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Comedy Carnival

#14 of 1,259 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EP, England
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+44 20 7041 7312
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Fri - 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 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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Comedy Night

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Oria D
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

we went with a group of 15 and boy did we have a laugh. Comedy Carnival was fantastic... we all were in hysterics. MC was too funny as well. Drinks well priced, and place turns into a club at 10 Staff were very friendly and welcoming. overall a brilliant night would highly recommend!!!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I went with a friend after my wife brought me the experiance for my birthday. Had a great time. Would highly recommend.

2 Thank Stuart W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

went to the club as part of a package with a pre-show meal. the show itself was brilliant. 3 comedians and a great MC running the whole thing. my wife and I were sat right at the front, right in front of the mic and therefore knew that we would get some stick from the guys on stage and true... More 

2 Thank iec04
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Nice venue, very funny with professional acts as would be expected in London. Mot so expensive either at £16 each.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I visited the Comedy Carnival with two friends on a Friday night in October. We were actually planning on going to the Comedy Store but it was sold out but so glad we came here instead! It's in a fab location just off Shaftesbury Avenue, the door staff were really friendly. My friend had a suitcase as she'd come straight... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We went to the show on the 22nd of October 2016. We were greeted by possibly the most polite door staff of any London 'venue' we have ever met, an apology for the 3 minute wait was not expected! So a great start to our evening. Once inside there was a great bar, once again manned by possibly the most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

celebrating my daughters birthday we booked bar rumba comedy carnival . The actual bar is not the nicest of places and the toilets where atrocious with men going into the ladies and not clearing up after . Later in the evening the toilets do have an attendant offering toiletries. Before the show starts at 8 they offer happy hour ,... More 

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