UK Jewish Comedy Festival 2017

Thursday 7 - Sunday 10 December

The UK Jewish Comedy Festival is back for a fourth year, featuring stand-up comedy, a competition for emerging comedians, films, workshops, talks, children's activities and much more!

This year's fesitival features 'A Timeline of Jewish Comedy' - a specially commissioned installation from artist Catherine Paiano, which will be in our lounge until 20 December.

Mark Steel
See Mark Steel in his newest stand up show, a surprising and enthralling story told with aplomb.

UK Jewish Comedian of the Year (First Heat)
UK Jewish Comedian of the Year
Come watch some of the UK’s finest Jewish comedians compete for your laughs.

The Jewish Joke
Join Devorah Baum, author of The Jewish Joke and writer and comedian David Baddiel who will be dissecting the Jewish joke

London’s new cult comedy night hits JW3 for a Jewish Comedy Festival special.

Political Cartooning Masterclass with Martin Rowson
Join The Guardian’s cartoonist Martin Rowson to learn how to craft the perfect satire.

Oy Vey! The Matinee: Oh, God!
God (George Burns) selects a humble supermarket manager (John Denver) to spread his word in Carl Reiner’s beloved comedy.

Comedy Club 4 Kids
It’s a comedy club, but for kids, with the international circuit’s best stand-ups and sketch acts.

Crafternoon: Make a Comedy Mask
Make your own comedy mask and wear it around the building as part of the UK Jewish Comedy Festival!

The Lit Café Book Club: Hope: A Tragedy
As part of our book club series celebrating 40 years of the JQ Wingate Literary Prize, we’ll be reading Shalom Auslander’s Hope: A Tragedy, which won the prize in 2013.

Misogynist Film Club
Join us at the Misogynist Film Club where we embrace the films we both love and love to hate from a feminist perspective. 

Shappi Khorsandi
Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi is on the road with her new sell-out show.