London stand-up comedy open-mic nights

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If there’s any out of date information here, or you want to add a night, leave a comment below.

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Name Venue Nights Link Notes
Sam Rhodes Comedy Explosion Cornershop Bar, 123 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JE – MapThe Rocksteady, 574 – 576 Kingsland Rd, Dalston, London E8 4AR – Map Monday

Wednesday

Comedy Explosion FB Page These gigs are run in the main bars, rather than private rooms, so the audience is always an interesting mix of comedy fans and random drinkers.
Bookings once a month via the FB page.
Vauxhall Comedy Club Vauxhall Street Food Garden, 6 South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, London SW8 1SPMap Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Sunday

Vauxhall Comedy Club Facebook Page Different shows run throughout the week by different promoters. Bringer. For spots check out the FB page or apply on the website.
Not Another Comedy Night The Grafton, 20 Prince of Wales Road,London, NW5 3LG – Map

Roadtrip, 243 Old St, Old Street, London EC1V 9EY – Map

Wednesday

2nd/4th Thursday of the month at the Roadtrip

Not Another Comedy Night Facebook Page Sign up for spots on 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.Recommended for complete beginners.

If you bring 3 guests you can call ahead to reserve a spot.

Comedy Virgins Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington Road
Stockwell
SW8 2HJ – Map
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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.Recommended for complete beginners.
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
Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Sunday

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.Recommended for complete beginners.
South Kensington Comedy Club 34a Thurloe Place,South Kensington

SW7 2HQ

Map

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

South Kensington Comedy Club Facebook Group Website The club runs different shows throughout the week, all organised by different promoters. Check out the FB page for more details. Some nights are bringers.
Funny Feckers The Dean Swift, 10 Gainsford St, London SE1 2NE – MapThe Constitution,
42 St Pancras Way,
London,
NW1 0QT – Map
Monday

Thursday

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.
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,
Greenwich,
London SE10 9SW – Map
Thursday Up the Creek Web Page A gong show where the aim is to last a full five minutes without the audience kicking you off the stage. 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
Kentish Town
London NW5 2SG – Map
Thursday Freedom Fridge Web Page Email to reserve a spot. Bringer.
Jesters: Raconteur Night (Mon) Betsey Trotwood,
56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL – Map(Weds) The Oak & Pastor 86 Junction Road
N19 5QZ – Map
Monday

Wednesday

Raconteur FB PageWeb 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

Map

Check with organisers for Weds venue

Tuesday
Thursday
Sunday
Instant Laughs FB Page Book in advance (info on FB page) – there are also a limited number of walk-in spots.
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,
Bermondsey,
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

Map

Tuesday TNT Comedy FB Page Book via FB page
Heavenly Comedy The Princess Victoria, 217 Uxbridge Rd, White City, London W12 9DH

Map

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.
Healing Comedy Club The Grange Pub, Warwick Rd, Ealing, London W5 3XH

Map

Monday

Saturday

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.Saturday nights at the South Kensington Comedy Club.
G&B Comedy Tuesday at the Royal George, 133 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EA

Map

Wednesday at Arch One, West Ham Arches, Cranberry Lane, E16 4BJ

Map

Tuesday

Wednesday

G&B Comedy Facebook Page Bookings via email only – but join the FB page to get details. Bringer, but you can BYOB with permission from Kyle the promoters.
Lost Comedy Lost & Co, 339 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LS

Map

Thursday Lost Comedy Facebook Page Booking info on the FB page. Bringer.
Comedy Cabin Hoxton Cabin, 132 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP

Map

Wednesday

Saturday

Comedy Cabin Act Bookings Facebook Page New act, new material night on Wednesdays, best upcoming acts on Saturdays.
Comedy-by-Bow Galvanisers Union, Bromley-by-Bow, 2 Devas St E3 3LL

Map

Monday Comedy by Bow Facebook Page Follow the email instructions on the Facebook page.
Comedy at the Flo The Florence, 131-133 Dulwich Road. Herne Hill, SE24 0NG

Map

Last Thursday of the Month Comedy at the Flo Facebook Page Bringer. For spots, join the FB page and email the organiser.
Brewery Bantz The Small Beer Brewery, 70-72 Verney Road, South Bermondsey, SE16 3DH

Map

Last Wednesday of the month Brewery Bantz Website For spots fill out the form on the website. Bringer.
Big Nose Comedy Boogaloo, 312 Archway Rd, Highgate, London N6 5AT – MapThe Old Dairy, 1-3 Crouch Hill, Stroud Green, London N4 4AP – Map Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Sunday

Big Nose Comedy Facebook Page To get a spot email the organiser – details on the FB page. Bringer.
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.

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

  1. Hi, Mark from Comedy-by-Bow here. Could you amend our wee listing to say “go onto the Facebook page and follow the email instructions”, please?

  2. Hello. I am hosting a Comedy night, Wednesday evenings at 48 Bar, 48 Brixton Road. London SW9 6BT. Paid Headliner Slots available. Its a bringer night. 4/6/8/10m and paid headline slots available. Email danielbenisty@yahoo.co.uk to get a slot – submit showreel if you want longer slot or headline. Starting 26th June 2019. Many Thanks. Piano Available for variety. Daniel

  3. Hey Mr Lance

    I will be hosting a 5 minute open mic night every Tuesday starting from Tuesday 2nd July. Registration will start at 7pm for a 7:30/8pm kick off. It is a bringer event with the possibility of walk in spots. The good news is that happy hour is all night (all drinks half price) audience go free. It will be held at The Chapel Bar N1 9PX. Book via email- tcbcomedy@outlook.com

    Kind regards
    Ric

  4. Hi Lance, this is a really useful and straight forward page! Thank you for doing it.

    I help run Lewis Schaffer’s Comedy Open Mic in Borough, we’ve been going just under a year now and it’s good fun – a cross between and open mic and a workshop. If you would be interested in adding the details they are

    Mondays, 8pm – 10pm (not Bank Holidays, pub is closed, and not August)
    King’s Arms, 65 Newcomen St London SE1 1YT
    All spots are 5 minutes, Lewis interrupts to ask questions, not hostile just out of curiosity and makes for an interesting night
    For spots text Blanche 07731 304 966 (no character or musical acts)
    Not a bringer or pay to play, £3 for audience – book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lewis-schaffers-comedy-open-mic-tickets-49914657083

    Facebook page for more info is here:
    https://www.facebook.com/LewisSchaffersComedyOpenMic/

    Any questions let me know, thanks again and good luck with this, it’s excellent.
    Blanche

  5. Don’t have faceybook to tell you this: Thank you. It’s simple, direct and comprehensive…refreshing! Hope to see you and thank you in person. Nice one, cheers

  6. Hi! Here’s a new one I’m helping to run

    Brewery Bantz
    At The Small Beer Brewery, 70-72 Verney Road, South Bermondsey, SE16 3DH

    Every Second Wednesday starting September 5th.

    15 total slots including room for walk-ins, plus host and headline. Any ability/experience welcome. 8pm start.
    Free entry for punters, donations encouraged, money split between comics.

    Flexible bringer policy.
    https://theoriginalsmallbeer.com/comedy

  7. Thank you for this you absolute hero! if we’re ever performing in the same venue, come and speak to me and redeem your voucher for 1 free alcoholic drink of your choice*

    *dont take the piss and order a double.

  8. 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 comedybybow@gmail.com

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

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