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 tips@londonist.com, read our guide to watching live comedy in London and our top 10 themed comedy nights.

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