Crikey it’s a stonking month. Harry Hill, Aziz Ansari, Aisling Bea, Ivo Graham, Dave Gorman, Rich Hall and Sara Pascoe are among the comics you need to be seeing …
• Fri-Sat November 7-8 – Boat Show
Bob up and down on the Thames to Funmbi, Dave Fulton and Jeff Innocent.
• Fri 7 – Weirdos Comedy Club
A fine line-up of comedy oddballs (John Kearns, Pat Cahill and more) in Camden. Plus, it’s a fundraiser for a Great Ormond St fundraiser, so, you know.
• Sat 8 – Shambles a la Mode
Shambles flies its tiny Tufnell Park nest to the Camden Roundhouse studio, with Aisling Bea (top right), Kearns again (he gets about), a rare appearance from sketch heroes Pappy’s, and Mae Martin. BRILLIANT!
• Monday 10 – the Monday Club
A very special line-up of comics help the Monday Club celebrate its 18th birthday. Returns only.
• Tue 11 – Laugh Out London
Of a similar vibe is this wee bobby dazzler in Angel, with Bea, Kearns and Sheeps.
• Weds 19 – Brian Gittins: Challenged Game Show
A new vehicle for the extremely strange Brian Gittins, and Harry Hill guests.
• Thur 20 – Always Be Comedy
One of the best small gigs in the capital. This month with Joe Wilkinson, Loretta Maine and Joe Lycett.
• Sun 23 – Joke Thieves
Up to Crouch End for the show where comics do each other’s routines. Bill includes George Ryegold, Joel Domett, Joe Lycett and Luisa Omielan,
• Fri 28 – Gits and Shiggles
Still tickets for this Haggerston gig with Harry Hill, Aisling Bea and Liam Williams.
• Loads of good stuff at Soho Theatre
What a month at the Soho – rising star Ivo Graham has a delightful show, Sara Pascoe’s four-night run is on the way to selling out, super-smart sketch duo The Pin are definitely worth catching, fantastic comic-ventriloquist Nina Conti is back, James Acaster has had new dates added for his delightful show Recognise, the wonderfully barmy Lou Sanders is back, and Bridget Christie’s must-see new one is sold out but get on the reserve list.
• Various dates – Andrew Maxwell
Fiery Irish comic Maxwell returns to Shoreditch with his solo show about this fine capital of ours.
• Until Nov 8 – Liam Williams
Pensive, brilliant young stand-up continues his solo run in Kings Cross. Probably your last chance to see this show.
• Sat 15 – Dave Gorman
Some tickets still available forDave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint).
• Nov 17-21 – Will Adamsdale
A delightful, utterly unique show from Adamsdale, who describes Borders as a “shaggy dog red herring”.
• Sat 22 – Pete Firman
TV star and top comic-magician Firman is at the Leicester Square Theatre for one night only.
• Sat 29 – Rich Hall’s Hoedown
American grouch Hall is on tour with his superb musical comedy show.
• Sun 30 – Aziz Ansari
Two performances in one crazy night for the star of Parks and Recreation, who’s a cracking stand-up.
• Mond 6 – Six of the Best in Aid of ADCAF
Al Murray is the star turn at John Moloney’s night at the Comedy Store in aid of the Abandoned and Destitute Children’s Appeal Fund. Excellent bill all round.
• Sat 15 – Stand Up For Women
Also at the Store is this fundraiser for women’s charities, featuring Jenny Eclair, Luisa Omielan and loads more.
• Sun 23 – Kurdish Red Crescent
Tim Key, Josie Long, Jeremy Hardy and Mark Thomas are among the comics at this night at the Bloomsbury.