London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 12-18 June

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 78 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 12-18 June

Our choice of where to find funny this week

Sunday: So, looking at the weather, a comedy gig at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre might not be the cleverest tip, but it's Jeremy Hardy. It's worth risking getting a bit wet for Jeremy Hardy (7.45pm, £15).

Monday: There are Edinburgh previews from Elis James and the always inventive, always brilliant, Robin Ince at Happy Mondays at the Amersham Arms (8pm, £6).

Tuesday: Head to the Rosemary Branch Theatre for a double bill of Edinburgh previews. Tim Clare tells you How to be a Leader (8pm, £5) while John Osborne adapts his book Radio Head and plays some of the records he won from John Peel in 2002 (also Monday, 9.30pm, £5).

Wednesday: Helen Arney joins the Lolitics crew at the Camden Head (8pm, £5). Chris Coltrane hosts a night of leftfield political comedy and hands out cake.

Thursday: Alex Horne MCs a comedy and variety night at the Chicken Shed, with Colin Hoult, sketch types Sheeps, Tom Adams and magician Peter Scarlett (8.30pm, £10).

Friday: Richard Herring (you do know AIOTM is still happening on Mondays, right?) MCs another Bush Hall Presents and we're getting a bit flappy and breathless at the line-up: Adam Buxton, Isy Suttie and Andy Zaltzman (8.30pm, £16).

Saturday: John Finnemore's trying out material for his new Radio 4 sketch show at The Albany from 8pm (£6), and will be every two weeks throughout July. New stuff every time. That's a lot of sketches.

Book ahead: You might as well grab tickets for July's Festival of the Spoken Nerd now, with Helen Arney, Matt Parker, Steve Mould and guests Matt Kirshen and Dr Hugh Hunt. Because god knows if you leave it much later it'll just sell out (11th July, 8pm, £6).

Let us know about intelligent, alternative, friendly new comedy gigs, clubs and shows around Town: tips@londonist.com.

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Last Updated 11 June 2011