Best Comedy Nights in London
London is one of the world's best destinations to catch some side-splittingly funny comedy shows. You name it, every comedian at one point or another has done their best to please the discerning and often highly critical crowds that flock to see comedy in London. It can be often difficult to keep your finger on the comedy pulse, fortunately DesignMyNight has done the hard work for you. Check out our recommended comedy nights in London and find one that tickles your fancy.
Last updated on 15th September 2017
It’s time to get your weekend started right. Leave all thoughts of work at the door and get psyched to laugh yourself silly, as the 99 Club bring you stand up performances from Nathan Caton, Rhys James and Spencer Brown this Friday evening. What’s that? You want more? Fair enough, your ticket also includes entry to the Storm Club after, so now you can cut some shapes on the dance floor too.
Taking over the Backyard Bar and Comedy Club, the Brainwash Club is offering London's many comedy fans a thrilling night of comedy featuring one of the biggest names on Britain's circuit, Harry Hill. Alongside the famous tv comedians, guests will also get to see a number of up-and-coming stand up comics try out their best material on stage, including the fun duo Ellis & Rose, who'll be hosting the entire evening.
Camden Comedy Club are celebrating their third birthday and as such they're throwing an appropriately large bash. Join them and a hot line up of comedians for a night of hilarity, birthday cake and ice cream.
The Last Man Standing is a quiz – but you’ll be laughing too much to notice. After each round, the winners will be made to compete in a series of stage challenges based on classic game shows. Then the winners of those tasks are made to compete in the ultimate challenge: Last Man Standing! A hilarious, fast-paced interactive quiz you don’t want to miss out on.
Comedy Carnival at Leiceister Square's Bar Rumba, features award-winning, international comedians. Raucous, lively and always hilarious, Comedy Carnival is perfect for a birthday celebration, office party or just a cracking night out with your pals. Make sure to buy your tickets online and reserve your space to avoid missing out.
What’s better than a comedy night in London? One on a boat. The Tattershall Castle isn’t just a barge containing some of the most reasonably priced drinks and food in the area, they also attract some of the finest comedians to make a night that’s quite different from the rest.
Think vintage laughs and thigh-slapping theatre with The Gin Chronicles, heralded for their yesteryear comedy prowess and hilarious skits. Better yet, ticket holders to their events receive a complimentary boutique gin and Fentimans tonic.
With a reputation for highlighting comedic talent, the Boat Show Comedy Club claim abroad two of London's most prestigious vessels every weekend for a night of laughter and amazing one-liners. Taking over the Tattershall Castle and Hispaniola boats, the comedy club will show off the talents of London's brightest comedy stars. Expect laughter-induced tears and belly-aching laughter.
A quick inspection of the trophy cabinet at the 99 Club shows just how highly this place is rated. Collecting prized gongs from the Chortle Awards four years in a row, this excellent comedy club takes emphasis away from commercial gain and places it firmly on creating an atmosphere where stand up flourishes and audiences have a great night. Simple, effective and downright hilarious.
Delivering an alternative to the usual London comedy experience, this upmarket yet friendly comedy night hosted in an iconic Victorian pub unites top UK talent with the best international stars out there.
Have a barrel o' laughs to fill your weekday nights with Laugh Train Home. With a stonkin' line-up of TV treasures and the freshest faces from the comedy circuit, this is one comedy show you don't want to miss out on. With tickets starting at just a fiver, get yourself down there for some sure fired giggles and chuckles.
Award-winning comedians, a cool East London location and tickets from £3, it really doesn't get much better than Comedy Cirque, the weekly night at Cirque in Shoreditch. Join them every Tuesday as they invite pros at this funny business to entertain you.
The Old Queen's Head is again hosting arguably the quirkiest comedy night in London this year. As the only immersive comedy night in the capital, The Comedy House Party showcases the more bizarre performers and artists. Hosted by the eccentric Quint Fontana, the night will feature crazy burlesque routines, hip hop musical comedy and downright bizarre stand-up performances.
The Birds bar in Leytonstone has roped in the help of the hilarious Robyn Perkins, hosting a series of hilarious nights out revolving around comedy game shows. Including games such as The Tinder Games and Haven't A Clue, all of the games will leave guests in stitches of laughter and might even push a few to make bad decisions.
Eleanor Conway is one of the hottest comedians on the circuit right now. Whether it’s in her critically acclaimed stand up tour or when she’s lending her excellent talents to an MC night, if you want to have one of the most hilarious nights with a comedian compared to early Graham Norton and Russell Brand, one of Eleanor’s shows are for you.
Fin Taylor is taking over the mic at the Dogstar in Brixton for one night only this September, performing his latest stand-up masterpiece 'Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey' in front of a lively crowd of comedy fanatics. Having previously performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the hilarious comedian loves to push every boundary he can and will undoubtedly leave you grinning from ear to ear with his particular brand of stand-up.
From Sara Pascoe to Reg D. Hunter, Laugh Out London frequently hosts some of the biggest names on the London comedy circuit. Join them in either Tooting or Islington for a night of guaranteed chuckles.
From Russel Kane to Greg Davies, Monkey Business Comedy Club has hosted some huge names from the comedy circuit and this Christmas will be no different as they put on several shows. Head down to one of their intimate venues, including shows at Cafe Rouge, to see some of the best in the business do their thing.
We’re probably ruining everything for The Top Secret Comedy Club by shouting about it from the rooftops, but when an event is this funny we don’t really have a choice. Taking place on Drury Lane every weekend, head right this way for laughs on tap, a fully stocked bar with cheap drinks and an amazing atmosphere.
Sink on Paul Street is a lively party venue that prides itself on treating every moment as if it's a Friday night. With weekly stand-up comedy nights and even a few open-mic sessions, it's quickly becoming one of the best amateur comedy spots in London.
Get ready to giggle at the absurdity of the teenage mind as Diary Days returns to the Book Club. The hilarious evening will be hearing from diary entries, report cards, emails and all sorts of teenage angst.
The Cavendish Arms in South London invite comedy fans from all over for a wild night featuring some of the best established and up-and-coming comedians in the city. On the night, guests will see 20 comedians each performing 5-minute stand-up slots with the aim of getting through the audiences' clap off and taking home the prize for first place.