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Comedy Store

Comedy, Stand-up Leicester Square
The Comedy Store

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Dubbed 'Comedy's Unofficial National Theatre', the Comedy Store is, without doubt, the daddy of all comedy clubs. During the 1980s the Comedy Store made its name as the home of 'alternative comedy': Alexei Sayle, Rik Mayall, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith Allen and Arnold Brown were among the radical young comics who cut their teeth here, with the likes of Clive Anderson, Chris Barrie, Paul Merton and Ben Elton hot on their heels. Things haven't changed dramatically: seven nights a week you can see some of the best comedy anywhere on the planet. Apart from the corking bills every Thursday to Saturday, check out the brilliant Comedy Store Players (Wed and Sun) and the fantastic Cutting Edge Team (Tue), while the Gong Show (which gives would-be stand-ups a mic for as long as the audience allow) on the last Monday of every month is simply not to be missed.




Address: 1a Oxendon St
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Price: Various
Opening hours: Sun–Thu 6pm–11pm, Fri–Sat 6pm-1.15am
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