London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 30 June-6 July

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 54 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 30 June-6 July

The Beta Males / photo by Rob Pirouet

Where to find funny this week

Sunday 30 June: Austentatious improvise a Jane Austen novel at Leicester Square Theatre (7pm, £12.50 / £10). The troupe include Cariad Lloyd and Rachel Parris, and we'll buy a pint on the next pub crawl for anyone who gets this week's £10 note story into the plot.

Monday 1 July: Characters and sketches in a double bill of previews at Leicester Square Theatre from Joseph Morpurgo and The Beta Males (7pm, £6 / £5).

Tuesday 2 July: Mae Martin headlines a free show at the Camden Head alongside Ellie White and Jamie Demetriou (7.30pm). Expect songs, characters and sketches.

Wednesday 3 July: Burger Bear provide the food at Invisible Dot's BBQ Previews, where you get two Edinburgh preview shows and a burger for a tenner. Today's performers are Josh Widdicombe and Luke Wright, which is a sodding bargain (7pm, £10).

Thursday 4 July: Ye Olde Rose and Crown in Walthamstow is the venue for Guffaw's week-long comedy festival. Move fast for the remaining tickets to see Tim Vine (8.30pm, £12.50) but other acts appearing include Simon Munnery, Richard Herring and Russell Kane.

Friday 5 July: Dan Clark is at the Soho Theatre for three nights (4-6 June): guests confirmed for the whole run include Pappy's, Daniel Simonsen, Brett Goldstein, Oyster Eyes and Ginger & Black, but what we can't do is let you know who's on which night. Sorry (9.30pm, £12.50).

Saturday 6 July: Robin Ince tells you about his favourite scientists and some of the weirder theories of early science. We've never seen this guy live without wanting to read more widely. We invariably fail, but the inspiration's there at the Udderbelly if you want it (7.45pm, £15.50).

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Last Updated 29 June 2013

mrseanbrightman

To add to all this, on Tuesday at the Pipeline near Liverpool Street Station We Love Comedy has a triple preview with Bridget Christie, Michael Fabbri and Milo McCabe. It's only £6.50 in advance. Then on Wednesday at Effra Social in Brixton they have superstar Terry Alderton, Diane Spencer and Kevin Shepherd all doing Edinburgh preview highlights. Just search for 'we love comedy'.