There is always something on for those in search of a laugh whether it be watching a comedian try new material in a small backroom of a pub or a big headline act performing in a large venue you will find it here in London.
For headline comedy acts coming to London go to our londonstranger/events page and click on the comedy filter.
6-7 days a week comedy venues.... Angel Comedy (Camden Head, Angel & Bill Murray, Angel) The 99 Club (Leicester Square) Comedy Store (Leicester Square) Top Secret Comedy Club (Covent Garden) Camden Comedy Club (Camden Head, Camden Town)
Free Comedy....Angel Comedy (Camden Head & Bill Murray Angel)
London doesn't have a comedy festival to rival the big three, Montreal, Edinburgh and Melbourne but nor does it need to with big acts playing in the city all year round making it the comedy capital of the world. Here are some of the comedy festivals the city put on.
Vault Festival - (Waterloo, January - March)
Underbelly Festival - (Jubilee Gardens, Southbank April - September)
Balham Comedy Festival - (Bedford Pub, part of Banana Cabaret, Balham June/July)
Ealing Comedy Festival - (Ealing, Mid july)
Jewish Comedy Festival - (Hampstead, December)
British comedian Russell Howard was once asked by a gravelly ill teenage fan, who was at the stage of planning his funeral, to attend his funeral dressed as a Penis. The teenager also wanted his father to go dressed as the grimreaper (what an awesome kid)!...Luckily for Russell and the teenager, he made a miracle recovery!