The FA's Comedy Room
CAMDEN, NW1
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SHOWS

London's best improv school The Free Association have spread their wings to Camden. One of the best London comedy clubs offering up sketch, improv and character comedy every week! We also run improv courses - begginers welcome. 

LESTER CITY'S SUPER SUNDAY
Apr
30
7:30 pm19:30

LESTER CITY'S SUPER SUNDAY

  • COMEDY ROOM

Improv squad Lester City host this hotly tipped London fixture at their infamous Lord Stanley stadium. Joining them on the lineup will be a selection of London's finest and fittest improvisational talent. 

*this is a long form improvisational comedy show. Not a football match. 

7:30 START £5!

EVELYN MOK - HYMEN MANOEUVRE
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

EVELYN MOK - HYMEN MANOEUVRE

Featured on BBC 3, Channel 4 and dubbed "The Swedish Amy Schumer" by Comedy Central, the award winning Swedish comedian explores first-generation guilt, intersectionality and adult virginity, in this confident, smart and highly anticipated debut show.

"Brutal but funny" - Chortle

7:30pm FREE! (Bucket Collection)

RACHEL PARRIS & JENNY BEDE
May
12
7:30 pm19:30

RACHEL PARRIS & JENNY BEDE

Come one, come all. Round up, round up. A comedy double bill of work in progress shows from the brilliant Rachel Parris and Jenny Bede!

7:30PM | £5

THE ECHO CHAMBER
May
14
7:30 pm19:30

THE ECHO CHAMBER

The Echo Chamber takes the hottest news stories of the week and turns them into improvised comedy.  Expect all the drama but none of the fact checking of a televised leaders debate

7:30PM £5

LUKE MCQUEEN / JACK BARRY / ANNIE MCGRATH
May
19
7:30 pm19:30

LUKE MCQUEEN / JACK BARRY / ANNIE MCGRATH

Jack Barry (“An inventive flourish behind his likeable banter… a distinctive wit that should make him one to watch” Chortle) Annie McGrath "(A unique and exciting prospect...genuinely brilliant" Whats on London) and Luke McQueen ("His performance is as electrifying as it is disconcerting...raw potency and inspired ideas."Chortle) perform their Edinburgh previews. 

Tickets £6 /  7:30PM START

LARRY DEAN (WIP)
May
21
7:00 pm19:00

LARRY DEAN (WIP)

Glaswegian comedian Larry Dean works his new show. He's won awards for other shows. Let’s see how this one is.

 £5. 7PM START

ROB CAWSEY & MAWAAN RIZWAN
May
26
May 27

ROB CAWSEY & MAWAAN RIZWAN

Unhinged physical comedy from Rob Cawsey on dating, sex and trying to find love!

PLUS Comedy's most irreverent idiot is back, Mawaan is performing a new concoction of stand-up, absurd songs and trippy poems. A joyous and surreal celebration of the profound meaninglessness of life. 

UNCLE GLEN'S MENAGERIE
May
27
8:00 pm20:00

UNCLE GLEN'S MENAGERIE

  • Comedy Room

What happens when you put together some of London's top improvisers and actors - from the West End, National Theatre and beyond - in scenes from theatre and film?

Tickets £5. Doors 7:55pm


LAZY SUSAN & MAX AND IVAN: RADIO WARM-UPS
Apr
23
7:30 pm19:30

LAZY SUSAN & MAX AND IVAN: RADIO WARM-UPS

Lazy Susan ('tender and ridiculous' - Guardian) and Max and Ivan ('immaculate' - The Sunday Times) are doubling up ('finally!' - Everyone) to test out some sweet radio material for their upcoming Radio 4 shows.

7:30pm - £5

Joe Lycett: Work in Progress
Apr
22
7:30 pm19:30

Joe Lycett: Work in Progress

Hello there little guinea piggy, why don’t you come along and watch Joe Lycett scuttle about in an attempt to amuse you with NEW JOKES and POORLY-THOUGHT-OUT-IDEAS? Expect stuff to be sketchy and experimental and not as good as the stuff you’ve seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’ or ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’. But it’ll be RAW and REAL and NOT THAT MUCH OF YOUR LIFE. Come with an open mind and closed legs.

7:30pm | £5 Tickets

LAZY SUSAN & MAX & IVAN: RADIO WARM-UPS
Apr
20
8:00 pm20:00

LAZY SUSAN & MAX & IVAN: RADIO WARM-UPS

Lazy Susan ('tender and ridiculous' - Guardian) and Max and Ivan ('immaculate' - The Sunday Times) are doubling up ('finally!' - Everyone) to test out some sweet radio material for their upcoming Radio 4 shows.

8PM - £5

PIPPA EVANS: JOY PROVISION! (WIP)
Apr
14
8:00 pm20:00

PIPPA EVANS: JOY PROVISION! (WIP)

Olivier Award winner (as part of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical) and Chortle Award winner Pippa Evans comes to The Free Association to try out some new jokes and songs. Come have your fun levels optimised by “a comic genius” (The Telegraph) and Radio 4 regular. As seen on As Yet Untitled and Drunk History.

8pm | Tickets £5!

FIN TAYLOR: LEFTY TIGHTY RIGHTY LOOSEY (work-in-progress)
Apr
8
8:00 pm20:00

FIN TAYLOR: LEFTY TIGHTY RIGHTY LOOSEY (work-in-progress)

Come join current hot shot as he desperately tries to sustain momentum from last year’s 5 star sell-out Fringe smash ‘Whitey McWhiteface’. 
He’s still white, he’s still loud, and you’re still hippies. Something’s got to give. And i’m not blacking up or quietening down. 
 
 ***** The Scotsman ***** Chortle **** The Independent

8PM | £5 Reserve or Bucket Collection on the Night

Sketch Showcase LIVE!
Apr
7
8:30 pm20:30

Sketch Showcase LIVE!

For the last 8 weeks some of the FA's hottest talent have been working with sketch writing hero Steve Dawson (Dawson Bros) to create new and exciting work. 

NOW YOU CAN HEAR THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABOUR! LIVE!!

8pm start - Free

PREVIEW NIGHT!
Mar
23
7:30 pm19:30

PREVIEW NIGHT!

TESSA COATES (MASSIVE DAD) | GRAHAM DICKSON (THE FREE ASSOCIATION, AUSTENTATIOUS) | LUCY PEARMAN | TOM NEENAN (RADIO 4)

8PM

Play What You Want
Jan
20
7:30 pm19:30

Play What You Want

  • Comedy Room

Tamar Broadbent and Emma Pritchard are delighted to present the second night of Play What You Want at The FA's Comedy Room

Lester City Present Super Sunday Santa Improv!
Dec
4
7:30 pm19:30

Lester City Present Super Sunday Santa Improv!

  • Camden Comedy Room, Above The Lord Stanley

Lester City, the legendary improv posse, present Super Sunday Santa Improv! So throw on your Christmas jumper, grab a glass of mulled wine and come see some of The FA's improvisers in action! 

Doors 7:30PM

Tickets £5

The Free Association Improv Taster Class
Dec
1
7:00 pm19:00

The Free Association Improv Taster Class

THIS 2HR TASTER SESSION WILL GIVE YOU AN INSIGHT INTO WHAT IT'S LIKE LEARNING TO IMPROVISE AT THE FREE ASSOCIATION!

At The FA improv training courses, you will discover the joy of creating engaging, dynamic and hilarious work – completely on the spot! Our long-form improv training will also teach you to be funnier, bolder and more confident – all while having the most fun you may ever have in a class.

Class starts at 7:00pm | Places are limited so book quickly | Any questions email hello@thefreeassociation.co.uk

Lorna Shaw is…  Ava Rage
Nov
20
7:30 pm19:30

Lorna Shaw is… Ava Rage

  • Comedy Room, above The Lord Stanley

What happens when you realise the only way you'll transcend your own death is by joining the organ donor register? Through clown vignettes and musical numbers, Ava Rage attempts to conquer mediocrity; from a dance extravaganza in a call-centre, to an Oscar-worthy effort at grieving for a celebrity. A show about coming to terms with being average. 

The Free Association Improv Taster Class
Nov
3
7:00 pm19:00

The Free Association Improv Taster Class

  • The Comedy Room

This 2hr taster session will give you an insight into what it's like learning to Improvise at The Free Association!

At The FA improv training courses, you will discover the joy of creating engaging, dynamic and hilarious work – completely on the spot! Our long-form improv training will also teach you to be funnier, bolder and more confident – all while having the most fun you may ever have in a class.

Class starts at 7:00pm | Places are limited so book quickly | Any questions email hello@thefreeassociation.co.uk

Lorna Shaw and Ellen Chivers: Work in Progress shows
Jul
17
7:30 pm19:30

Lorna Shaw and Ellen Chivers: Work in Progress shows

  • Comedy Room, above the Lord Stanley

Lorna Shaw is…

Ava Rage

Some of the sharpest, most imaginative new writing you’ll find anywhere on the sketch scene (Guardian Guide – Praise for That Pair)
 
Strong, simple melodies and Shaw’s guitar playing and vocal ability make for an album of pop hits. (***** Broadway Baby)

Royal Hunter
Written and performed by Ellen Chivers

A fictional account of the day that Ellen Chivers achieved her life-long ambition and met Prince Harry through the social dating site, Tinder. After Harry 'swipes to the right' on her picture, we follow the progress of their budding relationship.

DOORS 7:30

Pay What You Decide

TAMAR BROADBENT AND CLARE PLESTED - DOUBLE BILL PREVIEWS.
Jul
15
7:30 pm19:30

TAMAR BROADBENT AND CLARE PLESTED - DOUBLE BILL PREVIEWS.

  • Comedy Room, above the Lord Stanley

GET UGLY

Finalist Amused Moose Laugh Off and Funny Women Awards 2015. 

As heard on BBC Radio 4. 

‘I predict a great future' (Michael Palin). 

‘Effervescent energy and easy charm’ **** (RipItUp.com.au).

'If we are all superheroes, then she is the leader of the pack.' **** (A Younger Theatre)

'Lightning-fast comedic strokes, side-splitting timing and an impressive set of pipes' ***** (Broadway Baby). 

'If this performer doesn't make it to the very top, there's something very wrong with the world' (Musical Theatre Review).

CLARE PLESTED: FLOCK UP

 

‘Natural character actress’ (Scotsman).

‘Like a better-looking Dave Allen… she’s wonderful’ (chortle.co.uk).

Reviews for ‘The Essential Collection’:

‘Sharp and witty character comedy… the laughs kept coming… she’s great’ ****(Three Weeks).

‘A very entertaining hour… well worth taking in’ **** (Broadway Baby).

‘Laughs by the bucket load’ **** (one4review) **** (Arts Award Voice). 

DOORS 7:25

PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE

COMMUNITY MATTERS & AART - DOUBLE BILL PREVIEW!
Jul
14
7:30 pm19:30

COMMUNITY MATTERS & AART - DOUBLE BILL PREVIEW!

  • Comedy Room, above The Lord Stanley NW1 9BH London, UK

COMMUNITY MATTERS

Join Community Leader David Edwards and guests and re-connect with YOUR community.

“A brilliant pair of prats!” Colin Hoult (Radio 4 / Derek / Successville)
 
**** Five Star Hygiene Rating

AART

'A show that makes me laugh, feel good and leaves my nostrils filled with that reassuring smell of plasticine is just about the greatest thing ever' **** (Skinny).
 
As featured on BBC Scotland and Pick of the Fringe.
“The finest character Comedy you’ve yet to see!” Colin Hoult (Murder in Successville/ Derek).

BOTH SHOWS ONLY £6. 

DOORS 7:30

Glenn Moore and Lazy Susan - DOUBLE BILL PREVIEWS.
Jul
10
7:30 pm19:30

Glenn Moore and Lazy Susan - DOUBLE BILL PREVIEWS.

  • Comedy Room, above the Lord Stanley

Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn

'Tipped for great things' (GQ), Glenn Moore, from critically acclaimed sketch duo Thunderbards, presents his debut hour, filled with smart jokes and offbeat gags. Nominee – Best Debut Show, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016. As heard on BBC Radio 4 and Radio X.

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool

Oh boy! Foster's Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominees. As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4, ITV 2 (@Elevenish), Channel 4 (The Windsors), and BBC 3 (Josh). 

Both shows £6.

Doors 7:30

Brendan Murphy + Oliver Izod - Ed Fringe Previews
Jul
8
7:30 pm19:30

Brendan Murphy + Oliver Izod - Ed Fringe Previews

  • COMEDY ROOM

Enter the Bagman

A stupid, surreal, one-man Sesame Street – preposterous tales from a forgotten cloakroom. 

Following 2015's 'incredibly engaging' **** (Skinny) BAGMAN, Murphy returns with his 'truly unique' **** (ThreeWeeks), 'absurd, bag-themed cabaret' **** (EdFringeReview.com). 

Baron Fingolfin: The Stranger

"Very funny and very original” Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke

“Totally mad” British Theatre Guide

“Hugely entertaining” The Stage

“Sexy” WhatsOnStage

“Delightful” Evening Standard

DOORS 7:30

BOTH SHOWS ONLY £6

Pernilla Holland & Waiting for the Call - Ed Fringe Preview
Jul
7
7:30 pm19:30

Pernilla Holland & Waiting for the Call - Ed Fringe Preview

  • COMEDY ROOM

Pernilla Holland: Character Tålks

A character comedy from a serious Norwegian. No stone is left unturned as important issues like Eurovision, sun panels and the meaning of life are tålked about in this fast-paced comedy. Pernilla Holland combines silliness with sophistication in her debut show Character Tålks. "Hilarious" Time Out. "Ridiculous" Londonist.com. "Fantastic" Everything-Theatre.co.uk

Waiting for the Call: Notflix

Funny Women and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Semi Finalists 2015 and Sunday Times and Elle Magazine pick of the Edinburgh Fringe, Waiting For The Call present their sell out show Notflix.

DOORS 7:25

PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE

Giants and David Elms - DOUBLE BILL PREVIEWS
Jul
1
7:30 pm19:30

Giants and David Elms - DOUBLE BILL PREVIEWS

Giants

'Inventive ideas and ambitious writing' (Chortle.co.uk).

'Sickeningly talented' (BroadwayBaby.com).

'Don't worry guys, we've all had gigs like that' (Phil Jupitus, Wigtown Book Festival 2015).

David Elms: Goody Boy

"As if someone has squeezed all the sweet and nice out of Stewart Lee and made a whole new comic with it" **** (Scotsman)

"A born performer" **** (List)  

Musical Comedian of the Year 2014. As seen in Mr Swallow, Coach Coach, and TV's Borderline.

"For the first time in God knows how long, here is a musical comic who offers something that feels entirely new." Guardian

"Elms is creating an alternate aesthetic that values the quiet and thoughtful over the loud and brash" Steve Bennett, Chortle

"The comedic equivalent of having a big mug of tea on a rainy day: warming and worth it" **** Broadway Baby

Doors - 7:30.

Pay What You Decide

Beth Vyse and Seymour Mace - Double Bill Previews
Jun
30
7:30 pm19:30

Beth Vyse and Seymour Mace - Double Bill Previews

  • COMEDY ROOM

(Beth Vyse: Work In Progress show) Olive Hands in All Hands to the Pump...What depths will she sink too?

Beth Vyse's sassy, leopard print clad alter ego: Olive Hands is back still holding on to her crown as Britain's number 2 in the morning, daytime TV presenter but this time she’s resurrecting her career on a cruise ship for her small but loyal following in South Korea. After a terrible stint performing on land she takes to the seas, when she begins to sink. What depths will she go to in order to save her show?

Beth promises the show to be immersive, surreal, with plenty of heart and told with her inimitable acting style.

SEYMOUR MACE, SHIT TITLE.

Seymour Mace, Shit Title. Not sure really. Pretend I’m on a ship? Something out the window? Erm, teddy bear roulette?

‘Made me completely lose myself to laughter’ – Times
***** Times, **** Festmag, **** List, **** Chortle, **** Skinny, **** Mirror.

7:30PM START - £6 ADV

Sorry - Show Cancelled
Jun
26
7:30 pm19:30

Sorry - Show Cancelled

  • Above The Lord Stanley, The Comedy Room

Maddy Anholt

Maddy Anholt, character comedienne extraordinaire is Rent Girl. Belle of Brixton. Princess of Peckham. Queen of Quitters. Empress of Excess. Dame of Dickheads. Expect everything. Maddy talks morality, fitting in and Generation Rent.

Hardeep Singh Kohli

The star of BBC Radio 4 shares his personal mix tape - the joy, the pain and the bizarre middle eight - in this brand new stand-up hour form the fringe favourite.

Tickets £6 | 7.30PM Doors

ALI BRICE + ALEXANDER BENNETT - Double Bill Previews
Jun
24
7:30 pm19:30

ALI BRICE + ALEXANDER BENNETT - Double Bill Previews

  • Comedy Room, above the Lord Stanley

ALI BRICE: HOME IS WHERE ERIC MEAT IS

Joyously bonkers… the perfect level of exaggerated oddness, without tipping into the self-indulgent' **** CHORTLE

'A twinkle-eyed comedy natural' ***** SHORTCOM.CO.UK

YOUR BELOVED ALEXANDER BENNETT

"Fantastic… Anarchic…touched with madness. I don't think I can begin to do him justice; a producer and performer of some refreshingly different material"  CHORTLE

"Witty, weird and dark, the one to watch out for: at the spearhead of a wave of great new comics. All hail Alexander Bennett!" HARRY HILL

“Warm, insane and very funny” Steven Appleby, THE GUARDIAN

DOORS 7:30

BOTH SHOWS £4

 

 

Clare Plested + Jody Kamali - Double Bill Previews
Jun
23
7:30 pm19:30

Clare Plested + Jody Kamali - Double Bill Previews

  • The Comedy Room

DOUBLE PREVIEW NIGHT!

Clare Plested: Flock Up

‘Natural character actress’ (Scotsman). 

‘Like a better-looking Dave Allen… she’s wonderful’ (chortle.co.uk). 

Reviews for ‘The Essential Collection’: 

‘Sharp and witty character comedy… the laughs kept coming… she’s great’ ****(Three Weeks). 

‘A very entertaining hour… well worth taking in’ **** (Broadway Baby).

‘Laughs by the bucket load’ **** (one4review) **** (Arts Award Voice). 

Jody Kamali

“An extremely talented comic, and completely, unfathomably ridiculous.” ***** Nouse.co.uk

“Brilliant, original visual comedy.” Harry Hill

Doors - 7:30.

Pay What You Decide

 

Angus Dunican and Paul Foxcroft - Double Bill Previews.
Jun
18
7:30 pm19:30

Angus Dunican and Paul Foxcroft - Double Bill Previews.

  • Comedy Room, above the Lord Stanley

Angus Dunican: The Vanity Project (work in progress)

“Angus Dunican is not your average stand-up…such astute and well written turns of phrase.” The List****

“Witty and articulate entertainment” EXEUNT****

“Nicely surreal…his oratorial skill works wonders” Chortle.

“Terrific storytelling style, a genuine comedic awareness” THREE WEEKS

Paul Foxcroft

“A vibrant and articulate sense of mischief” - The Times

"Funny and imanginative" - Chortle

Both Shows Only £6

Doors 7:30 

Fiona Sagar + Lazy Susan: Ed Fringe Previews
Jun
16
7:30 pm19:30

Fiona Sagar + Lazy Susan: Ed Fringe Previews

  • COMEDY ROOM

Fiona Sagar: Entitled

'Fiona Sagar had me laughing like a drain. A brilliant comic performer! Fiona catches the current zeitgeist of obsessional and entitled to a tee’ (Logan Murray).

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool

Oh boy! Foster's Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominees. As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4, ITV 2 (@Elevenish), Channel 4 (The Windsors), and BBC 3 (Josh). 

Doors - 7:30

Pay What You Decide