A month’s-worth of comedy excellence, featuring Harry Hill, Claudia O’Doherty, Josh Widdicombe, Eddie Izzard, Joe WIlkinson, Kim Noble, Sara Pascoe, David O’Doherty and lots more …
• Mon 2, Good Ship Comedy – A strong month for Kiburn’s finest, with the first offering including Ben Norris, Lost Voice Guy, visiting US comic Liz Miele and plenty more.
• Tues 3, Gits and Shiggles – Tony Law and Bridget Christie are among the bill in Putney’s Half Moon.
• Various dates, Piccadilly Comedy Club – This weekend (Feb 5, 6, 7) Luke Toulson and Dane Baptiste line up, and on Feb 19 you have Bobby Mair supported by some excellent young comics.
• Friday 6, Bush Hall Presents – A kingly bill as ever at Bush Hall, featuring Miles Jupp, Aisling Bea, Simon Munnery and James Acaster.
• Saturday 7, Downstairs at the King’s Head – Simon Munnery, Matt Green and Tim Renkow are among the performers on the 7th, and on the following Saturday the headliner is the imperious Glenn Wool.
• Saturday 7, Live at the Chapel – A stellar line-up at the Union Chapel: Paul Foot, Freeze!, Alex Horne and Sara Pascoe.
• Sunday 8, Sunday Special – One of the best clubs in the capital has another solid month, Sunday 8 is the pick with Liam Williams, John Robins and Sara Pascoe.
• Sunday 8, Pappy’s … Secret Dudes Live! – A fortnightly romp in Brixton with sketch heroes Pappy’s. On Feb 8 guests are Claudia O’Doherty and Lou Sanders, Feb 22 it’s Josh Widdicombe and Twins.
• Tue 17, Sabotage – Over in Bethnal Green you can catch Liam Williams, character comic Joseph Morpurgo, Lou Sanders and brilliant Canadian comic Bobby Mair.
• Fri-Sun 19-21, Comedy Store – At the Store this weekend is Adam Bloom, Gary Delaney, Ian Moore and a special secret guest.
• Wed 25, Ellis and Rose’s Brainwash Club – Harry Hill is the star guest at this ramshackle show in Bethnal Green hosted by Ellis and Rose, who once garnered a coveted 1-star review from LiF.
• Thur 26, Always Be Comedy – This fabulous club’s Brixton branch welcomes Katherine Ryan and Joe Lycett, and in Kennington on Thursday 5 you can see Abandoman and Nish Kumar.
• Various dates, Soho Theatre – As ever some superb solo shows at Soho Theatre, notably party girl Luisa Omielan, visceral art-school comic Kim Noble, classic stand-up Carl Donnelly, rising star Dane Baptiste, recent QI star Sara Pascoe, downbeat young buck Liam Williams, and ace Aussie stand-up Sarah Kendall.
• Sat 14, David O’Doherty Has Checked Everything – Irish whimsy behemoth performs his latest pearler.
• Tue 3, Jo Brand and Friends – Stewart Lee and Robin Ince join Jo Brand for this fundraiser at Bloomsbury Theatre for Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK.
• Weds 25, Stand Up for Shelter – Eddie Izzard, Josh Widdicombe and Sara Pascoe lead the bill for this homelessness charity fundraiser at Hammersmith Apollo.
• Weds 25, Laugh Till It Hurts – And on the same night (awks!) at Bloomsbury Theatre, raising money for Mind will be Ed Byrne, Joe Wilkinson, Katherine Ryan and Holly Walsh.