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 edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 12th April 2024

LDN Comedy

Head east for a night that's bound to make you giggle. The LDN Comedy club is putting on bargain events: on Wednesdays tickets are only £1 as new jokes are tried out at the Star by Hackney Downs for their comedy club. Head to Wanstead pub ono Thursdays for sets from known comedians as well as rising stars.

Backyard Comedy Club

One of the best London comedy nights, Backyard Comedy Club brings together some of finest stand-ups and character acts on the circuit every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Head down for the chance to enjoy a real knee-slapper of a show, with some of the freshest talent on scene.


Get ready Fuller's is boasting a top-notch event that's sure to get you laughing at The White Hart on Great Suffolk Street. Be sure to check out LOLipops Comedy Night, a free show that runs twice every Tuesday evening, showcasing some of the best stand-up and sketch acts in the city.

Crack Comedy

Crack Comedy are keeping you laughing all year long with their range of stand-up events and how to courses. Head over to Kingston or Brixton for a night of wallet-friendly laughs or learn how to bring the lols over a six-week training series.

Dabbers Bingo

Though it may be best known for its games, Dabbers Bingo also hosts cracking comedy nights across their venues in Hackney and Aldgate. Their afternoon Candy Store Comedy brunches blends stand-up with cabaret and bottomless booze, while their Sunday shows combine hilarious hosts with bingo calling and a little bit of drag. Even better? These events start from just £10 per person.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

Offering one of the best comedy nights in North London, The Rosemary Branch Theatre combines elements of quizzing and stand-up for one hilarious night out. Enjoy a series of themed rounds that any cinema lover would enjoy, with epic prizes to be won.

Candy Store Comedy

Candy Store Comedy blurs the lines between stand-up, burlesque, cabaret and magic performances to create a night full of laughter and liberation. Head down to Dabbers Hackney with your £12 entry ticket or snap up a £35 bottomless package, which includes unlimited fizz or rum punch as well as a hot dog or some nachos to munch on. 

Laugh Train Home Events

Laugh Train Home are delivering a summer of brilliant one-liners and thigh-slappingly good sets at their Wednesday comedy nights. Join them for an easy-going evening or watch one of their online events instead.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

Whether you fancy being the first to hear some new material or want a night of well-oiled jokes that's guaranteed to have you in fits of laughter, The Boat Show Comedy Club has got you covered. Hit up the floating fun spot on a Tuesday or Friday where you'll find a line-up of comics just waiting to make you giggle.

Good Ship Comedy

Have the Monday blues? We know just the cure. On the first day of every week, Good Ship Comedy heads to Camden's The Colonel Fawcett to bring you a hilarious, laugh-out-loud evening of stand-up. Past acts include Romesh Ranganthan and Jack Whitehall.

SE1 Comedy's Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season

@ The Leather Exchange on Wednesday 17th April 2024 and 2 other Wednesdays

SE1 Comedy's Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season is the best way to see what's going to be hot at the Scottish capital's top arts festival. For just £10, you'll see two one-hour shows on your chosen performance night, with acts including BBC New Comedy Award nominee Alfie Packham, Bafta Rocliffe finalist Sasha Ellen and more.

Instant Laughs Comedy Club

Spruce up your regular night out on the town with Instant Laughs Comedy Club. Situated across fabulous locations in the city, guests can enjoy some top-notch comedy from some up and coming and established performers, along with some nibbles and drinks. 

The Four Thieves

Discounts available on certain events

Renowned for its Laugh Train Home Comedy Wednesdays and Comedy For The Curious Sundays, The Four Thieves is the place to go for an absolute laugh and a half. Expect a range of brilliant names from off the telly, as well as some up-and-coming talent cutting their teeth.

Top and Bottom Comedy

Need a reason to laugh on a Wednesday? Get yourself down to The Book Club in Shoreditch for a top-notch £5 comedy night. Future stars will be taking to the stage for 90 minutes of side-splitting entertainment – with £5 pizzas and G&Ts available upstairs. 

Comedy Cabin

One of the best nights for laughs can be found at Hoxton's Comedy Cabin. The East London night showcases a range of talent from established comics to beginner's looking to elevate their performance. Get the giggles for cheap as The Thursday Standup Show tickets are free, with many others being only a fiver. 

Stage Time

@ Shoreditch Balls on Tuesday 16th April 2024 and 2 other Tuesdays

Only a short walk from Old Street Station you'll find the iconic Shoreditch Balls hosting Stage Time, an improv variety show that's packed with crazy stories and side-splitting sketches. Tickets start from only a fiver so grab your friends and head on down for a night of fun on the 6th and 20th of February. 

Zebrano London Soho

From Zebrano London comes The Soho Comedy Revue, which takes over the venue every Wednesday. You'll see exciting new comedians heading up on stage to perform against the clock, with the funniest acts making their way to the final.

JK Comedy Club

Just Kidding Comedy Club takes place at The Spice Of Life in Soho on Tuesdays and Saturdays, bringing together some of London's finest comedians, with credits from Netflix, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week as part of its pro showcase nights. Tickets start from only a fiver which is a bargain for the amount of laughs you're bound to have. 

The Five Points Brewing Co

Set to be one of the best comedy nights, head to The Pembury Tavern for their stand up events on the last Wednesday of every month. There'll be three comedians every time, plus the delicious ACE pizza and plenty of pints will be available.

Cloud9 Comedy

Cloud9 Comedy are making sure your Thursday nights are filled with all kinds of laughter at The Phoenix in Cavendish Square. Think three pro comedians at each event, from special celeb guests to TikTok sensations and seasoned stand-up stars, there's a whole load on the roster here - including Ali Woods and Micah Hall.

The Exhibit

Balham's The Exhibit are bringing some laughs to your Wednesdays with its fortnightly comedy events. Join your host MC Suuzie Preece for an evening spent watching talented up-and-comers perform hilarious sets that'll have you giggling all night long.

Comedy at The Rose April

@ The Rose Fulham on Thu, 25th Apr 2024 @ 20:30 - 22:30

The Rose in Fulham is a friendly local pub known for its fantastic comedy nights, and their April event is no exception. The lineup this month includes Imran Yusuf, Fiona Allen, Chris Read, James Trickey and talented MC Sion James, who have been seen on everything from Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow to Mock the Week. Tickets start from just £12.50 to this hilarious evening, starting from 7:30pm on the 25th.

Bushy Comedy

Head to The Hoxton in Shepherd's Bush for a night of giggles with Bushy Comedy. Standard tickets are £12.50 but if you're a local resident, you can bag a discount reducing them to under a tenner. What a steal. Starting from 7pm, you'll be treated to a lineup staring the circuit's very best up-and-coming comedians, plus a top headliner who'll have your sides splitting. Grab a drink from the main bar, like an espresso martini or a signature cocktail, sit back and enjoy the show.

Comedy Carnival London

One of the best nights out in London, Comedy Carnival offers a hilarious evening that you need to experience. Head to events in Covent Garden or Clapham where you'll find exceptional acts ready to give your ribs a tickling.

Fuller's Comedy on Tap

Looking for a night of laughs that won't break the bank? Fuller's Comedy on Tap have got you covered, playing host to a whole range of comics at pubs across London. Better yet, you'll get to enjoy all this for just £15 a ticket.