The Lion's Den is a contemporary Comedy Club in London set in a basement nightclub in the West End of London on Shaftesbury Avenue.
We run a live Open Mic show in Central London every Tuesday.
We specialise in giving acts a great stage with an excellent sound system, lighting, the arena for free speech and the audience that won't kill you for using it as long as you're funny - or at least trying hard.
Despite our name we have a very supportive attitude toward newbies and up-and-coming acts. After a show, you are welcome to hang out as the pace picks up and the night turns into a commercial dance night.
We get a good deal on drinks - latest review (5th/Apr/16) - it's a bottle of wine (red or white) or 2 Cocktails or three bottled beers (usually Carlsberg) for a tenner.
Come and bring your laughs to the people trying to earn it. It's free to perform and £5 for audience members.
We aim to give both the acts and the audience a relaxed and friendly place to enjoy doing something they love - whether it's laughing, or making other people laugh.
Put us on your 'Shows to see in London on Tuesday' list, Do yourself a favor - come down and see a show!
We give performers (new and old) a stage to shine on. We always try to ensure a mixture of experienced and totally fresh acts for your entertainment. It's interactive, reactive and sometimes unattractive but it's always different and fresh. We don't allow gratuitous heckling - comedians have feelings too.
If variety is what you're looking for then check us out! We put up to 18 acts on stage in one night and there is always someone to remember. We are finished by 10pm. We are also well known for accommodating first timers. Add our happy hour into the mix and we can guarantee you will enjoy the night so much you'll be back again and again.
Apparently Laughter releases endorphins in the brain which make us feel good, also it reduces the hormone cortisol which is linked to stress. In addition, a good laugh can raise your immune levels by up to 40%. Every time you laugh - you tone your stomach muscles and exercise your respiratory system, becoming a slightly better human being. Coming to a comedy show can count as fitness training if you clap lots as well as laugh. Also, laughter has a natural aphrodisiac effect. Bringing a date to the club would be a great idea. We'll do the 'making them laugh' bit and hopefully we'll do wonders for your love life. If you're single it's also a great place to meet single comedians. Laughing is also probably a good treatment for depression and sadness. It's the right place at the right time.
Yes - Do it! Come. We need good audiences. Audiences that stay to the bitter end. Audiences like you!