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

Jim Jefferies – Day Streaming

This brash, confrontational and dangerously funny comic has just added a second Brixton date (July 31) due to popular demand. Jefferies's ability to both charm and offend the crowd in equal measure has gained him a hardcore audience, and having practically given up booze (well, on stage, at least), his shows are now far more consistent. His drunken anger when things aren't going well has gone, and so has (most) of the blatant misogyny. Now based Stateside, and with a second

  1. O2 Academy Brixton Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Fri Aug 1
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Anthony Jeselnik

  • Critics choice

Devilish Pittsburgh-born comic Anthony Jeselnik is a dark, deranged stand-up, telling smartly constructed near-the-knuckle jokes. In the States he's had his own Comedy Central series, 'The Jeselnik Offensive' (geddit?) which has landed him in trouble a bunch of times. You'll find yourself laughing at his so-wrong-they're-right jokes before you even get a chance to wince. Shockingly funny.

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sat Aug 2
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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. Thu Jul 31 - Sun Aug 31
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Comedy Store

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.

  1. Comedy Store 1a Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sat Sep 6
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The Yard Laughs

  • Critics choice

The Yard Theatre hosts double-bills of Edinburgh Fringe preview double-bills throughout May, June and July. Check the dates below for the full line-ups.

  1. The Yard Theatre Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 5EN
  2. Thu Jul 31
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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