We’ve heard that laughter is good for the soul, so to help promote this, we’ve teamed up with a comedy club as our next Portico Place!
Just outside Bethnal Green Underground Station lives the Backyard Comedy Club. Having been open since 1998, the club has grown over the years, with hundreds of comedians gracing the space. Now they offer not only comedy shows but cabaret nights, variety shows and charity events.
The club boasts a great line-up every week, which has included huge names, such as Lee Hurst, Jo Brand, Alan Carr, Russel Howard, Sara Pascoe and Matt Richardson over the last year and it’s a popular venue for any comic, being so close to Shoreditch and Central London.
We went along to the comedy club at the weekend to take in a show. When you come into the venue, you first enter into the bar. A relaxed space, you would happily come here for a couple of drinks on a Saturday evening and have a game of pool, ping pong or crack open a board game whilst pigging out on one of Backyard’s homemade pizzas.
The comedy room is through the bar and into as purpose-built space. It’s a great room that the team have kitted out well, with table seating at the front for the more confident audience members – or you can hide at the back like us!
There was a great variety of acts on the night we visited, from a local Londoner hilariously pointing out everything we love to hate about our city, to a comic who’d performed on BBC3 recently, each lovingly hand-picked by Backyard Comedy Club to complement each other and make a great show.
Everyone needs a little light relief and a trip to Backyard was well worth it! The comedians were great fun, the audience were well up for a bit of interaction and it was a good space – smart, inclusive and comfortable.
A trip to the comedy club is a great excuse for a night of R&R with friends or family so why not head down to Bethnal Green and take in a show, with great discounts for Portico Place cardholders.
Get 25% off your visit to Backyard Comedy Club by heading to their website below and using the code 'PORTICOMEDY' on all Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows. Who's up for a laugh?
25% off tickets when you book online using 'PORTICOMEDY' on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday show.
To get your own free Portico Places card, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and we will send a card out to you.