Chortle Student Comedy champion of 2021 to be crowned | ...and the rest of the week's best live comedy © Matt Crockett

Chortle Student Comedy champion of 2021 to be crowned

...and the rest of the week's best live comedy

The best of the week's live comedy. Use Chortle's search panel to check out our full listings of more than 6,000 events by date and region.

Sunday September 19

LEEDS: If you're quick too can make it to the afternoon comedy gala in aid of food charity Backpack Buddies at the O2 Academy (it kicks off at 2pm). Married comics Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont head a bill that also boasts Lost Voice Guy, Barbara Nice, Chris Washington, Micky P Kerr and Simon Lomas. Tickets

IPSWICH:Britain’s Got Talent 2020 winner Jon Courtenay starts his first tour with a hometown gig at Ipswich Corn Ecxhange tonight. On the ITV show, Simon Cowell told the musical comic: ‘You are someone who has worked hard for years and needs a break and I’m sure you will get a huge reaction from this, I promise you.’ The tour continues in Bilston, Wolverhampton, on Wednesday and Barnsley on Thursday.

LONDON: There's a good 'Sunday Special' line-up at Up The Creek in Greenwich tonight with Seann Walsh, Maisie Adam, Michael Legge and Isa Bonachera. Tickets

Monday September 20

LONDON: Tonight we crown the 2021 Chortle Student comedy award winner, following in the footsteps of Joe Lycett and Phil Wang. The line-up is Omar Badawy, Andy Bucks, Charlotte Cropper, Hamish Duff, Isaac Kean, Joe-Kent Walters, Grace Sanders, Scott Redmond, George Tothill, Sharon Wanjohi and Sam Williams. And Mark Watson comperes. Tickets here, including for the live streaming for those who can't make it to the venue

Thursday September 23

READING: Jack Dee, Arthur Smith, Jo Brand, Pippa Evans and Robin Ince all come out for Slapstick's Big Comedy Bash, a fundraiser for the UK's biggest festival of vintage screen comedy, held at the start of the year in Bristol. The starry benefit takes place at the Hexagon in Reading and tickets are available here.

LONDON: The second new act final at the Bloomsbury Theatre this week as the Funny Women talent hunt reaches its climax. Those vying for the title are Izzy Askwith, Abby Wambaugh, Amelia Stubberfield, Beau Holland, Bronwyn Sweeney, Caitlin Powell, Lara Ricote, Louisa Keight, Natalie Bellingham, Ola Labib and Sharon Wanjohi – while Jayde Adams comperes.

LONDON: British-French relations may be strained at the moment, but that's not likely to both Gallic flaneur Marcel Lucont. As nothing does. He's joined by a live band for a 'best of...' Show at the Underbelly Festival in Cavendish Square, just off Oxford Street, tonight.

LONDON: A good and varied line-up at the Comedy Store tonight boasts Felicity Ward, John Moloney, Alistair Barrie, Abigoliah Schamaun and Adam Rowe.

Friday September 24

DUBLIN: Arguably the city's best comedy venue is reopening at 60 per cent capacity with a festival of events called Vision At Vicar Street. The comedy kicks off tonight with Damian Clark, Enya Martin, Gar Murran and there are plenty more great line-ups coming over the next couple of weeks. Check our listings here

LONDON: Two distinctive and creative acts - both Edinburgh Comedy Award winners, no less - play the Busey Rooftop Bar tonight: John Kearns and Tim Key.

LONDON: For a more raucous night, Frisky & Mannish start a three-night run of their energetic musical show PopLabat the Underbelly Festival in Cavendish Square. Read our review here.

Saturday September 25

LONDON: She's just made her debut and now Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, the cabaret reincarnation of the former Prime Minister, performs at the London Wonderground in Earl's Court. here is our review from the Edinburgh Fringe last month. The same venue is also hosting a top-draw stand-up bill comprising Flo and Joan, Helen Bauer, Ian Smith, Mark Watson, Zoe Lyons. It's a tough decision to make!

Published: 19 Sep 2021

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