Reviewed by Tara R.
"My Take: At first, it’s easy to mistake Soho Comedy Club for a Persian nightclub. The line’s not mine – I stole it from one of the comics I saw here – ..." more
5-6 Leicester Street
London, WC2H 7NA
Info The 99 Club franchise started in 2004 and includes five comedy clubs in London, including its flagship in Leicester Square. 99 Club Leicester Square, located within the Storm Nightclub, has a capacity of about 200 people and puts on comedy shows every Saturday. The stand-up comedians booked here include well-known television ... more
1 Leicester Square
London WC2H 7NA
Comedy Club / Concert Venue
Info One of two U.K. locations (Komedia Bath is the other), Komedia Brighton is a venue for varied events with a focus on comedy. Komedia was founded in 1994, located in a smaller space, and was so popular that it moved into a former Tesco Supermarket. Since 1998 at this venue, the club has been staging comedy, music, cabaret ... more
44 - 47 Gardner Street
Brighton BN1 1UN
Beer Garden / Comedy Club / Pub
Party Earth Review Live music, comedy, sports, and a mountain of Fuller’s pints can be found at George IV, a popular local pub that attracts a wide range of happy boozers. Part of the extensive chain of pubs branded by Fuller’s – whose 1840s-era brewery is less than a mile away – the venue’s dark wood bar is top-heavy with London Pride ... more
185 Chiswick High Road
London W4 2DR
Info Comedy Café is located in the heart of Shoreditch, one of London’s most quirky, hipster-esque neighborhoods. Comedy Café presents stand-up comedy acts and shows starting at 8pm almost every day of the week. The Café promotes both well-known and local comedians and offers a laidback, entertaining atmosphere for its customers ... more
66/68 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
Info Comedy club Up the Creek lives up to its name – based on the saying “Up the creek without a paddle” – by throwing talented comics in front of a demanding crowd. The lively audience here does not hesitate to skewer the weak, but strong comics will triumph. Built in the 1990s in Greenwich, the club pairs stand-up comedy shows ... more
302 Creek Road
Greenwich, London SE10 9SW
Info The Top Secret Comedy Club is in a prime location, nestled in the happening area of Covent Garden in London, not far from the Royal Opera House. Top Secret Comedy Club is a great escape from the surrounding tourist traps in the West End and offers some of the best stand-up comedy for miles around. Shows at Top Secret ... more
170 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5PD
Info Amused Moose Soho is a comedy club located at Moonlighting on Greek Street in the West End. The club was founded by London’s “grande dame of the comedy world,” Hils Jago. The Amused Moose Soho has a strong reputation in London among audiences, acts, and the industry for being a first rate venue ... more
17 Greek Street
London, UK W1D 4DR
Info Jongleurs Comedy Club is a chain of comedy clubs in London. The Covent Garden Jongleurs is located in Sway Bar on Great Queen Street in the heart of London’s West End. The first Jongleurs club was opened over the top of a pub in 1983 in Battersea, London, by Maria Kempinska. By 2000, there were eight Jongleurs ... more
61-65 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5BZ
Info The Comedy Store, in London’s Soho neighborhood, was opened in 1979 and inspired by American comedy clubs. Performances at The Comedy Store include live stand-up comedy shows by comedians like Robin Williams, Clive Anderson, and Eddie Izzard on its stage. In 1985, The Comedy Store announced the creation of its own improv ... more
Haymarket House/1A Oxendon Street
St James, London SW1Y 4EE
Info Jongleurs Comedy Club is a chain of comedy clubs in London. The Piccadilly Jongleurs is located above a Sports Café on Haymarket, just off Piccadilly in London’s West End. The first Jongleurs club was opened over the top of a pub in 1983 in Battersea, London, by Maria Kempinska. By 2000, there were eight ... more
London SW1Y 4TE
London is basically the birthplace of comedy, and the comedy clubs throughout the city provide comedy fans with hours of side-splitting laughs any day of the week.
For starters, just consider the long list of unbelievable comedians to come out of Great Britain: Sasha Baron Cohen, Benny Hill, Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand, Michael Palin, Eddie Izzard, Rowan Atkinson, Eric Idle, John Cleese, and many, many others.
All the great comedians at one time had to break their bones at one of the many stalwart London comedy clubs and theaters throughout the city. One of the best comedy clubs in London is the Comedy Café. Here, they don’t allow hen or stag or birthday groups, only serious lovers of out-of-this-world stand-up. Another big-time venue is the Comedy Store. Operating since 1979, the Store has seen the likes of Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard and thousands of known and up-and-coming comics alike.
Seeing a show at London’s best comedy clubs is great for almost any occasion. It’s the perfect date outing, it’s good for birthday and bachelorette groups (unless you’re going to the Comedy Café), and they’re ideal if you just need a hearty laugh.
So check out a London comedy club today, because you might just be seeing the next big comedic star on stage.