London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 31 July-6 August

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 77 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 31 July-6 August

Our pick of where to find funny this week

Sunday: There's a ton of stand up to choose from at the PBH Free Fringe in Balham. We like the sound of Richard Dawkins Does Not Exist And We Can Prove It (Tavistock, 12pm). Alternatively, in the final throw of the dice before Edinburgh, Josie Long and Matt Green are at East Meets Jest (8pm, £10).

Monday: Down at the Hot August Fringe, James Dowdeswell explores the concept of the doofus (Battersea Barge, 10pm, £7).

Tuesday: We love Helen Keen. So we're very excited that she's bringing her new show to the Camden Fringe (Etcetera Theatre, 9pm, £7). After tackling space, now she's turning her attention to robots! And the future!

Wednesday: Richard Purnell's show Boobs, Work & Me is a mix of spoken word and comedy, alongside three other poet comedians: Paul Cree, Sean Mahoney and Gary from Leeds (Hen and Chickens until Saturday, 7.30pm, £10).

Thursday: Didn't win tickets to Doug Stanhope? Well, they may cost £25 / £27.50 but we reckon he's worth forking out for at the Leicester Square Theatre (7.30pm).

Friday: Bright Club is going Green at the Camden Fringe. This night of academics, comedians and musicians is one of the best variety nights around - you might be wise booking in advance (Bloomsbury Theatre Studio, 7.30pm, £5).

Saturday: Head to the Bedford in Balham for club night Banana Cabaret, with stand ups Simon Evans, Rob Rouse, Roger Monkhouse and Pierre Hollins (9pm, £14 / £10).

Book ahead: This Bush Hall Presents show may be in November, but when we say it's got Richard Herring and Stewart Lee on the bill you'll understand why we're advising to get tickets (£16.50) early.

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

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Last Updated 30 July 2011