London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 7-13 October

Where to find funny this week

Sunday: Nick Helm headlines Rise of the Idiots at The Exhibit in Balham, with Funmbi OmoTayo and Eric Lampaert with his splendid hair (8pm, £5 / £7).

Monday: Simon Munnery (pictured) presents an intimate dinner (with no food) for you and seven others at the Soho Elsewhere. With Munnery’s gift for the surreal and dry this is something not to be missed (several shows a night until 28 October, £15-£20).

Tuesday: Catch two comedians off the telly at Gits and Shiggles in Putney: Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh) and Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner), plus Ben van der Velde, Stefan Gaphausen and MC’d by Barry Ferns (8pm, £5 / £7).

Wednesday: Sink or Shpin is a comedy show with the audience on exercise bikes. We’re assured the unfit won’t collapse under the tutelage of recently divorced Clement (various times until 28 October, £10).

Thursday: PLEB Talks is back at a secret location somewhere near Goodge Street. David Trent, Ian Smith, Joe Wells, John-Luke Roberts, Bec Hill, John Kearns, Pat Cahill and Rick Turpin are talking about myths and legends; Nish Kumar and Ben Target host (7.30pm, £7-£11+bf, tickets must be bought in advance).

Friday: The London Irish Comedy Festival starts tonight at the London Irish Centre, and carries on all weekend. Acts include Abandoman, Andrew Maxwell and Cariad Lloyd, tickets range from £6-£18 or £50 for a weekend pass.

Saturday: Reginald D Hunter gets top billing at Live at the Chapel, with support from Sara Pascoe, Nick Helm, Boothby Graffoe and Doc Brown hosting (7.45pm, £18 / £16).

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