The Comedy Store Players

The Comedy Store Players are Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson & Andy Smart.

 

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The Comedy Store Players in a dressing room, reading and playing with books, a newspaper and reading glasses


With improvised music from Yshani Perinpanyagam, Steve Edis, Kirsty Newton and Chris Ash.

They also draw from a pool of superb guests, including: Stephen Frost, Mike McShane, Marcus Brigstocke, Suki Webster, Greg Proops, Monica Gaga, Lauren Shearing, Rachel Parris, Steve Steen, Ian Coppinger, Pippa Evans, Niall Ashdown, Phelim McDermott, Cariad Lloyd, Ruth Bratt, Dave Johns, Phill Jupitus, David Reed, Eddie Izzard...

"We’re lucky to be living in a world that has them in it.
If you’re in London wondering what to go and see,
go see them make magic live."

Neil Gaiman, 2021


A supportive crowd wills on six brave performers who arrive with no script and not the faintest idea of what will happen. Through improvisation they create whole sketches and comic dramas that are amazingly inventive and sometimes take off into flights of surreal brilliance. Whose Line Is it Anyway? is a pale TV imitation

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The Telegraph

I can honestly say I have tears from laughter, each time I go. It’s a fantastic evening, feels so relaxed and honestly so funny. Absolutely hilarious, 100% worth a visit. *****

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Nicola F
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Tripadvisor
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Visited this weekend for the Sunday night improv and thought it was superb. I’d never been to the comedy store before and will now ensure I go every time I visit London. *****

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J G Evans
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Tripadvisor
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What happens when a bunch of the world's most hilarious comedians come to town? Uproar, of course.

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Kirin Singh
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Bangalore Times
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I learned a great deal whilst working with the Players - sadly nothing about comedy or performing.

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Phill Jupitus

Witty, silly, satirical, occasionally ludicrous, ultimately crowd-pleasing

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Sky Arts

The troupe more than lives up to its hallowed reputation … the livewire skill underpinning all that wanton spontaneity quite takes your breath away.

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Dominic Cavendish
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The Telegraph
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I've slept with all of them... except Josie

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Greg Proops

The best ad-lib ensemble in the UK

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Richard Goodwin
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Evening Standard
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A bottomless supply of surreal sketches, dramatic vignettes and almost tuneful operettas … a must for anyone with a pulse and a sense of humour!

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BBC

These masters of their craft, there was never a dull moment.

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Manchester Evening News
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Circular blue Guinness Worlds Records logo with a gold star trophy in the centre

 


Guinness World Records has officially confirmed The Comedy Store Players is the world's longest-running comedy show with the same cast. Read more on Chortle.

Upcoming shows

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Sunday 4th December 2022 7:30pm
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The Comedy Store London
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Kirsty Newton
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Sunday 11th December 2022 7:30pm
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The Comedy Store London
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Steve Edis
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Sunday 18th December 2022 7:30pm
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The Comedy Store London
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Kirsty Newton
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Wednesday 28th December 2022 7:30pm
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The Comedy Store London
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Steve Edis
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Sunday 1st January 2023 7:30pm
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The Comedy Store London
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Steve Edis
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