London Comedy: Luisa Omielan, Simon Munnery, Political Animal

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

Lost Treasures Of The Black Heart

Josie Long’s club night, a paean to the obscure and undersung, returns to the Black Heart in Camden on 6 May. Expect Nat Metcalfe, costumes, stand up, sketches and all kinds of larking about. Probably about £5 (we can’t find the actual price anywhere), 8pm

Simon Munnery

Munnery’s experimental Fylm Makker style is taken up by guests Rob Newman, John Hegley and Gareth Morinan at Invisible Dot in King’s Cross on 6 May. £10, 7pm

John Osborne And The Islanders

You might have seen John Osborne doing his show John Peel’s Shed, using a box of records won from the legendary DJ on which to hang a story of his life (see the old promo below). He’s recently spent a year walking Britain’s beaches and a new show documents a lunchtime walk, and the lives of the people to be found there. In a double bill at the Pleasance on 7 May, you can also see The Islanders, an indie musical featuring Amy Mason, Eddie Argos (lead singer of Art Brut) and folk star Jim Moray. £10 / £8, 7.30pm

Political Animal

His Bugle podcast partner may have his own show in America, but Andy Zaltzman hosts satire night Political Animal at Udderbelly on the South Bank. Guests on 8 May are Ian Stone, Tiffany Stevenson and Tiernan Douieb. £15.50, 9pm

Luisa Omielan

You’ve got two more chances to catch Luisa Omielan’s sellout, critically acclaimed show What Would Beyonce Do? at the big purple Udderbelly tent on 9 and 17 May. £15.50, 10.45pm / 7.45pm

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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