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 21st June 2017
We all know the tale; a giant gorilla terrifies the citizens of New York, falls in love and meets his miserable end. This retelling will have you crying - with laughter - as award nominated directors and actors join together to bring you a hilarious comedy.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
For a comedy night in June that you're not likely to forget in a hurry, head to The Bill Murray Theatre in Islington and watch the comedy genius of Joseph Morpurgo in full force on stage. Eccentric, quirky and downright bizarre, this comedy show will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you.
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.
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.
What’s better than a comedy night in London? One on a boat. The Tattershall Castle isn’t just a barge containing some of the most reasonably priced drinks and food in the area, they also attract some of the finest comedians to make a night that’s quite different from the rest.
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.
Don’t Panic I’m Islamic sees some of the brightest Muslim comedians go head-to-head for a green card in a hilarious game show. Judged by two equally funny judges, contestants Omar Hamdi, Esther Manito and Amrou Al-Kadhi must compete in a variety of challenges including stand-up, answering green card application questions and delivering Fox News ‘headlines’.
The Lighthouse is being taken over ever Wednesday night for a huge night of shenanigans headed by DJ Matthew Clowes and Gersch. Head to Shoreditch for an evening of stand-up, live music and fun and games, all fuelled by Mexican food from Chilango.
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.
Looking for a fun new way to enjoy comedy in London? Held at the ever grand Union Chapel, head on over to Islington as Live At The Chapel is churning out some of the best in laughs and stand-up names for a night of giggles to remember.
In celebration of Pride 2017, The Pride Improv festival is uniting some of the best names in queer improv comedy for one special event. With support from QI, 20% Less, Imogene, and a brand new mixer team created for the festival, expect games, comedy, theatre, musicals, drag acts, stand-up and more at this hilarious improv comedy masterclass.
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.
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.
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...
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 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.
How about a whole week of laugh-out-loud comedy? Laugh Out London are hosting their annual comedy festival, featuring tonnes of stand-out stars including Tim Key, Rose Matafeo, Nick Helm and loads more household names.
Taking place in the Dogstar in Brixton, Doggystyle is back with another hot line-up of comedy. Join the likes of Fin Taylor as the hilarious stand-up takes to the stage with his hilarious, political and pertinent routine.
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.
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.