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.
Who needs the Edinburgh Festival? The Camden Fringe, running concurrently with its Scottish cousin, can satisfy all your artsy needs (not just comedy: there's plenty of theatre, dance, music, too) at knockdown prices. At venues across Camden, you can catch circuit regulars and up-and-coming comedians, including 2014 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns, Luke McQueen, Daniel Simonsen, Jen Brister and more.Read more
Sitcom fans will recognise Isy Suttie as Dobbie, Mark's geeky love interest in Channel 4's 'Peep Show'. But Suttie is also a talented comedian in her own right, plugging away on the circuit with her delightful stand-up and comedy songs, and winning awards for her Radio 4 show 'Pearl and Dave'. In her latest live show, 'The Actual One', she muses on the moment in her late-20s when she realised her friends were growing up without her. Expect songs, stories and readings from her book of the same name.Read more
Aussie favourite Zoe Coombs Marr’s first show was a fuck you to male chauvinists and an ace parody of lazy stand-up. She played Dave, a generic male comedian who likes beer, sex, women and football. In this follow up show, Dave’s given up stand-up, after getting it in the neck from online feminists, and has turned to the serious clown training of Gaulier.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