Comedy nights in London are back, with one of the city's leading venues offering some seriously funny nights out. Join East London gem Comedy Cabin this summer as they welcome some of the world's funniest stand-ups.
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.
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.
Ready for a fab night in London? Check out Inamo's Comedy Night in Covent Garden for an evening of laughter and non-stop entertainment. Expect the likes of Steff Todd and Fiona Allen as well as a three-course dinner from the restaurant.
Dreaming of a fun bingo event in London? This hip-hop-inspired one promises non-stop fun and belly laughs. Enjoy a few raucous rounds of the game while being entertained by your elderly, yet hilarious hosts.
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.
Fancy a good ol' laugh? Yup. Then you certainly will want to check out stand-up comedy service, NextUp Comedy at a range of fabulous London venues. Whether you're crazy for improv or in the mood for witty one-liners, you can expect a boatload of top-notch comedians such as John Kearns.
Head to Farringdon restaurant The Shakespeare for a weekly dose of giggles from a gaggle of comedians. Priced at just £5, the evening will have you laughing along to professional funny men and women as they bring you the good stuff throughout the night.
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.
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.
Oh So Funny at The Heathcote and Star is the cool comedy club that you can't miss out on. Join your host, Nigel Lovell, for some hilarious acts, including the likes of Dane Baptiste headlining.
Natural Born Storytellers is heading to Aces and Eights Saloon Bar with a fun 'Festive Faux Pas' edition of its storytelling events. Head over to enjoy true tales of things going wrong around the festive season (with plenty of laughs involved), as well as the chance to tell your own.
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.
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.
This quirky London pub may be best known for its two treehouses, vegan food and excellent range of drinks, but Vaulty Towers also hosts a comedy night in its basement. Comedy Punks presents the city's latest and most talked about on the circuit, with five new acts each month.
Head to Comedy Downstairs at The Shakespeare to enjoy some of the brightest and best on the circuit. From a varied lineup of comedians to affordable drinks and cheap entry, this place is making sure laughs don't cost you a pretty penny.
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.
Rob Manuel, founder of the viral Twitter account Fesshole, is back for another live show - and, this time, it's a festive edition that's here to entertain. Expect the usual lineup of twisted confessions to make you howl, including ones from the audience, all with a Christmas twist.
Over at Stoke Newington hotspot Poster, they're hosting free comedy nights every Sunday. Snap up a ticket to ensure your table reservation, then pop on over to see a laugh-out-loud show performed by some seriously funny London comedians.
When in need of comedy theatre in London, how about this festive show merging Peter Pan with 80s film Labyrinth. Head on down to The Vaults, where classic characters, maze maestro David Bowie and a cult soundtrack awaits across a raucous performance.
Head over to the Covent Garden Social Club where they'll be putting on one of the best comedy nights in London. Kicking off from this month, you can catch the likes of Helen Bauer, Jen Brister and Hal Cruttenden doing their thing in the heart of the West End.
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.
On the hunt for a good ol' laugh? We've got just the thing; Comedy Rumblings. These guys bring together rising stars and international headliners for one of the best shows around, with music breaks, scrumptious food and top-quality drinks to keep you refreshed throughout.
Comedy theatre in London doesn't get much better than Sh!t-Faced Showtime: A Pissedmas Carol, where Dickens' famous tale is twisted by performance-enhancing booze. Expect a sozzled Scrooge to be visited by three spirits across this hilarious show.
This monthly residency sees quibbling siblings Luke and Olivia Nixon hosting their favourite comedians at The Junction near Brixton. Better yet, the lineup for the night includes live jazz music alongside those opportunities for plenty of laughs.
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.
Prepare for a dinner you won't forget in a hurry as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a disastrous three-course offering. Based on the famous series, Faulty Towers is a mixture of comedy, theatre and dining, that will bring the cult series to life like never before.
Upgrade your Wednesday night plans in Shoreditch with Top and Bottom Comedy at The Book Club. This awesome venue is touting a range of top-notch stand-up, spanning from up-and-coming to renowned names in its laidback space.
Head down to Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden and you'll find one of the best comedy nights in London. Boasting some of the best weekly shows in the business, expect incredible lineups and bottomless booze.
Featuring never before heard material from the newest and brightest talents on the stand up circuit, Comedy In Your Eye must be one of the best comedy nights in London. Head down to The Camden Eye for a night of belly laughs and beer.
One of the best comedy nights in London, this Shoreditch favourite brings you a weekly lineup of top-notch talent. Head over to Trapeze where they'll be fronting a cool combo of refreshing cocktails and lots of cackling.
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.
Pop over to East London's The Castle to catch Comedy Under Siege on the 7th of December. Five experienced comedians will perform their latest material for 15 minutes each, so if you're looking for an absolute laugh? This is the place to go.
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.
Agency Unknown is bringing you a barrel of laughs with this hilarious and immersive event that'll see you playing wacky games including 'Innuendo Charades' and ' Tequila Roulette', meeting fantastically odd characters and watching a series of hip musical comedy and cabaret like you've never seen before.
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.
Skylight has teamed up with The Comedy Store again to bring world-class talent to Peckham. The shows will be held on the venue rooftop with plenty of delicious cocktails and scrumptious street food to fuel you through the evening.
For those of you in the mood for a hilarious night like no other, be sure to check out Grinstock Comedy Club. Expect best-loved acts from the multi-award-winning Matt Rees to Britain's Got Talent's runner-up Yurkio Kontani, all while enjoying plenty of snacks and bevvies.
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.
Take a break from the booze with an afternoon of hilarious jokes and anecdotes at The Backyard Comedy Club's alcohol-free event. Tickets are just £15 and will see performances from top acts and up-and-comers.
Taking place at The Rose And Crown, Sunday Shtick Comedy is promising a hilarious lineup of comedians - sure to keep you laughing all evening. Head to this Kentish Town spot and pre-book your ticket for just £2 so you can nab a front-row seat to this awesome happening.
Bewitch Comedy Club is the stand-up show at The Glitch that delivers three top comedians to the stage every first Wednesday of the month. Expect a night of laughs from a diverse range of performers, giving under-represented voices a chance at the spotlight.
NextUp has something a little different when it comes to comedy nights in the city. Located on Oxendon Street, The Comedy Store will be boasting a Live or Die competition, where some of the city's finest up-and-coming or popular stars compete to win the yearly award.
Ready for non-stop belly laughs? Taking place at The Shirkers Rest, Top and Bottom Comedy is presenting an amazing show for just £3. Expect the likes of Benjamin Lovell and Alexander Pankhurst as these top-notch comedians test out some hilarious jokes.
Head over to Peckham for an evening of tasty tipples and hilarious comics. Batch will be hosting a brilliant monthly roster of up-and-coming comedians in their intimate location for free. I know. What's more, there's also 2-4-1 cocktails before 8pm and its BYOF too.