London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 18-23 December

Where to find funny next week

Sunday: The No Pressure to be Funny podcast team are doing their review of the year at the Leicester Square Theatre (8pm, £10), hosted by James O’Brien with a brilliant raft of guests: Rich Hall, Miles Jupp, Miranda Sawyer, Ken Livingstone, George Monbiot and Mitch Benn and the Distractions.

Monday: Tom Palmer and Tom Stourton are the Toms in Totally Tom, nominated for the Newcomer award at Edinburgh this year. For their show at the New Red Lion Theatre (8pm, £6) they’re joined by more Toms (Craine and Rosenthal), Henry Paker, Adam Hess, Max and Ivan and Sam Simmons.

Tuesday: Anarcho-goth-surrealist Andrew O’Neill is one of our favourite comedians and he’s on at Lolitics at the Black Heart, alongside Nick Revell, Sarah Bennetto, James W Smith, Naomi McAulife and your host Chris Coltrane (8pm, £3).

Wednesday: Improvisers Anonymous are tonight’s performers at the Olive Theatre‘s week of improv. These guys specialise in Whose Line Is It Anyway style games (7.30pm, £7).

Thursday: Hampstead Comedy Club starts its run of pre-Christmas Traditional Jewish Comedy Shows, with Mark Maier, Sol Bernstein host Ivor Dembina and, tonight, Juliet Myers and tomorrow Josh Howie (8.30pm, £11.50).

Friday: We can’t think of a better way to ramp up for Christmas than Bourgeois & Maurice’s Fa La La La La at the Soho Theatre (9.45pm, £15 / £12.50, also on all week and 28th Dec-7th Jan). If you haven’t seen their pisstake of the John Lewis ad, press the play button.

Tip us off to intelligent, alternative, friendly comedy gigs, clubs and shows around London: tips@londonist.com. Photo by Joel Jefferies from the Londonist Flickr pool

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