Planning to take your vacation in London or any other part of the UK? Aside from the visiting the usual tourist destinations like the Buckingham Palace, London Eye, or the Big Ben; you should also the comedy venues in the country.
The UK is home to some of the most popular comedians and comediennes; including the Monty Python Group, Jimmy Carr, Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean), Ricky Gervais, and a whole lot more. If you are going on a trip to UK and you want have a cheap laugh, here are the top comedy venues that you should visit!
1. Outside the Box
Outside the Box may be a small gathering, but most of the big names in comedy gather here to test their new material. You can find this place in two venues. On Mondays, the club can be found in The Fighting Cocks in Kingston. Every second Thursday of each month, they’re located at the The Stag in Sevenoaks.
2. Up the Creek
The great Malcolm Hardee may not be around to make you laugh anymore, but at least he left a great venue where you can share a joke with your fellow tourists. Located in Greenwich, Up the Creek is a popular comedy club known for the Sunday Special – a grand event wherein they feature an assortment of acts from the amateurs to the professionals.
3. The Comedy Store
This club is located in London SW1. Most the acts featured here are “alternative comedy” which is a popular movement back in the 1980s. In several occasions, they also go for stag parties and agit-prop. If you want comedic acts that are a little bit rowdy and huge, then you should visit the Comedy Store on Fridays and Saturdays.
4. The Komedia Comedy Club
This venue in Brighton has a spacious room and a lively vibe. Every day, they host smart mixed bills, headliners, and several new materials. The Komedia Comedy Club performs every weekend.
5. The Junket Club
The comedy group based in Cardiff can pop up in several unpredictable venues. Some of their recent performances were done in a forest, museum, and even in a planetarium.
6. The Glee Club
Not to be confused with the popular musical television series, The Glee Club in Birmingham is a hilarious, noisy, and big group that features headline comedians. They usually perform in the Arcadian complex from Thursday to Saturday.
Do you know other comedy clubs in the UK? Feel free to share your stories in the comments!