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.
At this semi-regular gig there's a mix of sketch, musical comics, character acts and straight stand-up, and the line-ups are generally great quality. In June and July it's Edinburgh Fringe preview season, with double-bills of work-in-progress shows. For details of who's on when, check the 'dates and times' tab.Read more
Just before the biggest arts festival in the world kicks off in Scotland a bunch of comics workshop their new shows here, aboard the Cutty Sark. Throughout the week you can catch Josh Widdicombe, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe and many more. Check 'dates and times' for the full line-ups.Read more
Ahead of his run at the Edinburgh Fringe, 'Saturday Night Live' star Michael Che stops off in London for a short stint at the Soho Theatre. This super-laidback 32-year-old New York comic has only been performing since 2009, but has already been a correspondent on 'The Daily Show' and is now co-anchor of 'SNL's prestigious 'Weekend Update' segment. He's a talented stand-up too, covering both big world issues and street culture with a witty, skewed logic.Read more
This small, no-frills basement club in Covent Garden offers mixed line-ups of established circuit comics and newer acts, work-in-progress shows and improv troupes. Top price tickets, on a Saturday, are just a tenner, and lots of shows are only £1 entry or nothing at all. See 'dates and times' for the full line-ups.Read more
Stand-up from carefully selected open-mic comics and experienced acts testing new stuff or performing solid-gold sets – all for free five days a week (with a voluntary donation at the end, of course) and a tenner at the weekend. 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