Top 5 Most Popular Comedy Clubs In London
Up for a giggle this weekend? You should take a wonder down to one of London’s finest comedy clubs, you’ll no doubt be in hysterics by the end of the night. If it’s one thing London is proud of, it’s comedy.
Here’s what we consider to be the top 5 comedy clubs in London.
The Comedy Store
Located at 1a Oxendon Street, the famous Comedy Store has been providing the opportunity for uproarious live entertainment since the end of the 70s. Celebrity comics often make unexpected guest appearances.
The long list of famous performers who have graced the stage include the likes of Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Mike Meyers. Open six to seven nights a week, the venue features regular shows that include “The Best in Stand Up,” showcasing the talents of the Comedy Store Players. Besides a substantial number of auditorium seats, the bar also features a full view of the stage.
Show tickets range in price from £17 to £20, with concession discounts provided for nurses and students.
The Jongleurs Comedy Clubs
Performing at over one dozen venues in and around London, the Jongleurs comedians have entertained guests for over 25 years. Some of the London locations include Covent Garden and Leicester Square, where audiences often enjoy an evening meal before the start of the show.
The organisation boasts launching the careers of numerous comics including Bill Bailey and Graham Norton. Billy Connolly and Stephen Fry are some of the celebrity comedians that join a line up of hundreds who provide side-splitting performances.
Being associated with so many venues, shows occur nightly, seven days a week at various locations. Ticket prices range from £17 to £40, depending on the performing artists of the night.
The Soho Comedy Club
Having a reputation for being the friendliest club around, the Soho Comedy Club features comedic shows at the Round Table in St. Martin’s Court, The Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square and at the Dicken’s Inn by the Tower Bridge.
The venues showcase the talents of current popular comedians, veteran entertainers and big name acts. Famous past performers include Robin Williams and Will Smith. Rumour has it that celebrity guests often frequent the Round Table on Monday nights.
The other venues present shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests may purchase Monday night tickets for £5 in advance or £7 at the door. Tickets for weekend performances sell for £10 in advance or £15 at the door.
The Comedy Carnival
Beginning in 2004, the Comedy Carnival held monthly shows, attracting talent from all over the country. The popularity of the company steadily grew and three years later, audiences filled venues weekly to enjoy the comedic antics provided by entertainers from all over the world.
Famous past comedic guests include Russell Brand and Will Smith. The Comedy Carnival company currently features performances every Friday night at Leicester Square. Tickets for the event begin at £12 for general admission and £20 for dinner and the show. Have a night on the town on Saturdays, when comedians perform live at The Grand.
Tickets for these performances range from £14 for general admission, £25 for pizza and the show, or £45 for a VIP Box ticket.
The 99 Club
The comedic company received rave reviews in the London Paper and was featured on The Culture Show. The Ku Bar and the Storm Nightclub are two of the London venues offering live performances.
The 99 Club features a variety of light-hearted entertainment from a list of veteran comedians that include Lee Mack to the entertainers that appeal to younger audiences, with the likes of Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand. The Leicester Square venues offer performances on Friday and Saturday nights.
General admission tickets start at £12, however guests might also enjoy a “Burger and Comedy” ticket priced at £20, or the “3 Course and Comedy” ticket priced at £28 per person. Tickets also entitle guests entrance to the nightclub after the show.
So what’s the best comedy club in London you’ve been too?
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