Museum of Comedy

Museum of Comedy An immersive, fun museum and performance space featuring iconic props and artefacts from our rich comedic history. Founded by Leicester Square Theatre director Martin Witts, the Museum of Comedy is a brand new, immersive museum and performance venue, featuring iconic props and artefacts from our rich comedic history and housing one of the most comprehensive collections of Comedy memorabilia ever to be amassed in one place.
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The museum has been lovingly put together by Martin from his collection of over six thousand artefacts and print from some the most iconic comedians and comedy shows both past and present, amassed during his career spanning over three decades in the comedy industry. See comic artefacts from Tommy Cooper’s handmade magic props to Steptoe and Son’s stuffed bear! Plus Leicester Square Theatre favourite Bill Bailey’s iconic 6-neck guitar. Accompanying the collection will be revolving exhibitions, currently Steve Ullathorne’s stylish and contemporary images of current comedy stars The Comic Collection. Museum facilities include The Cooper Room, a state of the art traditional performance space hosting all kinds of comedy performance, from theatre and stand up to silent film. The Museum is also home to The Comedy Academy, an educational facility for comedy writing performance and production. The Museum of Comedy. Shining a light on the stars of British comedy. See What's On: http://bit.ly/25WAU79 @museumofcomedy www.museumofcomedy.com

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Got your tickets for Juliette Burton: Writer Performer's online show? Ticket sales end at 5pm tomorrow so don't leave it...
02/12/2020

Got your tickets for Juliette Burton: Writer Performer's online show? Ticket sales end at 5pm tomorrow so don't leave it too late! https://bit.ly/3okWaBf

CELEBRATE THE END OF LOCKDOWN BY STAYING IN WITH ME! TOMORROW - LAST PUBLIC SHOW OF 2020! After quite the year, the future is REDEFINED. Well, tomorrow definitely is as I'll be performing online my show 'Juliette Burton: Redefined' for my final public virtual audience of the year. No matter where you are in the world you can join me. So why don't you? Book online now and I'll see you then: https://museumofcomedy.ticketsolve.com/shows/873613171

VISIT THE DEFINED WEBSITE TO DEFINE YOUR TOWN AND YOURSELF: https://defined.julietteburton.co.uk/

Rescheduled 7-8 Sep! “Tom Binns has either gone native or so deeply ironic that he’s lost touch with reality. I can only...
03/04/2020

Rescheduled 7-8 Sep! “Tom Binns has either gone native or so deeply ironic that he’s lost touch with reality. I can only assume he sells more tickets if he claims to be the real deal... Why not? Best of luck to him.” - Evening Mail
🔮http://ow.ly/ojzs50z4yQZ🔮

Rescheduled! Our 'Not So New Comedian of The Year' competition has been postponed until August, see you all then! 🧓http:...
03/04/2020

Rescheduled! Our 'Not So New Comedian of The Year' competition has been postponed until August, see you all then! 🧓http://ow.ly/JdZO50z4aV2👴

🎟️ On Sale for Oct 3! Writer Josh Barry brings his @beyondthetitle interviews to the stage & gets together an all star p...
02/04/2020

🎟️ On Sale for Oct 3! Writer Josh Barry brings his @beyondthetitle interviews to the stage & gets together an all star panel to help him launch his new book!
📚http://ow.ly/YODZ50z3lPz📚

Wishing a happy #AprilFoolsDay to all our Cloistered Clowns out there! We'd love to do a write up on the origin & histor...
01/04/2020

Wishing a happy #AprilFoolsDay to all our Cloistered Clowns out there! We'd love to do a write up on the origin & history of today but the truth is no one really knows, and you wouldn't believe us anyway, but here's a a nice piece here: http://ow.ly/MPYh50yZz6E

Instead of participating in annual #AprilFoolsDay japes / lies tomorrow, we will be posting true facts about Fools & Jes...
31/03/2020

Instead of participating in annual #AprilFoolsDay japes / lies tomorrow, we will be posting true facts about Fools & Jesters throughout history over on our Twitter

The Fool in Tarot generally represents new beginnings & leaps of faith so let's try this #museumfromhome thing!

https://twitter.com/museumofcomedy

🎟️ On Sale for 4 & 7 Aug! Last year Rory O'Keeffe moved to Rome. Why? He still doesn't know. Features unjustified stereo...
30/03/2020

🎟️ On Sale for 4 & 7 Aug! Last year Rory O'Keeffe moved to Rome. Why? He still doesn't know. Features unjustified stereotypes, justified stereotypes & pasta. “Acutely well-observed and cringingly funny" - Fest
🍝http://ow.ly/ccXK50yZEe5🍝

Live in Your Living Room! Catch Jenny Collier, Thomas Green & Stu Goldsmith tonight at 8.30pm on Jon Pearson's 'Comedy V...
29/03/2020

Live in Your Living Room! Catch Jenny Collier, Thomas Green & Stu Goldsmith tonight at 8.30pm on Jon Pearson's 'Comedy Virtually Live' https://youtu.be/zPatHV3a7Tw

26/03/2020
MIPT

MIPT

Remind you of anyone?

Some wise words for those of us working in self-isolation today, from comic playwright Sir Noël Coward, who passed away ...
26/03/2020

Some wise words for those of us working in self-isolation today, from comic playwright Sir Noël Coward, who passed away #onthisday in 1973

"Although the world's on lockdown – and live comedy on an indefinite hiatus – no one need be without stand-up." http://o...
25/03/2020

"Although the world's on lockdown – and live comedy on an indefinite hiatus – no one need be without stand-up." http://ow.ly/U2ap50yV9kR Thank you Chortle!

Live in your Living Room! The #StayAtHome festival is broadcasting every day this week at 10am & 8.30pm, bringing togeth...
25/03/2020
The Stay at Home Festival - The Cosmic Shambles Network

Live in your Living Room! The #StayAtHome festival is broadcasting every day this week at 10am & 8.30pm, bringing together the likes of Robin Ince, Jo Brand, Michael Legge, Josie Long, Les Dennis, John Hegley & Lost Voice Guy 💘 http://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome

It's the Stay at Home Festival from Cosmic Shambles. All your favourite acts and artists live streamed to your quarantine zone.

24/03/2020
Robert Ross

Robert Ross

A new #RobertRoss #ComedyHistorian short film is now up on my #YouTube channel.
Do please give it a watch, give it a like, a share, and subscribe. Ta! #Comedy #InsideNo9 #MichaelLegge #JimmyCricket #ReeceShearsmith #StevePemberton #TommyTrinder #Theatre #Radio #Television #Jokes #Laughter #Variety #MusicHall Museum of Comedy #CinemaMuseum #TalkingPicturesTV #Humour #DavidCollings #JulieFelix https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ZGurfoe2M&feature=youtu.be

On Sale for Aug 29! Clare Harrison McCartney & Daniel Benisty bring us an impressive repertoire of impious impressions! ...
24/03/2020

On Sale for Aug 29! Clare Harrison McCartney & Daniel Benisty bring us an impressive repertoire of impious impressions! "Endearingly Mad" - Chortle
🎙️http://ow.ly/jbVU50yU4Zr🎙️

Today we celebrate (but don't emulate) the renowned escapologist Harry Houdini, born this day in 1874! #onthisday #stayi...
24/03/2020

Today we celebrate (but don't emulate) the renowned escapologist Harry Houdini, born this day in 1874! #onthisday #stayindoors

Rescheduled! The team are back on Fri 10 July! Delve into a world of comedy and crime and put these improvisers through ...
23/03/2020

Rescheduled! The team are back on Fri 10 July! Delve into a world of comedy and crime and put these improvisers through their paces 🔎http://ow.ly/kXv450yThKl🔍

Rescheduled! Jonny Awsum is still Coming to Town on Fri 30 Oct! Catch the BGT star on his very first solo tour with bran...
23/03/2020

Rescheduled! Jonny Awsum is still Coming to Town on Fri 30 Oct! Catch the BGT star on his very first solo tour with brand new material & the greatest hits from his TV and Club sets!🎸 http://ow.ly/kdYu50yQQOg 🌃

A very happy 85th birthday to legendary comic and writer Barry Cryer, pictured here enjoying responsible social distanci...
23/03/2020

A very happy 85th birthday to legendary comic and writer Barry Cryer, pictured here enjoying responsible social distancing. Thanks Barry!

Happy #WorldPoetryDay!
21/03/2020

Happy #WorldPoetryDay!

Rescheduled! The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is now landing Sat 19 Sep! Travel anywhere in time & space with a live rad...
20/03/2020

Rescheduled! The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is now landing Sat 19 Sep! Travel anywhere in time & space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers.
🌌http://ow.ly/HllC50yR6WG🌌

Completed Netflix yet? Check out Go Faster Stripe for downloadable shows from the likes of SImon Munnery, Richard Herrin...
20/03/2020

Completed Netflix yet? Check out Go Faster Stripe for downloadable shows from the likes of SImon Munnery, Richard Herring, Ruby Wax, Lucy Porter, Tony Law, Stewart Lee & loads more! Plus get yourself a bit of Mark Thomas whilst donating to the Trussell Trust!
💗http://ow.ly/sVzr50yQSBL💗

Rescheduled! We're Chuffed to announce that world-record holding magician Clive St James' tribute to the late, great Tom...
20/03/2020

Rescheduled! We're Chuffed to announce that world-record holding magician Clive St James' tribute to the late, great Tommy Cooper is going ahead on Fri 30 Oct! ✨http://ow.ly/Ua8V50yQRGk✨

Rescheduled! Harjeet Cheema will bring his debut hour to us on Fri 17 July & we've even got a few more tix on sale! He’l...
20/03/2020

Rescheduled! Harjeet Cheema will bring his debut hour to us on Fri 17 July & we've even got a few more tix on sale! He’ll talk through his favourite subjects, politics, existentialism, human interaction &, of course, fried chicken.
🍗http://ow.ly/fsia50yQVZH🍗

Rescheduled! Northern Ireland comedy sensation @paddyraffcomedy will be bringing his popular brand of stand-up & musical...
20/03/2020

Rescheduled! Northern Ireland comedy sensation @paddyraffcomedy will be bringing his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy to London Sat 10 Oct. March tix are still valid & a few extra are now on sale!
🎸http://ow.ly/UYZ850yQX5P🎸

What's everyone watching today? Currently enjoying a bit of Dave Allen as a late St Patrick's Day treat! https://youtu.b...
20/03/2020

What's everyone watching today? Currently enjoying a bit of Dave Allen as a late St Patrick's Day treat!
https://youtu.be/e2Tl2dPaPrY ☘️🥃🚬

🎟️On Sale for 20 & 22 Aug! An evening of storytelling with Sam Carlyle through song & over gesticulation. You may be ask...
19/03/2020

🎟️On Sale for 20 & 22 Aug! An evening of storytelling with Sam Carlyle through song & over gesticulation. You may be asking “Who even is Sam Carlyle?” right now, but after this cabaret you’ll certainly know her name (& way too much else…) 🎵http://ow.ly/mWKV50yPUeg🎵

Tales of a Kitchen Witch
19/03/2020

Tales of a Kitchen Witch

LoL

Thomas Frederick Cooper was born 99 years ago today, delivered by his mother's landlady, in Caerphilly, Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
19/03/2020

Thomas Frederick Cooper was born 99 years ago today, delivered by his mother's landlady, in Caerphilly, Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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Bloomsbury Way
London
WC1A 2SR

The Museum of Comedy is located on Bloomsbury Way in Bloomsbury, close to the British Museum and is easily accessible via public transport. Underground The Museum of Comedy is six minutes’ walk from either Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central line) or Holborn (Central or Piccadilly line) tube stations. Buses We're close to a huge number of local bus routes – please use the Transport for London's Journey Planner to find the swiftest route here. Rail The Museum of Comedy is an 18 minute walk from Euston Station and a 24 minute walk from Kings Cross Station. Car Parking There is no local parking at the museum. The nearest car parks are: Bloomsbury Square Car Park, WC1A 2RJ Shaftesbury Car Park, Museum Street, WC1A 1JP Tottenham Court Road Car Park, 12 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3AJ

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Admission Adult £5 Child £4 Family £15 (Children 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult)

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Can the MoC open the bar please ? .. it would be a great place to have a drink and maybe someone could tell a few jokes , what do you say David ?
hello my name is Ryan Claridge i hope you are doing ok and keeping safe i was just wondering if you can help me please thank you i was just wondering please can you tell me just out of curiosity the official email address and page to contact the the official events company and management who are promoting directing and producing Museum of Comedy & Tommy cooper also please can you tell me just out of curiosity the website addresses official email addresses and pages to contact Museum of Comedy & Tommy cooper also please can you tell me just out of curiosity When will the full list of 2020 and 2021 shows and events for Museum of Comedy & Tommy cooper be ready and released also what shows and events will Museum of Comedy & Tommy cooper take part in throughout 2020 and 2021 Any way you can help answer my question regarding this query would be very much appreciated please thank you from Ryan claridge
Just £280 to reach our new stretch target! If we hit it one lucky supporter will win a limited edition #bilko animation cel! Let's keep those pledges going! 👓 https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-save-the-phil-silvers-museum @robertwrossesq @realerniekovacs @dreamingintelevision @ErnestBilko @hamillhimself @coventrycultureshow @covmusic @andyhollingworth1 @fargovillagecov @hellocov @igerscoventry @covbible @coventryrocks_ @coventrycomedyfestival @coventryempire @coventry2021 @coventrycitycouncil @moneymedalsnet @covcitycentre @talkingpicstv #thephilsilversarchivalmuseum #thebritishphilsilversappreciationsociety #philsilvers #thephilsilversshow #atlasobscura #talkingpictures #coventrycultureshow #museum #comedian #lovefargo #coventrycity #coventry2021 #ThisisCoventry #UKCityofCulture2021 #culture #Icons #visitcoventry #museumsaroundtheworld #patreon #crowdfunder #whyilovemuseums #BringBackSgtBilko #covid #stayhome #staysafe #donation @ The Phil Silvers Archival Museum
Thanks to your support we've passed our £1500 stretch reach target! With 22 days left we're going to push the reach target a little more. Crowdfunder have told us we get to keep 100% of all pledges and with lockdown to continue until the end of May every single donation will help secure the Museum's future! 😁 https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-save-the-phil-silvers-museum @robertwrossesq @realerniekovacs @dreamingintelevision @ErnestBilko @hamillhimself @coventrycultureshow @covmusic @andyhollingworth1 @fargovillagecov @hellocov @igerscoventry @covbible @coventryrocks_ @coventrycomedyfestival @coventryempire @coventry2021 @coventrycitycouncil @moneymedalsnet @covcitycentre @talkingpicstv #thephilsilversarchivalmuseum #thebritishphilsilversappreciationsociety #philsilvers #thephilsilversshow #atlasobscura #talkingpictures #coventrycultureshow #museum #comedian #lovefargo #coventrycity #coventry2021 #ThisisCoventry #UKCityofCulture2021 #culture #Icons #visitcoventry #museumsaroundtheworld #patreon #crowdfunder #whyilovemuseums #BringBackSgtBilko #covid #stayhome #staysafe #donation @ The Phil Silvers Archival Museum
A legend of the boards
hello my name is Ryan Claridge i was just wondering if you can help me please thank you i was just wondering please can you tell me just out of curiosity also please can you tell me just out of curiosity the official email address and page to contact the official theatre company who are promoting directing and producing ’ The Navy Lark & Hi-De-Hi: a 40th anniversary reunion with Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland also please can you tell me just out of curiosity the official email address and page to contact the show website of ’The Navy Lark & Hi-De-Hi: a 40th anniversary reunion with Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland also please can you tell me just out of curiosity When will the full list of Jeffery Holland 2020 uk tour dates ’ be ready and released also what uk theatre tours will ‘’The Navy Lark & Hi-De-Hi: a 40th anniversary reunion with Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland also take part in throughout 2020 Any way you can help answer my question regarding this query would be very much appreciated please thank you from Ryan claridge
Hi, What were the results of the 15th heat on the 28th at 20:00. Had to leave early so I'm curious as to the result.
Great atmosphere at this intimate, quirky, theatre. Lovely staff, great array of events on offer...and the little museum isn't bad either!
Opportunity to live with cool comedians...
We are now #73 of 520 Things to do in the West Midlands on TripAdvisor! Here's Messrs Wells, Jupitus and Sandling paying homage to the Great Man! 😀 Have you planned your visit? 😉 @covcomedyfest Coventry Culture Show @covmusic @andyhollingworth1 FarGo Village Coventry URBAN Cafe HelloCov IgersCoventry & Warwickshire @covbible #thephilsilversarchivalmuseum #thebritishphilsilversappreciationsociety #philsilvers #thephilsilversshow #atlasobscura #talkingpictures #ForcesTV #coventrycultureshow #museum #comedian #lovefargo #coventrycity #coventry2021 #ThisisCoventry #UKCityofCulture2021 #culture #worldwide #Icons #visit #visitcoventry #weekend #museums
This Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & 4th, impressionist Julian Dutton ('The Big Impression,' 'Pompidou') brings his acclaimed tribute show to Dad's Army star John Le Mesurier - Do You Think That's Wise? - to the Museum of Comedy, 8.30pm. "Julian Dutton's impression is a wonder to behold," - BBC R2. "You'll think John Le Mesurier is standing before you. A remarkable biographical tale - catch it on tour," - British Comedy Guide. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://museumofcomedy.ticketsolve.com/shows/873596980
let's #spreadthehappiness with @AMA Theatre on Sunday 5th May at 5pm - enter the world of laughter - get tickets now #museumofcomedy