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!
The consistently excellent Angel Comedy features stand-up from carefully selected open-mic comics and experienced acts testing new stuff or performing solid-gold sets – all for free, seven days a week (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. Mondays are improv shows, Tuesday nights feature an hour-long solo show, and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays include spots from new acts and comics testing new material gig. On Fridays and Saturdays comics perform their slickest sets, all killer no filler. To check the latest line-ups, check 'dates and times'.Read more
As the premier name in stand-up comedy, with over 30 years experience in the business, The Comedy Store remains a breeding ground for original comedy talent. See some excellent stand-up line-ups, every Saturday night from April 16 to July 16, in the massive upside-down purple cow. Bringing the funnies this year are Jo Caulfield, Justin Moorhouse, Nish Kumar, Glenn Wool, Nathan Caton and many more. Line-ups are subject to change so check the Udderbelly Festival website for the latest info.Read more
Matt Tedford's cross-dressing version of the Iron lady was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe. Watch as Mags gets lost in London's notoriously saucy Soho on the eve of the vote for Section 28, and accidentally becomes a cabaret sensation. It's a riotous romp.Read more
Improv gets a bad rap in this country, but anyone who dismisses the genre clearly hasn't seen Austentatious. This highly impressive troupe perform a completely improvised Jane Austen novel, complete with period dress and cello accompaniment, with marvellous results. Made up of Andrew Murray, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Joseph Morpurgo, Cariad Lloyd, Graham Dickson and Rachel Parris, they're all hugely talented performers, able to keep the gag rate high and the made-up story rolicking along. Tremendous fun.Read more
'Welcome, watchers of illusion, to the castle of confusion.' Yep, the slapstick stage show version of the iconic kids' TV show takes up residency at the Udderbelly. There's no CGI realm here, rather some shambolic sets and costumes, but it's mighty fun to both play and observe, with Tom Bell making a brilliant Lord Fear. It always sells out, so book soon.Read more
Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin has long been a favourite on the UK comedy circuit, and is a regular on the 'Royal Variety Show'. But now he's a full-blown US star, having won 'America's Got Talent' last year, and performing headline shows in glitzy Las Vegas. In his new show, 'Spongefinger', he'll probably be joined by his usual sponge sidekicks Sam, OAP Albert and Baby for a slick hour of slick, sharp gags.Read more