew the lads. But behind the tales of teenage fanaticism, Hagen’s show slyly tackles her insecurities, depression and mental health issues during those years. It’s a dark story told lightly and honestly, with plenty of charm, wry wit and downright filth. Read our review from the Edinburgh FringeRead more
The best comedy shows in London this Saturday
The best comedy shows in London this Sunday
'Welcome, watchers of illusion, to the castle of confusion.' Yep, the slapstick stage show version of the iconic kids' TV show takes up residency at the Udderbelly. There's no CGI realm here, rather some shambolic sets and costumes, but it's mighty fun to both play and observe, with Tom Bell making a brilliant Lord Fear. It always sells out, so book soon.Read more