The Comedy Store Players
You can’t have a comedy night list without The Comedy Store, perhaps the most famous comic institution in London. Every Sunday night it brings together the best comics for improvised fun – and it nearly always features Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.
The Comedy Store, Oxendon Street, London, 0844 871 7699
Just the Tonic Saturday Night Show
The Comedy Loft hosts the Just the Tonic nights once a week in Camden with four different acts from the UK and abroad every week. You can pre-order food and drinks before you go and there’s always an after party after the show.
11 East Yard, Chalk Farm Road, London, 020 3740 3700
The Friday Night Show
Fridays are big league comedian time at the Up the Creek comedy club in Greenwich. Plus there’s plenty of surprises as the support slots are kept secret, so who knows who’ll you’ll see. This community focused comedy club also has free afternoon comedy sets for mums and you can bring the baby.
302 Creek Road, Greenwich, London, 020 8858 4581
Top Secret Comedy Club
Popular with students and those on a budget, Top Secret is a back-to-basics comedy night in Soho, with a mix of up and coming new acts and TV-level comics looking to hone new material (regulars include Sean Walsh, Rich Hall, Eddie Izzard). It’s open every day bar Christmas Day. It’s raucous, underground and feels like a proper secret. Oh, and it’s got a cheap bar which always helps.
Drury Lane, Soho, London, 07956 539784
The 99 Club
The 99 Club consistently wins awards for being the best comedy club in London. It has five venues across London and has comedy on every night of the week. Expect to see a lot of panel show comics like Nathan Caton and Ivo Graham.
Laugh Out London
Laugh Out London organise comedy nights at a range of London venues from Tooting to Kings Cross. Coming up this summer is Sara Pascoe, Marcel Lucont and Andrew Maxwell.
Always Be Comedy
With two venues in south London, Always Be Comedy has regular nights that mix up top notch performers (Jack Dee, Harry Hill) with silly games and lots of audience participation.
The Piccadilly Comedy Club
Consistently a good laugh, The Piccadilly Comedy Club returns in June 2017 after its host pub, The Comedy Pub, gets a refurb. It runs shows Friday and Saturdays and for twenty quid you can also get a meal at Tiger Tiger next door. You’ll find a range of UK comedians and the club stays open until 2am if you want to stay on.
7 Oxendon Street, London, 020 7839 7261
Soho Theatre has a range of different comedy nights from pre-Edinburgh shows to smaller touring comedy works. Michael MacIntrye, Dom Joly and Sean Hughes are all slated for the summer to try new work.
Dean St, Soho, London, 020 7478 0100
Angel Comedy Pro Night
Angel pub The Bill Murray (yes, really) has comedy every night of the week and is geared towards many trying out new material, but once a month there’s a pro night where four big name comics come together to make you chuckle. This is a lovely new club with it’s heart in the right place.
Queen’s Head Street, Angel, London, 020 7502 7151