The top ten comedy shows this month

Our critic’s pick of June’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.


Luisa Omielan – Am I Right Ladies?

Critics' choice

This feelgood comic's previous show, 'What Would Beyoncé Do?' sold out multiple runs at the Soho Theatre and has been a huge hit in the US too. Her follow-up, 'Am I Right Ladies?', is a feisty, confident stand-up show with heart, and is playing two big shows at the Udderbelly this month. Come for the comedy, stay for the party.

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Udderbelly Friday June 26 2015 - Saturday July 18 2015
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Slapdash Festival

Critics' choice

This four-night mini-fest celebrates all things improvised, and features an impressive international line-up of improv performers. There are troupes from Estonia, Italy, Switzerland, alumni from Second City and even a live link-up with a group from iO in Chicago.

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The Miller Wednesday June 10 2015 - Saturday June 13 2015

Phil Ellis's Funz and Gamez

Critics' choice

Another chance to catch Phil Ellis and his Funz and Gamez pals' Foster's Panel Prize-winning kids show that's just as fun(z) for grown-ups. Gamez are played, but the kids have no chance of winning, and there are lots of wildly inappropriate jokes that go straight over their heads. It really is funz for all the family.

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Udderbelly Saturday June 20 2015 - Sunday June 21 2015
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Josie Long – Cara Josephine

Critics' choice

if you missed Long's heartfelt, introspective stand-up show at Soho Theatre earlier this year, you're in luck. Here's another chance to catch 'Cara Josephine' – her most personal show to date – at the Southbank Centre. The show focuses on break-ups, family and romantic ideals, it’s another triumph.

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Purcell Room Wednesday June 3 2015 - Thursday June 4 2015

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Critics' choice

Another series of RHLSTP ('RHLSTP') – Richard Herring's superb, interview-based podcast – records every Monday at the Leicester Square Theatre. Guests for this run include Bob Mortimer, Louis Theroux, Johnny Vegas, Robert Webb and Limmy. The question is, though, would those stars rather have a hand made out of ham or an armpit that dispenses suncream?

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Leicester Square Theatre Monday June 8 2015 - Monday July 27 2015

Diane Chorley – Duchess of Canvey

Critics' choice

The regular Queen of Caaanvey, Diane Chorley, turns the Soho Theatre's basement room into her Essex nightclub The Flick. In the ’80s, Chorley's club was the place to be seen in the Essex area. But after the police got wind of some dodgy operations, Diane was sent to prison and the club shut up shop. She's reformed now, though. And so have her band, The Buffet. Together they belt out classic covers and Diane tells witty anecdotes about her hostessing heyday between the tunes.

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Soho Theatre Monday June 15 2015 - Saturday June 27 2015
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British Summer Time – Midweek Comedy

After they've packed away the last of Kylie's costumes, British Summer Time's Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park is being taken over by a bunch of comedians for four nights of all-headline, open air comedy line-ups. Topping the bills are grouchy American Rich Hall, Aussie shock-jock Jim Jefferies, Irish grump Ed Byrne and 'Father Ted' star Ardal O'Hanlon. Support comes from Katherine Ryan, Russell Kane, Nina Conti, Stephen K Amos, The Boy With Tape On His Face and many more.

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Tommy Tiernan – Out of the Whirlwind

Critics' choice

What a treat. An intimate run from this multi award-winning Irish superstar. Tiernan tackles the big issues of today – sex, religion and family – with a mix of his personal demons and trademark sense of outrage. He's a must-see for any true comedy fan, especially in such a cosy setting.

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Soho Theatre Tuesday June 9 2015 - Saturday June 20 2015
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Rob Delaney – Meat

Critics' choice

Until recently, this Bostonian stand-up was best known as officially the 'funniest person on Twitter', according to Comedy Central, for his @RobDelaney account. Now, British TV audiences have been introduced to his foul-mouthed American charm in his excellent Channel 4 sitcom 'Catastrophe' with Sharon Horgan. The 38-year-old comic has developed into a pretty spectacular stand-up, too – his brutally honest, sometimes gross-out but always heartfelt tales about his family life are packed full of jokes.

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Bloomsbury Theatre Monday June 8 2015 - Friday June 26 2015
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Whose Line Is It Anyway?… Live

Critics' choice

For the first time ever (officially, at least) you can now catch this legendary TV improv show live, in the West End. 'Whose Line' regulars Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Brad Sherwood and host Clive Anderson are all on board. A very unofficial revival took place at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, entitled 'What Does the Title Matter Anyway?' But this time it's all legit, and there'll be no letters from lawyers. Instead, just classic improv games and made-up-on-the-spot hilarity with full branding.

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Adelphi Theatre Saturday June 20 2015 - Sunday July 5 2015
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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


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 . 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 .You are warmly welcome to have look at our website .