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
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
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
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