As the gloom of winter trudges into its final month, there are a myriad of reasons why you need to get your laughing gear on this February. Here’s our monthly run-down of the best comedy shows the capital has to offer this month.
When?: 7th February 7.45pm
Where?: Union Chapel
How Much?: £18-£20
Master surrealist and wordsmith, Paul Foot returns to the glorious Union Chapel in Islington to showcase an evening of his unique brand of leftfield comedy and ‘disturbances’. Keep an eye on the Wriggle app for some specially-priced tickets.
When?: 10th February, 7.30pm
Where?: The Star of Kings, King’s Cross
How Much?: FREE*
There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but there certainly is such as thing as an epic night of free comedy*. This month’s red-hot Comedy Grotto line-up includes James Acaster, Ivo Graham & Brett Goldstein. Arm yourself with your Wriggle app and pick up cut-price drinks too!
*This event is ‘pay what you like’. Money collected will go towards supporting the Edinburgh Free Fringe.
When?: 3rd-15th February, 7.15pm
Where?: Soho Theatre
How Much?: £10-£15
Quite where Susan Calman find the time for a UK wide stand up tour is anyone’s guess, with her Radio 4 appearances, hosting game shows and popping up on every panel show on the box. The award-winning Scottish comic stops off at the Soho Theatre this month with a resurrection of her successful Edinburgh show, ‘Lady Like’.
When?: 16th-22nd February
Where?: The Old Vic
How Much?: £9-£16
Good news for those unable to get a ticket for comedy genius, Daniel Kitson’s latest adventure, Tree, at the Old Vic. The run of his two-man play, also starring Tim Key, has been extended into February and is not to be missed. Check the Old Vic website for details of performance times.
When?: 13th & 14th February
Where?: The Invisible Dot
How Much?: £8-£10
For those in need for a fail-safe Valentine’s date, or for singletons who can’t stand the whole idea and just need a good laugh, Invisible Dot have just the show for you. The King’s Cross venue are promising two nights of passion, enchantment and pure sauce, from top drawer comedians including Mike Wozniak, Lolly Adefope, Luke McQueen & Mae Martin.
When?: 27th & 28th February, 9.45pm
Where?: Leicester Square Theatre
How Much?: £19.50
Widely regarded as the most offensive comedian on the circuit, Jerry Sadowitz is also one of the most talented. Join the foul-mouthed American magician for a night of self-styled ‘Card Tricks and Bile’.
When?: 6th February, 8pm
Where?: Bush Hall
How Much?: £16.50
Show and Tell return to the beautiful Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush for a night of top comic talent including the brilliant Miles Jupp, veteran comic genius, Simon Munnery and the seemingly unstoppable James Acaster. Get booking as tickets for these nights don’t hang around for long.