LAST UPDATED: January 2019
This is a current list of stand-up comedy open-mic nights in London where you might be able to get a spot. Nights marked “bringer” in the notes require you to bring a guest who will stay for the entire show.
If there’s any out of date information here, or you want to add a night, leave a comment below.
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|We Are Funny Project||Farr’s School of Dancing
17 – 19 Dalston Lane,
E8 3DF – Map
|We Are Funny FB Page||Good fun night, run in the cavernous basement of a bar. They open bookings every other month via an announcement on the FB page, they also have walk-in spots available some nights.|
|Funny Feckers||The Dean Swift, 10 Gainsford St, London SE1 2NE – Map
Every other Saturday
|Funny Feckers FB Page||Popular night, always good fun. Mondays at the Dean Swift, Thursdays and Saturdays at The Constitution.
Open bookings once a month via the FB page. Bringer.
|Lion’s Den Comedy Car Crash||Bar Rumba
36 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 7EP – Map
|Tuesday||Lions Den Web Page||£5 admission for audience members but it’s free for acts, register on the door, 18 spots each night allocated on a first come first served basis.
Probably the easiest way to get stage-time in London, just turn up early enough and you’ll usually get on.
If you bring 3 guests you can call ahead to reserve a spot.
|Comedy Virgins||Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington Road
SW8 2HJ – Map
|Comedy Virgins FB Page||One of the most popular open mic nights in London, and with good reason. Monthly bookings via the FB group OR you can get there really early (5pm) and try to grab one of 5 walk in spots every night. Bringer.|
|Battersea Power Comedy & Earl’s Vegas Comedy||Tuesdays at The Leather Bottle
538 Garratt Ln, Earlsfield, London SW17 0NY
Thursdays at The Duchess
|Battersea Power Comedy FB Page||The same promoter runs Battersea Power Comedy on Thursday and Earl’s Vegas Comedy on Tuesday.
Email the organiser to get on his list, he will send out regular alerts when they are booking spots. Bringer.
|Birdies Comedy||Savoy Tap,
2 Savoy St,
London WC2R 0BA – Map
|Friday||Birdies Comedy FB Page||Email the organiser. Bringer.|
|Downstairs at the King’s Head||2 Crouch End Hill
N8 8AA London – Map
|Thursday||King’s Head Web Page||14 spots each night, you need to call the organiser – number on the website|
|The Blackout||Up The Creek,
302 Creek Rd,
London SE10 9SW – Map
|Thursday||Up the Creek Web Page||Email/Call for a spot.|
|King Gong Show||The Comedy Store,
Oxenden Street, London SW1Y 4EE – Map
|Last Monday of every month||Comedy Store Web Page||Call or email ahead of time – they also ask for volunteers on the night. You try to last 5 mins without getting gonged off. Massive, rowdy crowd – not for the faint-hearted.|
|Freedom Fridge||The Rose & Crown
71-73 Torriano Avenue
London NW5 2SG – Map
|Thursday||Freedom Fridge Web Page||Email to reserve a spot. Bringer.|
|Jesters: Raconteur Night||Betsey Trotwood,
56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL – Map
|Wednesday||Raconteur FB Page||Reserve a spot online via FB page, or turn up on the night and you might get an empty spot if you’re lucky.|
|Instant Laughs||Tues/Thurs: The Grove, 83 Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 0NQ
Check with organisers for Weds venue
|Instant Laughs FB Page||Book in advance (info on FB page) – there are also a limited number of walk-in spots.|
|Cockney Comedy||The Victoria,
110 Grove Rd,
London E3 5TH – Map
|Monday||Cockney Comedy FB Page||12 x 5 min spots every night, book through FB page|
|Rising Stars||Monday & Tuesday at the Old Crown,
33 New Oxford St,
WC1A 1BH – MapThursday and Sunday at the King and Queen,
1 Foley St, Fitzrovia,
W1W 6DL – Map
|Rising Stars FB Page||Book on FB page. Bringer. You can be your own bringer, which means attend one full night as an audience member, then you don’t need a bringer on your own night.|
|Jollies at the George||The George Tavern,
373 Commercial Road
London, E1 0LA – Map
|First Monday of the month||Jollies at the George FB Page||Book via FB page.|
|Comedy Gobbledegook||The Gregorian,
96 Jamaica Rd,
London SE16 4SQ – Map
|Second Tuesday of the month||Comedy Gobbledygook FB Page||Book via FB page|
|TNT Comedy||The Vine 86 Highgate Rd, Highgate, London NW5 1PB||Tuesday||TNT Comedy FB Page||Book via FB page|
|Heavenly Comedy||The Princess Victoria, 217 Uxbridge Rd, White City, London W12 9DH||Wednesday||Heavenly Comedy FB Page||Friendly night. Book by email on FB page. Not a bringer, but you get 10 minutes instead of 5 if you bring an audience member.|
|South Kensington Comedy Club||34a Thurloe Place,
|South Kensington Comedy Club Facebook Group||The club runs different shows throughout the week.
All booking details will be found on the pinned post on The South Ken Comedy closed page for comedians.
Monday, Mouse & Goose (bringer)
Tuesday, Comedy Beast (bringer)
Wednesday, Happy Laugh Craft (bringer)
Thursday (non bringer)
Friday night basement show (non bringer)
Friday, Rubber Shark Comedy (non bringer)
Friday night late show in the basement (non bringer)
Saturday lunch time, Happy Laugh Craft (bringer)
Saturday evening Improv show (non bringer)
Saturday night (bringer)
Saturday night basement show (non bringer)
Saturday night late show (non bringer)
Sunday new material night (non bringer)
|Healing Comedy Club||The Grange Pub, Warwick Rd, Ealing, London W5 3XH||Monday (bi-weekly)||Healing Comedy Club Facebook Group||Join the FB group to get details for spots. 5 min spots, but you can get a 10 be being voted best act of the night.|
|G&B Comedy||Tuesday at the Royal George, 133 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EA
Wednesday at Arch One, West Ham Arches, Cranberry Lane, E16 4BJ
|G&B Comedy Facebook Page||Bookings via email only – but join the FB page to get details. Bringer.|
|Lost Comedy||Lost & Co, 339 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LS||Thursday||Lost Comedy Facebook Page||Booking info on the FB page. Bringer.|
|Comedy Cabin||Hoxton Cabin, 132 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP||Saturday||Comedy Cabin Act Bookings Facebook Page||Not exactly an open mic, but the promoter offers spots to acts on the open circuit. Join the booking page for more info.|
|Comedy-by-Bow||Galvanisers Union, Bromley-by-Bow, 2 Devas St E3 3LL||Monday||Comedy by Bow Facebook Page||For spots, email Mark at book by email at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Comedy at the Flo||The Florence, 131-133 Dulwich Road. Herne Hill, SE24 0NG||Last Thursday of the Month||Comedy at the Flo Facebook Page||Bringer. For spots, join the FB page and email the organiser.|
|Comedy MoochAbout||Protocol Club Room, Vauxhall Street Food Garden, 6 South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, London SW8 1SP||Thursday||Comedy MoochAbout Facebook Page||Bringer. For spots check out the FB page or apply on the website.|
|Brewery Bantz||The Small Beer Brewery, 70-72 Verney Road, South Bermondsey, SE16 3DH||Every 2nd Wednesday||Brewery Bantz Website||For spots fill out the form on the website. Flexible bringer policy – check out details on the site.|
|Big Nose Comedy||Boogaloo, 312 Archway Rd, Highgate, London N6 5AT – Map
The Old Dairy, 1-3 Crouch Hill, Stroud Green, London N4 4AP – Map
|Big Nose Comedy Facebook Page||Thursdays at the Boogaloo in Highate, Sundays at the Old Dairy in Finsbury Park.
To get a spot email the organiser – details on the FB page.
|Lewis Schaffer’s Comedy Open Mic||King’s Arms, 65 Newcomen St London SE1 1YT – Map||Monday||Lewis Schaffer’s Comedy Open Mic Facebook Page||For spots text Blanche 07731 304 966 – details on the FB page. No character or musical acts.|
|Not Another Comedy Night||The Grafton, 20 Prince of Wales Road,London, NW5 3LG – Map||Wednesday||Not Another Comedy Night Facebook Page||Sign up for spots on the FB page.