at The Albany, London

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Two hosts*. Umpteen guests. 7:30pm start. Permitted heckles. Much comedy**. Some failure. Varying price structure***. NO JERKS.

* or indeed, "charmingly odd hosts, laconic John-Luke Roberts and rakishly tipsy Thom Tuck" - Daily Telegraph

** "ACMS is the sort of comedy night they say no-one puts on anymore, and perhaps never did." (Stewart Lee)

*** £7 for standard entry

£6 for You Pay Us 2 Extra Pounds On The Day tickets (which gets you entry to the show as well, provided you pay us £2 cash on arrival)

£0 to just not come to the gig at all

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Thom Tuck

Thom Tuck appearing at this event

An actor and comedian known for being one third of comedy troupe The Penny Dreadfuls. In 2011 he made his solo Edinburgh festival debut with the stand-up show Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD where he was nominated for the Best Newcomer award.

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John-Luke Roberts

John-Luke Roberts appearing at this event

John-Luke Roberts is a writer for Radio 4’s The News Quiz, one half of sketch duo The Behemoth, and his first solo show Distracts You From a Murder was called a “brilliant solo debut” by the Independent.

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Rachel Wheeley

Rachel Wheeley appearing at this event

Rachel started performing comedy in 2015 and was a semi-finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny, Amused Moose Laugh Off and Funny Women awards in the same year. She was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award in 2018. She has written for BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, News Quiz and Listen Against and appeared on the Reasons to be Cheerful podcast, as well as her own comedy/science podcast, Level Up Human. Rachel took a two-hander stand up show The Unfortunate Bisexual to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe festival with Cerys Bradley. The show received five star reviews from DIVA magazine and Bi Community News. “Slick and quick witted” – DIVA magazine “Give this woman a TV show” – Alt Reading “I Wheeley like her” – Bec Hill “Very very funny and totally at ease with the audience” - Good Ship Comedy

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Vanessa Hammick

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Saskia Preston

Saskia Preston is a one-liner comic who charms audiences with her energetic performances, smart self-referential style and quirky but exquisite wordplay. Or - in her own words - 'Started in 2011, London based. 5ft 5 (irrelevant?!) Edinburgh debut in 2013 with Been To Bruno Mars and back' Saskia has found herself the finalist in many competitons in her first couple of years including the Max Turner Comedy Award 2013, Funny Women Award 2013 and Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of 2013 Competition. She was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award 2013 broadcast on BBC Radio 4 extra. '... superb gag-writer... one to watch' (London Is Funny).

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Martin Willis

The founder of Objectively Funny comedy club. As seen/heard on BBC3, Radio 1, BBC Radio Scotland & Comic Relief. "A compassionate approach to creating shows," Guardian. "Former performer," STV.

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Hari Sriskantha

Hari Sriskantha appearing at this event

Hari Sriskantha has been performing stand-up regularly since 2011. In that time, he has been a Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist (2012), a BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist (2014), and has appeared on BBC Radios 2, 4 Extra and Scotland.

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Vix Leyton

Vix Leyton appearing at this event

London Welsh stand up comedian and MC living and sharing a life of French Farce, fuelled by questionable decisions.

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Victoria Melody

Victoria Melody appearing at this event

Victoria Melody is a British artist with a background in fine art. She makes one-woman theatrical shows, performance interventions and films mainly about England’s pastimes, passions and tribes. She is now seen in comedy clubs performing her quirkly style of comedy which includes many of her passions. Fascinated by anthropology, she immerses herself into communities and becomes an active participant in their rituals as research for her work. Aside from her work as a beauty queen and championship dog handler, she has also been become a pigeon racer and northern soul dancer. She is currently tracing her human hair extensions back to the humans who grew them.

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Ben Moor

Ben Moor is a comedy write / actor who has is a Herald Angel Award winner and The Stage Award nominee. He is the creator of Radio 4's Coelacanth and Undone

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Ben Target

Ben Target appearing at this event

Ben target is perfect. Bathe in his glory. Turn as he weeps. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee. Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. "Staggeringly inventive and sometimes unnerving, this highly physical performer is a true original and a legend in the making" Guardian, "Impressively funny" Scotsman ‘Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place’ **** (Chortle).

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Elf Lyons

Elf Lyons appearing at this event

'She is just too talented for someone barely twenty... expect her to be a major star' (One4Review) 'A clever observer and raconteur... her unabashed, suggestible humour reminds me of Noel Fielding' (Ed Fringe Review).

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Jonny And The Baptists

Jonny And The Baptists appearing at this event

Comedy band 'Jonny & The Baptists' make riotous music, biting satire and anthemic hilarity.. Nominated for the 'Amused Moose Laughter Awards', the '2013 New Act of the Year Awards' and the 'Musical Comedy Awards'. Many TV & Radio appearances including 'The Now Show' (BBC Radio 4), 'The Infinite Monkey Cage' (BBC Radio 4), 'The Gadget Show' (Channel 5) and 'Sketchorama' (BBC Radio 4). 'A triumph' (Chortle) 'The enthusiasm, avidity and passion of the band radiate well after the gig has finished' (The List) 'Genius' (Exeunt) '... musical comedy's rising stars' (The Times).

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Josiah Norris

Josiah Norris appearing at this event

Joz is a prolific comedy writer and performer, known for his brand of surreally inventive character comedy and engaging, faux-naif storytelling. 'Norris has created a genuinely brilliant character, performed with a confidence that belies his years and a pomp that defies the room. The audience loves every second... .Norris is one to watch and a real talent for the future' (The Skinny). 'Quality moments of silliness' (London is Funny). "A born entertainer and a great comedy writer" (Chortle).

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Since their formation, Shelf have performed at Bestival, London Pride, and been nominated for Sketchfest’s Best New Act award. They were finalists in the Funny Women 2019 Stage Award. Their work has appeared on BBC3 and LADBible. They are founding members of sell out monthly night The LOL Word, which showcases queer women and non-binary comedians from across the London comedy circuit. They are board members of the cult hit Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, with whom they regularly perform in London and Edinburgh.

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Sian Docksey

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Tom Bell

Prolific sketch and stand-up comedian. He has performed at Edinburgh as part of the double act Tommy & The Weeks plus as stand-up performer in his own right. “Tom Bell is one of life’s natural sowers of joy…He’s marvelously at ease on the stage, zingy, confident and somehow adorable all at once” (Three Weeks).

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Also Appearing

Ciaran Chillingworth

The Albany

  • 240 Great Portland Street
  • London
  • W1W 5QU

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