Where to find funny this week
Sunday 21 July
Pair up these two excellent comics previewing at Hen and Chickens: camp, acerbic Joe Lycett is on at 7.30pm (£6) followed by heroically moustachioed Mike Wozniak, who we like enormously (9.30pm, £4).
Monday 22 July
Rachel Parris takes a brief time out from improv at Austentatious for a preview of musical comedy at the Mimetic Festival in Enfield (7.30pm, £10-£7). There's plenty of other stuff happening at Mimetic, too.
Tuesday 23 July
If you're one of the 10m people who've viewed Rubberbandits' song Horse Outside you might be interested to see them at Soho Theatre, on until 27 July (9.30pm, £10-£20).
Wednesday 24 July
Liam Williams (of Sheeps sketch trio) and Amy Hoggart, in her Pattie Brewster guise, are previewing their new Edinburgh shows at The Vine between Kentish Town and Highgate. And for an extra special treat, straightfaced Norwegian Daniel Simonsen MCs (8pm, free).
Thursday 25 July
You can see Daniel Simonsen properly preview his new Edinburgh show alongside Marcus Brigstocke and Gareth Richards with this Always Be triple bill at The Tommyfield in Kennington (6.55pm, £7 + bf).
Friday 26 July
The Balham Free Fringe starts today and runs all weekend. Among Friday's acts we can recommend Nathaniel Metcalfe and Kate Smurthwaite: other days catch Phill Jupitus, Wil Hodgson, Jessica Fostekew, Sarah Campbell, Chris Coltrane, Stuart Laws and Gareth Morinan – all free, obviously.
Saturday 27 July
Josh Widdicombe, of The Last Leg fame, previews his next show at Canada Water Culture Space (7.30pm, £10 / £8).