Comedy blog

Comedy nights in London this week (Nov 22 2013)

Al Murray is at Chortle's comedy book festival

Thursday November 21

Marcel Lucont’s Cabaret Fantastique at Comedy Cafe Theatre

Ever suave and scornful, Marce Lucont presents an evening of alternative comedy and cabaret acts featuring Arthur Smith, Felicity Ward, Johnny and the Baptists, Le Foulard and The Lounge Room Confabulators.

Friday November 22

The Joe Wilkinson Experience at Invisible Dot

Never disappointing, this week’s lineup features Tom Rosenthal, Colin Hoult and Fosters Newcomer Winner John Kearns.

Friday November 22 to November 29

Chortle Comedy Book Festival at Ealing Town Hall

A huge range of comedy names from John Lloyd to Al Murray discuss their written outpourings.

Saturday November 23

Soho Comedy at The Empire, Leicester Square

With ‘camply refined’ (The Independent) Tom Allen, character comedian Will Franken, and ‘dry, offbeat nonsense’ (Chortle) from Benny Boot.

Sunday November 24

No Pressure to Be Funny at Soho Theatre

If you’re bored of seeing comedians suffer under the competitive strain to get a word in edgeways on panel shows, then come along to ‘No Pressure to Be Funny’; just funny, informed and sharp conversation. Presented by James O’Brien and featuring guests Miranda Sawyer (journalist and broadcaster), The Bugle’s Andy Zaltzman, Nick Doody (news editor of Index on Censorship) and Padraig Reidy (former deputy editor of New Humanist).

Weirdos Comedy Club at the Lion, Stoke Newington

Adam Larter and co present the greatest alternative night in London.

Monday November 25 to Saturday November 30

Alex Horne Lies at Soho Theatre

The spectacularly insightful and funny Alex Horne promises to come clean about his lying past (or is that a lie?) in his sell-out Fringe show now brought to Soho Theatre.

Wednesday November 27

Angel Comedy

Likely to be a very lovely and funny night of stand up, featuring Tom Craine (of excellent sketch group Jigsaw) and Holly Walsh, and many more besides.

Matt Forde’s Political Party at St James Theatre

Matt Forde interviews Labour MP Stella Creasy in his inimitable style; doubtlessly a very entertaining and interesting night.

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