Mark Watson being madcap, Simon Amstell being revealing, Kevin Bridges being charitable – and flippin’ loads more
• Thur 5 – Always Be Comedy
Another bobby dazzler from ABC’s Kennington franchise, including Joel Dommett, Hal Cruttenden, Ian Stone and more. ABC also has a super gig in Clapham on March 10, featuring Roisin Conaty, Ivo Graham, Brett Goldstein.
• Fri-Sat 6-7 – Banana Cabaret
A varied and high-quality line-up at Balham’s finest, with Loretta Maine, Michael Fabbri, Luke Toulson and a special secret guest …
• Sat 7 – Live at the Chapel, with Bridget Christie
Big gig, big line-up. James Acaster, Sara Pascoe and Alex Horne are among the guests at the Union Chapel, Islington.
• Tue 17 – Laugh Out London
Lots o bang for your buck at LoL’s Brixton show, with Tony Law, Alex Edelman and Bobby Mair.
• Fri 13-14 – Up the Creek
Classic club lolz over in Greenwich, with Andrew Maxwell, Dane Baptiste and some fine young comics to boot.
• Sats 14 & 28 – The Boat Show
This club’s temporary relocation to the Hispaniola boat hasn’t dented the bills – on the 14th and 28th you can catch Marcel Lucont and Funmbi, and Hal Cruttenden and Pete Johansson respectively.
• Thur-Sat 19-21 – Piccadilly Comedy Club
Excellent stuff at the Comedy Pub, with Paul Sinha, Tim Renkow, Pat Cahill and Amir Khoshsokhan.
• Monday 23 – Good Ship
Kilburn’s Monday night club is a bargainous comedy night, this time featuring Carey Marx, Spencer Jones, Rhys James and Amir Khoshsokhan.
• Sun 29 – Suspiciously Cheap Comedy
To Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green for this one, hosted by upstart sketch people Gein’s Family Giftshop and Goose. And it’s quite the bill: Tim Key and Tape Face are on it.
• Various dates – Soho Theatre
New runs from Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essner, awe-struck poet-comedian Rob Auton, New York stand-up Des Clark, Joel Dommett (who attempts to re-form his teenage emo band), Simon Munnery and John-Luke Roberts with his superb and surreal break-up show. Back for more are Bridget Christie, Nick Mohammed, Alex Edelman and Liam Williams.
• March 3-8 – Henning Wehn
A chunky run at Leicester Square Theatre for Germany’s biggest funnyman.
• March 3, 4 and 16 – Romesh, Phil and Josh
Three chances to see Josh Widdicombe and two of his talented stablemates try out new material.
• March 9,-13 – Mark Watson’s Comedywealth Games
A sort of comedy show cum sports day event hosted by Mark Watson, in which comedians get competitive with some very, very silly tasks. Described as a “chaotic and alarming-from-an-insurance-point-of-view funfest”.
• Weds 25 – Josie Long’s Investigations
To King’s Cross, for Long’s semi-regular show with friend and investigative journalist Martin Williams.
• Thur-Fri 26-27 – Simon Amstell
To Be Free is Amstell’s best show yet – incredibly revealing and just as funny. Go see!
• Fri-Sat 27-28 – Omid Djalili
Iranalamadingdong isn’t a word you’ll read on LiF every day, but it’s the name of Djalili’s latest one, so there you go.
• Weds 11 – LoL for Great Ormond St
Katherine Ryan, Hal Cruttenden and Terry Alderton perform at this fundraiser in Bethnal Green.
• Tues 24 – Teenage Cancer Trust
The Royal Albert Hall hosts this king-sized show hosted by Kevin Bridges and featuring Noel Fielding and Jon Richardson, as well as Noel Gallagher and Van Morrison (doing music, obvs).
• Monday 30 – We Love Immigration Benefit
Paul Sinha, Andrew O’Neil, Abandoman, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan, Felicity Ward and plenty more help raise money for Migrant Rights Network.