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.
Comedian Jake Yapp is perhaps best known for his cameos on 'Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe', where his motormouthed, sardonic 90-second summaries of shows like Take Me Out and This Morning are a regular highlight. In this rare live outing, Yapp looks at what makes us unique – or not so unique – through the medium of online personality quizzes. Expect stand-up, sketches and more of those hilariously skewering show summaries.Read more
Massachusetts-born stand-up Jen Kirkman is back in London with her latest show, after a great run in 2015. Across the Atlantic, Kirkman's known for her appearances on 'Chelsea Lately', and lots of UK fans will know her as a regular contributor to Paul F Tompkins's podcast 'The Pod F Tompkast'. She's an ace stand-up, meandering her way through sharp stories and updates on her life (often talking about being divorced and childless) with plenty of dry wit.Read more
In the 33 years since the first Just for Laughs in Montreal, the comedy festival has become an international institution, with spin-off events from Chicago to Sydney. Now it's coming to London. The line-up mixes big names with street performers, magicians and art. Highlights include gigs by Jim Jefferies, Piff the Magic Dragon, Gina Yashere and Hyprov, a curious mix of improv and hypnosis with 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' star Colin Mochrie.Read more
More comedy in London
As the unofficial comedy capital of the world, London's comedy circuit doesn't take a break. There are stand-up shows seven days a week, from early evening through to the small hours. To help you plan your week of witticisms, here's a nifty calendar of the best comedy shows in London this week.Read more