Comedy Cafe

ADDRESS
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Wed to Thu 7pm-12 midnight, Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 7pm-1am

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Comedy CafeDon't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this
fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may seem less slick than Jongleurs or Comedy Store, but the Comedy Cafe has a reputation as the venue most favoured by performers. This in itself is no small
praise. In the past it has been a much loved hang-out for comedic geniuses such
as Eddie Izzard, Mark Lamarr and Jo Brand. It's also one of those rare comedy
venues that has been purpose-built. Inside it's a hugely laid back, intimate
environment. Rafts of small tables have been crammed into a dusky space, with a
small, unobtrusive stage for the comic. Between laughs, patrons can guzzle on
tasty Mexican food and knock back good value pints. The quality can be a little
patchy so if you want guaranteed laughs aim for a Friday or Saturday night†-
that's when the big acts churn out the jokes. It is a steep £16 on Saturdays but
we promise you'll be chuckling all the way home.

Comedy Cafe events

Saturday Night Comedy ShowSaturday Night Comedy ShowMC Jimmy James Jones hosts gentle observational wit from Matt Rudge, plus Paul T Eyres and Brian Higgins.2015-08-01T20:00:00+01002015-08-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Saturday Night Comedy Show
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Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Superstar Summer Series With Beardyman
Wednesday Night Comedy ShowWednesday Night Comedy ShowCatch eight aspiring comedy acts hoping to become comedy legends in due course.2015-08-05T20:00:00+01002015-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Wednesday Night Comedy Show
Saturday Night Comedy ShowSaturday Night Comedy ShowMC Jimmy James Jones oversees down-to-earth comedy from ex-steelworker Phil Dinsdale, plus Stephen Day and Prince Abdi.2015-08-08T20:00:00+01002015-08-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Saturday Night Comedy Show
Wednesday Night Comedy ShowWednesday Night Comedy ShowCatch eight aspiring comedy acts hoping to become comedy legends in due course.2015-08-12T20:00:00+01002015-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Wednesday Night Comedy Show
Saturday Night Comedy ShowSaturday Night Comedy ShowMC Jimmy James Jones hosts razor-sharp wit from TV writer Fredrick Andersson, plus Archie Maddocks and Paul Pirie.2015-08-15T20:00:00+01002015-08-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Saturday Night Comedy Show
Wednesday Night Comedy ShowWednesday Night Comedy ShowCatch eight aspiring comedy acts hoping to become comedy legends in due course.2015-08-19T20:00:00+01002015-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Wednesday Night Comedy Show
Saturday Night Comedy ShowSaturday Night Comedy ShowMC Jimmy James Jones hosts raconteur Mark Cram and Prince Abdi.2015-08-22T20:00:00+01002015-08-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Saturday Night Comedy Show
Wednesday Night Comedy ShowWednesday Night Comedy ShowCatch eight aspiring comedy acts hoping to become comedy legends in due course.2015-08-26T20:00:00+01002015-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Wednesday Night Comedy Show
Thursday Night Comedy ShowThursday Night Comedy ShowThe Bafta-winning duo Heydon Prowse and Joylon Rubenstein, of BBC3's comedy series The Revolution Will Be Televised perform alongside their Zimbabwean counterparts Zambezi News.2015-08-27T20:00:00+01002015-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Comedy Cafe, 66-68† Rivington Street† † † EC2A 3AY
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Thursday Night Comedy Show

Comedy Cafe images

Comedy Cafe† Comedy Cafe Exterior †

Comedy Cafe - Comedy Cafe Exterior

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Opening and closing times for Comedy Cafe

Today (Saturday) Comedy Cafe closes at 3.00

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

12.00
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1.00

Wednesday:

12.00
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1.00

Thursday:

12.00
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1.00

Friday:

12.00
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3.00

Saturday:

18.00
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3.00

Sunday:

Closed

LondonTown.com - Comedy Cafe Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Old Street Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Liverpool Street Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Hoxton Overground Station
9 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Leonard Street Car Park
3 minutes walk
Great Eastern Street NCP
3 minutes walk

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