London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 4-10 November

Where to find funny this week

Sunday: If you’ve been through Bedford Square recently you may have noticed the 40 Days for Life protesters camped outside BPAS, in another of their highly controversial attempts to change the minds of women considering an abortion. The Bloomsbury Pro-Choice Alliance celebrates the end of this protest with a comedy fundraiser for Education for Choice at the Yorkshire Grey, with a line-up including Lucy Porter (pictured), Sarah Bennetto, Catie Wilkins, Iszi Lawrence, Nick Doody, Stuart Black and Tiffany Stevenson (7.30pm, £3 / £5).

Monday: Another fundraiser, and we make no apologies because the comedians are excellent. James Mullinger hosts Stand up for Women at the Soho Theatre, with Sara Pascoe, Robin Ince, Angela Barnes, Kate Smurthwaite, Juliet Meyers, Hal Cruttenden, Joel Dommett, Nick Revell, Chantal Feduchin-Pate, Adam Bloom, Ed Aczel, Wendy Wason, Carly Smallman, Stuart Goldsmith and (breathe) Ed Petrie raising cash for charity Eaves (7.30pm, £25).

Tuesday: Our Jamie recently got terrorised by Nick Helm; if that sort of thing appeals to you, head to the Flyover Comedy Club in Chiswick to catch him with one-third-of-Jigsaw Tom Craine, Stephanie Laing, Benjamin Howard and Bobby Carroll (8pm, £5 / £3).

Wednesday: One of comedy’s next big things, Chris Martin is in the weeny room at Leicester Square Theatre (9pm, £8 / £7).

Thursday: There’s a nice deal at St James Theatre, £15 to see both Hal Cruttenden (8pm) and the highly recommended and incredibly clever Jessica Fostekew (9.15pm), otherwise it’s £12.50 / £10 per show. Bargain.

Friday: It’s comedy plus at Pull the Other One in Herne Hill (9pm, £10). John Hegley brings comedy plus poetry, Otiz Canneloni brings comedy plus magic and Andrew Bailey bring comedy plus weird shit.

Saturday: There are a few tickets left for Austentatious at Leicester Square Theatre (5pm, £12.50 / £10), a sublime hour or so of an improvised Jane Austen novel. Later, you could head to Balham to see Jarred Christmas, Mike Gunn, Tom Deakin and one of Londonist’s favourite comedians Andrew O’Neill at Banana Cabaret (9pm, £16 / £13).

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