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The Comedy is a busy pub that boasts comedy nights four nights a week. They also host regular live music and karaoke nights. The Comedy Pub offers a variety of drinks served alongside a food menu of classic pub grub.

Ranked #676 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"A vibrant pub offering the best of entertainment: Live Bands, Stand Up Comedy, Karaoke, Live Sports, Club Night (Fri/Sat). The Comedy Pub as Its now known following an extensive refurbishment concentrates on giving our customers what they want as we cater for many different offers & occasions focusing on Quality service & atmosphere. We are proud of our food and the fact we are A Free House Pub, if that’s not only what you are looking for as you might have guessed from the name of our pub, we love comedy and we have comedy shows 4 nights per week, acts that have played The Comedy Pub include Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr, Stephen Merchant, Danny Bhoy, Omid Djalili, Stephen K. Amos, Imran Yusuf... The Comedy Pub has recently hosted gigs for The Bishops, David Viner, James Morrison,Art Brut,Newton Faulkner and The Maccabees to name a few... also we have 13 last generations Plasma screens and with 4 large projectors here showing the very best sport from all over the world in HD over 4 floors, we have live entertainment most evenings and to cap it all off you can bop into the early hours in our club room. Functions for any occasion are also catered for at The Comedy Pub for up to 200 people. The emphasis is on fun and creating the perfect party atmosphere whether it's just a normal Saturday night in town or a crunch match for England, the Comedy Pub has all you could wish for and of course, quality service."

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MON

12:00 - 23:00

TUE

12:00 - 23:00

WED

12:00 - 23:00

THU

12:00 - 02:00

FRI

12:00 - 02:00

SAT

12:00 - 02:00

SUN

13:00 - 22:30

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By S.

I'm not sure about the karaoke - some of that really was 'The Comedy' for the evening! Other than that, we had a brilliant time here watching the football - there was some great banter going on that never descended into anything naughty which was nice. The Comedy is perfect for football fans but not so perfect if you can't abide karaoke, like me. Why don't they just shutup?


By Howard S.

I had my Japanese cape/flag to support my wife's team, as she had supported the nightmare that was Eng vs Algeria, anyway back to the pub its certainly a place that needs a lick of paint, and having 2 pool tables upstairs when you are trying to watch a match, made it fill like someone just taking advantage of the world cup being on and not thinking it through. The food was below average, nothing linked to the game either, and then Japan lost on top of that, can't pub do anything right!! OK maybe that wasn't their fault, but!


By Berta B.

Great Venue Great Atmosphere Great Staff....thank you guys had a fantastic time on the Champions League Final.


By Sav K.

Don't eat here the food looks like its made by A 16 year old kid! Has no taste no portion size group of four of us eat here and all our meals were terrible! You get better value for money and taste at Mcdonalds!


By Lee H.

Great pub set back from Haymarket. Great place to meet and start off an evening, Karaoke is always a laugh, too many stairs for my liking but will return soon.


By Jo B.

I went for the comedy night and had a good evening. Don't be put off by the look of the place, remember it is called the comedy PUB. And that's exactly what it is. Food is dirt cheap and satisfying (2-4-1 on most things) and there's a real friendly atmosphere. Comedy was great, 3 good acts. We paid £15 and I felt it was worth it. Makes a change to a club.


By William G.

The Comedy in Oxendon Street personifies what Piccadilly is about. It’s brash, extrovert and delivers entertainment and hospitality. Entertainment isn’t just limited to comedy but also encompasses live music and DJ sets. And hospitality comes in the shape of an excellent drinks list and standard pub grub to soak it up.

The Venue
London pubs and comedy often go hand in hand. It was the concert saloon bars of Victorian hostelries which evolved into Music Halls where comedic Cockney champions such as Charlie Chaplin and Marie Lloyd performed. As a prime Piccadilly example, the London Pavilion (its façade now within the Trocadero Centre) was the capital’s first deluxe Music Hall in 1859 and was created from the former Black Horse Inn. So, when stand-up comedy came back to pubs in the 1980s, it was returning to its roots. The Comedy is even more of a return, being based in the West End and now hosting stand-up three nights a week at the Piccadilly Comedy Club.

Carved on the frontage is ‘Piccadilly No 7 Piano Bar’, its name before becoming The Comedy in 2007. It suffered sad deterioration – becoming down-at-heel and Towie in character rather than up-to-the-minute Made in Chelsea. A major recent renovation has now transformed it physically in appearance and décor. The exterior has two sections with a shiny black and gold chrome and glass ground floor and a Neo-Classical grey stone upper floor.

There are a whopping four levels to The Comedy. The ground level, a long and narrow main bar, has some pleasing Neo-Classical features with a row of Ionic support columns and incised cornices on the white ceiling. Otherwise the décor is traditional pub style with patterned wallpaper, vibrant splashes of red on the walls, a gilded mirror and a jumble of stools, chairs and sofas with varnished wood tables. The most notable feature is the array of caricature prints and photographs of comic greats including such Londoners as Frankie Howerd and Jo Brand. Below is the basement, which operates as the Music Room and nightclub with dark green decor. Upstairs is the first floor Lounge Bar – brightly decorated with its own bar, this acts as an overspill area, when not converted into the Piccadilly Comedy Club. On the second floor above is the Sports Bar with imposingly large TV Screens, which gets rammed for major football matches, like the recent Champions League Final.

The Atmosphere
There’s a mix of customers at The Comedy. Being near Piccadilly Circus, there are often Londoners coming in for a daytime break or a night of drink and amusement. Tourists are inevitably abundant, but comedy, live music and DJs attract a youngish Brit clientele, too. The friendly staff are cosmopolitan, which suits both the new generation of Londoners and international visitors. The venue’s signature Piccadilly Comedy Club showcases some solid comedic talent at good prices. Current performers include many who appear on the TV and radio circuit such as Roisin Conarty, Paul Sinha, Holly Walsh and Bob Mills. MC and organiser Mike Mantera is a streetwise south Londoner with a stiletto sharp wit to deter would-be hecklers. Tickets for Thursday nights cost £7.50 and it’s £10 on Fridays and Saturdays. The Basement Bar hosts modern pop groups on all nights except Sunday until 11pm; then on Friday and Saturday until 2am it transforms into a nightclub with DJ. The Comedy charges £5 or £6 for music and £10 for the nightclub – West End bargains!

The Food
The food is collectively sourced by owners TCG, and in order for its ease of service and low cost (especially given the Piccadilly location), much of it is not chef-prepared. Only served in the main bar, what’s on offer is cheap and cheerful grub, not a Michelin experience. The menu is comprehensive, with sandwiches, wraps, paninis and jacket potatoes for snacking (between £4.95 and £7.95). Ten different burgers include an Indian-influenced Taj Mahal and a Moroccan version with falafel. Starters such as melted camembert cost £5.75, mains feature grilled gammon or steaks from £10.95 to £15.95, and desserts at £3.95 include lemon tart and sticky toffee pudding. The menu is, however, of the pub past – prawn cocktail and battered onion rings are distinct 80's throwbacks. But, “you pays your money and you takes your choice.”

The Drink
With real ale sales among Brits and non-Brits on the rise, house ales London Pride and Sharp’s Doombar nod to this, while there are two guest ales which change every week. Goldens, bitters and IPAs are favoured from Brains, Dark Star and St Austell. Happily, new London Brewers such as East London Brewery, Florence, Redemption and Sambrook’s can also be available. Cellarmanship is impeccable and the pub has been accredited by Cask Marque. So foreigners drinking real ale at the venue will experience it with all the herby aroma, tangy flavour and biscuity aftertaste that makes it such a great British achievement.

There are six keg lagers including Peroni and a Pilsner from Kozel with prices at £4.10- £5. The range of bottled products is notable and includes Singapore Tiger and Spanish San Miguel. The wine list is comprehensive and West End value for money at £13.95 to £20.25 a bottle. Whites include Chardonnays from four different countries and an Australian Moscato testifies to contemporary Muscatel trendiness. Reds list a cherry-ish Valpolicella and a good value Merlot at £16.95 a bottle from California’s Blackstone. Whiskies feature Talisker and Glenfiddich Scotch single malts and there’s a premium Kentucky Jack Daniels Single Barrel. Vodkas are highly popular and seven are listed including the rated Smirnoff Black and Grey Goose. And 20 cocktails meet most requests and include such classics as the Mojito and Long Island Iced Tea.

The Last Word
The Comedy continues a time-enjoyed London tradition of stand-up entertainment in a lively pub setting. The real ale is exemplary, but the food menu could do with the same care and attention.

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