Established in 1979 over a strip club in Soho, the Comedy Store was the focus of the 1980’s ‘alternative comedy’ boom. Moving to Piccadilly Circus in 1982, and formally taking up space in 1985, the Comedy Store has since attracted more than 1000 comedians providing non-stop entertainment over the past 30 years. Still one of London’s most influential comedy clubs, it continues to churn out new and delightful shows every night, on occasions and marking special events.
Having spread beyond it's original premises in Soho, London after renovation,
the Comedy Store London has emerged as one of the most famous comedy club venues
of it's genre in London. Regularly hosting popular British comedians like
Lee Hurst, John Moloney, Paul Merton and Tony Slattery ticket prices start
at ?8 after discount. With very well priced tex-mex food and drinks, and
an option to boot it promises an entertaining and inexpensive evening
in the Leicester square.
is one of UK’s largest comedy club chains, running live performances in venues across London, in South of France and Monaco. Originally started as ‘Peppermint Thursdays’ in 1998 in Kingston, the Laughing Horse has come a long way to establish itself among the top 20 comedy clubs in London. Laughing Horse is devoted to new talent search every year through 'The Laughing Horse New Act of the Year'. Through its ‘Free Festival’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Laughing Horse also promotes a large database of quality comedians, and stand-up performances.
Address:The Goat Tavern
3 Stafford Street, London
W1S 4RP Telephone:020 7629 0966, | Reserve Tickets on 07913 460 295 Website:http://www.laughinghorsecomedy.co.uk/Book Tickets Nearest Tube/Underground: Green Park / Piccadilly Circus
Days of the week: Fridays and some Tuesdays
Showcasing their talent for the first time in 2004, the Comedy Carnival began by hosting monthly antipodean stand-up comedy acts in London. The Flight of the Conchords, held the following year, was one of the few live appearances by the Comedy Carnival. At the close of 2005, the Comedy Carnival featured international comics Sean Meo, Angelo Tsarouchas, Kitty Flanagan, Julia Morris, and Reginald D. Hunter. Since 2007, the Comedy Carnival has been holding weekly shows at the Grand and Sound. Shows showcase the best in comic talent and open to packed houses.
Address 1: The Grand, 21 - 25 St John's Hill, Clapham Junction (opposite Clapham Junction station), London SW11 1TT Nearest Tube/Underground: Clapham Junction
Days of the week: Saturday
If you like to watch new talent perform and enjoy veteran performers showcase their ‘secret gigs’, then Amused Moose comedy clubs are for you. Whether it’s the multi-award winning club at Soho, the Walkabout's DownUnder Bar at Covent Garden, or the Comedy Cellar in Camden, the AmusedMoose comic shows are sure to ‘amuse’ you and fill your nights with unending laughter and fun. Wooden dance floors and retro pop and rock music offer a great nightclub experience.
Address 1: Moonlighting Nightclub, 17 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4DR Nearest Tube/Underground:Tottenham Court Rd or
Days of the week: check schedule
Address 2: Walkabout, DownUnder Bar, at the back of the venue, 11 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8PS Nearest Tube/Underground: Covent Garden Days of the week: check schedule
Jongluers, founded in 1983, is often twinned with the Bar Risa style leisure clubbing and relaxation destination. The famous and extremely popular Jongluers and Bar Risa comedy clubs not only promises fun-filled nights and hearty laughs, but entertaining activities like watching TV, sipping on cocktails, enjoying a delicious meal, lounging all day with friends and an exhilarating nightclub experience.
Having three excellent comedy clubs in various parts of London and one
in Watford, the Jongleurs venues have come up as a popular and reliable
place for top-quality comedy shows in the capital of UK. Tickets are slightly
above the average comedy show median and usually do not offer discounts.
Each of the venue offer good food, an after-show disco facility usually
on weekends (friday or saturday). We recommend you to book Jongleurs in
advance, especially if you're coming in a big group.
In its 24th year, the Chuckle Club is "London's Friendliest Comedy Club" (The Observer). The Chuckle Club is perfect for a night of silliness, humor and non-stop fun. Expect to be yourself, and drop all inhibitions when you walk into Chuckle Club’s impromptu laugh fest. Packed with some of UK’s most talented comedians hurling several of the craziest and funniest shows, the Chuckle Club is ideal for a Saturday night out with friends, family, or alone.
Economical entry fee, decently priced beer and high-quality acts have made LSE's Chuckle Club a much loved comedy destination. With the stage being graced by the famous Eddy Izzard and Al Murray among other famous names, it's not a surprise that Saturday night shows are a class apart and host truly memorable entertainment. Recommended by Comed Club London.
Madame Jojo’s nightclub, located in vibrant Soho, was established in post war London in the 1950s. From a sleazy strip bar to one of London’s most famous and popular nightclubs, Madame Jojo’s is vintage glamour and comedy at its finest. Packed with shows every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Madame Jojo’s showcases fantastic cabarets and drag shows, excellent comic acts, and burlesque and belly dancing. Fashionable ska, funk and rockabilly live music nights are its special attractions.
Address:8-10 Brewer Street, London W1F 0SE Telephone: 020 7734 3040 Website:http://www.madamejojos.com/Book Tickets Nearest Tube/Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Performances amost all days of the week
Warm, friendly and inviting, the Banana Cabaret has been in the London comic scene for the past 25 years, entertaining audiences with a volley of smart, witty, dynamic and above all, hilarious comic acts. Banana Cabaret is the perfect start to your weekend and the ideal way to spend your Saturday nights!
Undoubtedly one of the top comedy clubs in London, BC or Banana Cabaret is a no-nonsense, simple affair that features consistently good classy acts, a lively and smoky roundhouse setting, tried and tested conventional stamp on your hand entry system! Recommended by Comedy Club London.
The Comedy Tree was opened in 2002, a joint venture by comics Erich McElroy and Pete Jonas. Who shot to fame in 2006 with their comic act ‘Brokeback Britain - They Moved to a Shithole’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Comedy Tree hosts shows in Putney in south London in ‘Wahoo Bar & Grill’, and in Wimbledon, central London in ‘The Watershed’. If it’s value for money you are looking for, then Comedy Tree is the place to be.
Address 1: Wahoo Bar & Grill, 14 - 16 Putney High Street, London, SW15 1SL Telephone: 020 8549 9790 Website:http://www.thecomedytree.com/Book Tickets Nearest Tube/Underground: Putney Bridge or Putney Train Station
Address 2: The Watershed - 267 The Broadway, London, SW19 1SD Nearest Tube/Underground: Wimbledon station
Comedy Camp is London’s top, and only gay, lesbian, and straight comedy club, and extremely popular with its mixed audiences. Comedy Camp is located in the throbbing Soho area. It is best known for its warm and friendly atmosphere, and hilarious acts compered by founder Simon Happily. Cheap drinks, great gags, and a non-racist, non-sexist environment make Comedy Camp @ Barcode ideal for one and all.
When you are in south-east London and taking a stroll around historica Greenwich, drop in for a night of fun at the Up the Creek comedy club. Located at the center of the Greenwich district, Up the Creek is among the most impressive, top-notch clubs in UK, and one of London’s longest established.
With shows all through the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), "Up the
Creek" is a very customised comedy club that has made for itself a very
good reputation for high class comedy in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Having a bar seperate from the venue although in the same building and
a quite a good choice of food, you have all the ingredients for a perfectly
enjoyable and entertaining evening with your family or friends. Not to
mention the talented Malcom Hardee who along with running the club, hosts
the shows too.
Food, drinks and a good laugh…it’s the perfect way to spend your evening in one of East London’s most impressive comedy clubs, the Comedy Café. Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with brilliant shows over a la carte food, it’s that non-stop fun that helps you escape mid-week blues and settles in cheer for the coming weekend.
This "purpose built" comedy venue is located right in the heart of Shoreditch,
and has, over time established a reputation for itself that's enviable.
It has come up during the last many years and is today, one of the best
comedy clubs in London. Not only do they have top comedians but there's
also a disco during weekends with a license of extension and Tex-Mex food
to satiate your tummies that too at affordable prices.
The Lee Hurst's Backyard Comedy Club, known as The FymFyg Bar since 2007, was started by British stand-up comedian Lee Hurst. Touted as east London’s best live stand-up comedy, the Lee Hurst's Backyard Comedy Club is inexpensive and a wonderful place to enjoy your nights out.
Address: The FymFyg Bar, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0EL Telephone: 020 7613 1057 Website:http://www.thefymfygbar.com/Book Tickets Nearest Rail Station: Bethnal Green Days of the week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
If it’s class comedy, good natured humor, and smart alternative comedy you seek, drop in all “7 days a week, 52 weeks a year” at the 99 Club venues for a fun-filled evening. The 99 Club promotes genuine comedy…funny acts that will make you laugh out loud. Forgoing rude or edgy, sexist or racist comments, comedians at the 99 Club perform to make its audiences happy.
Address: 30 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BA Telephone: 07760 488 119 Website:http://www.99clubcomedy.com/Book Tickets Nearest Rail Station: Leicester Square, Oxford Circus, Islington (check website) Days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Mirth Control is the largest comedy club booker in United Kingdom, with over 1000 comedians, national and international, and 90 venues in UK. Mirth Control promotes newcomers and professional live comedy shows across London and Wales, Central, North, South East, and South West UK, and Jersey, Guernsey, including venues in Spain.
If you are not too discriminative about the quality of comedy, try out the Pear Shaped Comedy Club in Fitzrovia. Pear Shaped is one of central London’s silliest comedy clubs, essentially non-competitive and friendly. From professionals to amateurs, comic acts are guaranteed to make you bend to your knees with laughter.
Address: Fitzroy Tavern, 16 Charlotte St, W1T 2LY Telephone: 07831 497091 Website:http://www.pearshapedcomedy.com/Book Tickets Nearest Rail Station: Goodge Street / Tottenham Court Road Stations Days of the week: Usually only Wednesdays
Over 15 years in the comedy business, the Hampstead Comedy Club in north London continues to make Saturday nights pleasurable, warm and funny. With its sister outlet, the Brixton Comedy Club in south London, the Hampstead promises value for money entertainment with excellent acts by London’s top-notch comedians.
Address: The Pembroke Castle, 150 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW1 8J Telephone: 020 7633 9539 Website:http://www.hampsteadcomedy.co.uk/Book Tickets Nearest Rail Station: Chalk Farm station Days of the week: Usually only Saturday and sometimes Sunday
The Red Rose Comedy Club is one of north London’s finest and most impressive comedy clubs. Opened by stand-up comedian Ivor Dembina, the Red Rose has been around the London comedy scene since the alternative comedy boom of the 1980s and showcases some of London’s most outstanding comics.
The Canal Café Theatre in Little Venice, in west London, is one of UK’s most influential comedy clubs. No one knows comedy better than the Canal Café and it is the place to laugh your nights out with brilliant comics and their surreal acts. A cabaret style theatre, the Canal Café is warm and exciting, and classic. Located above the Bridge House Pub, the Canal Café is a fantastic comedy and dining venue.
Address: Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, London, W2 6ND Telephone: 0207 289 6054 Website:http://www.canalcafetheatre.com/Book Tickets Nearest Rail Station: Warwick Avenue station, Royal Oak and Paddington Days of the week: Randon - check schedule
The Duke Headliners in Putney, London, was founded in 2008. Every Wednesday, founders Neil D’Souza, and Justin Brett, and their friend Neil Granger brings to you inventive and skillful, unashamedly silly but thoroughly enjoyable comic acts.
Address: The Duke’s Head, 8, Lower Richmond Rd, Putney SW15 1JN Telephone: 07966 176 049 Website:http://www.dukesheadliners.com/Book Tickets Nearest Rail Station: Putney Bridge station Days of the week: Usually only Wednesday