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Comedy Carnival

#14 of 1,277 Nightlife in London
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Address: 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EP, England
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+44 20 7041 7312
19:00 - 03:00
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Thu - Sat 19:00 - 03:00

London's Comedy Carnival features award-winning, international comedians...

London's Comedy Carnival features award-winning, international comedians from around the world, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Acts that have performed at the club include Russell Brand, Flight of the Conchords, Jim Jefferies, Michael McIntyre, Micky Flanagan, Milton Jones, Sarah Millican and Jack Whitehall. Comedy Carnival is located in Central London, off Leicester Square. Tickets include entry to the fantastic club night afterwards, open until 3am. "High-class entertainment you can count on" TIME OUT MAGAZINE.

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Great Venue - Fantastic night out

Was bought two tickets as a Christmas present - visited with two friends on Saturday night - this is a brilliant venue, staff were very helpful and attentive and ensured we sat... read more

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Dawn S
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was bought two tickets as a Christmas present - visited with two friends on Saturday night - this is a brilliant venue, staff were very helpful and attentive and ensured we sat together although the tickets had been bought separately. The comedians were amazing. The compare exceptionally funny - a very good adult night out would totally recommend it. We... More 

1 Thank Dawn S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Comedy Carnival as it was a birthday present for me from our daughter. We had a great time. All the comedians and the host was very funny. The venue was very good, we were right at the front by the stage, and all the staff there very friendly. Would definitely recommend it and we... More 

Thank Martin B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at Comedy Carnival last week. The comedians were excellent and very engaging with the audience. The venue was busy, even on a week night, and the audience as compact around the stage, making it easy to see from any seat. We would definitely go again!

Thank canlon28
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I have been to two comedy nights here and would thoroughly recommend it for a night out. It is excellent value for money and you get the opportunity to see first rated comedians with a super MC aswell between acts. We were even given complimentary drinks on our last visit. Seating was good aswell and the venue... More 

1 Thank holidaylover062
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a great deal on the tickets, easy to book. Got front row seats which was brilliant! The atmosphere even before & after the show was great. Good choice of drinks & music at Bar Rumba. Would definitely go again and it was great to do something different. All 3 acts were very funny.... even the compare was Fab!! Lots... More 

1 Thank Philippa D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the Pizza Express 2 course meal and a glass of wine or beer which we had great service and good food. This was followed by an absolutely cracking night of comedy.the compare was great getting the audience warmed up. The comics were on form and made all of us laugh so much especially Geoff Norcott. The nightclub had... More 

1 Thank Chrissieloves
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to a few comedy nights and felt this was a bit cheap feeling, a small audience 3 acts plus warm up guy. Last act was good but not long enough. I wouldn't do this one again

Thank muttleymr
PGionis, Manager at Comedy Carnival, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Mr Muttley. We imagine the cheap feeling you're referring to is our pre and post-show drink specials, where you can get a bottle of house wine or three bottled beers for £10. We also think it's 'a bit a of struggle' to describe our audiences as small because, at close to 200 seats, we are one... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night with my partner on a random one. Bought the package with 2 free drinks. All was going well until we sat down and everyone was literally sitting on everyone's knees... they try and ram so many seat In with a thought of how uncomfortable people will be. We had to ask the person at the end if... More 

Thank Danielle C
PGionis, Manager at Comedy Carnival, responded to this review

We're glad you thought the comedians were really funny, Danielle. Sometimes, unfortunately, groups who arrive early reposition their chairs before other customers have sat down, which can cause crowding along certain rows. If our staff spot this, they will ask for the seats to be reset at the interval, so that everyone is comfortable again. Thanks for your good review... More 

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35 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to comedy carnival night on Friday night. Great comedians great show. Happy hour before show then 2for1 drinks after till midnight. Excellent value. Enjoyed the location. Recommend a visit.

1 Thank Graham N
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

we had a fantastic evening out at the comedy carnival on 18th march, the 3 stand up comedians were so funny and the MC was outstanding.. would recommend, to friends and family.. will come back again with a few friends for another night out.. we still are taking about our night out.

1 Thank sandraandsteve2017

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