Whoooo! The weekend! Par-tay! Etc etc. Whatever you like doing with your two days off, a good ol' fashioned laugh at a London comedy club is always a recommended addition. To find out where the very best comedy shows in London are happening this weekend, plus recession-friendly free options, just click on the tabs below.
The best comedy shows in London this Saturday
Brilliant illusionist Ali Cook brings his solo show, 'Principles and Deception', to Underbelly Festival this summer. Cook's appeared on 'Penn and Teller: Fool Us', 'Monkey Magic' and 'Dirty Tricks', and has also popped up in ITV's 'Mr Selfridge'. He's also a hugely impressive magician. Prepare to be fooled.
Jerry Sadowitz tones down his trademark ragingly offensive stand-up in this magic panel show, suitable for all audiences. In Magic Challenge, Sadowitz – who is one of the world's finest close-up magicians, as well as one the best comics in the country – joins fellow magician Caspar Thomas and a guest to set each other challenges to perform particular tricks.
The best comedy shows in London this Sunday
Improv gets a bad rap in this country, but anyone who dismisses the genre clearly hasn't seen Austentatious. This highly impressive troupe perform a completely improvised Jane Austen novel, complete with period dress and cello accompaniment, with marvellous results. Made up of Andrew Murray, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Joseph Morpurgo, Cariad Lloyd, Graham Dickson and Rachel Parris, they're all hugely talented performers, able to keep the gag rate high and the made-up story rolicking along. Tremendous fun.