It is amazing that The Monkey Business Comedy Club near Camden in Chalk Farm does not get a mention as it is regarded by many as the very best comedy club in London . It has been host to the biggest names in comedy over the years including Harry Hill, Russell Brand, Michael McIntyre,Omid Djaili, Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr,Dara O Brian, Noel Fielding, Rich Hall, Adam Hills,Rhod Gilbert,Greg Davies, Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant, Lee Mack,Tim Vine,Reginald D Hunter, Russell Howard,Sean Lock,Ed Byrne Stephen K Amos,Lee Nelson Jack Whitehall, Patrick Monahan,Patrick Kielty,Simon Amstell, Dave Gorman,Chris Addison,Abandoman, Sarah Millican,Russell Kane, Micky Flanagan, Kevin Bridges,Lucy Porter,Nina Conti,Magnus Betner,Michael Mittermeier Howard Marks aka Mr Nice,Sean Hughs, Stephen Grant,Danny Bhoy,Andi Osho,Rainer Herch,Rob Derring ,Ricky Grover,Bob Mills Pete Firman,Barry & Stuart,Alex Horne,Chris Ramsey,Ava Vidal,Jon Richardson,Nick Helm,Loretta Maine,The Noise Next Door,and just about every other top name This Saturdays show is superb Please check our website for details www.monkeybusinesscomedyclub.co.uk .
The best comedy shows in London this weekend
Looking for a laugh? Find the very best comedy in London this Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 the very best comedy shows in London this weekend, plus recession-friendly free options, just click on the tabs below...
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
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.
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'America's Funnyman' Neil Hamburger (aka, the character creation of Gregg Turkington) dons a stained tuxedo, sports a greasy combover and phlegms into his own drink. He isn't your typical 'Live at the Apollo' guest, then. Since the early '90s, the haggard comic has been delighting, bewildering, exhausting, insulting and furiously enraging audiences with his bitter, fumbled delivery, hack topics and terrible timing. He's possibly the world's worst comedian, but he's also one of
- Critics choice
Aussie solo sketch artist Steen Raskopoulos brings his character comedy hour to Soho following a hugely acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. His Adam Riches-style skits, using audience interaction, are joyfully upbeat and very silly and he's is a skilfull performer. It might be strictly business for Raskopoulos, but it's all pleasure for his audience. Read our review from the Edinburgh Fringe
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.
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.
Following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Australian rising star Luke McGregor brings his solo show to London. McGregor won the Best Newcomer award at last year's Melbourne Comedy Festival for a show about the fear of failure, and now he's worrying about worrying.
There are always strong line-ups at this long running club, which is soon approaching its 30th year. Seated almost in the round, Banana Cabaret's room is perfect for comedy: cosy and unpretentious. See the dates below for the latest line-ups.
Dark, intelligent US comic Tom Rhodes is back for a two-night London stint. He's a big name across the pond, with a very popular podcast (Tom Rhodes Radio), his own TV shows on NBC and Comedy Central and tons of stand-up credentials.