London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 26 May-1 June

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 58 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 26 May-1 June

Brendon Burns / photo by Steve Ullathorne

Where to find funny this week

Sunday 26 May: Head to Hammersmith for two extended preview sets from Lucy Porter and Henry Parker at Twice as Nice Comedy (8pm, £5).

Monday 27 May: Richard Herring is back at Leicester Square Theatre, clutching his Bronze Sony Award, for more podcasting. This week's guest is Chris Addison (7.30pm, £14).

Tuesday 28 May: Fresh from filming Game of Thrones, Gemma Whelan steps back into her Chastity Butterworth persona for a show at Hen and Chickens (9.30pm, £7 / £5).

Wednesday 29 May: Bec Hill, Lenny Sherman, Sami Stone, Diane Spencer and Mike Sheer are at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green for a fiver, or for a tenner you can have a curry before the comedy (food from 7pm, gig 8.30pm).

Thursday 30 May: The Always Be summer season of Edinburgh previews is well under way. Catch Alex Horne and Carl Donnelly at the Tommyfield (8pm, £5 / £6).

Friday 31 May: Brendon Burns and Ed Aczel test out their new Edinburgh material at the Camden Head. This will definitely be worth seeing (8pm, £5).

Saturday 1 June: If haven't yet experienced Sean Hughes's 2012 Edinburgh show, see it at the Arts Theatre Thu-Sat. It's about life, death and getting old (8pm, £18 / £16).

Book ahead: Aziz Ansari, Parks and Recreation's wonderful Tom Haverford, brings his solo tour to Hammersmith Apollo on 15 June (£28.50+bf).

Tip us off to friendly, intelligent, alternative comedy around town, read our guide to watching live comedy in London and our top 10 themed comedy nights.

Last Updated 25 May 2013