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The top ten comedy shows this month

Our critic’s pick of February's must-see comedy shows in London

There are an overwhelming number of comedy shows to choose from in London. Our advice? Buy tickets to any of the ten shows we recommend and you'll have a cracking time.

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Steve Ullathorne
1/8

Ruby Wax – Sane New World

Critics' choice

We get an explicit view of Ruby Wax’s downward dog in her new show: arms outstretched, head tucked in, arse pointing to the heavens. ‘I have to do my yoga and pilates now,’ she explains. ‘I don’t have time in my real life.’ With our phones and our appointments and our important jobs, we’re all too busy, she says. But fear not, Wax is on a one-woman mission to de-stress the world.

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Arts Theatre , Covent Garden Until Saturday February 13 2016
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© Rob Greig
2/8

Adam Riches: Work-in-Progress

The superbly silly Adam Riches is one of the finest character comics in the land. He won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award back in 2010 for 'Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches' which was, undoubtedly, the funniest show at the festival, and now he's workshopping new material.

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The Invisible Dot Ltd , Pentonville Tuesday February 23 2016
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3/8

Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure Reloaded

Critics' choice

Eddie Izzard’s ‘Force Majeure’ isn’t your average West End comedy show. It’s not new – he first performed it in the capital in 2013. But then, it’s not exactly old either. For the last three years, he’s been touring it across 28 countries, performing it in his audience’s native tongue then adding the parts he likes as permanent features. So what we have is the ‘reloaded’ version. A sort of greatest hits. But with French bits.

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Palace Theatre , Soho Until Saturday February 20 2016
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4/8

Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby

Critics' choice

Pioneering character comic Joseph Morpurgo's latest effort was one of the most impressive comedy shows of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. So much so, it bagged a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination, and we gave it a glowing five-star review. 'Soothing Sounds for Baby' is both retro and cutting edge.

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Soho Theatre , Soho Until Saturday February 13 2016
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5/8

Luisa Omielan's Valentines WWBD + Afterparty

Critics' choice

Feelgood comic Luisa Omielan gets into the anti-Valentine's spirit, hosting this gig for all the single ladies. Well, singletons in general, really – but it's always good to get a Beyoncé reference in there, since the sassy stand-up is performing her latest comedy hour 'What Would Beyoncé Do?' followed by a DJ set from Olly Stock. Come for the comedy, stay for the party!

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The Forum , Kentish Town Saturday February 13 2016
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© Jennifer Wallis
6/8

Stand Up for Shelter

Critics' choice

This annual benefit gig (for a very worthy cause) always features a stellar line-up. 2016's bill is already looking to be a good 'un. Announced so far are 'Mock the Week' host Dara O Briain, surreal one-liner merchant Milton Jones and 'Live at the Apollo' star Nish Kumar.

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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith , Hammersmith Wednesday February 24 2016
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7/8

Frankie Boyle: Hurt Like You've Never Been Loved

Critics' choice

He said he was quitting stand-up a few years back, but Frankie Boyle's obviously changed his mind. He's bringing his new show, 'Hurt Like You've Never Been Loved', to the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in 2016. He was once known as the smirking shock-jock on 'Mock the Week'. But more recently Boyle's become increasingly honest and political, as shown in his excellent Guardian column.

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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith , Hammersmith Thursday February 18 2016 - Friday February 19 2016
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© Rob Greig Time Out
8/8

25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer – The Poignant Moments

Critics' choice

We called it! After hinting about it in our interview in February, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have now officially announced that they're celebrating 25 years on our screens with their first live in tour in 17 years. And we couldn't be more excited. 'The Poignant Moments' is likely to be a lo-fi, unglamourous production, with Vic and Bob going back to their roots of stupid props, dodgy wigs and a whole bunch of absurdist nonsense.

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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith , Hammersmith Monday February 15 2016 - Tuesday February 16 2016
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Comments

6 comments
Naomi H
Naomi H

Also, 20th and 21st,  Naomi Hefters show CHAOS at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden. 9pm.  A few tickets left. Two 4 star reviews. "Pure filth and wildly funny" Views from the Gods .. "Undoubtedly a natural comic, hilarious anecdotes" Three Weeks Edinburgh.

Njambi M
Njambi M

After enjoying theses Brilliant acts check out my brand new comedy night in the heart of Islington at the Angelic pub on Liverpool Road N1. Brilliant headliner www.Njambimcgrathcomedy.co.uk

Cody
Cody

Go see Bo Burnham. 'What.' is pure entertainment.

Martin Besserman
Martin Besserman

The shows above all sound very inviting ,but so are all shows that the Monkey Business Comedy club puts on every Saturday night You are warmly welcome to have look at our website www.monkeybusinesscomedyclub.co.uk . to check out all the Award winning performers we have on .

Martin Besserman
Martin Besserman

The shows above sound all inviting ,but so are all shows that the Monkey Business Comedy club are putting on in April www.monkeybusinesscomedyclub.co.uk .You are warmly welcome to have look at our website .