London Museum of Comedy

Posted on 03 June 2014

The Museum of Comedy has just opened its premises in London. It is located near the British Museum in a historic old house.

Currently, it’s running an exhibition of the photography of Steve Ullathorne, the man responsible for some of modern British comedy’s most iconic portraiture. This space is arranged for performance and comedy workshops as well.

The brainchild of Leicester Square Theatre director Martin Witts, the Museum of Comedy is a brand new, interactive, immersive museum for all the family, featuring iconic props and artefacts from our rich comedic history and housing one of the most comprehensive collections of Comedy memorabilia ever to be amassed in one place.

The museum has been lovingly put together by Martin with his collection of over six thousand artefacts and print from some the most iconic comedians and comedy shows both past and present, amassed during his career spanning over three decades in the comedy industry.

Given how large the Melbourne Comedy Festival is and how much comedy is a part of Australian culture, we really need a space like this in Australia as well. One day someone is going to say, “Katherine, I would very much like to work with you on creating something like that,” then LOOK OUT! Awesomeness will ensue.

In the meantime I know exactly where I’m going during my next holiday stay in London!

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