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).