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Billy Connolly: High Horse

The Big Yin of Scottish stand-up takes a break from all that globe-trotting and acting for a Scottish stand-up tour. A rare chance to see live what made him famous. Connolly's talent for spinning a great yarn began back in his 1960s folkie days, when his sets veered off from music to storytelling. Since then, he's…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 27 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 29 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

…and 2 more dates until 31 Oct

Roy Chubby Brown

Blue comedy from man branded 'too rude for television'. Never mind the comedy, that patchwork jacket is hardly fit for public consumption.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Thu 11 Jun 2015

£20 / 0161 928 1677

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£20 / 01892 530613

Athena, Leicester

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£20

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Jimeoin: Is It … ?!

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Brighton Dome

Sat 25 Oct

Concert Hall

£18.50 / 01273 709709

£17.50 / 01273 709709

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 26 Oct

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world and the greatest show on earth. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug 2015

The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 31 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 1 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

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David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

The Core At Corby Cube

Fri 31 Oct

£15.50

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 9 Nov

£15 / 01392 665938

The Glee Club, Cardiff Bay

Wed 12 Nov

£15 / 0871 472 0400

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Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

Alnwick Playhouse

Sat 25 Oct

£20.50 (£19.50) / 01665 510785

Phoenix Theatre, Blyth

Fri 31 Oct

£20 / 01670 367 228

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Sun 26 Oct

£20 / 01228 633766

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Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

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Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sat 25 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

The Thinking Drinkers Guide To The Legends Of Liquor

Slide onto the bar stool of discovery and enjoy several free deluxe drinks as the Thinking Drinkers explore the liquid lives of history's most extraordinary elbow-benders.

Epsom Playhouse

Thu 6 Nov

£17 / 01372 742555

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 7 Nov

£17 / 020 8688 9291

Millfield House Arts Centre, London N18

Sat 8 Nov

£17 / 020 8807 6680

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An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 5 Nov

£21.25 (£19.25) / 02476 553055

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

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Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Thu 13 Nov

£23 / 01204 334400

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Fri 31 Oct

£23 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 21 Nov

£23 / 01892 530613

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Cape Town Funny Festival

South Africa presents its funniest folk, including Marc Lottering, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Carl Wastie, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Siv Ngesi and Tumi Morake.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Sat 25 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 26 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Wed 29 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 69 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Fri 7 Nov

£15–£18 (Children £15; £15; £15) / 01489 799499

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 29 Nov

£17.50 / 01539 725 133

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Fri 14 Nov

£17 (£15) / 0131 665 2240

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Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 15 Nov

£19.50 (£18.50) / 01892 530613

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

Thu 13 Nov

£19.50 / 01600 719401

Buxton Opera House

Sat 22 Nov

£19.50 (£17.50) / 0845 127 2190

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The Friday Show

Friday night sparkles with the promise of comedy in a basement, courtesy of those good folk at The Stand. Hurrah!

The Stand, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

With Janey Godley, Stu and Garry and host Joe Heenan.

Fri 7 Nov

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

With Phil Nichol, Michael Legge and host Stu Murphy.

Fri 14 Nov

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

With David Fulton, Ria Lina and hosted by Bruce Devlin.

…and 4 more dates until 12 Dec

Black History Month's: comedy Got Soul

Celebrate Black History Month with a salute to past greats in music, comedy and poetry.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sun 26 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 0844 357 2625

Jo Caulfield Presents … The Speakeasy

A relaxed evening featuring a diverse bill of artists (magicians, comedians, writers and more) telling true stories from the haunting to the hilarious live on stage, giving some unexpected insights into their worlds.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Nov

£6 / 0131 556 9579

Tue 9 Dec

£6 / 0131 556 9579

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John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

Camp And Furnace, Liverpool

Fri 14 Nov

£22.50

The Dukes, Lancaster

Tue 28 Oct

£21–£24 (£18–£22) / 01524 598 500

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The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Fri 31 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Sat 1 Nov

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

…and 16 more dates until 27 Dec

Cardinal Sinne

There's to be a new Pope, and the Cardinal needs to journey to the Vatican for the election, but a journalist stalls his trip by asking questions about the past.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

Mon 27 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

…and 5 more dates until 1 Nov

Daniel Sloss: Really?!

The young stand-up, who had his own TV show and three sell-out Fringes before he started shaving, now somewhat older, but still as funny. Ages 16+.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£14.50 / 0131 665 2240

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Fri 21 Nov

£14.50 / 01463 234234

The Garage, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

£14.50 / 0141 332 1120

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