London Open Mic Gigs List

This list was originally assembled by Johnny Armstrong. He no longer maintains it. He kindly released into the wild so I have given it a home here.

If you know any of it to be wrong or out of date let me know and I’ll fix it. Happy to add gigs if you just let me know the details.

MONDAY

  1. Comedy Bin @ Carnivale
    contact: Jay
    N.B. Also Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  2. Funny Peculiar
  3. Jester Jesters
  4. Soho Comedy
  5. The Hob
  6. Out of Bounds Comedy
    N.B. This gig is outside of London – in Borough Green, Kent
  7. Electric Mouse Big Ben
    format: bring a buddy
  8. Theatre Royal Stratford East
  9. The Comedy Song Club
    N.B. Musical comedy acts only
  10. King Gong @ The Comedy Store
    format: gong show
  11. Set-Up Punchline
  12. W.E LOVE……
    format: scratch night
  13. Get Your Cock Out @ The Cock Tavern Theatre
    format: scratch night

TUESDAY

  1. Ruby Tuesdays
  2. Poking Fun at the Old Queens Head
  3. Comedy at The Royal Standard
  4. Heart of Comedy
  5. Comedy Bin @ Carnivale
    contact: Jay
    N.B. Also Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  6. William IV Comedy Night
  7. East Meets Jest Open Mic Night in Covent Garden
  8. Tuesday Night at Torriano’s
  9. Laughter Lines
  10. The Really Lovely New Act Show
  11. Too Much Information
  12. No Champions League Comedy
  13. Stand Up in The Rocket
  14. The Comedy Couch
  15. Party Piece
  16. LLAUGH!!
  17. New Acts @ The Bedford, 77 Bedford Street, Balham, London, SW12
    contact: Paul T.Eyres
  18. Student Comedy Hub
    format: gong show
  19. Laughing Horse – Soho
  20. Comedy Virgins
    format: bring a buddy
  21. Car Crash @ The Lions Den
    format: pay-to-play
    N.B. This is the only gig in London where you have to pay to perform (as far as I know).
  22. Upstairs at the Ritzy Open Mic
    format: scratch night
  23. Speech Motion
    format: scratch night
  24. Bar Wotever
    format: gay scratch night
    N.B. “an open stage for up and coming queer talents”
  25. Freedom of Expression
    format: scratch night

WEDNESDAY

  1. Tickle My Fancy
  2. Comedy at the Screamlounge
  3. Curry On Laughing
  4. Chuckling Mouse Comedy
  5. Comedy Bin
    contact: Jay
    N.B. Also Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  6. Touching Cloth (The Dead Comedian’s Socks New Material Night – see “Events”)
  7. After Party
  8. TopTeam Comedy
  9. The Ideas Factory
  10. Comedy Mayhem @ The Miller
  11. LOL
    format: pay-to-play-by-proxy
  12. LOL Comedy Flavas
  13. Tumbleweed Comedy
  14. Comedy Bear Pit
  15. GLEE 17 COMEDY CLUB
  16. The Giggling Gibbon Open Mic
  17. Desperately Seeking Stagetime
  18. Comedy 2.0
  19. Comedy at Cotton’s Rhum Jungle
  20. West End Comedy Club
  21. Comedy Café Open Mic
  22. Bubblebath
  23. Pear Shaped
  24. Out of Bounds Comedy
    N.B. This gig is outside of London – in Dorking, Surrey
  25. Laughing Horse – Camden
    N.B. This Laughing Horse gig has its own facebook group.
  26. 5 Minutes of Fame
    format: pay-to-play-by-proxy
  27. The Gag Factory
    N.B. This gig is outside of London, in Farncombe.
  28. Bad Clowns Comedy
    N.B. This gig is outside of London, in Colchester.
  29. The Dry Spot
    N.B. This gig is outside of London, in Milton Keynes.

THURSDAY

  1. Get Happy
  2. The Decapitated Puppy Comedy Night
  3. Jokers Comedy Club
  4. Pocket Change Comedy
  5. Comedy Bin
    contact: Jay
    N.B. Also Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  6. FRESH COMEDY
  7. Rub My Face In It
  8. Up The Creek
  9. The “White Sock” Comedy Night
  10. Laughing Cows Comedy – London
    N.B. Women only
  11. Freedom of the Fringe
  12. FIVE POUNDS TO GET INTO MY OWN BEDROOM?
  13. Kims Comedy – The ‘C’ Factor
  14. Flea Circus
    format: scratch night
  15. The Comedy Cellar
  16. Miss C Gusset’s School of Comedy
  17. North London Comedy Club
  18. Mama Jong’s
  19. The Dead Comedian’s Socks
  20. The Comedy Couch
  21. Electric Mouse – Angel
    contact: Clara Electra
  22. Legendary Comedy Try Out Night @ Down Stairs at the King’s Head
  23. Mixt Nutz
  24. Monkey Business
  25. Laughing Horse – Earls Court
  26. Upbeat Open Mic
    format: scratch night
    N.B. This gig is outside of London, in Cambridge.

FRIDAY

  1. Charing Cross Road Comedy
  2. Giggleage
    N.B. This gig is outside of London, in St Albans.
  3. Ship of Fools
  4. Tea Hee Hee @ The Tea Box
  5. Get Up Stand Up
  6. “Comedy Brewhouse” @ The Camden Head, Camden Passage, Angel
    N.B. Every Friday and Saturday. Turn up at 8:30pm and talk to John Laine, the promoter. He’ll either put you on that night or another night if you email him (ask him for his email address when you see him).
  7. The Garden Comedy Club
  8. Laughing Horse – Piccadilly
  9. Comedy Mayhem @ Dirty Dicks
  10. 5 Minutes of Fame
    format: pay-to-play-by-proxy
  11. Variety Box
    contact: Jay/Sarah
    format: scratch night
  12. The Red Gate Gallery Presents: “Take the Mic Night”
    format: scratch night
  13. The Busk Factor
    format: scratch night
  14. Freedom of Expression II
    format: scratch night

SATURDAY

  1. The Tom Thumb Fun Club
    N.B. This gig is outside of London, in Margate.
  2. Laughing Horse – Kingston
  3. Laughing Horse – Piccadilly
  4. “Comedy Brewhouse” @ The Camden Head, Camden Passage, Angel
    N.B. Every Friday and Saturday. Turn up at 8:30pm and talk to John Laine, the promoter. He’ll either put you on that night or another night if you email him (ask him for his email address when you see him).
  5. What am I funny huh?
    Note: Johnny Armstrong had some problems with this promoter.

SUNDAY

  1. Ctrl Alt Comedy
  2. Dr Watson’s Comedy Soul Night
  3. Stand Up Proud Comedy
  4. The Comedy Gold Mining Corporation presents…
    contact: Daniel Scully
  5. Tom Foolery
    N.B. Acts with the name “Tom” only.
  6. THE HIVE PROJECT
  7. The Victoria’s Secret
  8. LOL SHOW (High Wycombe)
  9. Humili-Asian
  10. 1 Mighty Craic
  11. Anthology
    format: other
    N.B. It’s storying telling done by comedians.
  12. Laughing Horse – Camden
  13. Laughing Horse – Brixton
  14. Comedy Slappers
    format: bring a buddy
  15. The Sunday Show
    format: urban scratch night
  16. ADLIB open mic
    format: urban scratch night
  17. Comedy Night @ The Boar’s Head
    contact: Drew Cameron
    N.B. This gig is outside of London, in Horsham.
  18. Punchlines – Open Mic Night
    N.B. This gig is outside of London, in Reading.
  19. WANTED Cabaret
    format: scratch night

COMPETITIONS

  1. Slapstick Junkie, The Urban Comedy Competition
  2. Funny Women
    N.B. Women only.
  3. Amused Moose Laugh Off
  4. So You Think You’re Funny
  5. English Comedian of the Year
  6. Musical Comedy Awards Competition
    N.B. Musical comedy acts only.
  7. Laughing Horse New Act of the Year
  8. Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year
  9. Chortle Student Awards
    N.B. Full-time students only.
  10. COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE – BIG ON LIVE COMEDY FOR STUDENTS
    N.B. Full-time students only.
  11. The London New Comedy Awards
Comments
15 Responses to “London Open Mic Gigs List”
  1. Corry Shaw says:

    Please note Foolhardy Comedy is no longer running new act nights so please remove this listing from your site. Many thanks.

  2. i will like to find out information on how to perform as a stand up comedian at your show.

    • David Sharpe says:

      Hi adebisi

      I’m afraid these aren’t my shows but a list of other people’s which may or may not be up to date. Contact the good people on the list and I’m sure they can let you know how to get a spot.

      And if you do find any that aren’t running any more drop back and let me know and I’ll update the list.

      All the best

      D.

      • Thanks for the list. I’m going through it trying to get some spots.
        Just to let you know that The Sponge on Monday hasn’t been running now for a year or so. I’ll let you know if I find out if any more are no longer valid.
        Thanks again.

  3. Duncan says:

    Excellent! Keep up the good work.

    Also is that realy all the competitions that run?

  4. trev says:

    Hey peeps
    does anyone know of any comedy open mic nights in horsham or nearby?
    looking to try out some material. Would be my first gig.
    thanks
    Trev

  5. Hi. How do I list my open mic nights on your site. Cheers Rod

  6. Nadie says:

    HI There we have a new Open Mic Comedy night. Would you mind if i posted the details below. All are welcome. 5 min slots available if you contact me before the night 8th October starting from 8pm

    New Open Comedy Night for new and established Stand ups.

    5 minute slots available please contact me for a slot.

    Lovely venue and a Clap off for the best comic of the night with a free drink for the winner!

    Friendly venue ideal for trying out new material or for Comics starting out.

    Once a month comedy club hoping to run more regularly.

    The Angel Public House

    697 Uxbridge Road (corner of Angel Lane)

    Hayes End, Middlesex UB4 8HX

    Comics to arrive before 8:30 to be allocated a 5 min slot. Evening runs from 9pm to 11pm with a break.

    Buses: 207, 607, H98
    Trains: Paddington – Hayes & Harlington (H98 to Hayes End) Met/Picc tube to Uxbridge – 607/207 Met/Picc HIllingdon – U2 bus 10 min walk to Hayes End.
    Car Park available and lots of parking locally.

    For Bookings please contact Nadie on nadiestar@me.com

    Hope to see you there.

  7. joel israel says:

    Gig please!!

  8. We are hosting a weekly Open Mic night every Tuesday from the 3 December at Filthy’s, Holloway’s new home for live music, 274 Holloway Road, N7 6NE.

    Sample some of the best new music/ poetry/ comedy in the area with selected artists and Open Mic slots.

    If you are a musician, comedian or spoken-word poet looking for new, quality, performance opportunities, or to find out more information, then contact Rowan Arts via the email address shown or just come on down on a Tuesday night!

    http://www.facebook.com/openmicfilthys

    email lauren@therowanartsproject.com to book a slot!

    Free drink for all performers!

    All genres welcome.

    House guitar provided. No sound checks.

  9. jim says:

    COME GIVE IT A GO OR BE A JUDGE

    FREE NO ENTRANCE FEE

    http://www.southlondoncomedy.info

    OUR NEXT
    OPEN MIC NIGHT IS
    ON DECEMBER 11TH TUESDAY 7.30 FOR 8 START
    THEN THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES

    WHERE ?

    WELL IN THE WORLD FAMOUS

    BIRDS NEST IN DEPTFORD(FAMOUS FOR MUSIC! NOW ALSO COMEDY)
    32 Deptford Church Street
    Deptford
    London SE8 4RZ
    View Larger Map

    ALL OPEN MIC SLOTS ARE 5 MINUTES

    LESS IF WE GONG THEM

    YOU AND THE AUDIENCE HAVE CARDS TO HOLD UP WITH GONG THEM ON
    WHEN IT REACHES 50% WE GONG THEM OFF

    WE HAVE TEN BOOKABLE 5 MIN SLOTS

    AND TWELVE TURN UP ON THE NIGHT SLOTS

    MORE IF WE GONG THEM QUICKLY !

    DRAWN FROM A HAT AT 8.30PM

    JUST LET US KNOW YOU WISH TO GIVE IT A GO

    EITHER VIA THE CONTACT FORM OR EMAIL IN ADVANCE

    laugh@southlondoncomedy.info
    or
    ON THE NIGHT AT THE BAR

    COME AND PERFORM
    OR
    COME AND JUDGE

    Copyright (c)2012 SOUTH LONDON

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