London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 3-9 July

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 84 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 3-9 July

Our choice of where to find funny this week

Sunday: Rich Fulcher (yes, the guy from The Mighty Boosh) previews his Edinburgh show Tiny Acts of Rebellion at Hen and Chickens (9.30pm, £6.50). It's based on his book of the same name - go and get some ideas for sticking it to the man, yeah?

Monday: The Railway Tavern in Clapham's got an amazing season of Edinburgh previews, starting with the brilliantly dry Henning Wehn (8pm, £10).

Tuesday: Mitch Benn's Distraction Club returns to the Phoenix tonight (8pm, £10 / £7.50) with Howard Read, Barry from Watford, Ria Lina, Nick Doody, Matt Blair and The Segue Sisters.

Wednesday: Andy Zaltzman and the disgustingly young Ahir Shah preview their new Edinburgh shows at the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room (8.30pm, £8).

Thursday: Richard Herring previews his new show What is Love, Anyway? alongside Canadian comic Dana Alexander and her Edinburgh show New Arrival, at Crack Comedy: Islington (8.30pm, £9 / £8 / £4 NUS).

Friday: Bush Hall Presents have come up with another cracking line-up: Tim Key, Simon Munnery, Miles Jupp (familiar to parents and students as Archie from Balamory) doing his posh boy thing and about-to-be-stellar James Acaster (7.30pm, £15).

Saturday: Head to Udderbelly for Arthur Smith's Pissed Up Chat Show - the comedy legend will be sober, his guests hammered. Fun will ensue (9.30pm, £15.50).

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

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Last Updated 02 July 2011

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