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Comedians on tour

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

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 2017

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

Over his long career to date, Baddiel's anarchic brand of humour has taken in everything from indie film 'The Infidel' to 'The Mary Whitehouse Experience' to unofficial England anthem 'Three Lions'. This latest twist sees him mounting a stage show about his parents' lives, following the success of 'Fame: Not The Musical' in 2014.

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Playhouse Theatre , Charing Cross Until Saturday May 5 2018

Comedy tours in June 2017

The Boy With Tape On His Face Is Tape Face

Good old The Boy with Tape on His Face: living proof that you can still be incredibly funny without uttering a word. The physical comedy sensation (aka New Zealand-born stand-up Sam Willis) wowed US audiences as part of America's Got Talent. Now, The Boy is back in London in November as part of a national tour, mixing mime, props and audience interaction to create beautiful visual punchlines and truly magicial moments. This is one show that really does speak for itself.

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Garrick Theatre , Covent Garden Tuesday June 6 2017 - Sunday July 23 2017

Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit

The Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated Zoe Lyons, as seen on ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘The John Bishop Show’, presents her new show 'Little Misfit', in which she explores learning to accept her outsider status. It promises to be the usual mix of silliness, satire and one-liners. Unpretentious and very funny.  

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Soho Theatre , Soho Thursday June 8 2017 - Saturday June 10 2017

Penn & Teller

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The kings of alternative magic are back! Specialising in ingenious, often gory illusions and exposing frauds, Penn & Teller have been nominated for 13 Emmys, have appeared on everything from 'Letterman' to 'The Simpsons', and produced some of most astonishing and mind-baffling tricks ever created. They're bringing a version of their Vegas show to the Hammersmith Apollo, following a hugely successful run back in 2010. It's rare to see these cunning conjurors outside of Vegas, so don't miss out.

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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith , Hammersmith Tuesday June 20 2017 - Sunday June 25 2017
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Reginald D Hunter

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Laidback Georgia-born stand-up Reginald Darnell Hunter is a controversial, challenging, intelligent and blissfully funny comic. Hunter initially came to the UK over 15 years ago to study drama at Rada, but tried stand-up for a £10 bet and hasn't looked back since. The 45-year-old comic is able to disarm and charm an audience instantly with his cool, Deep South drawl before hitting them with a contentious opinion.

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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire , Shepherd's Bush Friday June 23 2017 - Saturday June 24 2017

Comedy tours in September 2017

Joel Dommett: Live 2017

In just a few short months Joel Dommett has gone from well-loved comedy circuit pro and panel show regular to major comedy star, thanks to a genius stint on 'I'm a Celeb'. He came runner-up in the jungle, but in terms of his career it was a big win – now he's playing the massive Hammersmith Apollo. It's well-deserved, too. Dommett's a fantastic comic: mischievous, charming and joyously funny. All hail the (almost) king of the jungle.

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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith , Hammersmith Friday September 15 2017 - Saturday September 16 2017

Simon Amstell: What is This?

Since ditching the bitchy world of pop music-based telly shows, Simon Amstell has made a stand-up career out of angst. He’s the epitome of melancholy, delving into his personal pit of poignancy so that we may laugh at his pain. He's dark, challenging and sensitive all at the same time and, above that, incredibly funny.

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Leicester Square Theatre , Leicester Square Friday September 22 2017 - Wednesday November 29 2017
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Comedy tours in October 2017

Ricky Gervais: Humanity

It's been seven years since Ricky Gervais's last stand-up show. In the meantime he's been busy reviving David Brent, sorting deals with Netflix and making US TV networks nervous as host of the Golden Globes. 'Humanity' is 'The Office' co-creator's most personal and honest show to date, and has been well-received by the critics on tour so far. Don't be surprised if yet more Apollo dates are added, as tickets are flying out.

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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith , Hammersmith Wednesday October 4 2017 - Saturday October 14 2017

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand up embarks on his latest tour inspired by the birth of his first child in 2016. In this tour Brand attempts to explore modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death trying to make sense of life having just created a new one.

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Regent's Park Open Air Theatre , Regent's Park Sunday July 30 2017 - Monday December 18 2017
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Comedy tours in November 2017

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

Bafta-winning unofficial king of the alternative comedy scene, Stewart Lee, presents more dates of his first full length show since 2012's award-winning 'Carpet Remnant World'. 'Content Provider' is a superb show, even by Lee's standards, with plenty of caustic material on 'Game of Thrones', Brexit and the social media-obsessed nation. A must see.

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Leicester Square Theatre , Leicester Square Wednesday November 1 2017 - Wednesday January 31 2018

John Bishop: Winging It

Scouse powerhouse John Bishop's latest show is likely to be deal in the same life-affirming everyman observations that made him one of the UK's biggest comedians. He's branched out since his last sellout tour in 2015, presenting a series of long-form chat shows for television channel W, for which he interviewed comedians Steve Coogan, Lenny Henry and more. But the stage is where he performs best – and these two shows at the O2 promise to be rampantly popular. So book asap.     

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The O2 , Greenwich Peninsula Thursday November 2 2017 - Friday November 3 2017
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Simon Amstell: What is This?

Since ditching the bitchy world of pop music-based telly shows, Simon Amstell has made a stand-up career out of angst. He’s the epitome of melancholy, delving into his personal pit of poignancy so that we may laugh at his pain. He's dark, challenging and sensitive all at the same time and, above that, incredibly funny.

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Leicester Square Theatre , Leicester Square Friday September 22 2017 - Wednesday November 29 2017
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Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

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. In his new show, 'All Mouth', he'll probably be joined by his usual sponge sidekicks Sam, OAP Albert and Baby for a slick hour of slick, sharp gags.

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Leicester Square Theatre , Leicester Square Friday November 24 2017 - Sunday November 26 2017

Comedy tours in December 2017

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

Bafta-winning unofficial king of the alternative comedy scene, Stewart Lee, presents more dates of his first full length show since 2012's award-winning 'Carpet Remnant World'. 'Content Provider' is a superb show, even by Lee's standards, with plenty of caustic material on 'Game of Thrones', Brexit and the social media-obsessed nation. A must see.

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Leicester Square Theatre , Leicester Square Wednesday November 1 2017 - Wednesday January 31 2018

Milton Jones is Out There

Loud shirt-wearing 'Mock the Week' regular Milton Jones is back on the road. Jones weaves a hypnotic web of lunacy with his bizarre and hysterically surreal one-liners. He's a one man laughter factory. But his new show sees him dip his toe into politics and asks: is his nonsense of any value? (We reckon so, Milton.)

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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire , Shepherd's Bush Friday December 15 2017 - Saturday December 16 2017
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2 comments
anspringgirl
anspringgirl

News just in- Jerry Sadowitz is doing two warm-up gigs on the 8th and the 15th at the Betsey Trotwood pub, Farringdon Lane. Doors open at 8pm. Should be a great show!

glen lath
glen lath

London always has the best comedians with the best shows,looking forward to see lee Evans in Sep-Nov.see you all there ...........