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

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. Sun Dec 21 - Tue Dec 30
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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. Sun Dec 21 - Sun Jan 18
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Sheeps Festive Bash

  • Critics choice

Innovative and very funny sketch troupe Sheeps – made up of Liam Williams, Daran Johnson and Alistair Roberts – are back again with their annual Festive Bash. Well, bashes, plural, as they're playing a five-night stint at the Invisible Dot. Expect plenty of merry amusement and special guests (check below for the line-ups).

  1. The Invisible Dot Ltd Northdown St, N1 9BG
  2. Sun Dec 21
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Robin Ince's Christmas Science Ghosts

Erudite and hard-working wonder Robin Ince presents five nights of festive jollity with a bunch of his friends. Including his podcasting parter in crime, Josie Long, madcap Canadian Tony Law, iconoclast comedian Stewart Lee, 'Nevermind the Buzzcocks' star Phill Jupitus and ace character comic Jo Neary, with yet more names to be announced. Plus real life science boffs Ben Goldacre, Professor Steve Jones and Professor Jon Butterworth. Ince always likes to get geeky on stage,

  1. Bloomsbury Theatre 15 Gordon St, WC1H 0AH
  2. Sun Dec 21
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Sunday Special

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 Dec 21
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Joel Creasey – Rock God

  • Critics choice

Aussie comic Joel Creasey makes his UK debut, bringing his acclaimed show 'Rock God' (which our buddies over at Time Out New York gave the full five-stars too) to the Soho Theatre. He's known for his acid-tongued observations and pop-culture heavy stories.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Mon Dec 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 dates below.

  1. Queen's Head 15 Denman St, W1D 7HN
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Sun Dec 28
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The Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Podcast + The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

A live podcast-record double bill, with BFF stand-ups Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin recording their very funny, chat-filled offering, and Stuart Goldsmith's latest episode of fascinating comic-on-comic interview podcast Comedian's Comedian. Half the ticket money is going to charity Mind, plus there'll be free mince pies!

  1. The Phoenix Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP
  2. Sun Dec 21
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Comedy at the Railway

Resident host Sion James comes bearing free lollipops at this regular comedy club. On December 21 you can catch Dave Griffiths, performing his docu-comedy show 'C U in Court', plus David Morgan, Andrew Hammond and Sion James.

  1. The Railway Greyhound Lane, Streatham, SW16 5SD
  2. Sun Dec 21
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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 Dec 21 - Sun Mar 8
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Funz and Gamez

  • Critics choice

Bring your kidz – or don't! – to this gloriously silly comedy show. Yes, technically, Funz and Gamez (which won the Panel Prize at the 2014 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award) is for children. But it's just as funz for adultz. Gamez are played, but the little'unz have no chance of winning, and there are lotz of wildly inappropriate jokez that go straight over the kidz' headz. It really is funz for all the family. Read our review from the Edinburgh Fringe

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Sun Jan 4
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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