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Comedy Carnival

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Address: 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EP, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7041 7312
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Description: London's Comedy Carnival features award-winning, international comedians...
London's Comedy Carnival features award-winning, international comedians from around the world, every Friday and Saturday night. Acts that have performed at the club include Russell Brand, Flight of the Conchords, Jim Jefferies, Rhys Darby and Adam Hills. Comedy Carnival is hosted at Bar Rumba in Soho, 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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Fab night out!

Me and friend came along on a Saturday evening and enjoyed all the comedians and the compare was also also v funny...very funny and will be visiting you guys again for sure!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Me and friend came along on a Saturday evening and enjoyed all the comedians and the compare was also also v funny...very funny and will be visiting you guys again for sure!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A very entertaining evening but the venue (a basement nightclub) is a little tired and being in our 50's we were probably twice the age if everyone else in there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a amazing night out, great comedians. Brilliant after party Well worth the money and will definitely be going again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We came on a saturday night to see three comedians. In actual fact there were 4 because the compare was hilarious too! Really funny night with a happy hour of drinks which was a bonus! Straight after the comedy, the bar turns into a nightclub so it caters for all needs on a night out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We received tickets to attend the comedy carnival as a birthday present and were excited as it is something we had never done before. Well... The experience absolutely exceeded ALL expectations! What a hoot! Completely intimate and non-intimidating setting, hilarious entertainment including the MC, and perfectly timed to be also able to enjoy the social experience with friends! Having been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I was brought tickets for my birthday and myself and my partner really enjoyed the evening! All 3 acts we're different but each very entertaining I would recommend this for a night out as we had a great evening! There was a great atmosphere, really would like to go back again!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Booked on the back of a couple of Time Out reviews and the show absolutely hit the nail on the head. Booking was a snip, location was a doddle to find and totally suited the acts. Good bar with amazing mohitos, regular breaks and well layed out - we sat on the back row (for safety!) and had excellent view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I went on the Saturday bank holiday weekend with 3 of my friends. We were sitting 4 rows back and had a great view. The comedy was hilarious, the 3 acts were very different! I really enjoyed the host who really got the crowd going. Also the drinks were cheap in the happy hour (til 10pm!!) and the Malibu cocktails... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Four of us attended comedy carnival for our Anniversary treat and we had a great time, there were 3 comedians who were amazing & such fun, we have not laughed like that for a long while. Also I was the one thousand person to like comedy carnival on facebook on there 100th anniversary at Bar Rumba which is a lively... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A great night out, with a variety of comedians - something for everyone. Good value for money with the tickets purchased and a good central location.

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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