London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 17-23 July

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 77 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 17-23 July

We're giving up making one selection per day of where to find funny this week - it's serious Edinburgh preview time.

Sunday: Kerry Godliman and Carl Donnelly preview stuff at the Wimbledon Comedy Club at Bertie's Bar (8pm, £4), Emily Watson Howes and Jigsaw (who are Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema) double up at the Pleasance (8pm, £10), sketchists The Beta Males do a train job at Leicester Square Theatre (6pm, £7), Chris Cox is at the Canal Cafe Theatre (7pm, £7) and Paul Sinha and Stephen Carlin at Crack Comedy in Kingston (8pm, £8 / £4).

Monday: There are still - though we don't know why - tickets left for the New Horizons benefit gig for London's homeless at the Prince Edward Theatre. The line-up includes Ed Byrne, Dara O'Briain, Al Murray, Lucy Porter, Dan Antopolski and is hosted by none other than Jon Snow (7.30pm, £10 / £20 / £35).

Edinburgh works in progress: Leicester Square Theatre is packed with 'em: Edward Aczel (7pm, £7), Simon Munnery (9pm, £7), Domestic Goddi and Andy Zaltzman (7.30pm, £6 / £5); David Mulholland and Kate Smurthwaite are at the Soho Comedy Club (8pm, £5 / £7) and Lewis Schaffer is still free until famous at the Source Below (8pm, free).

Tuesday: One of the few comics not to be desperately honing in time for Edinburgh is Australian Sam Simmons (yes, he will be in Scotland but not with this show). See his award winning tale of all the many ways he's failed at life at the Soho Theatre until 30th July (9.30pm, £10 - £ 17.50).

Other previews: Isy Suttie and Elis James share a bill at the Leicester Square Theatre (7.30pm, £10), Sophie Alderson is running for President at the Canal Cafe Theatre (9.30pm, £5), Richard Herring and Jimmy McGhie are on at the Pleasance (8pm, £10) and Gareth Richards, Holly Walsh and Tommy Tiernan play Downstairs at the Kings Head (8pm, £7 / £5).

Wednesday: Comedy Gold returns with Daniel Rigby (you know, the guy who beat Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith to this year's Best Actor BAFTA), Pippa Evans and James Redmond (8pm, £7.50).

Edinburgh? OK: Tim Vine brings his Chat Show to Lowdown at the Albany (8pm, £6), Andrew Maxwell and David Trent are at Kings Place (8pm, £12 / £10) or fill up on sketches with Idiots of Ants and Delete the Banjax at the New Diorama Theatre (7.30pm, £9.50),

Thursday: Maybe we'll see you at Invisible Dot for previews from Josie Long and Adam Riches - and a free barbeque (7.30pm, £7)? Of course if you want to snub us you could try Andi Osho at the Comedy Tree (8.30pm, £10 / £4), Barry and Stuart at Jacksons Lane (8pm, £10), NewsRevue at the Canal Cafe Theatre (9.30pm, £10), Josh Howie at Hen and Chickens (9.30pm, £6), go to Lowdown at the Albany for Robin Ince, Michael Legge, the Segue Sisters and Jigsaw (8pm, £5) or Tim Key and James Acaster at Kings Place (8pm, £12 / £10)...

Friday: Ealing's Comedy Festival closes with sets from Phil Nichol, Jo Caulfield, Ian Stone, Ninia Benjamin, Addy van der Borgh, Raymond and Mr Timpkins and Jeff Innocent (7.30pm, £17.50).

The fabulous John Hegley does an old Edinburgh show at Jacksons Lane (8pm, £10), or for new stuff catch Henning Wehn and Matthew Crosby at the Albany in Deptford (8pm, £5 / £7), Lewis Costello at the Leicester Square Theatre (10pm, £8) or Carey Marx at the Hampstead Comedy Club (7.45pm, £5).

Saturday: We Are Klang-er Steve Hall previews his solo show alongside Ahir Shah at the Pleasance (8pm, £10), American filmmaker and journalist Harmon Leon takes a look at irony at the Canal Cafe Theatre (7.30pm, £7.50), Bridget Christie, Jess Ransom and Chris Cox are all gigging at Kings Place (7pm, £14 / £12),  Ian D Montford and Joanna Neary preview stuff at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre (7.30pm / 9pm, £8 per show) and Mark Dolan is at the New Diorama Theatre (9pm, £8).

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

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Last Updated 16 July 2011