London Comedy: Robin Ince, Josie Long, Jay Foreman

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Robin Ince, at Happy Mondays and with Josie Long in Stratford.

Our selection of London’s comedy gigs this week.

Mae Martin

Short notice for this one, but there’s a free gig at the Camden Head tonight, 5 October, with whimsical, musical Canadian Mae Martin headlining. Joining her are Patrick Turpin, Sarah Campbell and Oscar Jenkyn Jones. 7.30pm, free.

Max & Ivan

Our reaction to Max & Ivan’s last show was that it was just “too good for human words“. We haven’t seen the new one yet but we trust them enough to still recommend their high-paced sketches. At the Soho Theatre 7-12 October, £10-£17.50.

Robin Ince / Josie Long

A couple of opportunities to see possibly the hardest working man in comedy. He’s headlining Happy Mondays in New Cross with Joel Dommett, Katherine Ryan and Alistair Green on 7 October, 8pm, £5, and then with Josie Long in a live version of their Utter Shambles podcast. They’re at Stratford Circus on 11 and 12 October, 8pm, £14 / £12.

Jay Foreman

If you enjoyed Jay’s song about all the tube stations (see below), get yourself to the Pleasance on 8 and 9 October, for an hour of adorable musical wizardry. 7.30pm, £7

Tip us off to friendly, intelligent, alternative comedy around town hello@londonist.com, read our guide to watching live comedy in London and our top 10 themed comedy nights.

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