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 10th February 2017
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
Join some of the UK's best loved comedians at the charming North London pub, The Old Queen's Head, as they put on a night of huge comedy. There will be a whole host of award-winning acts including Sara Pascoe and Bridget Christie all for an incredibly reasonable £5.
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.
Taking to the Arts Theatre until March 2017, this comedic theatre show follows the lives of two hapless romantics, following an achingly-funny drunken meeting. Honoured with an award from Fringe, Dirty Great Love Story promises big laughs, clever poetry and wholly-engrossing storytelling.
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 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.
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.
Eleanor Conway's had one hell of a time. The former music journalist has travelled the world, starring in porn and working for the Chinese mafia along the way. Now clean and sober, the comedian is back in London performing her hilarious stand-up; outrageous, shocking and brave, this is a show unlike any other.
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.
Gin magnate Cornelius Juniper has gone missing and it’s up to one amateur detective to solve the mystery: John Jobling and his housemaid, Doris Golightly. This 1940s radio-style comedy adventure is an evening of honest laughs and even more honest gin – as viewers are treated to a complimentary Boutique Gin & Tonic.
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.
Laugh Train Home have been entertaining East London for two years and they show no sign of stopping as they continue with their comedy Thursdays. Head to the People's Park Tavern in Hackney to see a riotously funny stand up each week; tickets start from £6 and past names have included Reginald D Hunter and Seann Walsh.
For a night of outrageous comedy, it’s time to visit The Old Queen’s Head for Thom Foole’s House Party. Expect a night of comedy, storytelling, mischief, party games and even a bit of dancing performed by some of the craziest acts in the country.