South London's finest for the best in stand-up

Screengrab 2016-04-29 at 00.16.20Harry Hill, Al Murray – The Pub Landlord, Rich Hall, Adam Bloom, Paul Tonkinson, Will Smith, Boothby Graffoe, Catherine Tate, Rob Brydon, Omid Djalili – just to name a few – have all tickled audiences on these stages, at Banana Cabaret in the vast Shakespearean Globe Theatre and Ballroom.

“One of the few truly great comedy clubs in the UK” – Ed Byrne

David Vickers and his team have built a comedy club with a worldwide reputation amongst comedians and audience alike – justly recognised for it’s unpretentious, welcoming attitude, and it’s wonderful setting.

Now entering its 30th year, the Banana Cabaret has justifiably earn its status as one of the best places to catch the future of British Comedy.

Harry Hill, Al Murray – The Pub Landlord, Rich Hall, Adam Bloom, Jack Dee, Will Smith, Eddie Izzard, Catherine Tate, Rob Brydon, Omid Djalil & Frank Skinner – just to name a few – have all tickled audiences on these stages, in the vast Shakespearean Globe Theatre and Ballroom.

The Banana Cabaret continues to be the spring board for new and emerging comedians as well as a favourite with the established artists. Recent performers have included Perrier-winning Daniel Kitson, Marcus Brigstock & Stephen K Amos.

“This unusual venue is one of the finest in London.The club is held in high regard by the comics too,which means it almost invariably offers one of the strongest bills in town” – Chortle

We now have limited booking available on both Fridays & Saturdays – To book tickets, click here (And we normally have a few tickets on the door – unreserved seating)

Doors open at 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays and there is food available till 9pm (last food orders 8.15pm). Shows start at 9pm and finishes at approximately 11pm. Once the show is finished then the chairs and tables move back and you can dance ’til 2am to the DJs upstairs in the ballroom, and in the theatre.

In addition we are delighted to host Crown the Knave, one of the friendliest, most fun nights on the comedy circuit, held in the beautiful chandeliered and mirrored Side Bar of The Bedford. On fortnightly Tuesdays, it features two pro/semi-pro seasoned headline acts plus five up-and-coming comedians. To book tickets, click here.

Plus don’t forget every Wednesday in the Map Rooms is ‘Comedy Pit with new acts and established comics trying out new stuff!  Join us in a night where pro comedians try out new material along with the best in up and coming talent. Show starts at 8pm, and entry is £3 in advance or £5 on the door. Book tickets now.

How about Screaming with Laughter – London’s original lunch time comedy club designed for grown ups but baby can come too! See top comedy from TV and the circuit with out having to book a baby sitter . Doors open 12.30 Show starts at 1pm till 2.30pm with a short interval . We have a soft baby mat area , change facilities and Pram parking in the hall . Please feel free to feed , change , stand/walk around with your baby acts are v respectful – A baby crying is nothing compared to a rowdy Saturday hen do ! For more info and the next show see

And don’t forget July sees our legendary Balham Comedy Festival, returning for a remarkable fifth year – watch this space for more details at