London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 3-9 June

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 79 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 3-9 June

Where to find funny this week

Sunday: Paul Ricketts has updated his Kiss the Badge, Fly the Flag show about multicultural England, first developed during the 2010 World Cup, for Euro 2012. We wonder what he makes of the John Terry racism accusations? Find out at Leicester Square Theatre (4pm, £7 / £5).

Monday: Known to many as Flight of the Conchords' bongo player, Todd Barry tells jokes he's never told in London before at the Soho Theatre this week (9.30pm, £10-£15).

Tuesday: The Slapdash Festival of improvised comedy starts today at the Nursery Theatre (in the arches opposite Southwark station). All kinds of improv will be on show, including experiments with new styles and formats (tickets £8-£10).

Wednesday: It's a Northern takeover of the Royal Albert Hall with a double bill of Hayley Ellis and sketch group Sheeps. Anyone doing 'ee bah gum' heckles will probably get twatted (8.30pm, £10).

Thursday: Eleanor Conway hosts her uproarious chatshow, Comedy Rumble, at Concrete. Guests include Rich Fulcher, Abandoman, Joel Dommett and Lloyd Griffith (7.30pm, £10 – though the first 100 tickets are free).

Friday: Frenchman Marcel Lucont, all poise and pith, is on at the Piccadilly Comedy Club, with Paul Sinha and Joanna Lau (8.30pm, £10 / £15).

Saturday: Watch sketch grandees Pappy's (pictured) work out material for their Edinburgh show at the Leicester Square Theatre (7pm, £7 / £5). They're always best when they're corpsing, something that's bound to happen.

Tip us off to friendly, intelligent, alternative comedy around town

Last Updated 02 June 2012