London Comedy: Milton Jones, Zoe Lyons, Nish Kumar

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London Comedy: Milton Jones, Zoe Lyons, Nish Kumar

See Zoe Lyons at St James Theatre on 5 September.

Our selection of London’s comedy gigs this week.

Laugh Til It Hurts

Ava Vidal, Carey Marx and Paul Sinha headline a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support on Monday 2 September at The Comedy Store. Gordon Southern MCs and introduces other acts, including Paul Tonkinson, Sean Collins and Paul Thorne (8pm, £13).

Tickled Pig

This comedy night promises Percy Pigs, which is a kind of bribery we wholeheartedly condone. Nish Kumar tops the bill at the Canal Cafe Theatre on 4 September, and you can also see Alfie Brown, Amy Hoggart, Matt Rees, Fin Taylor, Sam Chaplin, Robbie Ormrod and Dom Tabone. Andy Mac keeps everyone in line (7.30pm, £10 / £9).

Zoe Lyons

St James Theatre's Studio is an odd place to watch comedy: basically it's rather posh, the kind of place you quaff a classy bottle of red than sink pints of cooking lager. Head there anyway on 5 September to catch Zoe Lyons – her most recent Edinburgh show was particularly good, a must if you're a fan of acerbic wit (8pm, £15 / £12.50).

Laugh Out Loud London

Tom Webb, of exceptionally long running comedy show NewsRevue (see it at the Canal Cafe Theatre) headlines at the Camden Head on 6 September, plus Holly Burn, Stuart Laws, Matthew Highton, Adam Larter and Andy Barr, all for £3 (doors open 8pm).

Dead Parrot Society

If you're out west, a new season of The Dead Parrot Society is starting at The Royal Oak in Teddington on 6 September. Viv Groksop hosts (checked out her book I Laughed, I Cried), with Sara Pascoe, Laurence Owen, Bisha K Ali, Henry Von Stifle and Nena Edwards on the bill (8pm, £10).

Milton Jones

The deadpan one-line merchant is recording a DVD of his latest show, On The Road, at Bloomsbury Theatre on 7 September. Silent chucklers may not be appreciated (7.30pm, £17.50 + £2.50 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 31 August 2013