Best comedy shows to see in London this April

Best comedy shows to see in London this April

SH*T-Faced Shakespeare: Oliver with a Twist!

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

Best comedy shows to see in London this April

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.

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this hour of stand-up and music.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sun 18 Aug

£17–£30 / 0844 871 3014

Mon 19 Aug

£17–£30 / 0844 871 3014

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 28 Jun

£25.50 / 01224 641122

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Sat 29 Jun

0870 607 7533

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The Best In Stand Up - London

Plainly speaking, it’s the finest comedy experience in town. Two hours of non-stop comedy, as each week we host the best acts from around the world.

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Thu 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 7699

Fri 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 7699

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 7699

…and 12 more dates until 27 Jul

The Comedy about a Bank Robbery

A comedy about a heist that goes wrong, from the people that brought you The Play That Goes Wrong.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Tue 25 Jun

£13–£93 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 26 Jun

£13–£93 / 0844 847 1778

Thu 27 Jun

£13–£93 / 0844 847 1778

…and 263 more dates until 3 May 2020

Ahir Shah: Duffer

  • 5 stars

Two-time Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominee Ahir Shah discusses life and what comes after; death and what comes before; and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Sh!t-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist!

The professional pissheads behind international hit, Shit-faced Shakespeare, bring you their sell-out musical knees-up extravaganza … *Oliver! With a Twist! * is Charles Dickens' classic tale of the boy who asked for more with Booze, Glorious Booze. Witness our own all-singing, all-dancing version of the story; With…

LEFTY SCUM: Josie Long / Jonny & the Baptists / Angela Barnes

Music! Comedy! Revolutionary socialism! Join us for a riotous evening with three of the UK's most joyfully rabble-rousing acts. Coming to Soho Theatre following three sell-out tours - early booking is essential for these exclusive shows. Featuring: Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee JOSIE LONG 'One of the most…

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

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. ‘These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next.’ ★★★★ Telegraph…

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