Comedy In South East London
Whatever tickles your funny bone you’ll find something
to get you giggling with the range of comedy venues on offer in South East London.
If you’re looking for fresh young things head to Up the Creek [map], Creek Road,
for that perfect combination of bright new talent and delicious food. This club
is regarded by many as one of the best in South East
London and with a top location in the heart of Greenwich
this proves an excellent and uplifting way to begin
a fun evening out. Veteran compare and manager Malcolm
Hardee, who used to be heavily involved with
first Soho Comedy Store, keeps a watchful
eye over the bunch of emerging comedians.
The same winning combo of top cuisine and hilarity is
offered at Aztec Comedy [map],
The Borderland, Westow Hill.
See established performers like Boothby Graffoe, as well
as having the opportunity to participate in the stand-up night for the brave, at EDComedy At The Union [map], Camberwell, New Road.
The Funky Monkey pub at Camberwell, Church Street,
is the perfect place to relax with a couple of pints and
see some quality comedy from performers from across the
globe every Wednesday night.
Plan your visit to South East London for May and you’ll
be able to enjoy the very cream of the crop at the Lewisham
Comedy Festival. This annual event is where
top names such as Vic Reeves, Julian
Clarey and Keith Allen made
their big leaps to stardom. The festival takes place
in two theatres. The Deptford Theatre is where you’ll catch the best of emerging talent
who battle it out to be crowned king or queen of the
festival. At The Broadway Theatre [map] it’s
a different story as the best established comedians
take to the mike. Over the years this venue has played
host to an incredible list of performers who feature
prominently on the “who’s who” list
of British comedy. These include Tommy Cooper, Lenny Henry, Bill Bailey and Ken Dodd, to name but a few.
There’s also comedy plays a-plenty so if you
like your laughs mixed up with some real drama check
out the offerings from writers such as Willy
Russell and Harold Pinter.
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