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Comedy Carnival

#15 of 1,268 Nightlife in London
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Address: 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EP, England
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+44 20 7041 7312
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Thu - Sat 19:00 - 03:00

London's Comedy Carnival features award-winning, international comedians...

London's Comedy Carnival features award-winning, international comedians from around the world, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Acts that have performed at the club include Russell Brand, Flight of the Conchords, Jim Jefferies, Michael McIntyre, Micky Flanagan, Milton Jones, Sarah Millican and Jack Whitehall. Comedy Carnival is located in Central London, off Leicester Square. Tickets include entry to the fantastic club night afterwards, open until 3am. "High-class entertainment you can count on" TIME OUT MAGAZINE.

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Amazingly funny

Had a great night here, was amazed how great the comedians were considering the low price of tickets. Will definitely be coming back again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Peter R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great night here, was amazed how great the comedians were considering the low price of tickets. Will definitely be coming back again.

Thank Peter R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great time the acts were good and funny great banter staff are friendly The music afterwards was great Everyone in party had a great blast will be deffiently going again soon

1 Thank Yatish P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The acts were hilarious, the host Rory O'Hanlon kept us entertained throughout each interval. The acts got better and better throughout the night! WE were kept crying of laughter throughout the entire show. There were no limitations to the sketches, covering every race, age, ability, and a few wife jokes! Beware if you sit in the front row you will... More 

1 Thank Coralena01992
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the comedy club in March 2016. I booked the tickets on a spur of the moment without knowing who I was going to see or what to expect.I am pleased to say that it was a gamble worth taking, all 3 comedians were great and made me laugh from start to finish. The venue was intimate yet still held... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed some entertainment as part of a day and night out. We've done The Comedy Store etc and thought we'd try something different. We weren't disappointed From the moment we turned up the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The security guy was friendly, the lovely lady doing the door and the bar staff were smiling and efficient We... More 

1 Thank Arobajase
Arlesey, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the comedy carnival in Leicester Square. The 3 comedians were all excellent and so was the compare. We really did laugh out loud. Will definitely go again! There was also a happy hour whereas bottle of wine was £10 and you could get 3 beers for £10 too, so happy with that! It was tightly packed but that... More 

Thank mirellemooney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been clubbing at Bar Rhumba many times but who knew you could get a comedy club in there on the dancefloor?! It’s a really nice, intimate atmosphere, where everyone is squeezed in tight but there’s a very friendly vibe. We booked the pizza hut ‘dinner and show’ package which was great value and also meant we ended up with... More 

Thank Kevin N
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Comedians where very good as was the compère so would have given it more stars but the organisation skills where awful, the seats so packed in your almost sat on each other and some seats even faced a wall. The toilets where dirty and that was at the beginning of the night and drinks expensive for cheap brands.

1 Thank HLDB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Underground, intimate venue for fantastic stand up comedy! Comedians were hilarious. Cheap drinks - happy hour for the comedy night £10 for a bottle of wine instead of £18! Great cocktails! Perfect place for couples or groups of friends.

2 Thank Oria D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Saturday evening visit, 3 comedians all different aspects on comedy, entertaining, funny and good at engaging with audience, some audience participation, which added to the entertainment. Drinks half price before 8, if u don,t have a seat booked then worth getting there early to get one near to the stage. Stayed for Bar Rumba club afterwards which was lively atmospheric... More 

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