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Comedy Clubs in London
The Best Comedy Clubs in London
…and Upcoming Shows, Too!
If you’re looking for a good laugh, there’s no better place to visit than comedy clubs in London. They offer a variety of entertainment, from headliners to improv shows. Plus, there are plenty of free comedy shows to enjoy. Big budget, small budget – you’re sure to have a great time at comedy clubs in London.
The Comedy Store
Do you know that The Comedy Store in London opened in 1979? And some of the biggest comics in the industry have taken the stage, prompting laughs and the occasional boos.
Eddie Izzard, Robin Williams, Emo Phillips, Steve Coogan – can you imagine catching them up close and personal before they hit the massive theatre circuit? Well, if you didn’t, then head to a comedy club now. Because, in a few years, you might be sharing, “I was front row for him/her for just £20!”
Convinced? Then read on because we’ve got an entire list of comedy clubs in London and some of the hot tickets coming up in the next few weeks. Have a laugh! You won’t regret it.
London Comedy Calendar
Step Inside a Few London Comedy Clubs
Angel Comedy at The Bill Murray (and Camden Head)
The Bill Murray is billed as a club, pub, and hub. But for this page, we’ll focus on why it’s a top-notch comedy club in London.
Whether you’re looking for an early bird show (let’s say 5 pm) or an evening of laughs, you can turn to the Angel Comedy Club. You’ll be chuckling to yourself all week with some of the funniest headliners in London.
Despite the talented comics, tickets are low, low, low. Many shows are in the £5 range. Chips, two pints, and two tickets, and you have yourself one of the most affordable (and entertaining) date nights in London!
Side Note: Angel Comedy Club also performs at Camden Head.
Backyard Comedy Club
The Backyard promotes “West End Shows at East End Prices.” What else is there to say?
Well, maybe we’ll say a bit more because Backyard Comedy Club at The Backyard in Bethnal Green surprises you with some top comics and some free shows in the mix.
Typical events are somewhere in the £5 to £20 range but check the website for some freebies like “The Comedy Hump” on a Wednesday. And, The Backyard also serves food, yummy drinks, and provides free WiFi and Board Games.
99 Club Comedy in Leicester Square
If you believe the Chortle Awards, 99 Club Comedy is the Best London Comedy Club, as they designated it Best for ten years running.
But why not decide for yourself? The 99 Club stage features different headliners Tuesday through Saturday, and tickets don’t usually top £20 a piece.
When you’re ready to give it a go, visit the website, as 99 Club Comedy doesn’t sell tickets at the door. Also, keep in mind that drinks are available, but you won’t find a food menu, nor any under 18s.
The Boat Show Comedy Club
We were going to stop at three because we have an entire list of comedy clubs in London below. But comedy on a boat is a novel idea, and we just had to highlight it.
We’d be surprised if you’re not familiar with The Boat Show, as it’s been entertaining for more than 20 years. Top comedians take the stage on a refurbished paddle steamer, setting sail across from the London Eye at Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment.
Shows are 18 and over, and if you want to dance the night away afterwards in the nightclub, you need to be at least 21. Visit The Boat Show’s website for all of the questions and answers about this unique venue but give it a try – tickets are less than £20 – and only £6 on Tuesday!
Comedy Clubs in London
|Comedy Clubs in London||Address||Website|
|99 Club Leicester Square||99 Club (Leicester Square)||https://www.99clubcomedy.com|
|Angel Comedy Club @ The Bill Murray||2 Camden Walk||http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk|
|Backyard Comedy Club||231 Cambridge Heath Rd||https://backyardcomedyclub.co.uk|
|Bloomsbury Theatre (some comedy events)||15 Gordon Street||https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/bloomsbury-theatre-studio|
|Camden Comedy Club at The Camden Head||100 Camden High Street||http://camdencomedyclub.com|
|Comedy Carnival Covent Garden||36 Shaftesbury Avenue||https://comedycarnival.co.uk|
|Comedy Carnival Leicester Square||36 Shaftesbury Avenue||https://comedycarnival.co.uk|
|Hoopla Improv at The Miller||Snowsfields 96||https://www.hooplaimpro.com|
|Jongleurs - 30+ years in London||Great Queen Street 61-65||http://www.jongleurs.com|
|Just The Tonic Comedy Club||Camden Lock Place 11||https://www.justthetonic.com/london-comedy|
|Kinetic Comedy||Saw Swee Hock Centre||https://www.kineticcomedy.com|
|Lion's Den Comedy Club||36 Shaftesbury Avenue||https://lionsdencomedy.co.uk|
|Museum Of Comedy||Bloomsbury Way||http://www.museumofcomedy.com|
|Old Rope Comedy - New Material Night at the Comedy Store||John Prince's Street 14||https://london.thecomedystore.co.uk/event/old-rope/|
|Piccadilly Comedy Club at The Comedy Pub||7 Oxendon Street, Piccadilly||http://www.piccadillycomedy.co.uk|
|Soho Comedy Club - "London's friendlest"||42 Earlham Street||http://www.sohocomedy.com|
|The Boat Show Comedy Club - floating comedy club||The Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment||https://www.boatshowcomedy.co.uk|
|The Comedy School - workshops and courses||Gloucester Gate 15||https://www.thecomedyschool.com|
|The Comedy Store - since 1979||Oxendon Street 1A||https://www.thecomedystore.co.uk|
|The Covent Garden Comedy Club - a 200-seater||11 The Arches||https://coventgardencomedy.com|
|The Funny Side Comedy Clubs||around London||http://www.thefunnyside.info|
|The Good Ship Comedy Club||Randolph Street 1||https://www.goodshipcomedy.com|
|The Top Secret Comedy Club||170 Drury Lane||https://thetopsecretcomedyclub.co.uk|
Did we leave your club or troupe off the list? Send us the info and we’ll be sure to add it.
8 Reasons Why You Should Visit a London Comedy Club Now
- A Great Way to Relieve Stress
- Ideal Place for a First (or 40th) Date
- Affordable Night Out
- Laughter is the Best Medicine
- You Can Catch Up-and-Coming Comics Before They Make it Big (and Charge More!)
- Fun Alternative to a Group Happy Hour
- Many Clubs Offer Dinner and a Show
- It’s Probably Been a Long Time Since You’ve Been to One
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Frequently Asked Questions
While there are so many comedy clubs in London to choose from, a few of the most prominent include The Comedy Store, The Top Secret Comedy Club, Jongleurs, and Covent Garden Comedy Club.
You’ll find that 18 is relatively standard for comedy clubs in London. However, there are some that will allow under 18s to attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Even so, the material could still be more appropriate for older patrons.
We think a good comedy show is a must every now and then. So, here at OTL City Guides, we’ve devoted an entire page to comedy in London. You’ll find upcoming comedy shows and links to buy tickets and a complete list of comedy clubs, including non-traditional ones, throughout the city.
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