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 25th April 2017

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Comedy in south London? Come and get it. Brought to you by one of the most affordable comedy nights in the city, join Laugh Out London in Tooting this May as they're joined by names the likes of Marcel Lucont and plenty more.

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Widely considered as one of the best for stand-up comedy in London, the Covent Garden Comedy Club is renowned for booking only the biggest and best acts on the international circuit right now. Head along for a night of side-splitting gags from TV famous names; there’s 3 comics on show for every event and your ticket gets you free entry to the Opal nightclub if you want to head out afterwards!

Comedy, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Comedy, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Student Night
Shoreditch
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Taking place at the Dogstar in Brixton, Sleeping Trees Comedy Banquet is a brilliant and affordable comedy event which includes some of the circuit's best talents. Join the likes of John Kearns, Alex Kealy and Gabby Best for a hilarious night of stand-up.

Comedy
Alternative / Indie
Brixton
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Thom Foole throws the kind of house parties you can only dream of organising, and fortunately you are invited. Taking place at legendary Old Queen's Head in Angel, the night is returning with a hilarious jumble of comedy, burlesque and cabaret - perfect for smashing those weekday blues.

Comedy, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
Angel
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8 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 386 upcoming dates starting on 01 May 2017

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.

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It’s time to answer the question you never knew you asked: what is better, stand-up comedy or poetry? Two teams will be battling it out with hilarious consequences as each tries to gain your vote for the best performance art. Can the rhymes beat the whines? You decide!   

Comedy, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
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3 events @ 2 venues with 98 upcoming dates starting on 05 May 2017

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.

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2 events @ Cafe Rouge with 100 upcoming dates starting on 06 May 2017

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.

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Having smashed the Edinburgh Festival, Christopher Bliss is taking over Camden Comedy Club on the first Friday night of each month to dole out his hilarious literary advice. His first guest will be Paul Burston, an acclaimed journalist and writer.

Comedy, Something A Little Different
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The Old Queen's Head in Angel is making the most of the extra day off, hosting a belly-achingly great comedy night featuring some of London's most promising performers. The night is a 'new material' night, so guests can pay what they believe the evening deserves. Alongside stand up performances by Fin Taylor and Stephen Bailey, guests will undoubtedly be left in stitches by improv maestros Abandoman. 

Comedy, Date Night, Dating, Hen Party
Angel
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BattleActs is the award-winning, hilariously funny improvised comedy show and it’s coming to somewhere near you. Two teams of improvisors must out-perform each other and their very own ball-busting compere in hopes of winning the ultimate prize: the audience’s laughter and respect.

Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Date Night
Brixton
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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.

Comedy, Date Night, Fun Time Partying, Hen Party
Commercial/Pop
West End
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The 99 Club Covent Garden

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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.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Big Dapper Laughs fan? Well you’re in luck, because he’s hosting a whole night dedicated to his unique brand of comedy. Featuring celebrity guests, comedy, challenges and full audience interaction, this spectacle will be broadcast live onto Facebook! Afterwards, you are invited to their after-party until the early hours of the morning.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Clubbing, Comedy, Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Background Music
Clapham
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3 events @ Howling Hops - Brewery & Tank Bar with 3 upcoming dates starting on 10 May 2017

Combine comedy and a brewery and you're in for one hell of a night as Pickle Boy Comedy takes over Howling Hops in Hackney. The night will include hilarious stand-up from a selection of top comedians as well as a Guinness World Record Attempt - in pickled-egg eating...

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4 events @ 4 venues with 4 upcoming dates from 11 May 2017 until 15 Sep 2017

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.

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@99 Club leicester Square on Every Friday

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.

Comedy, Date Night
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Taking place in Bar Rumba in the West End, Comedy Carnival is celebrating America's Independence day with a festival of the States' top talent. Join the American comedians as they have you rolling in the aisles with their laugh-out-loud routines.

Comedy, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
West End
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Comedy Cafe

19 user reviews

Legendary comedy club in London, breaking acts, intimate venue and party DJs to take you long into the night, a great night out. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Professional comedian James Hancox has appeared on the likes of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and is bringing his hilarious sense of humour to a new show in Shoreditch. Join him at The Rosemary Branch Theatre as he leads you through a night of sporting silliness with games, competitions and sing-alongs.

Comedy, Date Night, Activity, Quiz Night
Shoreditch
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3 events @ 2 venues with 79 upcoming dates starting on 03 May 2017

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. 

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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.

Fun Time Partying, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Background Music
West End
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4 events @ 2 venues with 4 upcoming dates from 08 May 2017 until 26 Jun 2017

Laugh Out London is pretty much one of the best comedy nights in town, and it’s all down to its line up. Descending onto the Old Queen’s Head and The Antelope, the night has drawn super-star names like Stewart Lee, Harry Hill, Katherine Ryan and more.

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With a dash of 'Get Your Own Back' and a hint of 'Funhouse', It's Gameshow Time is a hilarious and fun night taking place in East London. Run by professional comedians, the evening involves completing challenges to beat your friends and win amazing prizes.

Comedy, Quiz Night, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different
Shoreditch
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