The Live Online Comedy Guide

live comedy 28072020Even though the majority of the world is under lockdown right now live comedy is still being produced and streamed online by a number of amazing people, and so we’ve set up this page to highlight the very best of it.

Latest Update: 28/07/2020

Always Be Comedy – Anna Mann, Nick Helm, Rachel Parris, Marcus Brigstocke, Tim Vine, Marcel LuCont, Phil Wang, Catherine Bohart, James Veitch and Eleanor Tiernan are among those performing at this online club – https://www.alwaysbecomedy.com/tickets

Angel Comedy – The lovely people behind two of the capital’s best comedy venues are hosting audience-less gigs, with many of them being improv based and enormously fun stuff. https://www.facebook.com/angelcomedy/

Comedy At The Covid Arms
– Kiri Pritchard-Mclean hosts this online club and the next gig is on the 15th of August, the line up has yet to be announced but given the quality of the previous ones it’s sure to be fantastic, and tickets can be bought here: https://www.comedyatthecovid.co.uk/

Comedy Store Live
– Is hosting shows on most weekends, with Danny McLoughlin, Larry Dean, Paul Sinha, Funmbi Omotayo, Allyson June Smith, Rory O’Hanlon and Angela Barnes performing very soon, and more info can be found here: https://london.thecomedystore.co.uk/whats-on/

Ian Lane – Is performing a number of different shows, some involving DJ-ing, some concerning old classic games, and some where he talks about important subjects, all of which we’ve enjoyed a great deal of late. https://www.twitch.tv/ruffledbricks/

John Cleese – Why There Is No Hope? – The much loved Python is live streaming a show on August 2nd, though tickets are a tad pricey at £21.99. https://www.johncleese-uniquelives.com/

Just The Tonic – The next Just The Tonic show is an actual live show being streamed from the venue and in front of an audience, with Ed Byrne, Daisy Earl, Scott Bennett and Quincy set to perform. More info is here. https://www.justthetonic.com/streaming/

The Mads Are Back – Join Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff (“Dr. Clayton Forrester” and “TV’s Frank”) as after the success of their live streaming Glen Or Glenda will return for a second show where they’ll mercilessly mock The Tingler. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mads-the-tingler-live-online-riffing-show-with-mst3ks-the-mads-tickets-114189535976

Mark Thomas – Is live streaming his Walking The Wall show on August 11th, and as with previous occasions he will be performing a live Q&A afterwards. More info and tickets are here: https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?page=videofull&id=41015

RISK! – Join Kevin Allison and a fantastic crew of storytellers for RISK!’s live online show! This show will be broadcast via a webinar format on Zoom, and will feature incredible true stories from Kevin Allison and other fantastic storytellers. Only 100 tickets are available for this show, so get yours in advance to guarantee entry! http://risk-show.com/

XS Malarkey – An award winning Manchester comedy club, this hosts a regular Tuesday night gig with Heidi Regan, Jonny Pelham, Toussaint Douglass and Franqi French among those performing next week, for more info check out their twitter feed. https://twitter.com/xsmalarkey

Previous Updates, In A Handy A-Z Format: Not all of these gigs are still running but for those which aren’t, recordings of their shows can be found online:

ComedySportz – The Manchester-based improv show is hosting shows several days a week, the schedule can be found here. https://www.comedysportz.co.uk/

Comedy Virtually Live – Jon Pearson is creating a virtual comedy club with performers at home via Skype. The next gig is at 7.30pm on Sunday with Thomas Green, Jenny Collier and Stuart Goldsmith. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPatHV3a7Tw&feature=youtu.be

Cosmic Shambles – Set up by Robin Ince this is a mix of podcasts and stand up’s performing from their homes. https://cosmicshambles.com/livestreams

Gilded Balloon – Are hosting various live online gigs, and both their facebook page and their youtube channel is worth checking out.

The Good Ship Comedy Club – This great club run by Ben Van Der Velde has moved online, with four great acts normally performing each week: https://www.facebook.com/TheGoodShipComedyClub/

Hold The Phone – Has a number of weekly comedy shows online, the most recent of which have included Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen which sees Ian Abramson, Dana Donnelly, Chris Garcia, Maya May, Caleb Synan, Sarah Tollemache, Nick Turner, Nick Ciarelli and Brad Evans, while Phoebe Bottoms, Caitlin Cook, Tom Thakker and Shane Torres took part in this week’s “Good God” show. https://www.twitch.tv/holdthephonecomedy

Knock2Bag – Are recreating their Moth Club night with a selection of pre-recorded stand up which will be streamed live and features the likes of Tim Key, Natasia Demetriou & Ellie White, Lou Sanders, Adam Hess, The Pin and many more. Tickets can be bought here, though they are free for all NHS staff and keyworkers.

Komedia Live – Brighton’s much loved comedy club the Komedia is hosting a show each Friday night, with the previous ones available to view online. https://www.youtube.com/komedialive

Live At Hot Water Comedy Club – Are producing a new show each week with Danny McLoughlin, Carl Hutchinson, Scott Bennett and Daliso Chaponda set to perform in the next couple of weeks. https://www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk/

Local Laughs – This Australian comedy club is hosting online gigs which include a mixture of Australian and English comics, with Dave Callan, Rusty Berther, Ivan Aristeguieta, John-Luke Roberts and Steph Tisdell among those set to perform over the next few weeks. https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=175052&

Lockdown Laughs For Parents – Carly Smallman and Alyssa Kyria are the founders of Bring Your Own Baby comedy, a show where kids and parents watch comedy together, but now they’re launching an adult themed comedy night which airs each Thursday on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/c/byobcomedy?fbclid=IwAR2dJtEXJ_tqooq2jqv7TtIjr4t25S_qUpyR14XBw83OKp8wny1S8-Tf88k

Outside The Box – This Kingston based comedy club founded by Maff Brown is streaming a show each Tuesday, with Brown, Harry Hill, Abandonman and Maisie Adam set to perform over the next few weeks. https://www.wegottickets.com/outsidetheboxcomedyclub

Saturday Night Live At The Stand – This comedy club is live streaming another gig on Saturday night, they’ve been attracting big names each time so this is definitely one to watch. https://www.thestand.co.uk/saturday-night-live-at-the-stand/

The Weekly Stand Up – Jason Manford has set up this online comedy club with each gig taking place on Thursday evenings, with the likes of Harry Hill, Tez Ilyas. Harry Hill, Russell Howard and Milton Jones due to headline future events https://www.theweeklystandup.co.uk/

Group Shows:

Notflix – This superb all female, five star rated improvised musical group are producing live content each and every Sunday at 7pm. https://www.waitingforthecallimprov.com/

Showstoppers! – A live improvised musical, hopefully there will be future performances in the near future too. https://www.facebook.com/theshowstoppers/videos/918352645246170/

Solo Stand Up / Comedy Performances:

Jack Gleadow – Was hosting a weekly variety show featuring sketches, stand-up, game shows and guests via webcam, and old episodes can be seen here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1mMX8JYsA889d64Tdz5SdQ

Elf Lyons – The astonishingly talented comedian is performing live on Twitch three times a week at the moment, often reading out brand new disturbing horror stories that we love a great deal. https://www.twitch.tv/elflyons

Sean McLoughlin’s Pirate Radio – Sean also produces a live show from his bedroom three times a week where you can hear songs, stories and the thoughts and feelings of various phone-in guests. https://www.youtube.com/seanmcloughlincomedy

Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa – A mix of chat and variety show, this sees Goldsmith talk to various comedians, play games, and mess around with a watermelon (according to the website, anyhow).  https://www.comedianscomedian.com/sofa/

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Alex Finch.
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