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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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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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Great night, great price!

I bought these tickets last minute for my partner's birthday for only £16 a piece. We had amazing front row seats even though we'd booked the day before. We had no issues with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jessie F
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I bought these tickets last minute for my partner's birthday for only £16 a piece. We had amazing front row seats even though we'd booked the day before. We had no issues with queuing, or finding seats, even though the place was sold out. The comedians were amazing and extremely interactive, I would recommend to anyone as a good night... More 

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Thank Jessie F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three brilliant comedians in one night, with plenty of opportunities to refresh your glass. The place is pretty small, but manages to fit in a great crowd with ample space to sit. I like the fact that you can check out the line-up beforehand if you want, but it's fun not knowing who's coming up next. I haven't laughed so... More 

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Thank M8772IXteresac
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found out about this place while scrolling on some obscure site, Facebook, if I'm not mistaken. Decided to give it a shot. One of the best decisions ever made! The place is nice and good for a comedy club. It's centrally located and reachable by a multitude of buses and such. The acts (at least the ones we saw) were... More 

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Thank Ardo89
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Received tickets as a Christmas present and thought it would be a great night out with the girlfriend. The venue is a fair sized basement bar but exactly what you need for this type of show! The staff were great and the MC on the night was as good a comedian as the 3 stand-up's we waited for. Would definitely... More 

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Thank Jason G
Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great night out with friends. We saw this advertised on Virgin Experiences & thought it'd be fun. We arrived about 45 mins before the shows were due to start & were told we could sit anywhere where there weren't reserved seats, that only left us with the back 4 rows - but - we could see perfectly well... More 

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Thank Purbrooks
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were rude to us at the shower despite spending £60 on cocktails for two. Sent a complaint to them and they were not in the slightest interested in what I had to say. The comedians were funny but I would recommend a different comedy night out over this one. The layout of the seating is not great

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PGionis, Manager at Comedy Carnival, responded to this review

Thanks for complimenting the comedians Ms. Seekup but I'm afraid your issues at the venue regarding seating were because you purchased unallocated 'General Admission' tickets and were expecting the better, allocated reserved seats. Our staff are always more than courteous and we received and acknowledged your email, as we do with everyone. We recommend customers purchase Reserved Seating tickets for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place on t'internet after failing to get discount theatre tickets (for the first time ever, London was particularly busy). So at 5pm, armed with iPhones, we needed to find somewhere else to go. And what a find it was! At £16 each for reserved seats our expectations weren't high, but it was great. A basement bar, just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The club is centrally located, well organised. Jessica was our MC who is hilarious. Three of us went and we all looked every single joke of hers. 3 comedian performed and each of them had different ways to tickle the laughing buds. We've been to a lot of comedy clubs and this one is one of the best!

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1 Thank sisyli
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly had a brilliant night out which didn't cost a fortune! The comedians were brilliant, there's a nice atmosphere and although it's popular/busy it's not packed and you can very easily get served at the bar. I think I paid £21 and that was for a package- that got me a ticket to the show, reserved my seats, got me... More 

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Thank AB10110
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and six of my friends had a fantastic night on New Year's Eve at Comedy Carnival in Bar Rumba. The comedians were top flight and hilarious, the atmosphere at the venue was great and the format of the evening was ideal. I ended up making three separate bookings as more of my friends heard about the night and wanted... More 

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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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