Comedy In North London
Life isn’t all ha ha hee hee but if a little laughter
is just what the doctor ordered then check out where to
find funny in north London.
One of the premier places in the area for stand-up comedy
is the Red Rose Comedy Club [map].
With a 15-year comedy pedigree you should find hilarity
here every Saturday night from autumn through to spring.
Because the emphasis is on the quality of the comedy rather
than decorative frills, this Islington venue promises
maximum laughs for minimum cost.
Also with several years of comedy under its belt is Downstairs
at the King’s Head [map]. Here established comedians
and those just finding their feet in the world of stand-up are thrown into the ring aiming to slay any sour faces
with laughter inducing one-liners.
If it’s the cream of the comedy crop you want then Bound & Gagged [map] in Palmers Green, N13, is worth a visit. Although acts
were spread across two north London venues the quality
has now been distilled to one top Friday night of entertainment.
Comedy quality that has appeared at the venue includes
Lee Evans, Eddie Izzard, Omid Djalili, Phil Jupitus and
Hen & Chickens Theatre [map] has also had its share of notable comedy turns perform
at their Islington venue. This theatre is used for a variety
of entertainments throughout the week and so you will
find that comedy usually takes centre stage at the beginning
of the week. Here sketch shows, character comics and stand-up acts pepper the programme throughout the year.
For improv, head to the Comedy Brewhouse [map] in Camden Passage, home of the Laughing Cavaliers.
Armed only with their quick wit and performance skills
this group aim to produce entertainment of the highest
If comedy productions are more to your taste then you
should check out what’s on at the local theatres. Jacksons Lane Theatre [map], has comedy amongst its
programme of drama and performances; it also has a number
of one-man stand-up shows. While Millfield Theatre
[map] has an assorted menu of stage entertainments that
often includes productions of the comic variety.
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