London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 27 May-2 June

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 78 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 27 May-2 June

Where to find funny this week

Sunday: Sunday night is urban night at Top Secret Comedy Club in Covent Garden, with comics Josephine Lacey, Prince Abdi, Jason Patterson and Paul Ricketts (8pm, £8).

Monday: Andrew O'Neill headlines at the Good Ship tonight (8.30pm, £5 / £4 advance). We love Andrew, we really do, so it's a mark of how impressed we were by Nick Sun at the Camden Crawl that we're saying he's the main reason you should head to Kilburn. Also on the bill are Ellie Taylor and Bush & McCluskey.

Tuesday: Multi-award nominated Do The Right Thing podcast is back recording at the Phoenix (7.30pm, £6 / £4). Danielle Ward hosts and this month team captains Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith are joined by guests Robin Ince, Josie Long, John Finnemore, Jenny Eclair, Jon Ronson and Stevyn Colgan.

Wednesday: It's hard to know if there are still tickets available for Harry Hill at Monkey Business in Chalk Farm (8pm, £15) because tickets aren't available online. Email them on or call 07932 338203 to find out. If you're lucky enough to reserve one you'll also be treated to Sol Bernstein.

If that's sold out, take the Northern Line to the Leicester Square Theatre and see Sara Pascoe, Thom Tuck and Matthew Crosby obey the voice of god (7pm, £10).

Thursday: The Velvet Onion is the place for all things Boosh, and they've put together a night at the Vandella in Shepherd's Bush (7.30pm, £15). The list of guests is massive: we've picked out Mike Fielding (Naboo), Dan Tetsell, James Bachman, Rachel Stubbings, Richard Sandling, Alice Lowe and Waen Shepherd, pretty much at random.

Friday: Josie Long previews this year's Edinburgh show, Romance and Adventure, at Hen and Chickens (9.30pm, £8; also Sunday, Monday and Thursday this week). The last two shows were nominated for the main Comedy Award, so no pressure at all...

Saturday: This is your only chance to see Tim Key (pictured) do a headlining set in London this summer, and it's at Islington's Union Chapel (7.45pm, £18 / £16). If that's not enough to tempt, there's also top ventriloquist Nina Conti, Liam Williams (one-third of sketch group Sheeps), Jarred Christmas and, bloody hell, Kevin Eldon.

Book ahead: Ardal O'Hanlon's doing a small club set at Waterloo Comedy Club, above the Horse pub, on 4 July. Tickets are £19 or £15 if you live locally.

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Last Updated 26 May 2012