London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 12-18 August

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 105 months ago
London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 12-18 August

London’s comedy scene has decamped to Edinburgh, but there are still good gigs on

Sunday: We liked Staple/face at the Camden Fringe and you can still see the last performance of their Friends with Benefit Fraud show at the Camden Head at 2pm (£7.50 / £5).

Monday: See the joint winners of Best Newcomer at this year's Melbourne Comedy Festival at the Soho Theatre: Matt Okine (pictured; 7.30pm, £15-£10) pits himself against seafood while Ronny Chieng (9.15pm, £15-£10) showcases some excellent sarcasm. Or see both shows for £15/£20.

Tuesday: Another two shows at the Camden Fringe: Joe Bor (8pm, £7 / £5) and Amadeus Martin (9.30pm, £7.50 / £5) are both a little more than straight stand-up. Expect drawings at the Camden Head.

Wednesday: Nick Hodder deconstructs and pokes fun at stand up under the guise of a show he bought off the internet (Etcetera Theatre, 6pm, £7 / £5).

Thursday: The fabulous Paul Sinha is doing his new show Last Christmas at the Soho Theatre for three days starting tonight (7.45pm, £10-£15).

Friday: Sarah Campbell has written for HIGNFY and Russell Watson's Good News. Her work-in-progress show about fun is at the Camden Head (6.30pm, £5).

Saturday: Tom Price, Matt Blaize and Stefano Paolini provide the funny for your Saturday at the Funny Side of Covent Garden (8pm, £12.50).

Tip us off to friendly, intelligent, alternative comedy around town and read our guide to watching live comedy in London.

Last Updated 11 August 2012