Laughs courtesy of Ahir Shah, Adam Kay, Flo & Joan, and more
Spring has sprung and with it April showers and storms of a more political nature. There has never been a better time to take yourself out to see some stellar comedy to wash away the weight of the world and enjoy some light relief. To help you on your way we've compiled a list of seven comedy shows worth seeing in London this April.
Ahir Shah: Duffer
Previously nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for show Control, Ahir Shah returned with a new show Duffer, which we gave 5 stars, saying: 'a magnificent hour about politics, family and a 1970s classic hit'. This latest hour of stand-up details life and what comes after, death and what comes before. Thu 4 April at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Book tickets for Duffer.
SH*T-Faced Shakespeare: Oliver with a Twist!
The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out phenomenon... should we even continue? SH*T-Faced Shakespeare is back in London so you can catch one of the best production companies that crack audiences up year after year. The latest story to be adapted under the influence is, you guessed it, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Running at Leicester Square Theatre until Fri 12 April. Book tickets for Oliver with a Twist!.
Lefty Scum: Josie Long / Jonny & the Baptists / Angela Barnes
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Josie Long, British Comedy Award & Musical Comedy Award nominee Angela Barnes and musical comedy duo Jonny & The Baptists have joined forces for a politically charged night of comedy. Despite the Brexit shambles, these guys promise a show full of music, comedy and evolutionary socialism that will incite belly laughs. Mon 15 April and Tue16 April at the Soho Theatre. Book tickets for Lefty Scum.
Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage
More musical comedic goings-on, this time in the form of sibling pair of Nicola and Rosie Dempsey, as they take their ribald tunes and cutting lyrics across the nation while trying not to stare each other out. Tue 30 April and Wed 1 May at the Soho Theatre. Book tickets for Alive on Stage.
The Best in Stand Up at the Comedy Store
The most influential comedy club chain brings nights of classic stand up comedy featuring some of the finest comic talent from around the globe. Thu–Sat throughout April. Book tickets for The Comedy Store.
Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt
As an award-winning comedian, Kay has sold out multiple Edinburgh Fringe runs, West End seasons and UK and international tours. His live show, This Is Going to Hurt, matches his bestselling book of the same name. Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor with a show made up of stand-up and music. Various dates until Tue 28 May at the Garrick Theatre. Book tickets for This Is Going to Hurt.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Said to be one of the funniest shows in the West End right now. A well-crafted mix of mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas make-up the comically told story of the mishaps at Minneapolis City Bank as the characters are entrusted with a priceless diamond. Runs throughout April at the Criterion Theatre. Book tickets for The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.
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Following a sell-out run in 2018, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are back at Soho Theatre with their critically acclaimed hour of dark and witty songs.
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