Our selection of London’s alternative, clever and offbeat comedy gigs this week.
Three of the country's best character comedians - Adam Riches, Nick Mohammed and Colin Hoult - have knocked together this hour for your delight at Invisible Dot, King's Cross, on 2 December. £6, 8pm
Mitch Benn and the Distractions' musical comedy club is putting on a Christmas extravaganza at The Phoenix on 3 December. More tickets are being released but get them fast: this line up of Bec Hill, Jay Foreman, Jonny & the Baptists, Josie Lawrence, Arthur Smith, Steve Pretty, Marcel Lucont and tons more will sell out. £8.25, 8.15pm
We all love Miles Jupp, right? In Balamory, Rev or various panel shows, he's got the right balance of young fogey and razor sharp wit. See his work in progress show at Invisible Dot on 3 December. £8, 7.30pm
We [Heart] Comedy
Viv Groskop hosts this club night at the Effra Social in Brixton on 4 December, with Patrick Monahan, Nish Kumar, Carly Smallman, Don Tran and Luke Graves. £5-£3.50, 8.15pm
See the whimsical, musical Canadian for 0p at the Camden Head on 7 December, plus new material from Ellie White, Birthday Girls, Patrick Turpin, Oscar Jenkyn Jones, Daniel Cook and Natasia Demetriou. Free, 8pm
We're promised a mega-famous comedian at Sunday Special in Greenwich. But we definitely know Suzi Ruffell and Ed Gamble are on the bill, so that's worth it anyway. 8 December, £6 / £4, 7.30pm
Still in Greenwich: a new perfomance space opens in the lower hold of the Cutty Sark in January, and part of their inaugural season is some good comedy. Alan Davies is already sold out (sorry), but Ross Noble's doing a (more or less) fortnightly show of improv from 31 January-25 April (£12.50) and Richard Herring does his Meaning of Life show on 5 February (£12.50).