Best stand-up comedy to see at Leicester Square Theatre in 2019

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  • 8 May 2019
Best comedy to see at Leicester Square Theatre in 2019

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

From impressionists to satirists find out what's on at the intimate London venue this year

Leicester Square Theatre sits in the heart of London's popular entertainment district and welcomes comics and thespians alike. The intimate 400 capacity venue has long been used as a residential hub for some of the UK's best comedians and welcomes comics from around the globe to the country's capital. Here's the best comedy to see at this iconic venue in 2020.

Tom Stade

Canadian comic brings his mischievous swagger to the stage with new show I Swear To... Tom is attempting to figure out exactly where he fits into this emerging new world, live on stage. He's asking when exactly did he, and all his stuff become vintage among other questions.
Thu 23 and Fri 24 May. Book tickets.

Frank Skinner

After five years away from the comedy circuit he's back with new show Showbiz which will run at the venue ahead of an extensive UK tour this Autumn.
Mon 3 June–Thu 4 July. Book tickets

Naomi McDonald

A fast hour of comedy, impressions and songs. Impressionist Naomi is a satirical copycat of Nigella, Adele, Melania Trump and many more celebrities.
Mon 24 June and Wed 24 July. Book tickets.

Harriet Braine

You talk about comedy with out mentioning the famous Edinburgh Fringe. Get a taste of the action with Braine's Les Admirables as she looks back over her career as a performer in this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show
Wed 19 June. Book tickets.

Juliette Burton

She's been selling out shows since her 2013 Fringe debut and bagged some awards along the way too! Now Burton is back with Defined, a show which see hers explore her many contradictions, is she a success or a failure? An introvert or an extrovert?
Saturday 13 July. Book tickets.

Best stand-up comedy to see at Leicester Square Theatre in 2019

image: Stewart Lee from Content Provider

Stewart Lee

A double, nay triple helping of the famous satirist as he presents his audience with doublebill Snowflake/Tornado: Work in Progress to celebrate the launch of his Content Provider DVD. Those who attend get a strictly limited edition version of his new DVD which Lee is happy to sign after the shows.
Tue 24 September—Sat 5 October. Book tickets.

Jason Byrne

The Irish comedian returns with his brand-new show, Wrecked But Ready. After 23 consecutive years of comedy, he is wrecked but as ever, he is ready. Byrne spills details of his tough year and its wreckage with the usual spontaneous fun meaning no two shows will be the same.
Thu 10—Sat 12 October. Book tickets.

Paul Foot

Surrealist shenanigans come from the master himself on his latest tour. Image Conscious will no doubt be the bizarre stand-up show from the madcap comedian we know and love.
Sat 19 October. Book tickets.

Nick Helm

The two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee brings his multi-faceted, all singing all dancing and little bit of ass shaking show to London.
Fri 25 October. Book tickets.

Jason Byrne Wrecked But Ready

The immensely popular Fringe fave takes to the stage for an hour of his raucous stand-up.

Dolans Pub And Restaurant, Limerick

Thu 30 Jan 2020


Inec - Gleneagle Hotel, Co. Kerry

Sat 7 Mar 2020


Spirit Store, Dundalk

Sat 11 Jan 2020


Sun 12 Jan 2020


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Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 873 3433

Wed 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 873 3433

Thu 12 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 873 3433

…and 19 more dates until 25 Jan 2020

Tom Stade: I Swear To…

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy in which he pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. So that's not going to happen, obviously.

Bilston Town Hall

Sat 15 Feb 2020

£18 / 01902 497222

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Thu 20 Feb 2020

£18 / 0844 847 1664

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 22 May 2020

£19.50 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 23 May 2020

£19.50 / 0844 873 3433

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Nick Helm: Phoenix from the Flames

  • 4 stars

Two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee sings songs and right wrongs after some time away from the comedy stage.

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Bizarre stand-up from the madcap comedian, who discusses the problems experienced by soft-shell crabs and the merits of iceberg lettuce.

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables (Edinburgh Preview)

In this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show, Harriet brings forth a team of rebellious women from the history of science to help her wage battle against ignorance, patriarchy and her inner demons. She also looks back over her career as a performer, from school plays to now, presenting her achievements…

Juliette Burton: Defined

  • 3 stars

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with ART Award-winning comedian Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally ill or healthy? Why must we choose one or the other? After a year of huge change, Juliette had to…

Leicester Square Theatre

6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX

Leicester Square Theatre's history includes a late-70s Small Faces residency, appearances from the Rolling Stones and the Who, as well as being the venue where The Clash previewed their London Calling material. However, since re-opening in 2008, the…