Albany returns as comedy venue | Reopening in January © Philafrenzy/CC BY-SA 4.0

Albany returns as comedy venue

Reopening in January

The basement of the Albany pub in central London is to reopen as a comedy club.

The venue on Great Portland Street has hosted live comedy since the 1980s, before the room was converted into a short-lived restaurant earlier this decade. 

It is the birthplace of the long-running nights Spank! and Robin Ince’s Book Club, and in 2003 was picked by Bob Monkhouse for his final gig, which was broadcast last year on BBC Four.

The new comedy schedule will be curated by Martin Willis, of Objectively Funny, and will feature regular shows from Jordan Brookes, Harriet Kemsley,  Tez Ilyas,  Evelyn Mok, and Adam Larter, the force behind the Weirdos collective.  

It reopens on January 12 with John Kearns, Elf Lyons, Sindhu Vee and Brookes. 

Published: 22 Dec 2017

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