London Comedy: Pun Run, The Pin, Rachel Parris, Anna Morris

Elf Lyons, with Katie Lane at Leicester Square Theatre on 22 March

Elf Lyons, with Katie Lane at Leicester Square Theatre on 22 March

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

Morris and Parris

Rachel Parris (one of excellent improv troupe Austentatious) and Anna Morris (see her bridezilla creation in the video below) take their work in progress show of sketches, songs and character comedy to the Hen and Chickens Theatre, with guests That Pair, Joseph Morpurgo and hosted by Robin Clyfan, of Robin and Partridge bonkersness. 16 March, £6.50, 7pm

New Material Flashmob

We don’t think this is actually a flashmob — we don’t think you’ll turn up to the Camden Head on 17 March, perform a stupid thing for a couple of minutes and then be sent home — but instead expect Sara Pascoe, Luke Toulson, John Robins, Johnny White and others to appear, look a bit panicked as they work through some new gags, then clear off. £3+bf, 8pm

Laughing Boy

Go to the Hackney Picturehouse on 19 March for this club night with Katherine Ryan and Andrew Lawrence off the telly, and take the opportunity to get to know Phil Jerrod a little better. £10, 8pm

The Pin

Sketchfest winners The Pin are at the Soho Theatre between 19-22 March. Duo Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen’s skits are whimsical and a bit clever — we’re following up with a full review later in the week. £12.50 / £10, 9.45pm

Pun Run

Fundraisers are often for major charities, but this Pun Run special on 20 March is to raise funds for comedian Brydie Lee-Kennedy get enough money to apply for a visa to stay in the bloody country. Whatever the reason, Pun Run is always popular so name your price (they suggest £5-£10) and go to the Camden Head to see Bec Hill, Man Buy Cow, Jim Campbell, John-Henry Falle from The Beta Males and more do some wordgaggery. 8pm

Katie Lane and Elf Lyons

Funny Women Awards hits Katie and Elf (who we saw at the Camden Fringe last year; she killed us) have a double-header at the intimate Leicester Square Theatre Lounge on 22 March. And by intimate we small, not saucy. £10 / £8, 7pm

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

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