The best comedy shows in London tonight

Our pick of the finest comedy shows in London this evening

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Looking for comedy in London tonight? Then start limbering up those face muscles because there are plenty of cracking line-ups at London's comedy clubs this very evening. Here's a few of the comedy shows we recommend, plus a choice of budget-friendly free gigs.


The best comedy shows in London tonight

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 Aug 20 - Sun Sep 7
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Dave Gorman's Screen Guild

Dave Gorman, his laptop and a big screen curate this monthly mixed bill of comedy. He'll be picking the guests himself as well as trying out material aided by his trademark powerpoint projections, ahead of his big UK tour, 'Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint).

  1. Hackney Attic Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, E8 1HE
  2. Wed Aug 20 - Thu Aug 28
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Simon Evans – Leashed

  • Critics choice

Slick, super-sharp wit from this 'Live at the Apollo' star who brings his hit show from last year's Edinburgh Fringe to Soho. Evans has a new family dog, and uses this as a neat hook to veer off into bone-dry jokes on topics including family life, living in Hove and middle-class woes.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Wed Aug 20 - Sat Aug 23
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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. Wed Aug 20 - Sun Sep 28
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pleading out p
pleading out p

Robin Williams was a wonderful man and I think whoopiee has glued herself to his image.  his quote:

"I use to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. its not. the worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone." quotes Robin Williams; and I think this was about the comedian whoppie: "never pick a fight with an ugly person...they got nothing to lose." There has to be other comedians who can represent Robin Williams life and jokes out there. Every thing about Robin Williams makes money --don't you other comedians want a cut of the pie?  Robin Williams needs other representation other than whoppiee.  She has glued herself to his image long enough and the next generation needs to study this approach and get in on it!

Martin Bessermn
Martin Bessermn

Monkey Business Comedy Club in the heart of Camden in Chalk Farm is regarded by many as North London`s best comedy club with award winning acts every week.Please check our website www.monkeybusinesscomedyclub.co.uk tel 07932 338203