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Comedy in London

Fancy a laugh? Whatever your sense of humour you'll find a show that's sure to have you in stitches. Comedy in London has never been better in London, so whether you're after a musical with added humour or a comedy play that will put a smile on your face, we have it listed here.

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  • Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
    Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket. 

  • The Book of Mormon
    The Book of Mormon
    Prince of Wales Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Winner of 4 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. Rolling Stone says, 'The Genii of South Park hit Broadway, and history is made. Mormon is on its march into legend'. It's The Book of Mormon, the Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. Time Out New York says, 'You'll laugh your head off. Mormon is musical comedy heaven'. The New York post says, 'I Love The Book Of Mormon'.

  • Sister Act
    Sister Act: The Musical
    Eventim Apollo
    Thursday Matinee

    Academy® Award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg is back as Deloris Van Cartier with BAFTA award winner Jennifer Saunders in the role of Mother Superior as Sister Act The Musical comes to London in Summer 2021. 

    Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent!  Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

     

  • Wicked
    Wicked
    Apollo Victoria Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, the WICKED musical tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Experience this unforgettable, award-winning musical and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the land of Oz...

  • Pretty Woman
    Pretty Woman: The Musical
    Piccadilly Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Based on the 1990 film of the same name, the musical adaptation of Pretty Woman transfers from Broadway to London's Piccadilly Theatre from February 2020, with tickets now on-sale.

  • Hairspray
    Hairspray
    London Coliseum
    Thursday Matinee

    Starring Michael Ball, Hairspray follows the story of Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring dancer who wins a part on a local TV show, The Corny Collins Show, and becomes an overnight sensation. Featuring the songs "Good Morning Baltimore" and "You Can't Stop the Beat". 

  • The Play That Goes Wrong
    The Play That Goes Wrong
    Duchess Theatre
    No Matinee

    The first production brought to the West End by Mischief Theatre Company, The Play That Goes Wrong has been entertaining audiences with its slapstick comedy and lighthearted fun since 2014.

     

  • Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
    Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Wednesday Matinee

    Join Del Boy, Rodney, and the Trotters as the legendary characters from the beloved BBC sitcom get the pukka musical treatment in a new show written by and starring Paul Whitehouse as Grandad, with music, lyrics and a book by Jim Sullivan and Whitehouse, plus additional music by Chas and Dave. 

  • Magic Goes Wrong
    Magic Goes Wrong
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    Mischief Theatre collaborate with co-writers for the first time as they bring their new show Magic Goes Wrong, created with stage legends Penn and Teller, to the London stage as part of the company’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre. 

  • Russell Howard: Respite (London)
    Russell Howard: Respite (London)
    Eventim Apollo
    No Matinee

    Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. 

    Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that's spinning out of control.

    It's time for Respite.

  • The Comeback
    The Comeback
    Noel Coward Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Comeback, a brilliantly original and hilarious new comedy, is set to delight all generations at the Noel Coward Theatre this December. This debut play from The Pin’s award-winning Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen tells the story of two double acts fighting to wrestle control of the most chaotic, farcical and high-stakes gig of their respective careers. 

  • Adam Kay | This Is Going To Hurt
    Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

    The show has been seen by over 200,000 people, including absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs from 2016 to 2019, plus UK tours and multiple West End runs between 2017 and 2020.

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