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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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Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 3:00 am

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 out

Can't recommend it enough, worth every penny. I took my boyfriend here and we both loved it. Drinks aren't too expensive either- there was even a happy hour when we arrived.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can't recommend it enough, worth every penny. I took my boyfriend here and we both loved it. Drinks aren't too expensive either- there was even a happy hour when we arrived.

Thank SARAHXX301
Woking, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great evening at Comedy Carnival. The compère was better in the first half than the second. Often you go to a comedy evening and expect only 1 comedian that you really enjoy, however we struck gold and had 3 very good acts that thoroughly engaged the audience. There was a lot of heckling, but the comedians managed... More 

Thank nandakane
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Omg what more can I say except lol. Our seats were right on the stage, 2 feet away from the acts. The atmosphere was amazing, the comics were hilarious, and the MC was just as funny. Highly recommended if you want a great night out in London with lots of laughs. Me and the lads loved the banter with the... More 

Thank davier0berts
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was brought for us as a gift, something we would not have considered as we are really fussy in regards to comedians and did not expect to enjoy the experience as we had not heard of the comedians. How wrong could we be, we started laughing with the MC who was very funny and continued laughing for the next... More 

Thank kazL-S2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been twice now and what an absolutely fabulous experience, brilliant humour delivered by groundbreaking comedians, cool club too: simply gotta check it out

1 Thank Kevin J
Hereford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there as part of a birthday surprise for my husband's 60th and met our twenty something kids, who also enjoyed it immensely.With tickets at half price this was great value for anywhere, never mind a central London venue. The place is small and bit cramped- watch you don't spill your drink- but cosy and friendly. The MC was great,... More 

Thank PennyFlint
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small underground venue, with a cosy feel to it. Great line up of comedians and a great compere. House champagne was on the menu but unavailable - bar staff thought prosecco was champagne. Venue turned into a club afterwards.

Thank steve w
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my husband to the comedy carnival for our anniversary, the comedians were very funny and topical. Nothing too uncomfortable either. The only criticism was we were quite tightly packed in, so it got a bit warm towards the end of the night, although the comedians were so good you could forgive the venue. If you want a good... More 

Thank _michelle_taft
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I booked this comedy club as part of a hen weekend for my sister and we were not disappointed. Staff were friendly and helpful and drinks were reasonably priced for central London. The comedians were hilarious and I was nearly in tears so many times. It was a small venue but that was kinda nice. Everyone had a great time,... More 

Thank Amyhague
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Booked tickets on the day for comedy event. 3 acts - all fantastic, with good compere. Only negative would be that there was no draft beer on offer and bottles were very expensive Would go again

Thank monkeysloth

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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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