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The Best In Stand Up - Live at The Comedy Store in London
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The Best In Stand Up - Live at The Comedy Store in London

By Comedy Store London Piccadilly Circus
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Ages 18-100
Duration: 2h 40m
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  • Tickets are available for our 7.30pm shows Thursday/Friday.
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  • Please note tickets are NOT valid for our Saturday 7.30pm shows or any 11pm performance.


  • Wheelchair accessible
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  • Kitty1975
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    Top notch comedy experience
    The comedy store in London is one of the best venues for comedy and we paid a bit extra to get an exclusive seat. It’s well worth it. The quality of comedy is off the charts.
    Written 29 January 2024
  • TheRoliingMcStones
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    London’s Best Value Night out!
    Never fails, this is the place to remember what it’s like to have a good laugh for a few hours, remind yourself that life is actually good, whatever the media tells us, and marvel at the brilliance of these amazing improvisers, away from the daily grind of politics, economics, violence, and warfare. I feel a bit disloyal to the others but I need to mention Pippa Evans’ absolutely priceless musical monologue, of a London Ambulance Service paramedic!! How did she do that, straight off the bat, and in a left-hand drive ambo as well!! What a clever and funny lady!
    Written 29 November 2023
  • Babblingbates
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    A great night out
    Having been a regular at the previous venue on Leicester Square over 30 years ago this was a welcome return. The venue is great, creating just the right atmosphere and the Sunday evening improv is just the same as it was, good fun and very clever, with many of the old faces still appearing. Back in the day there was no food so this addition is great, and reasonably-priced, especially if you book a package in advance. The pizza was stunning. Overall a great night.
    Written 28 November 2023
  • j0hnmaire
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    More stewards needed
    The compere (Imran) was very good and the comedians were carefully chosen to give a mix of styles. Unfortunately our evening was spolied by a group of people sitting directly behind us who insisted in arrrying on loud and inane conversations while the comedians were performing. I turned round and gave them a death stare on a number of occasions with no effect. I suspect there is not a lot a venue can do with this sort of boorish and inconsiderate behaviour, except perhaps employ more stewards.
    Written 20 November 2023
  • KfordRedSox
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    Improv Is Still A Winner
    Well this was a Sunday night treat when generally theatre land is closed. Bought tickets on the back of good reviews for the 1st night of a short stay in London and we were not disappointed ( except for the drinks,I’ll get back to that). From security to the all staff in the Comedy Store, everyone was so welcoming which always puts you in a good frame of mind for the evening ahead. It’s been sometime since we saw improv but it hasn’t lost any of its appeal with some time served comedians delivering the goods, a special mention goes to a local Lass to us, Josie Lawrence who put in a “bostin” shift. The audience also put forward some great scenes to be acted out. I did mention the drinks, we ordered the bar food deal as we would not have time to eat anywhere else on arrival in the capital, the food was fine but we both had a pint of Orchard cider which at best was fizzy apple juice that quickly turned to just apple juice. Sadly this was followed by some very indifferent pints of Stella. That was a minor grumble, don’t let this put you off, it’s a great value for money Sunday night out.
    Written 15 November 2023
  • Harriet P
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    I love the Comedy Store Players
    Been enjoying the comedy store players for over 15 years and whenever I am in London will try to visit the comedy store. I have bought family, friends and friends from Australia and we always have an amazing time. I bought my partner for the first time on Sun 5th Nov and this was the first time I was worried about if someone would enjoy it as my partner is deaf with only 40 percent hearing so relies on lip reading. He bloody loved it! Aside from a couple of moments when the CSP covered their mouths as part of the improv as pilots and some hair over the face, he understood it all and laughed so much. I was so happy as it is always a worry sharing something you enjoy so much and having a loved one not enjoy it. You are all amazing and we can’t wait to come again. The absence of the wonderful Andy Smart was felt and I want to extend my best wishes to the CSP for this awful loss. Thanks for fun in such a sometimes hard world.
    Written 11 November 2023
  • chlokr20
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    Great night out in London
    Comedy Store Players always put on a hilarious improv show. Would recommend everyone to go and see them even if it's just for Josie Lawrence singing a song using a word from the audience. Very talented bunch of improvisers.
    Written 3 November 2023
  • James R
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    Might be the best comedy club I’ve visited
    I go to a lot of comedy as I used to live in Edinburgh and went to tons of Fringe festival shows - so I think I’ve always been spoilt in this particular area. However, as a venue this place is absolutely fantastic. I have been 5 times and I’m yet to see somebody worse than a 6 out of 10. Plus we’ve also seen quite a few 8+/10 acts. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 26 October 2023
  • CheshireDancingqueen
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    Cracking Comedy
    We have been here a number of times over the years, it never disappoints.. The improv shows are fantastic, the panel have been around for a number of years so are complete experts, no 2 shows are the same as each session is based around audience suggestions…..some are very random. It is so fast paced it can be a struggle to keep up. The comedians are great, some are well known, some trying out their stuff, all credit to anyone who gets up on stage trying to make a live audience laugh. We were lucky to see Maisie Adam who was fantastic. All credit to the MC’s who keep the show moving with wit/banter with the audience. If you sit near the front, you may get your 5 minutes of fame whether you like it or not! A great evening out, we tend to chose the earlier showtime, it gets a bit raucous later on.
    Written 22 May 2023
  • Lina M
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    Creating entertainment out of discrimination and humiliation?
    For a country that calls itself progressive, with an emphasis on inclusivity, I found it disturbing that women were booed off the stage at The Comedy Store gong show because of their nationality. What's worse is that the host encourages this behavior. If jokes are not landing with an audience, then it is one thing; but when they insult people based on their nationality and gender, this is something else entirely. However, considering the show's predominantly white British audience, it is unsurprising that such views are present. And as host and showrunners are also men this is unsurprising. I was shocked to see that this is what is promote in a club that is supposed to be one of London's "top clubs for comedy" making entertainment out of discrimination and humiliation?
    Written 25 April 2023
  • swimmerlondon77
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    Not very funny. Left half time.
    Not funny to be honest was happy to leave half time. The second act in particular was terrible and not funny - more odd / offensive. Felt a tourist trap…
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Robert D
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    Comedy Store Players
    Every Sunday, you can see the Comedy Store Players put on a great improv show. No two shows are the same because the performers react to audience suggestions. Most of the performers have been around for years and are thoroughly the best in the business. It's a lot like watching an extended episode of "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" Get here early to choose your seat. The shows usually are quite full.
    Written 26 February 2023
  • Sightsee266320
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    Good value night out for london
    We had a great night here, reasonably priced drinks, we preordered a jug of beer. The food looked good, we didnt eat but the couple's eitherside of us did. Definitely worth buying the premium seating for a small additional price, as you are slightly raised up and have somewhere to put your drink, but you still need to get there early for the best seats. We found the staff to be really friendly, not what I expected after reading the reviews. I would definitely go again, thought it would be good with a small group of friends.
    Written 15 February 2023
  • VWT2GEL
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    Brilliant night out in London
    Came here last night for the children's trust gig. Best place in London for a night out with brilliant friendly staff and good value for money comedians. A little bit tired looking here and there but just made it better for it
    Written 7 February 2023
  • Jennifer C
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    Great fun great value
    Sat on front row knowing we would get picked on and we did but such good fun, Was Cray Cray Caberet - band superb, MC superb, 3 lady comedians 2 were really good , 1 ok, then Paul Sinha who was superb. Audience participation was great everyone got involved and did't mind being butt of jokes. Way it should be, laugh at all in good nature. Great fun, good cocktail also. Superb value for money.
    Written 13 January 2023
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I8044GXclaire
Inverness, UK9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Attended the comedy store while on a weekend break , absolutely gem of a place staff frenidly, drink reasonably priced. Four acts on hilarious start to finish may add female act had everyone in tears of laughter even when not talking thats a good night . Venue good size but not to big . Would highly recommend to anyone that has not been before.Would definitely go again .
Written 18 February 2020
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AUSLion
London, UK1,354 contributions
Jan 2020
Attended Best in Stand-up session, hosted by Carl Donnelly, who was fantastic. The session included 5 acts, an introductory set from Carl interacting with the audience, followed by three sets. An intermission with a further two sets on stage. Being part of a session with multiple comedians was really interesting and provided plenty of variety in content and different styles of delivery. A great night out with friends and will look at future options to attend again in the future (and go and see Carl do his own show as well).
Written 5 January 2020
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Peter B
Chelmsford, UK101 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Just Wow! You've just got to go here !!! We’ve meant to go to the Comedy Store in London for as long as I can remember, and finally made the effort for my wife’s 50th Birthday on 7th October, which by coincidence was a fun charity night, (Barnados). 8 acts - and every single one was different - very much so - but in their own way every one was brilliant.

I’ve tried to put my finger on why it was so great - and came to the conclusion over the few days since we went that it was “culture”. There’s a real inclusive feel to the place; everyone seems to love and be proud of being there, and that feeds in to the fellow-guests who pick up on hat positive vibe, and for that reason - I think - everyone we spoke or interacted with was in a great mood. More so that any other theatre or event I can think of.

So what to expect! We arrived early - at 6pm so we could have dinner there. By arriving early we got great seats in the front row - which we found later was a risky choice as the acts do tend to pick on you a bit, especially once they found that Lisa was now officially an old lady!! You can eat in the bar area, or like us you can eat at your seat with it on your knees. We had a couple of bottles of wine which were great quality and didn’t break the bank at £17 each, which for W End of London is pretty good. We each had pizzas - which were really surprisingly good - we’d expected the usual cardboard pizzas you get as bar food, but these were actually really good, and unusually, were plenty of vegetarian options - which is not often the case. The guy at the food counter was a hoot, a really nice guy who loved his job, loved the food, cared about giving everyone a great time, and just made it lovely. I mean how many places give your food order the name of your favourite comedian rather than a number !!!??? (Michael Pailin was mine, by the way). £9 each for good food; in the West End that is a steal, so really happy about that too - especially in a premier league venue.

Turning to the show? Compere introduces each of the acts, and was himself brilliant as a comedian also - for literally 4 hours we barely could breathe for laughing so hard, (don’t worry there’s a 39 minute toilet / drink / snack / rest break in the middle. I picked this evening not just because it was Lisa’s actual-Birthday-night, but also because Marcus Brigstocke is one of my favourite comics (from the Now Show on radio 4 - a long-car-journey podcast favourite of ours), and also Nish Kumar, and the original Holly from Red Dwarf (I know I should use his real name - but how great is Red Dwarf’s Holly!!??). These guys were in the second set, so we sort of expected the earlier acts to be fillers. How wrong could we be. When the compete introduced the first act, he was so challengingly original, we could hardly breathe for laughing so hard. So memorable! We went through each act thinking the next would surely be less brilliant - but the sting high level set by the first act continued all the way through. When the intermission came, I really felt I needed to have a break as it was just so good. Second act was just as good as well. In fact, even though it was the headline acts which pulled us to the venue, all the acts were equally stand-out, and yes I realise that is not possible, but they were each the best in their own way. To be fair the headline acts were also better than expected, but of course those guys also create a higher expectation level; what surprised us - and in a great way - was that the playing field was actually pretty level and the word ORIGINALITY comes to mind, because I think that was what made them all and every one a stand-out.

The main feeling we came away with from the evening was a combination of friendliness and humanity. The general vibe of the place made the fellow audience members open and friendly, and we came away with 450 new best-friends, and the acts all hung around to mingle at the end of the show and were as friendly, nice, and all-round brilliant offstage as much as they were during their acts. We had to sprint off in the end to avoid the risk of missing our train home, but the evening felt like it zipped by at 100mph and was one of the most memorable birthdays we’ve had.

In writing this review, I should be clear I’ve no links with the venue or any of the acts, (other than I think they’re great!!) and this review is unsolicited. So if you’ve read this far, go on their website right now, pick a date and book tickets (you can just turn up - but better to book).

Have fun!!
Written 12 October 2019
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Mhairi T
Maidstone, UK99 contributions
Sept 2019 • Friends
Went with my daughter to the 7.30 Friday show. Arrived 6.30 and we were able to find good seats - by 7 most of the spaces were filling up quickly.

Bar was open - it’s cramped but friendly and good prices for London. Chips and Nachos were fab and we could taken them back to the seats.

The audience were up for a laugh, and happy to move to accomodate loo/bar trips.

Comedy was great, hit and miss as you’d expect from less well known acts but we laughed at most of the content of the acts and the mc was brilliant. Front row was picked on but in a friendly way. There’s a cloakroom and the loos are decent.

With e tickets you just walk down and show them.

We’ve been a couple of times - my first visit was 26 years ago!
Written 21 September 2019
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Connor Garfield
Gloucester, UK140 contributions
Oct 2019
Came here on Halloween in the evening to watch the Best of in Comedy and it was a nice experience, the staff were very friendly and the comedy acts were okay! The seating was not that comfortable but it does the job! Bar service was friendly and quick so overall was an enjoyable night.
Written 14 January 2020
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Phil P
London, UK51 contributions
Sept 2019
The compere was excellent (Irish guy whose name I forget) and I would say by consensus of the group, 2 comedians were excellent (Canadian guy and former bouncer guy) and the other 3 were good. drinks well priced, would recommend for those looking to go.
Written 16 September 2019
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LMS D
Bedfordshire14 contributions
My husband booked this for our anniversary evening. He paid for the package that included a drink and food. We could only eat in the interval which was 20 mins long and it took 15 mins to get food so was a real rush, the menu was limited and what we wanted was unavailable . The bar was so busy that we were the last to get a drink and sit back down. The seats are cramped and it's so dark you can't see where your going. The acts we OK, only one act made us laugh out loud.
Written 26 August 2019
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Littlecalfuk
Retford, UK182 contributions
Mar 2020
Booked tickets on line. There is a happy hour before the show. Seats are not reserved so go early if you want the best seats in the house. The seats are very close together which making getting in and out for drinks rather a tight squeeze (so you may end up getting a drink spilt on you, through nobody's fault). Not all seating is tiered (I think it starts after 4 rows of chairs from the stage area). We sat about 4 rows back on the left hand side as you walk in and our view just fine. All four comics were hilarious, had tears rolling down my cheeks. Only sit on the front row if you don't mind being picked on. I would go again.
Written 15 May 2020
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Eagles18
4 contributions
Feb 2020
All the comics were very good, especially the compere.
Big diversity amongst the comics, standards high throughout.
it's a great, intimate venue.
We are planning to go again early April.
Written 10 March 2020
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TravelandKids2010
Geneva, Switzerland125 contributions
Sept 2019
The talent was fabulous and potentially the ambience but the seating is cramped and hardly "comfortable". We thought about booking the dinner included ticket but after much internet searching the menu looked very unsophisticated and so glad we just bought the simple tickets. There is only seating at the back without much of a view if you wanted to eat as well! Getting to and from the bar was also not easy with the seating and compared to the same sort of venue in New York this is a disappointing set up although you can't fault the comedy value and talent.
Written 7 October 2019
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