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.
This weekly show near Oxford Circus hosts leading comedians – including huge-name stand-ups, circuit regulars and the best newcomers – testing new material. The line-ups are always excellent, and often feature TV names dropping by at the last minute. Check the dates for the latest bunch of headliners.Read more
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 check the latest line-ups, check the 'dates and times' tab.Read more
The ever-inventive Alex Horne received a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and won the Innovation gong at the 2015 Chortle Awards for this glorious show. In 'Monsieur Butterfly', Horne builds an elaborate, Rube Goldberg-style contraption on stage each night, made from bits and bobs bought at B&Q, as he talks about his current life. It's delightfully daft, and his best show is yonks. Read our review from the Edinburgh FringeRead more
Move over Leno, step aside Letterman, there's a new talk show host in town: 'How Not to Live Your Life' star Dan Clark. Admittedly, in London town, not in the States. And live on stage, rather than on TV, so those late-night stalwarts probably aren't too scared. But still, here at Soho Theatre Clark plays late-night chat show host and introduces a bunch of left-field stand-up and sketch acts. Plus there's the house Wow Wow Band. April 8's line-up includes Natasia Demetriou, Liam Williams, Oliver Maltman and the Wow Wow Band.Read more