London Comedy: Susan Calman, Adam Hills, Joseph Morpurgo

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London Comedy: Susan Calman, Adam Hills, Joseph Morpurgo

Adam Hills: in Blackheath on 24 October

Our selection of London’s alternative, clever and offbeat comedy gigs this week.

Happy Mondays

Tiny Scottish Susan Calman headlines Happy Mondays. There will doubtless be jokes about cats, but also sharply observed sideswipes at life. Joining her in New Cross are Ginger & Black, Lucy Beaumont and MC Holly Walsh. 21 October, £5, 8pm


We have a lot of love for this trio who don't make the common sketch error of mistaking silliness for jokes. It's a new show at Invisible Dot in Kings Cross on 21-22 October (note: video below isn't entirely safe for work). £6, 9.45pm

Ugly Animal Preservation Society

Cute endangered animals get all the attention. Pandas? Yeah, make some effort please. At The Book Club, a line-up of comedians including Helen Arney, Simon Watt, Sarah Bennetto and Steve Mould each champion an ugly animal in a bid to get society to accept a new mascot. Get your voting fingers ready on 23 October. £8.80, 8pm

Joseph Morpurgo

You may have seen Joseph Morpurgo in Austentatious, but try out his debut solo show Truthmouth at the Pleasance. His character comedy was a big critical hit. 23 October, £7, 9pm

Adam Hills

The utterly marvellous Last Leg host brings his show Happyism to Blackheath Halls. There's still a handful of seats left, so book now. 24 October, £16 / £14, 8pm

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

Last Updated 19 October 2013