About

Top Secret Comedy Club: Becoming less secret by the day!

We Started the Top Secret Comedy Club 7 years ago in the heart of Covent Garden in the Africa Centre after a 6 month email campaign to the ‘trusties’ (who in the end could not be trusted and sold the building) Eventually and kindly they let us rent a small part of the building for our new Stand up Comedy Club and we set up our first weekly comedy Friday night there. 6 months more of emails later and we extended to 2 nights a week, Fridays and Saturdays. Another 6 months of pleading and we were allowed to rent from Wed-Saturday and then after another protracted negotiation (coincidently 6 months!) we were allowed to rent on a monthly basis and open every night! A year and half since our first night and we had a full time comedy club!
2 years later, (3 and a half years into our life… just when we were a vulnerable toddler) the Africa Centre trusties announced that we were to close with 2 weeks notice ,that they had sold the building… wow!!

Luckily we found someone who was in as desperate situation as we were, we saved his ass and he saved ours, the patron saint of Top Secret, Mohamed of Cafe Mode; on the strength of a handshake and a bit of paper that my mate Gary who had a law degree from Oxford, but who had never practiced, drew up.
2 and a half years later and we have bought the lease from Mohamed for all the money we ever made. (yea!? he screwed us!! but thats ok!) We have our own club in our own building!! hurray!!
So now we have two comedy venues a snug little venue for one hour specials on the ground floor seating 75 and a banging basement space for big shows with a 220 capacity.

We are supported by the very best stand up comedians on the London and U.K. stand up comedy circuit, with regular big name drop ins who like to use the venues to work on new material. Dangerously cheap bar to boot. We have the highest rating of any comedy club in the U.K. on Trip Advisor and on Google Reviews, please take a look at what the 100’s of people who have visited our place and experienced the shows have to say on TripAdvisor or Google+.
EDDIE IZZARD, JASON MANFORD, JOHN BISHOP, RUSSELL HOWARD, LEE NELSON, PAUL CHOWDHRY, SEANN WALSH, DARA O BRIAIN, HOLLY WALSH, JACK WHITEHALL, RICH HALL, SIMON AMSTELL, TREVOR NOAH AND SO MANY OTHERS CHOSE TO USE OUR COMEDY CLUB TO WORK THIR NEW STAND UP COMEDY SETS BEFORE THEY TAKE IT ON TOUR, THE O2 or on TV.

1. We have TV stars “popping in” to try out new stuff all the time. Which means you get to see the hottest comedians in the intimate setting of a live Stand up Comedy Club.

2. We have insane drinks prices. Where else in London can you get pints for £3 and a shots for £1.50??

3. We are rated the best comedy club in the country on Trip Advisor and Google reviews so you know you will be well looked after and treated to an awesome night of the best stand up comedy this side of the atlantic.

Combine all of this and it’s quite easy to see why we are becoming London’s best kept Secret Comedy Club!?