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Discover the best comedy shows in London this year and buy tickets for your favourite acts

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Diaries at the ready: it's time to start planning your comedy year. Many of the biggest comedy tours of 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 June 2019

Frank Skinner time out 2013
© Rob Greig
Comedy, Stand-up

Frank Skinner Live

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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Master West Country comic Frank Skinner is back on stage with a new show. You're in safe hands with Skinner. He's low-key, super-sharp and a little bit filthy, and now he's settled down, he's lost some of his laddishness.

Comedy, Musical

Jess Robinson: No Filter

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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Robinson’s a masterful impressionist and incredible singer. Mash those two talents together and you’ve got the ultimate party-show.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Chris Redd

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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'Saturday Night Live' star Chris Redd is well known on the US comedy scene. Now he's making his UK debut at Soho Theatre. 

Comedy, Stand-up

The Mae Martin Experiment

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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The Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated Canadian comic riffs an hour of improvised stand-up based on audience suggestions.

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Comedy, Musical

Reggie Watts

icon-location-pin EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), Stoke Newington
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A one-off London date from this master US comic while he’s in the country filming UK editions of James Corden’s chat show. Mind-melting totally improvised musical comedy.

Sofie Hagen
© Karla Gowlett
Comedy, Stand-up

Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap, Happy Fat

icon-location-pin Bloomsbury Theatre, Bloomsbury
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Danish stand-up Sofie Hagen won the Best Newcomer gong at the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her show 'Bubblewrap. Now she's touring it as a double-bill with reading from her new book, 'Happy Fat'.  

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Comedy, Stand-up

Sam Jay

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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US comic and 'Saturday Night Live' writer Sam Jay makes her UK debut. You can see Jay in Netflix's 'The Comedy Line-Up'. 

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Comedy, Stand-up

Neil Hamburger: No One Loves a Hater

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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'America's Funnyman' Neil Hamburger (aka, the character creation of Gregg Turkington) dons a stained tuxedo, sports a greasy combover and phlegms into his own drink. He isn't your typical 'Live at the Apollo' guest, then. Since the early '90s, the haggard comic has been delighting, bewildering, exhausting, insulting and furiously enraging audiences with his bitter, fumbled delivery, hack topics and terrible timing. He's possibly the world's worst comedian, but he's also one of the funniest.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Gina Yashere: Still Funkin' Funny

icon-location-pin Underbelly Festival, South Bank
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She's loud, proud and back where she belongs. Gina Yashere is here in the capital to crank out some home truths as part of the Underbelly Festival. Yashere's based in the States these days, where she's a correspondent on 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'.

Comedy tours in July 2019

Robin Ince
Robin Ince & Sally-Anne Hayward: Works In Progress
Comedy, Stand-up

Robin Ince's Chaos of Delights

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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Erudite wonder Robin Ince – master of intelligent comedy, tackling everything from quantum physics to the world's worst books – is back with a brand new show. 

Michelle Wolf
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Comedy, Stand-up

Michelle Wolf

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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US comic Michelle Wolf – who made headlines with her excellent set at the White House correspondents’ dinner that didn't impress a certain someone – plays some London shows. Wolf’s wide-eyed delivery contrasts nicely with her sharp one-liners and silly meanderings on topics such as sports, dating, gender and politics. She's ace.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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Peppy New Zealander Matafeo follows up her sold out Edinburgh Fringe run – where this show was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award – with extra dates at Leicester Square Theatre.

Comedy, Character

Kieran Hodgson: ’75

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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Masterful character comic Kieran Hodgson received his third Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for this Brexit-inspired show looking at why the UK joined the EU in the first place. 

Comedy tours in September 2019

Comedy, Stand-up

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

icon-location-pin Bloomsbury Theatre, Bloomsbury
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Mark Watson returns with another serving of razor-sharp stand-up. 'The Infinite Show' wowed critics at last year's Edinburgh festival. A gag-happy bundle of neurotic energy.

Comedy tours in October 2019

Comedy, Stand-up

Jason Byrne: Wrecked But Ready

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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High-octane Irish comic Jason Byrne is back on the road with more semi-improvised, sweatily energetic stand-up.

Geoff Norcott
© Steve Ullathorne
Comedy, Stand-up

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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Geoff Norcott has become ‘the UK's only declared Conservative comedian’ thanks to his well-received solo shows and appearances on 'The Mash Report' and 'Live at the Apollo'.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Jonathan Van Ness

icon-location-pin Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Hammersmith
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Jonathan Van Ness – star of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' reboot and host of the hugely popular 'Getting Curious' podcast – makes the transition to stand-up with a UK tour. 

Ellie Taylor
© Karla Gowlett
Comedy, Stand-up

Ellie Taylor: Don't Got This

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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'The Mash Report' correspondent, 'Snog, Marry, Avoid?' presenter and 'Live at the Apollo' star Ellie Taylor heads out on a UK tour. Gentle, easygoing thoughts and observations on politics, celebs and social media.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Paul Foot: Image Concious

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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No one does fey whimsy quite like Paul Foot. He's quickly becoming a national comedy treasure, and now he's bringing his latest, excellent show 'Image Concious' to the Leicester Square Theatre.

Comedy, Stand-up

John Robins: Hot Shame

icon-location-pin Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Hammersmith
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Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner, Radio X DJ and all-round vibe magnet John Robins brings his latest tour show, 'Hot Shame', to London. 

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Comedy, Stand-up

Nick Helm: Phoenix From the Flames

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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Nick Helm – the gravel-voiced double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of 'Uncle' and 'Loaded' – is back on tour with a brand new show. He's a true time out fave. 

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Comedy, Stand-up

Stewart Lee: SNOWFLAKE/TORNADO

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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Stewart Lee – one of the greatest comedians this country's ever produced – is back with a double-bill of stand-up shows. Two 60-minute sets, back to back, entitled Snowflake and Tornado. Don't miss. 

Comedy tours in November 2019

Comedy, Character

Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour

icon-location-pin Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Hammersmith
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YouTube star Jonathan Pie – aka Tom Walker – has become a viral sensation with his sweary, off air rants after finishing up a political news report. He's since become a touring live act, selling tons of tickets across the country. 

Comedy, Character

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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Trilby hat-wearing mangler of words and variety entertainer Count Arthur Strong (the character creation of Steve Delaney) hits the road. Count Arthur's a showbusiness legend, after-dinner speaker, raconteur and master of misunderstanding, and has long been a firm favourite on Radio 4 and at the Edinburgh Fringe. Now, his BBC series has introduced a whole new audience to the aging Doncaster variety star.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Ardal O'Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

icon-location-pin Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill
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We love this award-winning actor, writer, comedian and star of 'Father Ted', 'My Hero' and, more recently, 'Death in Paradise'. O'Hanlon's low-key sense of bewilderment adds an offbeat slant to his observational routines about life's annoyances. Behind the wide-eyes there's a brilliant comic mind working away to get the most out of every superbly sharp line.

Comedy, Stand-up

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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New Yorker Desiree Burch settles in at Soho Theatre with a new smart stand-up show. Burch won the Funny Women competition in 2015, and is now a TV regular, popping up on all sorts of stand-up and panel shows. She's a superb comic. 

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© Rich Hardcastle
Comedy, Stand-up

Stewart Lee: SNOWFLAKE/TORNADO

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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Stewart Lee – one of the greatest comedians this country's ever produced – is back with a double-bill of stand-up shows. Two 60-minute sets, back to back, entitled Snowflake and Tornado. Don't miss. 

Fern Brady
© Matt Crockett
Comedy, Stand-up

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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The uncompromising Bathgate-born stand-up and 'Live at the Apollo' tackles big topics and tells fascinating stories in her latest solo offering.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Jack Whitehall: Stood Up

icon-location-pin The O2, Greenwich Peninsula
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Seemingly unstoppable stand-up superstar Jack Whitehall is back on stage with a massive arena tour. Whitehall started stand-up in his teens, and has since appeared on every panel show, had his own Netflix series and specials, and is now starring in Disney movies. 

Comedy, Ventriloquism

Paul Zerdin's Puppet Party

icon-location-pin Duchess Theatre, Covent Garden
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Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin has long been a favourite on the UK comedy circuit, and is a regular on the 'Royal Variety Show'. But now he's a full-blown US star, having won 'America's Got Talent' a few years ago, and performing headline shows in glitzy Las Vegas.

Comedy tours in December 2019

Comedy, Stand-up

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

icon-location-pin Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Hammersmith
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Slick Canadian one-liner merchant Stewart Francis is retiring from stand-up, and his farewell tour is visiting the Hammersmith Apollo. As seen on 'Mock the Week' and 'Live at the Apollo', he has a gift for exquisitely crafted gags of the highest order.

stewart lee press 2014
© Rich Hardcastle
Comedy, Stand-up

Stewart Lee: SNOWFLAKE/TORNADO

icon-location-pin Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
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Stewart Lee – one of the greatest comedians this country's ever produced – is back with a double-bill of stand-up shows. Two 60-minute sets, back to back, entitled Snowflake and Tornado. Don't miss. 

Comedy tours in March 2020

Comedy, Stand-up

Rob Beckett: Wallop

icon-location-pin Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Hammersmith
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London lad Rob Beckett has quickly become a mainstream comedy hero, popping up on Live at the Apollo and The One Show, hosting a primetime Saturday night entertainment series, and appearing various panel shows with his unmistakable toothy grin. He's developed into a hugely accomplished stand-up. Expect the usual mix of cheeky stories and witty observations. 

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