The top ten comedy shows this month

Our pick of this month's must-see comedy shows in London
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There are an overwhelming number of comedy shows to choose from in London. Our advice? Buy tickets to any of the ten shows we recommend and you'll have a cracking time.

James Acaster
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Comedy, Stand-up

James Acaster: COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999

icon-location-pin Vaudeville Theatre, Charing Cross
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Another chance to catch the best comedy show of 2018 before Acaster takes his cold lasagne on tour. Who knew he could get any better?

VAULT Festival

Dozens of comedy shows – from the likes of Dane Baptiste, Lazy Susan, Jessica Fostekew and Desiree Birch – under the arches of Waterloo.

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Catherine Tate
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Comedy, Character

The Catherine Tate Show Live

icon-location-pin Wyndham's Theatre, Covent Garden
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The hugely popular sketch comedy star hits the West End. Are we bovvered? Yes, we are, actually.

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Lost Voice Guy (Lee Ridley)
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Comedy, Stand-up

Lost Voice Guy

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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There are few tickets remaining for the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’s winner’s London run. See him now before he inevitably moves to Vegas.

Comedy, Stand-up

Adam Hess: Seahorse

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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Rapid-fire gags, stories about a bitcoin blunder and tales of childhood mishaps from this talented stand-up.

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Adam Riches
Idil Sukan
Comedy, Character

Adam Riches is The Guy Who…

icon-location-pin Drink, Shop & Do, King's Cross
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Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning character comic Adam Riches - as seen on 'Cats Does Countdown' and 'Detectorists' – performed not one, not two but three shows at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. This – 'The Guy Who…' – was one of them.  An intimate, site-specific comedy show with no stage, no lights, just Riches and his audience. The multi-award winner's in character as 'the guy you meet right after you come out of a long-term relationship' which makes this run in Drink, Drop & Do's cafe a Valentine's must-see for anyone who's ever been in a relationship. 

tim key time out 2014
© Rob Greig
Comedy, Stand-up

Hackney Comedy Experience with Tim Key

icon-location-pin EartH (Hackney Arts Centre), Stoke Newington
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Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner and 'Alan Partridge' star Tim Key headlines this top notch bill at a converted art deco cinema. Plus Radio X DJ and all-round 'vibe magnet' John Robins, 'Plebs' and 'Friday Night Dinner' star Tom Rosenthal, Viceland's Jamali Maddix and Comedy Central regular Evelyn Mok. 

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Comedy, Stand-up

Sean Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour

icon-location-pin The Vaults, Waterloo
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Sheffield-based alt-comedy hero Sean Morley brings his impressive debut solo show to the VAULT Festival in Waterloo.  Morley describes 'I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour' as a 'stand-up apology' and that's the best description we can come up with, too. It's a genre-blending hour of audience manipulation, visual set-pieces, innovative ideas and consistently funny stand-up. Don't miss. 

Lou Sanders
© Idil Sukan
Comedy, Stand-up

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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The best show yet from this talented stand-up and TV regular. A blend of candid tales, silly jingles and punchy jokes.

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Tonight

Looking for comedy in London tonight? Then start limbering up those face muscles because there are plenty of cracking line-ups at London's comedy clubs this very evening. Here's a few of the comedy shows we recommend, plus a choice of budget-friendly free gigs.

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This week

As the unofficial comedy capital of the world, London's comedy circuit doesn't take a break. There are stand-up shows seven days a week, from early evening through to the small hours. To help you plan your week of witticisms, here's a nifty calendar of the best comedy shows in London this week.

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