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

Cutting Edge

The innovative show where a group of talented comics brings you stand-up competitions, topical material and short sets as they explore different ways to interact on the same stage. See the dates below for the weekly line-ups. Check out our guide to the Comedy Store

  1. Comedy Store 1a Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Tue Oct 21 - Tue Nov 25
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Lee Mack – Hit the Road Mack

Super-slick, fast-paced nonsense from Lee Mack, the star of his own sitcom 'Not Going Out' and BBC's 'Would I Lie To You?', as he plays the Hammersmith Apollo as part of his 'Hit the Road Mack' tour – his first tour for four years. He whirls around the stage at a rapid pace, and you're Mack’s the kind of comic you can take the whole family to see – your kids, your nan, your weird creepy uncle… – and they’ll all have a laff.

  1. Eventim Apollo Hammersmith 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  2. Tue Oct 21 - Sat Oct 25
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Rubberbandits – Continental Fistfight

  • Critics choice

The Limerick-based plastic-bag wearing musical comedy duo – responsible for YouTube sensation 'Horse Outside' and Chortle Award winners in 2012 – return to Soho Theatre with their latest show, 'Continental Fistfight'. Of course, the Bandits don't describe themselves as musical comedy at all, they reckon they're 'hardcore gangsta rap'. Go see them and decide for yourselves. Expect a bunch of high-energy new songs – including the ridiculously good 'Dad's Best Friend' – and

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Oct 21 - Sun Oct 26
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The Hemingford Tickler Free Comedy Night

  • Free

Good quality free comedy night in N1, featuring a mix of pro acts and newbies. Check the dates below for the full line-ups.

  1. Hemingford Arms 158 Hemingford Road, N1 1DF
  2. Tue Oct 21 - Tue Nov 25
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The Hidden Gems of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

  • Critics choice

Alexis Dubus – the comic behind suave, French character act Marcel Lucont – has curated this four-day mini-fest celebrating some ace (and often weirdo) comedy shows that were overlooked at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. There are two shows each day, priced at £5 each or £8 for a double-bill. Acts performing include Chippenham storyteller Wil Hodgson, extreme absurdist Michael Brunström, passionate political comic Chris Coltrane and goofball character comic Mat Ewins. Check

  1. Prince of Wales 467-469 Brixton Rd, SW9 8HH
  2. Tue Oct 21 - Thu Oct 23
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Liam Williams – Capitalism

  • Critics choice

Punters were queuing for over an hour at the Edinburgh Fringe to catch Liam Williams’s pessimistic (and free!) stand-up show, which deservedly bagged him a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination. ‘Capitalism’ is an erudite, eloquent hour about Generation Y angst in which the 26-year-old comic (who was also nominated for Best Newcomer in 2013) skilfully picks apart his own depression and contradicting personalities. He's been called 'the voice of a generation' by most

  1. The Invisible Dot Ltd Northdown St, N1 9BG
  2. Tue Oct 21 - Sat Nov 8
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Laugh the Queens Head Off Comedy Night

  • Free

There's a collection made at the end of this new, free-entry gig. On October 21 Tanyalee Davis takes the top spot, with support from beatboxing comic Stefano Paolini, Annabel O Connell, Ben Clover, Haiste & Lawrence and MC Sion James.

  1. The Queens Head Limehouse Flamborough St, E14 7LS
  2. Tue Oct 21
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The Guest Speaker

At this innovative improv gig, each act has to perform alone, making up a speech on the spot, about a topic decided by the audience. Regular performers include Paul Merton and Suki Webster, but check the dates below for the full line-ups.

  1. The Miller Snowfields, SE1 3SS
  2. Tue Oct 21 - Tue Oct 28
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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. Tue Oct 21 - Sun Nov 30
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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

John Hewer takes on the persona, jokes and fez of Tommy Cooper in this celebratory tribute to the iconic magician-comedian. 'Just Like That!' is playing the Museum of Comedy as part of its Tommy Cooper season, which also features some of comic's original handmade props on display and photographs taken of him by photographer John Claridge. Read our review

  1. Museum of Comedy Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SR
  2. Wed Oct 22 - Sat Jan 24
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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