London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 8-14 May

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 90 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 8-14 May

Our choice of where to find funny this week.

Sunday: You might be lucky and score some tickets to see Stephen Merchant, Josh Widdicombe and Late Night Gimp Fight at Up the Creek in Greenwich (7.30pm, £6 / £4) but if not, scoot up City Road to see Scott Capurro, Wendy Wason, Hayley Ellis and Joel Dommet at the New Red Lion (8pm, £10).

Monday: If you liked the sound of Adam Riches but prefer your comedy all mixed together, head to the Canal Cafe Theatre for Test Tube Comedy. Also on the bill are George Ryegold, James Redmond, Rachel Parris, The Behemoth and Jo Breeze. 7.30pm start, £5 in advance or £7 on the door.

Alternatively, Rich Hall headlines Old Rope, alongside Sarah Kendall, Chris Martin, Paul Pirie and people off of the telly (8.30pm, tickets £5).

Tuesday: Hen and Chickens host a double bill of rising sketch acts - Sheeps and Dregs. No, the names don't sound too promising, but thinking about it we reckon most sketch troupes have pretty sketchy names (9.30pm, £6.50).

Wednesday: We laughed ourselves sick at The Brandreth Papers last year, and Benet returns to the Canal Cafe Theatre at 9.30pm in preparation for an Edinburgh run. Well worth the fiver entry.

Thursday: Duncan Edwards, Zoe Lyons and Brett Goldstein are a powerful trio for a standard comedy club night. Get yourselves to the 99 Club by 8.30pm, and book online for a half price discount (normal ticket price £16). Or try and flag down someone giving away half price flyers in Leicester Square.

Friday: Simon Munnery laughs in the face of Friday the 13th. Then he probably follows it up with a killer witticism. He's at the Dulwich Festival with magicio-comedian Pete Firmin. Terry Saunders hosts (8.30pm, £10).

Saturday: Milton Jones, Mitch Benn and Ian Moore provide top-notch laughs for a Saturday night at the George IV in Chiswick (doors 8.15pm, tickets £12). Did you ever hear Mitch Benn's Proud of the BBC song? No? Remedy that now.

Book ahead: We were all set to tell you about Henning Wehn's gigs at the Betsey Trotwood this week, but they're completely sold out. If you want to catch this brilliantly dry German, there are some tickets left for, um, 25th and 26th July.

Let us know about intelligent, alternative, friendly new comedy gigs, clubs and shows around Town:

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Last Updated 07 May 2011