London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 26 June-2 July

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 91 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 26 June-2 July

Our choice of where to find funny this week

Sunday: It's a great line-up at the Lyric, as Richard Herring hosts Isy Suttie, Pappy's and Andy Zaltzman (8pm, £15 / £10).

Monday: Edinburgh previews at Wimbledon Studio from Naz Osmanoglu - or, to give him his full name, Prince Nazim Ziaeddin Nazim Osmanoglu - who is apparently an heir to the Turkish throne and 1000% awesome; and Matt Forde, who's on a mission to get you excited about politics (7.45pm, £10).

Tuesday: Phil Nichol previews his new show, The Simple Hour, at Lowdown at the Albany tonight (8pm, £6). Do let us know if he gets his arse out. He usually does.

Wednesday: Idiots of Ants are at the Hen and Chickens Theatre tonight and tomorrow (9.30pm, £6.50), preparing their next Edinburgh show. These guys are fantastic, as we saw last year.

Thursday: There's a double bill of excellent previews at the Hampstead Comedy Club: Josie Long (pictured, 7.45pm, £5) and Josh Howie (9.15pm, £5).

Friday: Alternatively, you could see Josh Howie in the less genteel environs of Leicester Square; specifically the 99 Club. Matt Green headlines with support from Chris McCausland (8.30pm, £12 in advance / £20 on the door).

Saturday: One of your last, or absolutely definitely your last, opportunities to catch Greg Davies's Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog is at the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue tonight (7pm, £16).

Book ahead: Daniel Kitson's play It’s Always Right Now, Until it’s Later is on at the National Theatre in October. OK, so it's not proper stand-up but, goddamnit, it's Daniel Kitson.

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

Photo of Josie Long © Idil Sukan

Last Updated 25 June 2011