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Comedy Carnival Leicester Square

Closes in 19 min: 19:00 - 22:00
Open today: 19:00 - 22:00
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Excellent night out

Really good show, excellent comedians, welcoming and well organised staff, plenty of bar time with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Good night out

The comedy was pretty good and was funny thoroughout the night. The room is quite dark and cramped... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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London's Comedy Carnival features award-winning, international comedians from around the world, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Acts that have performed at the club include Russell Brand, Flight of the Conchords, Jim Jefferies, Michael...more
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Hours Today: 19:00 - 22:00
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36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EP, England
+44 20 3411 6388
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We went to Comedy Carnival last Saturday and really enjoyed the show, despite being near an obnoxious hen party who were asked to leave. The comedians were all very good and from diverse backgrounds. There was a Welshman from Michael McIntyre's show, an Australian and...More

4  Thank David L
PGionis, Manager at Comedy Carnival Leicester Square, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2014

Thanks for your kind words about our comedy club David. We have a different line up of international comedians every week and look forward to seeing you for your friend's birthday celebration. We take steps to ensure that all our customers can enjoy the show...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Whilst the price was not too bad for a central London venue, the place itself was dirty and felt quite seedy. My biggest gripe was how misleading the advertising was which suggested the venue was a proper theatre holding a large audience, in reality it...More

3  Thank Girl_in_her_thirties
PeteGionis, Manager at Comedy Carnival Leicester Square, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

We always aim to please and take all feedback on board. Please note that Comedy Carnival is now hosted at Bar Rumba (Metra Club closed at the end of 2012). Seating at all our venues is arranged 'theatre style', meaning rows of seats. Whilst these...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really good show, excellent comedians, welcoming and well organised staff, plenty of bar time with convenient breaks. Only grumble would be too many chairs, too close together and a bit claustrophobic. Other than that, fantastic and fun night. Was surprised at the quality of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The comedy was pretty good and was funny thoroughout the night. The room is quite dark and cramped and was really stuffy. Also the drinks are pretty expensive but the comedy is worth seeing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great evening for my partners birthday. Full of laughter and giggles. Would highly reccomend, and will be booking tickets to a future event.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great night at Comedy Carnival on Saturday night. All 3 acts were great and so was the host. We will be definitely coming back! :) If you are going, just make sure you have a photo ID with you to avoid any...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a fantastic night with great acts and the host was wonderful as well! Very organised with two breaks in the middle for drinks which were reasonable priced. Laughed the whole night - definitely recommend to go!

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic comedy, well organised, easy to find and great vibes 👌 what more can you ask for? Break timings where perfectly spaced and even the lavatory man kept the entertainment going. All round 10/10 and very fairly priced.

Thank mattwilliamsongil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The host and all the acts were so funny, had such a good time. Well organised and such a good price for the whole night. Good music afterwards as well if you want to stay for the bar. Really enjoyed it!

1  Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great acts and organisation from the door to your seat was seamless. Bar was well organised between acts and there was hardly any cue. Would def go again!

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I happened upon this event with a group of friends and found the comics to be of exceptional standard and the evening to be of great value for money. Following the event, we event got VIP wristbands for the club and half price drinks! Would...More

Thank Gabrielle M
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Went with my wife as a present brought by family. Bar Rumba is a fantastic venue with friendly staff, the comedy acts were hilarious and the drinks kept flowing. Great night in a fantastic city

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30 July 2018|
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Response from PGionis | Property representative |
The club is strictly 18 years and over, as it is a licensed premises. All patrons must present valid ID.
26 May 2018|
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Response from FIL M | Reviewed this property |
According to their web page it says the following: No, there is no dress code for the show although smart casual dress is suggested for the night club afterwards. Trainers and jeans are permitted as part of smart casual... More
26 May 2018|
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Response from Hannah G | Reviewed this property |
It's smart casual; I'm not sure what the shoe policy is. May be best to check with the venue. I saw people in shirts and shorts but didn't notice their footwear; sorry.