They say comedy is the new Rock 'N Roll and if that is true this is the equivalent of The Caves in Liverpool where The Beatles were found.
Don't be startled on entry, there is a doorway with a till and always a lovely smiling doorman/doorwoman, but apart from that you are lead down a corridor. Surely this isn't where the venue is?! Then you are lead down a winding staircase. The first time I visited this marvellous club I was worried it was going to be like something out of Alice In Wonderland, and I was kind of right, because this place really is a wonderland.
They do comedy 7 nights a week and each night it is a safe bet. They have huge acts from TV, Radio and across the UK comedy circuit who WANT to play this place.
This is what a comedy venue should be a low ceilinged, cheap and fun venue. You feel like you're really a part of something, a really fun shared night where the comics enjoy the show as much the audience. You will regularly see the acts hanging around just to see the rest of the show - something unheard of in any other London club.
Best of all it's cheap. I am sure the club would prefer it to be described as 'reasonable' but you can even see some huge acts for free. That is my favourite price - free.
So, do yourself a favour if you want a fun, funny and guaranteed good night out in the capital come here.
To be fair, I did not stay to watch an act, as my friend and I had sat waiting for a good 20 minutes after the show was suppose to start. The comp tried to do some stand up, as he was filling in for a comedian who had not shown up, however he was not funny.
The room itself is a bit of a dive, not something I always mind, if the vibe is good. The drinks are cheap, but is a Blossom Hill wine type of bar.
Will not be returning.
Pretty good night out with a small bar and stage. Would go again. The night out totally replies on the comedians I think. As with all comedy, don't sit in the first row unless you want to get a ribbing! They offer really cheap entrance if you come after the first act has started. Drinks are 2-4-1 after the last act finishes, good to know.
There is a group of young men on a tuesday that do an improvisation comedy night. We gave it a go on our first night in London and I was howling. They have some wonderfully talented young performers and also some well established comedy names. Yes the decor is dated, it reminds me of a rehearsal room we used to use at our local theatre but decor doesn't matter! The five guys kept me laughing all evening with their sharp wit, lots of tongue in cheek antics and most importantly their sheer talent. Well done all. See you again soon.
We went here on the 27th may we were given a flyer in covent garden and decided hay why not 1st night in london free venue cheap drinks whats to lose
we got there bit shabby but never mind decided to sit at front and got a drink which was cheap anyway the show started with the compare for the evening a miss josephine lacey well what can i say from the min she opened her mouth i was in stitches as was my mum 68 my dad 69 and my partner 54 we just could not stop and you guessed it being on the front row we got dragged into the show whicj was fine my mum and myself were crying with laughter she is the funniest woman ever
then 3 more acts came on with josephine in between each one but she was by far the funniest althogh the others were good she had such a way about her
we ended up seeing the whole show and as we left you can donate if you so wish but no pressure wqe both put fiver in her jar she was worth that and more she gave myself and my mum a huge hug as we left
so if you get the chance to go do it iit is what it says on the tin and yeah the decor is not all that but to be honesy we were all laughing so much we could have been sitting in a boggy field lol
and josephine how you have not been picked up yet god onlyknows you are funnier than any comedien i have seen on telly so come on comedy club push it for her to get to the top as she so deserves it she is a wonderful person but most of all funny funny funny
best night out in years jill martin sheila david
We are a great little comedy club, in Covent Garden, London. We have the privilege of being supported by some of the greatest comedians in the country. We've got all the hot acts from TV and the live comedy circuit, and a dangerously cheap bar to boot.
Established in 2010.
We've been growing year on year. We're now open every day of the week. Towards the end of 2012, we started selling out every Saturday, and now we have a lot of regulars.
Mark hosts most evenings at Top Secret, and runs this whole joint!
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