London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 14-20 August

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 90 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 14-20 August

Our pick of where to find funny this week

Sunday: Leisa Rea (half of Adams and Rea) performs her acclaimed 2010 Edinburgh show at the Camden Fringe, about mental health, the past and the future (Camden Head, 6.30pm, £7.50 / £7).

Monday: It looks like, though we're not quite sure how this can be the case, there are still tickets for Sean Hughes at the Hen and Chickens tonight and tomorrow (9.30pm, £8.50). Get in there quickly.

Tuesday: Back in Camden, Mark Restuccia is determined to make you appreciate your life, even though it may cause him pain (Camden Head, 9.30pm, £5).

Wednesday: Still at the Camden Fringe, Bec Hill is wondering whether she's really an adult (Camden Head, 8pm, £7.50 / £6.50).

Thursday: Simon Evans is doing his 2010 Edinburgh show at the Soho Theatre pretty much all week (7.45pm, £10 / £12.50 / £15).

Friday: The Big Green Bookshop's comedy night is a benefit for residents and businesses affected by the riots in Tottenham. Featuring Sir Ian Bowler MP, Luke Capasso and Johnny Armstrong with Chris Brosnahan MCing (8pm, minimum £5, BYOB).

Saturday: Aussie Sarah Kendall headlines the 99 Club in Leicester Square. It's not quite the Sydney Opera House - which she has sold out - but it'll do. Mark Maier supports (8.30pm, from £15).

Book ahead: Alan Davies is working out some new material at the Pleasance - sporadic dates in August and September are already sold out, but there's a week from 8th October that's still available (£5).

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

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Last Updated 13 August 2011