London Stand-Up And Sketch Comedy: 3-9 April

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London Stand-Up And Sketch Comedy: 3-9 April

Our choice of where to find funny this week.

Sunday: Have a Geek Night Out Downstairs at the Comedy Pub, Oxenden Street W1. 7.30pm, free entry.

Monday: Meet Jeff the Sandwich at the After School Club, a delightful night of mischief and mirth, hosted by Chris Coltrane. Not only will you giggle at comedians getting nonsensical and whimsical in a no-heckles habitat but you'll max out your sugar levels with lots of lovely cake. 8 for 8.30pm, upstairs at the Camden Head, NW1, £5.

Also, two chances to see Tim Key's Slutcracker at Lyric, Shaftesbury Ave at 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Tickets £14-16.50.

Tuesday: Pleasance Islington tries out new comedians to take to Edinburgh this summer at the Comedy Reserve Try Outs at 8pm, just £5 (also Monday). Previous winners include Jack Whitehall and Holly Walsh.

The Distraction Club is a fab new monthly music and comedy club hosted by Mitch Benn and the Distractions downstairs at The Phoenix, Cavendish Square W1. The launch night has a great line up: Shlomo, Helen Arney, The Seque Sisters, Jay Foreman, Matt Blair and Nick Doody but advance tickets have already sold out. There will be a limited number on the door, £8. 'Like' them on Facebook so you don't miss out next month.

It's also the first night of Shazia Mirza's brand new stand-up show 'Multiple Choices' at Soho Theatre, £10-13, until 16 April.

Wednesday: David Schneider plays a charity gig at Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue tonight. Tickets £10 including refreshments, starts 8pm.

Thursday: Bang Said The Gun does poetry like stand up comedy. If you like "underpants, sex, gravy and Keith Moon" then you'll want to pay a fiver for this. At the Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street SE1.

Friday: This week's wild card: try the Squiffy Journals at Etcetera Theatre, Camden. They're trying out their best sketches to hone them for Edinburgh. We approve. You can't start too early if you want to get it good for the fest. 9.30pm, £8.50.

Saturday: Time for the children to be made to laugh at the Soho Theatre Comedy Club 4 Kids. Tickets £10, family ticket £30. Starts 1pm.

Heads up those who'd like to make a career out of making laughs: Next weekend is the London Comedy Writers Festival. Get a discount if you book with Spoonfed.

Let us know about intelligent, alternative, friendly new comedy gigs, clubs and shows around Town:

Last Updated 03 April 2011