‘The Bearcat’ in Twickenham, ‘Banana Cabaret’ in Balham and ‘Headliners’ in Chiswick are three great examples of how to run a comedy club.
The Stand in Edinburgh and The Stand in Glasgow have fantastic audiences.
There’s also a smaller club in London called Camp Comedy. It’s a gay comedy club and the audience is fantastic. No one is sacred to them so you can be as loathsome and unpleasant as you like about anyone in the media and they’ll happily cheer. It’s also a great place to start rumours about celebrities because gay men don’t need facts but appreciare gossip and slander.
And The Junction in Cambridge is a great example of how to design a modern theatre.