This year hasn’t exactly been a barrel of laughs so far, which means that many of us will be in need of a good chuckle. Luckily, London’s comedy clubs are open again, and they’re all more than willing to provide some spirit-lifting stand-up.
For the first couple of weeks at least, live gigs will remain a mask-wearing, socially distanced affair. If the Government does lift all restrictions on social contact from July 19, as planned, then that will pave the way for full-capacity shows once again. Keep an eye on official updates and check in with your chosen venue closer to the time for more information.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best places in the city to catch a comedy gig this month, with a taster list of the comedians set to take to the stage over the coming weeks.
Angel Comedy Club (The Bill Murray / The Camden Head)
Who’s coming up? Janine Harouni, Jenny Eclair, Bridget Christie, Jordan Brookes, Nabil Abdulrashid, Mawaan Rizwan, Rosie Jones and more.
Camden Comedy Club
Who’s coming up? Alex Kealy, Jordan Brookes, Sophie Duker, Red Richardson, Lily Philips, Nathan Cassidy, Glenn Wool and more.
The Pleasance, Islington
Who’s coming up? Jordan Brookes, Siblings, Huge Davies, Chloe Petts, Sam Lake, Olga Koch, Sophie Duker, Rob Beckett and more.
The Cavendish Arms, Stockwell
Who’s coming up? Various new acts, TBC.
Who’s coming up? Sara Barron, Flo and Joan, Rob Beckett, Grace Campbell, Paul Chowdhry, Kai Samra, Janine Harouni and more.
Top Secret Comedy Club, Covent Garden
Who’s coming up? Larry Dean, Sikisa, Patrick Monahan, Leo Kearse, Luke Toulson, Njambi McGrath, Dane Baptiste and more.
Vauxhall Comedy Club
Who’s coming up? Alexandra Haddow, Tom Elwes, Ali Woods, Luke Chilton, Sikisa, Adam Coumas and more.
Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green
Who’s coming up? Sara Pascoe, Paul Chowdhry, Adam Riley, Megs Butcher, Ninia Benjamin, Mark Cram, Quicy and more.
99 Club, Leicester Square
Who’s coming up? Kae Kurd, Chris McCausland, Simon Brodkin, Sara Barron, Marlon Davis, Micky Overman, Darrien Harriott, Jo Caulfield and more.
Up The Creek, Greenwich
Who’s coming up? Shappi Khorsandi, Joanne McNally, Simon Brodkin, Inel Tomlinson, Alison Spittle, Sean Percival and more.
The Covent Garden Comedy Club
Who’s coming up? Mark Walker, Marcel Lucont, Addy Van Der Borgh, Javier Jarquin, Dinesh Nathan, Steve Gribbin and more.
2Northdown, King’s Cross
Who’s coming up? Josh Berry, Olga Koch, Elf Lyons, Katie Pritchard, Ahir Shah, Alfie Brown, Fern Brady, Alison Spittle and more.