Fancy a great night out with your mates but don't want to break the bank? Then check out Crack Comedy

Review: The crack comedy club in Kingston

If you and your mates want a great night out away from the usual clubbing scene that’s also value for money, then the Crack Comedy Club is for you.   

Popular with the locals, Crack Comedy is a twice weekly, two hour show hosted by the in-house MC Erich McElroy who introduces three or four visiting acts a night.

The venue, the Ram Jam Club at The Grey Horse pub, is conveniently located just past Kingston’s train and bus stations. Reminiscent of a jazz club, the Ram Jam is dark and cosy with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The audience are welcome to arrive early and encouraged to stay late to enjoy the extended bar times and the live music regularly featured. With student tickets at just £5 on a Friday and £6 on a Saturday, this is a fantastic budget-friendly night out.

And while it might not be the Apollo, Crack Comedy still draws in the big names such as Stephen Merchant and Dara O’Briain. Up and coming comedians are also given a chance and more than one act has begun their career off at the Ram Jam.

The night I went to check it out was headlined by the immensely likeable Barry Castagnola. Using self-deprecating wit, he confidently swept the audience along a series of amusing anecdotes, up-beat observations of the middle-class everyman and a hefty dose of chav-baiting.

For genuinely funny comedy and a great value night out then this is well worth a visit. One member of the audience could be overheard saying “It’s like we’ve discovered Kingston’s biggest and best secret!”  – I couldn’t have put it better myself.

For more information visit the Crack Comedy website, phone 020 8549 9790 or email

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