Underbelly Festival, London
We are, as our name very strongly suggests, a Comedy Club 4 Kids. We run shows, for those who want to see comedy for a family audience, and workshops, for those kids who want to try it themselves. We have been doing it since 2005, so well over a decade. We’re really rather good at it.
Our club has on stand-up comics and sketch acts, performing for kids of 6+ at a time of day they can see it, in venues they can go to, and telling jokes without any rude words so they can watch it!
Our London base is in Soho – we do regular shows at the Soho Theatre, and workshops at the nearby Phoenix Artists Club – but we pop up all over the country. Information on both the classes and gigs can be found on our listings page.
Our shows tend to follow the same basic model of one host, with two guest acts doing 10-20 minute sets, and sometimes short sets from the Comedy Academy kids too. We might even have on a grown-up act who has never gigged for a family audience before, testing the waters with a five-minute set, and possibly wondering what they’re doing on a bill with an old-hand who’s just nine years old.
Lots of stand-ups and sketch groups perform at the Comedy Club 4 Kids, from big names to upcoming stars. Just like any other gig, but swear-free.