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 24th October 2016
From the same wonderful people who changed your lives with Musical Bingo, Last Man Standing and Gospleoke comes this fun night out in London hosted at The Old Queens Head. Welcome to Thom Foole's House Party where a night of no hold barred hilarity is in store for you. Expect storytelling, party games and utter nonsense at this comedy night in London.
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!
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.
There aren’t many comedy clubs where you can catch five hilarious acts for just a tenner. Knock2bag is one of these places, promising to deliver both the biggest names and the hottest new acts in the intimate and friendly surrounds of Rich Mix in Shoreditch. Come along and check out these differing comedy styles for their last show of the year; Sara Pascoe is the headline act!
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.
Every Thursday night, Aeronaut will be putting on a night of side-splitting comedy with the Laugh Train Home event. Laugh along to some of the best comedians from the circuit, including the likes of of Marcel Lucont, MC Robyn Perkins and many more. Here, genuine 'laugh out loud' humour is complemented by great food & beer - whet your whistle whilst you wet yourself laughing!
The monthly Comedy Carnival returns to Infernos in Clapham this month, bringing with it some of the biggest names in comedy right now. With names like Reginald D Hunter, Sara Pascoe and Dane Baptiste on the bill, many of their performers regularly feature on shows like Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You and Live At The Apollo.
One of the biggest talents in British comedy is returning to take centre stage in 2017. Russell Howard, the cheeky chap known for his stand-up talents and smash-hit Russell Howard’s Good News TV show, will play a record ten consecutive dates at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall as part of his Round The World tour. If you’re a big stand-up fan, don’t miss the return of the West Country’s comedy superstar.
Join a whole host of hilarious comedians and alternative comedy acts at The Star of King's for a completely mad night of fun. It's Gameshow Time is an immersive comedy event; the audience act as celebrities to win prizes for their chosen charity (yourselves) - last time winners received nasal trimmers and inflatable shreks.
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.
Have a barrel o' laughs to fill your Wednesday nights with The Four Thieves weekly rendition of 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.
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.
The last time you enjoyed a comedy night in London amongst some of the best taxidermy in the business was when? Giving you just that, join Comedy Cirque at the King's Head for a unique night of laughs and stand-up in one of the coolest spaces in the city.
Bringing a fresh crop to London's comedy scene, the Instant Laughs Comedy CLub are armed with some of the latest and up and coming talent from the circuit giving a fresh take on stand-up. If you're looking for a showcase of some alternative improv talent, this club will be taking to the award-winning Grove Bar and Restaurant for their sessions.
Join The Hippodrome Casino for two nights in November as a whole host of hilarious comedians put on a slide-splitting show. Acts include Luisa Omielan who impressed at the Edinburgh Fringe, talk-show favourite David Morgan and Holly Walsh, a regular guest on 8 out of 10 cats.
The Forge is a live arts venue based in North London that brings together a diverse selection of talented musician, quirky artists and hilarious comedians. With the likes of Russell Howard on the bill, and with an eye for spotting great young talent, you'll be left stunned and amazed by all that this vibrant spot has to offer. With tickets coming it at around £10, there are few better cheap things to do in London than watch as Camden's best artists strut their stuff on stage.
Partnering big names with hot new acts is what gets Knock2bag out of bed in the morning. They’re at it again on Wednesday 30th, returning to Hackney’s Moth Club for one final outing of the year where you can pop along for a couple of drinks and some serious midweek lols. Advanced tickets are a complete steal at £10 and there will be five innovative comedians performing on the night.
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.