Comedy

Your guide to London comedy clubs, plus exclusive interviews and features

Comedy

Say farewell to Robin Ince

…who's quitting stand-up (at least for a while). He told us what he will and won't miss about being a comic

Read more
Comedy

Dave Chappelle: six routines and sketches that made a comedy legend

As the elusive US comedy heavyweight and ‘Chappelle’s Show’ star plays London, we offer some essential viewing

Read more
Comedy

July's top ten comedy shows

Dave Chappelle, Robin Ince, Tedfest and more top comedy picks this month

Read more

Review: Steen Raskopoulos – Character Assassin

This Aussie character comic takes aim at his audience, and he kills it

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Read more
Comedy

Edinburgh previews in London

Catch big name stand-ups and rising stars workshopping material for ridiculously cheap prices

Read more

Critic's choice comedy shows

Steen Raskopoulos – Character Assassin

Aussie solo sketch artist Steen Raskopoulos made a big impression at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, receiving a Best Newcomer nomination at the Foster's Awards for his silly debut show, 'I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business'. Now he's back in London with a brand new show – 'Character Assassin' – which has been going down a storm Down Under. Raskopoulos's Adam Riches-style skits, using audience interaction, are joyfully upbeat and totally stupid. He's is a skiful performer, too.

Read more
Comedy

Robin Ince's (Almost) Farewell Show

Erudite comedy wonder Robin Ince – master of intelligent stand-up, tackling everything from quantum physics to the world's worst books – is retiring from stand-up. Well, at least for a bit. He'll probably never quite retire, but he's going to stop touring till 2017 at least. This gig will be his last in London until them, mixing his new show 'Reality Tunnel' with some Ince highlights from over the years.

Read more
Comedy

Under One Roof

This week-long mini comedy fest features triple-bills of Edinburgh Fringe previews each night. There are some impressive acts workshopping their shows – James Acaster, Tim Key, Bridget Christie and more. Each show costs £7 or £15 for all three shows that evening. Check 'dates and times' for the full schedule.

Read more
Comedy

Laugh Out London Comedy Festival

Laugh Out London – one of our very favourite comedy clubs in the capital (here's why) – is going all out for Edinburgh Fringe preview season. The gang are taking over the Old Queen's Head pub in Islington for a week-long mini-fest of work-in-progress shows, including a Saturday all-dayer. Across the week you can catch Stewart Lee, Katherine Ryan, James Acaster, Aisling Bea, Bridget Christie and so many more. Click 'dates and times' for the daily line-ups.

Read more

Dave Chappelle Live

It's been nearly a decade since 'Chappelle's Show' ended. So what's Dave Chappelle been up to since the mid-2000s? Apart from hitting the gym hard, your guess is as good as ours. But after keeping a low profile for years, the US comedy superstar returned to stand-up in 2013 to headline the Oddball Festival tour across the States. And, despite the odd rocky gig, he's been on top form. Now the 41-year-old comic has announced his first ever full-length London shows, and we cannot wait. He's one of Comedy Central's '100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time' and, more importantly, Ahchoo from Mel Brooks's 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights'. Support comes from 'Chappelle's Show' writer and performer Donnell Rawlings.

Read more
Comedy

Balham Comedy Festival

Now in its fourth year, the Balham Comedy Festival is back with a bang for 2015. Taking place in the various rooms of the Bedford pub, over the course of the nine-day festival you can catch solo shows from big-name comics, as well ace line-ups in the 'Best of Banana Cabaret' bills. Across the festival you can catch Harry Hill, Ardal O'Hanlon, Tim Vine, Robert Newman, Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Ed Byrne and even Paul Daniels. Yes, Paul Daniels! For the full details, see 'dates and times'.

Read more
See more critic's choice comedy shows

London's best comedy

Comedy

London’s best comedy clubs

Your go-to venues for a funny fix in the capital

Read more
Comedy

The best free comedy clubs

On a budget? Try one of these pay-what-you-want comedy gigs

Read more
Comedy

A guide to the Comedy Store

All you need to know about the daddy of all comedy clubs

Read more
Comedy

Best comedy open-mic nights

Where to watch fresh, newbie comics try their luck

Read more
See more comedy features

Latest comedy interviews

Comedy

Robin Ince

The science-loving comic is retiring from comedy (well, at least for a while) and he’s saying goodbye with a big farewell show. He talks to us about calling it quits

Read more
Comedy

Clive Anderson

The 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' host talks hecklers, drinking songs and fabricated beefs

Read more
Comedy

Diane Chorley

We speak to the Essex icon and ‘Duchess of Canvey’ about her dodgy past and insatiable fans (including Stewart Lee)

Read more
Comedy

Russell Howard

The ‘Good News’ star talks to us about his new Comedy Central series, the closure of BBC Three and crazy West Country

Read more
Comedy

Dylan Moran

We talk to the Irish misanthrope and ‘Black Books’ star about making metaphorical cakes and that ‘grey goop feeling’

Read more
Comedy

Simon Amstell

The sensitive stand-up and former ‘Buzzcocks’ host on his journey to be free and why his 13-year-old self was a ‘deranged lunatic’

Read more
See more comedy interviews