Hello comedy fans,
Here are LondonisFunny.com's top 5 tips for this week:
1. Stephen Merchant, Hammersmith Apollo
Currently seen chipping in during Life's Too Short, Merchant is currently on his debut UK stand-up tour, and he's a fine comedian on the stage. Go check him out. (All week)
2. Andy Zaltzman's Political Animal, Soho Theatre
Our finest satirist, Zaltzman is on fine form at the moment, and he hosts this show of political comedy with special guests. (Tuesday)
3. Set List, Soho Theatre
A star-studded run of shows in which top comics improvise comedy around a previously unseen list of subjects written by the audience. Guests include Rich Hall, Phill Jupitus, Robin Ince and Paul Foot. (Thursday, Friday)
4. Live at the Chapel with Daniel Kitson, Union Chapel
An amazing line-up of comics in Islington, with Kitson hosting, with raucous but sensitive Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Nick Helm, brooding Frenchman Marcel Lucont, ideas machine Alex Horne and physical comedy heroes the Pajama Men. (Saturday)
5. Comedy Store Players, the Comedy Store
The mighty Comedy Store Players return with regulars Josie Lawrence, Andy Smart, Richard Vranch and more. Paul Merton also appears tonight. (Sunday)
Full booking details and hundreds of more "recommended" shows can be found at www.londonisfunny.com
– this week LiF will also have reviews of Stephen Merchant and Dave Gorman's shows, the top 20 shows of December and a news bulletin.
See you next week!
Editor, London is Funny