The Honor Oak is an exciting gastropub located in the heart of Forest Hill. Serving up a range of craft beers from local breweries, cask ales and fine wines, the venue is a community-minded drinking den that opens its doors at 12pm and sees guests through ‘til late. The pub also takes great pridein…
Laugh Train Home Comedy Tuesdays
Laugh Train Home is known for hilarious comedy nights, a fun atmosphere and a bit of the unexpected...
For over SIX years, we have been bringing you the best UK and International comedians, including Joe Lycett, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Reginald D. Hunter, Sara Pascoe and more. Now we are bringing a weekly pro-stand up comedy night to the The Honor Oak Pub, SE23 1RH, EVERY TUESDAY. We are a comic run club featuring TV headliners, and the best of the UK circuit, every Tuesday night, 8-10pm. On top of being a really fun night and a friendly club, the founder (curator and one of the resident hosts) is also a local SE London resident.
EDINBURGH PREVIEW SEASON!
(RUNNING MAY, JUNE & JULY)
Every year, thousands of comics bring shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. But those shows need to be tweaked, refined, and rewritten hundreds of time. We are providing previews to help get those shows ready! Come be a part of the process.
Lucy Porter (QI) & Robyn Perkins
June 18th -
Tom Stade (Live at the Apollo) & Darius Davis
Simon Evans (Live at the Apollo) & Catherine Bohart (Mock the Week)
Darren Harriott (Live at the Apollo) & Huge Davies
Hal Cruttenden & Ken Cheng
Andrew Maxwell (Live at the Apollo) & Elf Lyons (EdFringe Best Newcomer Award)
John Hastings (BBC Comedy Spectacular) & Daisy Earl
July 30: Omid Djalili & Christopher Bliss (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown)
Lucy Porter: Be Prepared (preview)
Fringe favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show. At Brownies, Lucy thought she'd be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a fisherman's knot. Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on. TV appearances include Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible.
Robyn Perkins: Mating Selection (Preview)
On August 14, 2018, Robyn Perkins participated in a dating show in front of a live audience. Her experience led her to question human morality and the social constructs of present-day dating, with a scientific twist. Robyn is known for her 'confident, charming and relatable personality' (EdFestMag.com), which allows her to delve into complex and uncomfortable territory. How do social constructs change how we date? What is the role of morality in attraction?
Tom Stade: You Aint Seen Nothing Yet (Preview)
All new material from prolific Canadian superstar. The kids have moved out and it's the dawn of a new era! Tom's embracing change with his usual spirit and vigour; he can draw lessons from the past but he'll be damned if he lives in it. What's coming is way better than what has gone! 30 years on the comedy frontline and this comedy legend remains as engaging and innovative as ever. 'Swagger of a rock star, charisma of a talk show host. Hilarious. See for yourself before the secret gets out' (Warrington Guardian).
Darius Davis: Persian of Interest (Preview)
"Blown away....clever and geopolitical" Sunday Mail Adelaide 2019. A revenge storey against Ryan Air and men on Tinder.
Simon Evans: Dressed for Dinner (Preview)
Observing the little traditional conventions in life – one pink sock for Michaelmas day, keeping toenail clippings in a separate jar from fingernails, cream first, then jam, then bacon – is what separates us from the animals. It gives life shape, meaning, and odour. Whether any of this appears in the show is of course, at this point, moot. It may just be an ill-advised attempt to lose weight by eating only olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 'Magnificently pessimistic' **** (List). 'Unfashionable... slightly mad' **** (Chortle.co.uk) 'Masterclass in socio-political comedy' ***** (Scotsman).
Catherine Bohart: Lemon (Preview)
After 2018's 'funny, warm... perfectly structured debut' **** (Times), Catherine's back to smash stereotypes around sex, sexuality and relationships. As seen and heard on BBC Two's The Mash Report, Comedy Central's Roast Battle, E4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Dave's Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and The Guilty Feminist Podcast. 'Destined for stardom' (Evening Standard). 'A beautifully-delivered hour' **** (Skinny). 'Packed full of laughs' **** (Herald). 'A winning mixture of self-deprecation and confidence' **** (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). 'A fully developed comic voice' **** (Fest). 'Truly special' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).
Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute (Preview)
Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. Now he's 30 and he's never been in love. It can't always be someone else's fault? Learning more about himself and realising maybe he's never actually been happy with who is, join Darren for his trademark passion and insightful wit as he tries to work himself out. From Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Don't Hate The Playaz, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central's The Comedy Bus and Roast Battle. **** (Evening Standard). 'Passionate, articulate, witty' **** (Sunday Times).
Huge Davies: The Car-Park (Preview)
From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. Huge, one the most exciting and unique new acts in the UK, presents his highly anticipated debut show. Expect dark humour, surreal songs, his customised wearable keyboard, and of course, car parks. He'll be attempting to wear a full-size keyboard around his neck for most of the show. It'll be funny but he'll struggle to finish the hour. His comedy performances have featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, BBC3 and ITV1. 'Priceless' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Dark' (Independent). 'Scene-stealing' (Telegraph). 'Perfect' (The Stand Comedy Club). 'Brilliant' (The Student). 'Appalling' (CelebrityRadio.biz).
Hal Cruttenden: Chubster (Preview)
Last year’s smash hit show is back (and slightly updated) by popular demand. Hal has literally filled our screens on such shows as Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and Bake Off: Extra Slice. His daughters chose the title of the show and he’s still on a diet… Limited run. 'The funniest he’s ever been' **** (Times). 'On top form' ***** (Edinburgh Evening News). 'He had the audience in stitches' ***** (Daily Record). 'His finest hour to date' **** (Telegraph).
Ken Cheng: To All the Racists I’ve Blocked Before (Preview)
Star of Radio 4’s Chinese Comedian, E4’s The Hangover Games and winner of Dave’s Joke of the Fringe, Ken returns with a love-letter to all the Twitter trolls he’s blocked before.
Andrew Maxwell: All Talk (Preview)
A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos. Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate, current-affairs comedy, showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome to Wherever You Are, Public Enemies). He's been seen on – among others – Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One) and Mock the Week (BBC Two); and to a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV's Ex on the Beach.
Elf Lyons (Work in Progress)
Elf Lyons, Edinburgh Festival New Show Nominee 2017 will be performing new material. Described by i Paper as “A natural clown [...] so charismatic you can't take your eyes off her" this will be a great opportunity to see her perform.
John Hastings: 10 John Hastings I Hate About You (Preview)
Comedy Central's John Hastings started from the bottom (Canada), then moved to the bottom (Britain) and has found a new bottom (America). Currently bottoming out, John is back to talk about the highs (read: none) and lows (read: many) of the past year. From losing his grandfather to open relationships to borrowing money from his mom, come watch John hit rock-bottom both figuratively and literally in his dream basement venue. TW(ats welcome): Mega LOLz and most likely toilet humour. ***** (Mirror). **** (Chortle.co.uk).
Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant (Preview)
Hotly anticipated debut from promising newcomer. Winner of Scottish Comedian of the Year and Chortle's Best Newcomer. Daisy woke up on her 30th Birthday deeply dissatisfied. Why isn't she thinner, more successful, and blonde? And why does that cow on Instagram have it all? This year is going to be different; get sober, stop crying in public and for god's sake get a boyfriend! This is one woman's attempt to change everything about herself: 'Impressive. Vulnerability but awakening steeliness' (Scotsman). 'Equal parts deprecation and defiant attitude. Hilarious' (Chortle.co.uk).
Omid Djalili (Work in Progress)
Legendary festival favourite, stand-up comedian, film and television star Omid Djalili returns for eight shows only. Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining. His stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Multi award-winner and as seen in Mamma Mia 2 and on Celebrity Apprentice. Soon to be seen in His Dark Materials. ‘Did someone say national treasure?’ (Metro). 'One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has' (Telegraph). 'Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle' (Sunday Times).
Christopher Bliss: The Man Who Turns Wives Into Widows (Preview)
Rob Carter’s cult hit creation is back with a glossy revamp of his 2016 debut show. Christopher Bliss is Shropshire’s greatest drivel-merchant. He’s tackled novels, he’s conquered theatre, now he’s back to show you his most ambitious project: live cinema. This is an action-packed tale of wives, widows and everything in-between. As seen on Siblings (BBC), Peep Show and Fresh Meat (Channel 4). 'This is how character comedy should be done' **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'One of this year’s hidden treasures… consistently, pant-wettingly funny' **** (Fest)
Please note: We do book the very best of the UK circuit. As such, many of the acts will have constantly changing schedules due to TV filmings. As such, the line-ups will change. We will update online and on twitter as soon as changes are made. You are welcome to a refund, but also note, we won't put anyone on our stage that isn't AMAZING.
Early Bird Ticket
An advance ticket to our pro comedy shows (but bought early enough to get a cheap price!). .
|20:00 - 22:00||£6.00|
An advance ticket to our pro comedy shows.
|20:00 - 22:00||£7.00|
Ticket at Door Price
We have a limited number of £6 & £7 tickets each week. This allows you to buy a ticket at the same price you would pay on the door. Basically, if you do not want to risk us possibly selling out, you can buy an £8 ticket to guarantee entry. Hope that makes sense!
|20:00 - 22:00||£8.00|
1, St Germans Road, SE23 1RH
Forest Hill (Rail)