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Weekend comedy clubs in London

Every regular Friday and Saturday night comedy club on one map

What better way to spend a weekend eve than with a good old laugh? There are tons of comedy clubs across the capital (not just in Leicester Square) that host professional stand-up shows every Friday and/or Saturday night. So whether you're looking for a local comedy club or a central London laugh, we've put together this map of every weekend comedy venue in the capital.

Central London comedy clubs

99 Club Late

Late(ish) night comedy, in a very intimate pub room every Saturday night, from the 99 Club team.

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The Wheatsheaf Every Saturday

99 Club Leicester Square

This long-running West End club – the 99 Club team's biggest and most famous venue – regularly hosts good quality circuit stand-up line-ups, six or seven nights a week.

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Storm Until Friday May 15 2015

99 Club Leicester Square View

An intimate 99 Club overlooking Leicester Square with a regular solid line-up. Some seats are blocked by a pillar, so do get there early.

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The Penthouse Every Saturday

Amused Moose Soho

Hils Jago runs a tight ship at her multi-award winning Greek Street club. The bills here, every Saturday night, are reliably strong, featuring a mix of circuit stalwarts and exciting new talents. Plus, if you’re lucky, the likes of Noel Fielding or Simon Amstell may well drop by to try out new material.

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Moonlighting Saturday May 2 2015

Boat Show

Bob up and down gently while crying tears of laughter on the only comedy club held on a paddle steamer permanently moored on the Thames.

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Tattershall Castle Until Saturday May 30 2015

Comedy Store

There’s no doubt about it, the Comedy Store is the daddy of all comedy clubs, and what most other gigs strive to be. Seemingly as old as London itself, the club has been instrumental in the growth of alternative comedy, and still to this day hosts stunning shows most nights of the week. At weekends they host conservative stand-up shows, with circuit stalwarts performing their tried-and-tested sets.

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Comedy Store Until Saturday May 23 2015

The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven

Now in its tenth year, this long-established club isn't actually in Covent Garden, but under the arches of Charing Cross. You can circuit stalwarts and rising comedy stars here, every Saturday night.

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Heaven Until Saturday June 27 2015

North London comedy clubs

99 Club Islington

An entertaining weekly comedy club for the people of Islington from 99 Club team, who promoter gigs London-wide.

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The Arc Every Saturday

Angel Comedy

Comedy from the best of the open mic circuit plus an experienced headliner, every Saturday night and some Fridays too. This room gets absolutely rammed, so do get there early if you'd like a seat.

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Camden Head Until Sunday May 31 2015 Free

Downstairs at the King's Head

One of the oldest clubs in the country (it's been running for more than 30 years), Peter Grahame's basement gig in Crouch End is still one of the best comedy venues in the capital. Saturdays feature top notch circuit talent, and the staff are tremendously friendly.

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Downstairs at the King's Head Until Saturday July 18 2015

Hampstead Comedy Club

Veteran comedian and promoter Ivor Dembina hosts this cosy, Saturday night comedy club a few minutes from Chalk Farm tube. Dembina puts the quality of the show over everything else, booking a mixture of well-established circuit comics, hotly tipped newbies and the occasional TV favourite.

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Pembroke Castle Until Saturday May 2 2015

Monkey Business Chalk Farm

This long-running club, run by the eccentric regular MC Martin Besserman, hosts stand-up bills every Saturday night above the Sir Richard Steele in Chalk Farm.

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Sir Richard Steele Every Saturday

The Saturday Night Show

Super-cool comedy collective The Invisible Dot try to get a piece of the lucrative Saturday night stand-up market, offering leftfield line-ups for a tenner.

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The Invisible Dot Ltd Until Saturday April 25 2015

East London comedy clubs

Comedy Café Theatre

Situated in Shoreditch, the Comedy Café is another purpose-built club set up by a comedian. The comedy used to be in the big downstairs room, but owner Noel Faulkner recently rebranded the venue, adding 'Theatre' to the title to add a touch of class, and has moved the stand-up to the more intimate upstairs space. Now, as well as good, solid weekend multi-bill nights, the venue hosts some top notch solo shows, including exclusive performances from big-name US talent.

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Comedy Café Theatre Every Friday and Saturday

South London comedy clubs

Banana Cabaret

There are always strong line-ups at this long running club, which is soon approaching its 30th year. Seated almost in the round, Banana Cabaret's room is perfect for comedy: cosy and unpretentious.

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The Bedford Every Friday and Saturday

Comedy Carnival at the Grand

This impressive Battersea venue features stand-up every Saturday night, plus a nightclub until 3am included with admission.

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The Clapham Grand Every Saturday

Up the Creek

Fun and frolics at this legendary old club, which was originally set up by the legendary Malcolm Hardee. It's less of a bear pit than it used to be, but UTC can still be racous and rowdy (in a fun way).

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Up the Creek Thursday April 23 2015

West London comedy clubs

The Bearcat Comedy Club

This legendary Twickenham club is one of the oldest comedy venues in town, and has played host to practically every household name stand-up over the years. The club still hosts top-quality circuit stand-ups every Saturday night, with the occasional secret guest dropping by.

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Turk's Head Every Saturday

Headliners

This long-established club (West London's only purpose-built comedy venue) regularly provides a fine night of stand-up. Two decades ago, £250,000 was spent converting an old warehouse behind the George IV pub into a 200-seat comedy club, and it was money ruddy well spent.

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George IV Every Friday and Saturday

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