That Thing is Comedy presents:

That Thing in Islington

A fun comedy night in Highbury and Islington offering the best in up and coming comedians tried and tested on the circuit as well as the great headliners you are familiar with. We support and encourage growing acts by offering them the chance to perform alongside veterans in the industry which also provides our audience with a mixed bag of belly laughs, and the memory that they ‘saw them here first’.
Thursday nights @ 20:00pm line-up and dates in more detail at

Map & Address

163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US


The Taproom

Nearest Tube either Highbury & Islington on the Victoria Line or Angel on the Northern Line. We are on Upper Street straight across from the Fire Station and Petrol Station.


We’ve all seen pop-ups before – from pop-up restaurants to pop-up galleries, complete with the obligatory hipsters and fashionistas. The Islington Taproom is the first time we’ve seen a cask ale pop-up, serving beers from some of the best UK producers. We like anything that makes more people drink better beer. Hipsters or not. It’s encouraging to see initiatives like the Taproom popping up. So much of what is associated with cask ale is all about tradition and heritage, which sometimes feels a bit stale and boring. Or at least unappealing to outsiders and people without massive beards and t-shirts with bad puns on them. Although I’m usually against hipsters wearing beanies inside it’s good to see that they’re taking the casks away from the usual Hairy Wizards Of Ale. I hope 2013 will bring more interesting pop-ups, events, tastings and beer related shindigs. The more variety and creativity that is injected into the craft and cask beer scene, the more this sacred juice will appeal to a new audience, and we can all get drunk together on the good shit. It might even help to shake some of the dust of the image of The Average Ale Drinker, which can only be a good thing.


£5 (pre-booked)

£7 (on the door)

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