Improvisation every Sunday & Wednesday at The Comedy Store London - Lineups for [October] [November] [December] [January]


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


Show Lineups:

Sunday 20th October - Players 34th Birthday Show - [Tickets]

Wednesday 23rd October [Tickets]

Full Lineups for [October] [November] [December] [January]

Catch us in London at The Comedy Store - Every Sunday & Wednesday at 7:30pm

(Over 18 only) - Doors open 6pm - Happy Hour at the bar 6-7pm - Food & drink available.

Sundays £20 (Concessions £15) - Wednesdays £19 (Concessions £14) - Advance Booking Recommended - 1a Oxendon Street, London SW1

Guest Players Visiting Soon


Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Andy Smart, Paul Merton.

“Comedy Store Players: 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

- The Daily Telegraph

“A bottomless supply of surreal sketches, dramatic vignettes and almost tuneful operettas ... a must for anyone with a pulse and a sense of humour! ”


“These are masters of their craft and there wasn’t a dull moment. Terrific fun”

Manchester Evening News

“What happens when a bunch of the world’s most hilarious comedians come to town? Uproar, of course.”

Bangalore Times

“The best ad-lib ensemble in the UK.”

London Evening Standard

I learned a great deal whilst working with the Players - sadly nothing about comedy or performing.”

- Phill Jupitus

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

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”

— Dominic Cavendish - Daily Telegraph

“No one else makes it look as easy as they do.  Neil Mullarkey is the de facto leader, the upper-middle class bloke whose control freaky becomes a running joke; Merton’s the disruptive child (at one point pulling down the Comedy Store sign); Andy Smart, looking like a bedraggled Top Gear presenter, brings bold, larger-than-life performance to contrast with more restrained, but deceptively sharp-witted, everyman of Lee Simpson. Richard Vranch is more precise, contributing pithy one-liners as well as musical accompaniment when needed – which is where the unfeasibly talented Josie Lawrence comes in to her own, generating quick-witted lyrics in any style, belying her usual delightfully bewildered persona. This show will run and run . . .”


“Some of The finest improvisers in the world”

- Eddie Izzard

“I've slept with all of them... except Josie”

- Greg Proops


Friday 18th October

Players annual outing to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Andy Smart, Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Ruth Bratt, Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch.

Box Office: 020 7401 9919

Still No Idea

The show Lee Simpson co-created and directed is coming back!

UK Tour between 1st August and 12th November

Book The Players


Are you interested in booking a workshop or a private performance by the Players?

Andy Smart’s book “A Hitch In Time”


Guinness World Records


has officially confirmed the Comedy Store Players is the world's longest-running comedy show with the same cast

Presidential Address

From Comedy Store Players President Jim Sweeney