Diaries at the ready: it's time to start planning your comedy year. Many of the biggest comedy tours of 2017 and 2018 are coming to a London venue this year, and we've put them all into this handy planner. There's every variety of stand-up comedian in London.
Check out the full list below of notable comedians on tour making their way to London in the coming months.
Comedy tours in March 2018
It's been seven years since ‘New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk duo’ last toured the UK. Flight of the Conchords – aka Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement – are one of the biggest musical comedy acts on the planet, thanks to their superb HBO series. Since the show ended the pair have, between them, starred in Hollywood hits and won Oscars. Now FotC are back doing what they do best: cranking out hits like 'Business Time', 'Hurt Feelings' and 'Ladies of the World'. These tickets will be like golddust.
Comedy tours in April 2018
Comedy tours in May 2018
Seemingly sweet and properly filthy comic Sarah Millican is back on the road, with 'Control Enthusiast'. The BBC Two-starring stand-up has been one of the most popular comics in the country for a good few years now. She could fill arenas, but Millican chooses more intimate theatres instead, which fit her cosy, welcoming style.
Comedy tours in June 2018
The wonderfully charming Joe Lycett is quickly becoming a household name. His mischievous stories, internet pranks and sharp joke-writing has made him a firm favourite on the live scene and on the box (although we've been championing him for years, we must point out…) Now he's on the road with his bigger tour yet, which has another pun-tastic title.
Comedy tours in September 2018
Kevin Bridges has become one of Scotland's biggest comedy talents. Bridges's rise to household name status was a fast one. One year he was playing a 50-seat room at the Edinburgh Fringe, the next he was performing in front of 10,000 people in his home town. Now you can catch him at the Hammersmith Apollo as part of 'The Brand New Tour'.
Yet again, Lancashire comedy powerhouse Peter Kay's latest tour has become one of the fastest selling tours in recent years, even by Kay's standard. The 'Phoenix Nights', 'Car Share' and 'Cradle to Grave' star's latest show – 'Have Gags, Will Travel' – is his first tour in 8 years, and is selling out arenas across the country. Expect plenty of nostalgia and fluffy observations.