Don't know about you, but we like to be 'in the know' about the comedy shows in London that are 'so totally hot right now'. Well, using some sort of complicated algorithm the list below gives you the top 10 most popular comedy shows currently on the Time Out website. Now you'll never miss out those hot tickets that everyone's talking about – hurrah!
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
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
This cult American showcase of odd and hysterical undiscovered videos is a riot. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett introduce clips from their 20-year-old collection of VHS videos found at garage sales and thrift shops across the US. It's totally bizarre – you'll see things you never imagined existed, and some things you wish you could unsee. Watch a taster of the Found Footage FestivalRead more
Now in its thirteenth year, this top-notch long-established club isn't actually in Covent Garden anymore, but instead under the arches of Charing Cross. You can see circuit stalwarts and rising comedy stars here, every Saturday night. See the dates below for each line-up.Read more
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 'dates and times' for the latest bills. Check out our guide to the Comedy Store.Read more
This central London club at the Comedy Pub always features impressive line-ups mixing circuit stalwarts with talented rising stars. With three to five shows a week, and tickets at £10 max in advance, it's very good value indeed. Check 'dates and times' for the latest line-ups.Read more
What's better than three Adam Riches shows? Four Adam Riches shows! The high-energy, faux-macho, brilliantly silly character comic is performing four of his critically acclaimed solo hours – including his Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning 'Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches' – over four dates in April. Riches is a masterful character act, coercing audience members to take part in his strange challenges. But the joke's always on him, and what he'll go through for the sake of the audience's entertainment. It's totally stupid. On April 8, it's 2009 'Rogue Males', his second show, featuring four characters all teetering on the brink. On April 15 you can catch 2010's 'Adam Riches Rides', which includes the ridiculously funny 'Yakult's Anonymous' skit featuring recurring Riches character, Victor Legit. On April 23, he revives 2011's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning hour, 'Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches'. The swingball coach, the monster hunter, the Daniel Day Lewis – a must see. Finally, on April 30, it's his 2014 offering 'Adam of the Riches'. More big, bold, stupid characters and audience interaction. Another treat.Read more