London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 5-11 February

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 82 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 5-11 February

Where to find funny next week

Sunday: Max and Ivan's Roffle Club brings you character and sketch comedy from Clever Peter, Cariad Lloyd, The Three Englishmen and Nick Helm, all at the Leicester Square Theatre (7.30pm, £8 / £6).

Monday: Still at Leicester Square Theatre, it's Stand Up Tragedy: part cabaret, part variety, all tragedy. There's massive list of guests, including Festival of the Spoken Nerd-ers Steve Mould, Matt Parker and Helen Arney, Alison Thea-Skot, Tony Hickson, Liars’ League, author Tania Hershman, Emily Lewsen and Radcliffe Royds from storytellers Spark London, MJ Hibbett, Richard Tyrone Jones, Vanessa Gebbie and possibly more, all put together by Dave Pickering (7pm, £10 / £8).

Tuesday: Hip hop improvisers Abandoman headline The Distraction Club at the Phoenix (8pm, £7.50 / £10), plus more musical comedy from Wilfredo, Christian Reilly, The Segue Sisters, Matt Blair and your glorious hosts, Mitch Benn and the Distractions.

Wednesday: Celia Pacquola's quirky observations are deservedly getting her on TV: see her IRL at Duke's Headliners in Putney (8pm, £6 / £7), with Benny Boot, Joel Dommet, Brett Goldstein and Carly Smallman.

Thursday: Tonight is perfect to catch two very talented comedians at the Soho Theatre: Mark Watson (also novelist and part of the brilliant We Need Answers team) is on at 7.45pm (£15 / £12.50) followed by Andy Zaltzman (part Political Animal, part Bugle podcast, part cricket writer) at 9.30pm (£10-£15).

Friday: This is an excellent line-up: James Sherwood, Tom Wrigglesworth, Ben Norris and the relentless Tony Law at Banana Cabaret in Balham (9pm, £14 / £10).

Saturday: Canadian Dana Alexander headlines at tonight's Hampstead Comedy Club (see her in action below), alongside Josh Howie, Chris Neil and host Ivor Dembina (8.30pm, £10 / £8.50).

Book ahead: Following the excruciatingly honest and brilliant Do Nothing tour, there are still a few tickets left for Simon Amstell's new show at Richmond on 20 May (£21) and Shepherd's Bush Empire on 8 and 9 June (£23 + fees).

Tip us off to intelligent, alternative, friendly comedy gigs, clubs and shows around London:

Last Updated 04 February 2012