The Comedy Tree's is now in it's 14th year of live comedy, making it a landmark London comedy club and one of West London's longest running comedy nights. Not bad for something started by a couple of drunks.
Attracts some of the finest comics on the circuit.”
LONDON IS FUNNY
The Comedy Tree's History
The Comedy Tree was opened in 2002 by comics Pete Jonas (above) and Erich McElroy. While the actual details are forever blurred by alcohol, their dream was to start a comedy night that wasn't as shit as the clubs they were playing at the time.
Combining Pete's evil corporate marketing skills and Erich's ability to smile and nod, the two approached management at a pub in Putney and told them a massive pack of lies. The landlord bought it and new chapter in London's comedy scene was born.
Showcases some of the finest comedic talent in the capital, with an ambience that could rival any comedy club in the world.”
Design My Night, April 2016
Award Winning Comedians
The Comedy Tree has long been one of London's most popular comedy clubs, renowned for its brilliant line-ups and a fun, intimate atmosphere. Some of the world's best comics have performed at the club, including Russell Brand, Flight of the Conchords, Stephen Merchant, Stewart Lee, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Reginald D Hunter, Rhod Gilbert and Dave Gorman.
Extraordinarily good fun.”
In 2006, Jonas and McElroy performed a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, about living in the UK as foreigners, called "Brokeback Britain - They Moved to a Shithole". The show was a hit with audiences and critics alike and was sold out for the entire Edinburgh and London runs.
To this day, some people still aren't sure whether they are gay or not, despite McElroy having two children and Jonas being in therapy for chronic womanising.
Between 2003 and 2007, the two also wrote the weekly spoof news bulletin, Comedy Tree News. They stopped writing it when email tracking technology revealed that it was mainly just them reading it.
Today, you can see the stars of Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week performing at the comedy club as well as comedy's new rising stars.