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The Best Comedy Clubs In South London

Picture of Lizzie Thomson
London Writer
Updated: 4 January 2018
It’s well known that Central London has a great selection of comedy clubs to offer, but did you know south of the river also has a number of high-quality nights. If you’re looking to inject some laughs into your evening, check out these great comedy clubs in South London.

Let’s Laugh Comedy Club

The Let’s Laugh Comedy night is located in local hotspots across Brixton, including The Dogstar and The Pound Cafe. Entry is completely free and the night showcases rising comedy stars, giving them a platform to perform. It also books in well-established acts who are working on new material for fans. Varied performers keep the line-ups fresh and draw regular crowds. Just be sure to get there early if you want to get a seat, as the popular night can pack out very quickly.

389 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LQ

The Dogstar, Brixton
The Dogstar, Brixton | © Chris Whippet/WikiCommons

Up the Creek Comedy Club

Some of the best comedians in the country are booked in to play at Greenwich’s Up The Creek Comedy Club. The venue holds around 300 people, but still has a nice intimate feel to it, lending it the perfect ambience for a night of laughter with friends. Previously, line-ups have featured ‘mystery acts’, which have turned out to be some of the biggest comedians in the UK! The venue hosts regular shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and books in up-and-coming talent; so if you want a sneak peek at some of the rising stars of the comedy world, make sure you book a night in at Up The Creek.

302 Creek Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9SW

Comedy Carnival Clapham

Comedy Carnival is located in a converted Victorian theatre right in the heart of Clapham. Offering monthly comedy nights, the popular venue boasts line-ups including award-winning international comedians such as Sara Pascoe and Jack Whitehall. Shows run from 8pm–10pm and are located in the same venue as the legendary Infernos nightclub, which is open until 3am if you want to carry on your night out in Clapham.

146 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UH

Comedy Carnival
Comedy Carnival | Courtesy of Comedy Carnival

Banana Cabaret Comedy Club

Located in the buzzing South London neighbourhood of Balham, Banana Cabaret is hosted at The Bedford and has been a hit with locals for over three decades. The intimate venue offers comedy nights every weekend and is set up almost in the round – perfect for a relaxed and cosy evening of laughter. Over the past 34 years, the club has seen comedy royalty take to the stage, including the likes of Catherine Tate, Jo Brand and Rob Brydon.

77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD

The London Comedy Course

If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at stand-up comedy, The London Comedy Course in New Cross offers workshops and taster sessions to whet your comedic appetite. Courses run throughout the year, and the training facility is set up like a real-life comedy club, so you can get a flavour for the real thing before performing in front of a live audience.

The Lower Space, 443 New Cross Road, London, New Cross SE14 6TA