London stand-up comedy open-mic nights

LAST UPDATED: 25th July 2018

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If there’s any out of date information here, or you want to add a night, leave a comment below.

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Name Venue Nights Link Notes
We Are Funny Project Farr’s School of Dancing
17 – 19 Dalston Lane,
E8 3DF



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 Constitution,
42 St Pancras Way,
Thursday Funny Feckers FB Page Popular night, always good fun. Open bookings once a month via the FB page. Bringer.
Lion’s Den Comedy Car Crash Bar Rumba
36 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 7EP
Tuesday Lions Den  Web Page £ 5 admission, register on the door, 18 spots each night allocated on a first come first served basis. If you bring 3 guests you can call ahead to reserve a spot.
Comedy Virgins Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington Road
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 Duchess
101 Battersea Park Rd
London SW8 4DS
Thursday Battersea Power Comedy FB Page Email the organiser to get on his list, he will send out regular alerts when they are booking spots. Bringer.
Birdies Comedy Savoy Tup,
2 Savoy St,
London WC2R 0BA
Friday Birdies Comedy FB Page Email the organiser. Bringer.
Downstairs at the King’s Head 2 Crouch End Hill
N8 8AA London
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
Thursday Up the Creek Web Page Email/Call for a spot
King Gong Show The Comedy Store,
Oxenden Street
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
Kentish Town
London NW5 2SG
Thursday Freedom Fridge Web Page Email to reserve a spot. Bringer.
Jesters: Raconteur Night Betsey Trotwood,
56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL
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
Monday Cockney Comedy FB Page 12 x 5 min spots every night, book through FB page
Dalston Chuckles The Duke of Wellington,
119 Balls Pond Road
N1 4BL London
Third Thursday of the month Dalston Chuckles FB Page Email, details on FB page. Bringer.
Rising Stars Monday & Tuesday at the Old Crown,
33 New Oxford St,
WC1A 1BHThursday and Sunday atKing and Queen,
1 Foley St, Fitzrovia,




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
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
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 Forrester pub

2 Leighton Rd,


W13 9EP

Thursday 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







South Kensington Comedy Club Facebook Group Not a bringer, but you are asked to stay for the whole show.

Different nights are run by different promoters/organisers, but details for requesting spots are on the FB group. There are no walk-in spots.

Healing Comedy Club The Grange Pub, Warwick Rd, Ealing, London W5 3XH. Monday Healing Comedy Club Facebook Group Bringer.

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 Bringer. Bookings via email only – but join the FB page to get details.
Lost Comedy Lost & Co, 339 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LS Thursday Lost Comedy Facebook Page Bringer. Booking info on the FB page.
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.

5 Replies to “London stand-up comedy open-mic nights”

  1. Hey,
    Thanks a million for this!! Super useful. Did myn first open mic last night, hitting up my second tonight, aiming for 4 next week… keep it up, you can do it!

  2. This is a really helpful website. It’s organized in a way that I can easily see which nights to go different places.

    I’m from the US so I’m not quite fluent in English and it’s hard to navigate these sites!

    Thank you!

  3. Comedy-by-Bow is a new open mic night I’m running in the east end. Every Monday at the Galvanisers Union in Bromley-by-Bow, 2 Devas St E3 3LL. Not a bringer, but a stayer. Facebook page is Comedy-by-Bow, book by email at

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