Yes! It’s the top 20 comedy shows of April!

Featuring Adam Riches, Diane Morgan (aka Philomena Cunk), Reg D Hunter, Dave Hill, Harry Hill, Doc Brown, a super-strong month in the clubs, and loads more

April top 20Club nights

Friday 3 – 99 Club
99 Club’s flagship Leicester Square venue has some dates of note, including the 3rd (Simon Munnery, Joel Dommett, Matt Green), 21st (Holly Walsh, John Robins, Liam Williams), and 24th (Al Lubel, Michael Fabbri).

• Saturday 4 – Live at the Chapel
Fit venue, fit line-up: Tim Key, Doc Brown are just the start of it.

• Saturday 4 – Crack Comedy (Southbank)
Some excellent bills emanating from the Crack people, including the 4th (Pete Firman, Carl Donnelly, James Bran), the 25th also on the Southbank (Bobby Mair, Al Barrie) and on the 18th in Kingston (Simon Munnery, Jarred Christmas, Glenn Moore).

• Sunday 12 – Sunday Special
Down in Greenwich, a special secret guest joins Joe Lycett and John Robins.

Mondays 13/27 – Comedy in the Dark
The return of Udderbelly’s stand-up show like no other, as it takes place in pitch black.

Aisling_Bea3Wednesday 15 – Knock2Bag
The first of two (2) flipping amazing shows from K2B’s Bethnal Green gig, with Aisling Bea (left), Nick Helm, Joe Lycett and more.

Thursday 16 – Always Be Comedy
Quite possibly the best pub gig in London … ABC’s Kennington gig welcomes Andrew Maxwell, Aisling Bea and Diane Morgan (aka Philomena Cunk, but performing as herself). ABC’s shows on  April 2 and 30 are also pretty damn tasty.

• Fri-Sat 17-18 – Up the Creek
Back to Greenwich, for a super-solid weekend of shows, which between them include Carl Donnelly, Al Barrie, Inel Tomlinson, Josh Howie and Luisa Omielan.

• Saturday 18 – the Boat Show
The temporary relocation of the Boat Show to the next door vessel hasn’t diluted the line-ups – this one features Pete Johansson, Nish Kumar and more.

• Mon-Thur 20-25 – Dave Hill: New York City via Cockfosters
Visiting London from NYC is Dave Hill, and Shambles Comedy in Tufnell Park have him all to themselves for his run of five shows. He will be performing material from his debut comedy album, Let Me Turn You On, and introducing guest comics including Aisling Bea (21st), Nick Helm (22nd) and Harry Hill (23rd).

• Tuesday 21 – Laugh Out London
Some more Diane Morgan/Cunk action for you in Brixton, plus David Trent and Nick Helm. Also check out LOL’s gig in Angel on the 14th.

• Saturday 25 – The Saturday Show
Sara Pascoe, Simon Munnery and Mae Martin line up at Invisible Dot’s alternative weekend comedy club.

Saturday 25 – Knock2Bag
Bloody hell. Reginald D Hunter, James Acaster and Jarred Christmas for £8? BUY BUY BUY!


Solo shows

The Pin sketch comedy act• Weds 8 – The Pin Radio Show
Super-smart sketch duo The Pin (left) warm up for their Radio 4 series with a show in Kings Cross, and they are on form.

April 8-30 – Adam Riches x 4
Get in! Fosters Comedy award winner Riches, comedy’s own ringmaster supreme, performs four of his solo shows at Kings Place, including his 2011 award-winner and his amazing 2014 comeback show. If you’ve never seen him, then take this chance.

Until April 11 – Des Bishop, Made in China
A funny and fascinating show by NYC/Irish stand-up Des Bishop, about his move to China perform stand-up in mandarin.

• All month – also at Soho Theatre
Among this month’s tips at the Soho are the ever-fascinating Comedian’s Comedian podcast, charismatic stand-up John Robins, and Arthur Smith with an extended version of his acclaimed Leonard Cohen show.

Fri-Sat 24-25 – Andrew Maxwell at Udderbelly
The fearsome and insightful Maxwell has two nights of his London Loves show, about his adopted city of 20 years.

Charity fundraisers

Laugh Till It Hurts (Monday 13)
To the Comedy Store, for this show in aid of Save the Children, featuring Michael Legge, Jarred Christmas, Alistair McGowan, Joe Lycett and more.

Stand Up For Sids (Friday 17)
Raising money for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome charity the Lullaby Trust is a fab line-up including Tim Key and Aisling Bea.

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