Mrs Doubtfire lying down, holding her handbag, on top of the text: Mrs Doubtfire - The new comedy musical. Next to her text reads: Who's your Nanny? Shaftesbury Theatre.
Text: Idiots Assemble - Spitting Image The Musical. A lavish extravaganza. Now playing, The Pheonix Theatre. Image: Various spitting image puppets emerging from a flaming background.
Text: London's bleaking hilarious new comedy. Bleak Expectations based on the award-winning BBC Comedy by Mark Evans. Criterion Theatre. Image: A smart gentlemen wearing a suit and cravat, sporting a handlebar moustache, holding a cup of tea which is spilling out of the cup.
5 stars 'A Fierce farce to make the met squirm. Thrilling entertainment. - Daily Mail. Accidental Death of An Anarchist, Written by Dario Fo and Franca Rame in a new adaptation by Tom Basden. 4 star Guardian, 5 star Metro, 5 star WhatsOnStage. Image: Daniel Rigby falling from the sky.
Image: Five women wearing a school uniform of a green skirt and cream blouse on an orange background: Text: School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Written by Jocelyn Bioh. Directed by Moniique Touko.
 Text: Shakespeare's Globe, As You Like It. Image: a woman laying in forrage - leaves, twigs and mushrooms looking at the camera with a smirk on her face. She is against a blue sky.
Text: Dawn French Is A Huge Twat, September 2023 The London Palladium! Image: Dawn French on a black background.
Text: The original rockstars of Comedy! Laurel & Chaplin: The Feud. Image: A mime artiste on a swing, someone falling over, a can can dancer and an image of actors dressed as Laurel and Chaplin.
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London Comedy Shows, Improvisation and Stand Up Comedy Tickets

Lord Byron once said "Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine." And who can argue with that? A life without laughter is barely a life at all! Besides, who doesn't like to laugh? If you're on this page, you're definitely in the right place. London's West End is the best place for you to catch a laugh. With a wide range of top comedy shows and humorous entertainment on offer, you'll find something to tickle your funny bone.

Enjoying an evening of comedy and humour is a fun way to spend your time. Lucky for you, London's West End is home to many kinds of comedy shows, as well as stand-up performances by award-winning comedians. Whether you're in the mood for light-hearted distraction or raunchy improv, the shows on offer have been shaking the walls of theatres across London with belly laughs since opening night and continue to do so even today.

The Beating Heart of Comedy

Comedy has several subgenres distinguished by their style of delivery, the context used and the source of humour. In theatre, the most common subgenres of comedy shows are burlesque, satire, parody, farce and comedy of manners. Whichever you choose, they're all a great way to relax and forget about the stresses of the day.

So, if you're looking for a good time with laughs aplenty, why not check out a comedy show and treat yourself to a night of merriment. With so many funny performances to see, the only problem you'll have is finding the time to see them all!

Still need convincing? Here's a joke to get your warmed up – Which driver does not drive? A screwdriver!