Comedy In London
There’s plenty of laughter in London so whether
you’re looking for international stars of comedy
or home grown talent you’re in the right place.
There are also plenty of venues to see the new kids on
the block or even have a go at stand-up yourself.
If you’re looking for a great name in contemporary
comedy you can trust Jongleurs [map] which has a fine
reputation for delivering side-splitting humour. There
are several Jongleurs located in London and the best can
be found at Jongleurs Bow, which is housed in a Victorian
warehouse in E3 close to Mile End tube station and in
the South West at Lavender Gardens, Clapham.
Here you’ll find the usual list of top Jongleurs
comedy performers including those at the very top of their
game as well as emerging talent.
If you’re in the mood for a rib tickling good time
then you could do worse than venturing to north west London.
At the Hampstead Comedy Club, on England’s
Lane, comedy comes first so you can expect quality performances
in an intimate atmosphere. With a “no frills”
attitude this club has stayed in business for the class
of its international cast of acts who really know the
meaning of sidesplitting comedy.
One of the premier places in the North London area for
stand-up comedy is the Red Rose Comedy Club [map].
With a 15-year comedy pedigree you should find hilarity
here every Saturday night from autumn through to spring.
Because the emphasis is on the quality of the comedy rather
than decorative frills, this Islington venue promises
maximum laughs for minimum cost.
The Hackney Empire [map] in East London is where you’ll find premier league
comics wielding their one-liners and observational anecdotes
for your paying pleasure. Historically this is where comedy
forefathers including Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel and
George Formby all plied their trade.
If you’re looking for fresh young things head to Up the Creek [map],
Creek Road, SE10, for that perfect combination of bright
new talent and delicious food. This club is regarded by
many as one of the best in South East London, and with
a top location in the heart of Greenwich this proves an
excellent and uplifting way to begin a fun evening out.
Veteran compare and manager Malcolm Hardee, who used to
be heavily involved with first Soho Comedy Store, keeps
a watchful eye over the bunch of emerging comedians.
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