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by Sandra Lawson (subscribe)
To paraphrase Dorothy: 'There is no place like London.' I hope I can convince you of that here. Also check out my blog at and my theatre reviews at
Published July 6th 2012
What with the dreary washout of a summer we're having just now, coupled with the state of the economy and the antics of bankers, we could all do with a bit of cheering up. Of course you could always pay to see a comedian perform at a huge venue, but you can also grab an opportunity to enjoy some free laughs.

Humour can be found all round London: north, south, east and west. Here's a quick round up.

Free and Funny in Angel happens on Thursday and Sunday nights throughout July at Camden Head, 2 Camden Walk, London N1 8DY. Angel Comedy takes place at the same venue on Saturday nights.

For South West Londoners Geek Night Out takes is hosted by Paul Gannon every Sunday at Comedy Pub, 7 Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE

Hoopers Comedy Night is for South East Londoners at Hoopers Bar, 28 Ivanhoe Road, Southwark, SE5 8DH.

Comedy Cafe
Comedy Cafe (Picture Courtesy of their Website)
Wednesday night is open mike night at the Comedy Café, 66 Rivington St, London, EC2A 3AY.

King's Cross Social Club at 2 Britannia St, WC1X 9JE is home to Weirdos Comedy Night on Wednesdays.

Set Up… Punchline comedy nights take place at the Archangel 11-13 Kensington High St, London, W8 5NP where you will find established comics trying out new material, as well as new comics trying to establish themselves.

Lewis Schaffer is Free Until Famous and still performing at the Source Below, 11 Lower John St, W1F 9TY.

Absolutely Free Comedy Nights (just in case you were wondering if there is a charge) is on Mondays and Thursdays at the Blue Posts 28 Rupert St, London, W1D 6DJ, where the MC in Henry Ginsberg.

Be sure to check the relevant websites or phone the venues just to make sure the events are still running. Laughter is the best (free) medicine. So what are you waiting for? Be prepared to make a voluntary contribution if necessary.

Let me know if you have any other venues to add to this list.
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Why? To have a laugh without spending a fortune
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Where: All around London
Cost: Events are free, but donations may be required
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