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See famous faces and great new comedians at one of the longest running friendliest ,and most exciting comedy clubs in London

Welcome to our Camden Comedy Club

Welcome to the Monkey Business Comedy Club 

Monkey Business was voted North London & Camden's

best Comedy club 

by Camden guide and The Kentishtowner

We are home to Britain`s best Comedy, Cabaret & Variety shows

History  Established in 2002.

Monkey Business is a Critically Acclaimed SATURDAY NIGHT Camden Comedy Club

Voted The best Comedy club in North London & Camden
by both Camden guide and The Kentishtowner.
We are hosting our Award winning comedy shows presently in Kentsh Town
at the very friendly TOLLI Italian cafe/bar 

almost opposite Kentsh Town tube
run by a delightful husband and wife team.
Everybody is promised a table area at our superb club

Drink prices cheaper then usual pub prices


Why are you no longer at The Steele`s ?
After ten highly successful years at The Sir Richard Steele
with sell out shows there almost every week often needing to turn people away ,
The corporate owners Faucet Inn recently pulled the plug on our very popular club without warning .
This development followed Camden counsil refusing Faucet permission to turn the upstairs
where the Monkey Business comedy club was held into luxury flats.
Monkey Business always acted as a team player
 bringing the pub owners thousands and thousands of extra customers.
 Monkey Business established  itself at The Steeles seven years before Faucet Inn took over in 2011.
Faucet infact attempted to replace our critically acclaimed club with Comedy cafe in 2011
but in the light of negative publicity in the media and performers and the public protesting

explaining this amounted to venue poaching  .
Faucet requested Monkey Business to return for which we agreed .

Monkey Business had a good working relatonship with Faucet Inn
until their recent conduct which have again outraged  and upset many in the local community
 who hold Monkey Business in very high regard  .
 We were voted Best North London Comedy club by both Kentishtowner and Camden guide

  Below are Some of the acts Monkey Business staged at The Steele`s over the years
Harry Hill ,Russel Brand, Lee Mack, Michael McIntyer,Alan Carr,Lenny Henry,Greg Davies, Micky Flanagan , Lee Mack , Lee Nelson , Mark Watson ,Bobby Davro,
Rhod Gilbert ,Sean Lock ,Nina Conti ,Sara Milican ,Russell Howard ,Stewart Lee.Rich Hall ,Chris Andison ,Jimmy Carr
and just about every other top  name.

We have fifteen thousand Monkey Business fans on our mailing list,
and many thousands more on twitter facebook etc

We also have hundreds of people who weekly check this website
Yes I know what you are thinking !
Most pub owners would be proud and delighted
to have such a high profile club at their venue ,

 but perhaps not if you don`t really care about the pub industry and your only real objective is to turn

the community pub into luxury flats

Monkey Business will always bigger then a venue .
We are presently in Kentish Town at Tolli cafe bar with very warm and friendly owners

Everybody gets a seat and table area .
We are also presently in talks regarding other larger venues though .Details to follow




Monkey Business comedy concept on Thursdays

            Thursdays we are in Kentish Town at The Oxford pub

A Friendly Fun  exciting night in a great venue

 cabaret style /everyone comfortably seated at tables.

We are dfferent from other clubs as we have

a wonderful mixture of top acts and selected fresh faces .

and we have now introduced fun short debates too 

on subjects like relatonships ,comedy or anything really .

Saturdays Always a superb night at Monkey Business with the best acts of the

British and international circuit


Monkey Business is one of the most loved ,respected ,and longest running comedy clubs in London. For over a decade the club has put high quality, established and award winning comedians on its stages.We have also been

influential in the progress of new acts in helping them get signed up with top TV agents.

Monkey Business has gained critical acclaim over the years and has regularly been awarded such honours as Critic's Choice, Critic's Pick, or a Must See event from various publications such as Time Out Magazine, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, and The Daily Mirror.

Monkey Business is comfortable ,

Friendly,Funny, Exciting 

 You will love us !



Please tel Martin 07932 3382 03

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by The Kentish Towner Sep 2013 

Camden guide and Camden Gazette



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 Please telephone the friendly clubs promoter

Martin on 07932 338203


Monkey Business is a friendly very well run club.– Harry Hill


A smashing club’ Lee Mack (Would I Lie to You?)


                          I have always loved performing at Monkey Business.–Michael Mcintyre (Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow)


Monkey Business is very special and

so is my mate Martin Besserman Lee Nelson


Monkey Business is a really good comedy club  Stewart Lee  

Truly amazing club 

Superb…a great night out.             

Highly recommended   

Monkey Business bills remain as highly appealing as ever                                            

One of the finest laugh-emporiums in the capital’ Islington Gazette                        

                      Exciting and very friendly Superb acts .’ –                           

 ‘1 million stars…a guaranteed excellent night of stand-up comedy – The Fix Magazine  

Very nice line ups       

Monkey Business is an excellent club  What a plan.com

Monkey Business is a small, intimate comedy club in the heart of Camden that has built a reputation for hosting top comics,including names like Harry Hill, Sean Lock, Alan Carr and more. A good night out. Saturday nights www.camdenguide.co.uk


Talk about doing it properly! Martin Besserman's Monkey Business club takes me right back to live comedy as it used to be...you know, when it was fun! And the line ups are superb - you'll regularly see the top names in comedy together with new and emerging acts. If you love live comedy then Monkey Business is your spiritual home!  Dickie Richards Time out  .’ –                                                                                                                                                


Martin Besserman at Monkey Business during a break in November 2013

making sure everyone feels happy and comfortable






on 6 people or more


Martin Besserman has also worked along side 
Rory Bremner  Paul Merton  Julian Clary  Judith Chalmers       
Jerry Springer chat show king JERRY SPRINGER
           has taken an interest in Monkey Business
 saying that he would consider hosting one of the shows
Perry Fenwick   
who plays Billy Mitchell BBC1`S East Enders Says 
     "Monkey Business is a great comedy club with wonderful acts .
I will be back there soon"
 Zoe Lister who played Zoe Carpenter in Channel 4s
Holly Oaks says  " I love The Monkey Business club and i intend to
 return when i am not filming in Liverpool 
Zoe Lister

    Jon Culshaw Britain`s top impressionist 

 star of Dead Ringers


  "Monkey Business is a very nice comedy club
I really enjoyed my both evenings there. Top acts and
Martin Besserman really knows how to put on a great show.

Kate Moss top model
 " Martin I  really had a wonderful evening at your club.
 thank you so much.
Lord Paddy Ashdown :former Liberal leader
 "I`ve heard very good things about the Monkey Business Comedy Club,
so I must try to make it to one of your shows.
very nice meeting you Martin
Monkey Business comedy club puts on top shows .
I strongly recommend the club.
Frankie Boyle 
" I really enjoyed my night
at The Monkey Business Comedy Club.



Monkey Business is offering you the chance to see BAFTA Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant make his West End debut this summer in a new production of Richard Bean’s comic two hander The Mentalists, with a pair of top price tickets up for grabs! Steffan Rhodri will join Merchant in a return to the West End when the production, directed by Abbey Wright, runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham’s Theatre from Friday 3 July to Saturday 26 September. A hotel room, a long-standing friendship and a hair-raising plan! Holed up in a faceless Finsbury Park hotel room, Ted (Stephen Merchant) and Morrie (Steffan Rhodri) are forced to confront the darker side of their unique relationship. Things unravel as the pressure mounts in this hilarious and touching tale of friendship and utopian visions gone awry. Award-winning actor Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, Hello Ladies) makes his West End debut in this sharply written and darkly comic two-hander from Richard Bean, the writer behind smash hit comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors. Joining him is critically acclaimed actor, Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey, Posh, Cucumber) with direction by rising star, Abbey Wright. Ts&Cs: Mon-Thu eve performances only. Subject to availability. Blackout dates: 31 August and weeks commencing 14 & 21 September.