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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

WHSmith, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0115 947 0772

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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

Thu 30 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 31 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Tom Neenan: The Haunting At Lopham House

  • 4 stars
  • Written by: Tom Neenan

A ghoulish comedy drama set in 1902, telling the story of a London accountant's assistant who is tasked with investigating some ghostly goings on.

The Other Place, Brighton

Fri 31 Oct

£9 (£7.50) / 07800 983 290

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Tue 4 Nov

£6 / 020 7609 1800

Glasgay!

Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the massive celebration of queer culture boasts impressive programme of theatre, comedy, music, clubs and visual art events.

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 552 7575

Fri 31 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 552 7575

Sat 1 Nov

Times & prices vary / 0141 552 7575

…and 14 more dates until 15 Nov

Causewayside Splitters

Up and coming local and national talent with one aim: to cheer your evening up. Hurray for that!

The Old Bell, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

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Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 24 Nov

£25.50 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 19 Nov

£25.50 / 01256 844244

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 25 Nov

£26.50

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Hellfire Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

G Live, Guildford

Wed 19 Nov

£30 / 0844 770 1797

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Thu 18 Dec

£30 / 0844 770 1797

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Watford Colosseum

Wed 19 Nov

£18 / 0845 075 3993

English Comedian of the Year finalist Joel Dommett is joined by Sara Pascoe and Rob Rouse.

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 30 Oct

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Thu 6 Nov

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Thu 13 Nov

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

…and 5 more dates until 18 Dec

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£19.10 / 0113 243 0808

Gala, Durham

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£18.50 / 0191 332 4041

The Hexagon, Reading

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£20.50 / 0118 960 6060

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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

Thu 30 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

Fri 31 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

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

Fri 31 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 1 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 7 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 15 more dates until 27 Dec back to top

Blackout

Blackout is an honest, brutal and often hilarious insight into alcoholism and recovery, scripted from interviews with recovering alcoholics, including the writer, and staged by New Room Theatre in a visceral piece of physically charged theatre.

The Hope Theatre, London N1

Sat 22 Nov

£14 (£12) / 0207 478 0160

  • 19:45 – 21:00 Blackout The Hope Theatre, London

Mon 24 Nov

£14 (£12) / 0207 478 0160

  • 19:45 – 21:00 Blackout The Hope Theatre, London

Sat 29 Nov

£14 (£12) / 0207 478 0160

  • 19:45 – 21:00 Blackout The Hope Theatre, London
…and 2 more dates until 6 Dec

Lee Mack: Hit the Road Mack

Sharp one-liners and high energy banter from the BAFTA award-winning comic and star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You.

Brighton Centre

Mon 22 Dec

£27.50 / 0844 847 1515

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 4 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Fri 5 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Tue 11 Nov

£28.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 12 Nov

£28.50 / 0844 871 3014

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The Line Up

Comedy plus cocktails – sit down to an evening of stand-up with a great line-up each time.

48 Below, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£4–£5

Fri 7 Nov

£4–£5

Fri 14 Nov

£4–£5

…and 6 more dates until 26 Dec

Yes Prime Minister: Legion Players Drama Scoiety

  • Written by: Antony Jay

An updated version of the classic sitcom Yes, Minister which features the government in crisis over mounting national debts.

Gaiety Theatre, Douglas

Thu 6 Nov

£12.50 ( £11; Children £11 under 16s) / 01624 694555

Fri 7 Nov

£12.50 ( £11; Children £11 under 16s) / 01624 694555

Sat 8 Nov

£12.50 ( £11; Children £11 under 16s) / 01624 694555

Craig Campbell: Thrilling Mic Hunt

Enthusiastic storytelling and sharp wit from the Canadian stand-up.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Fri 7 Nov

£15 / 01642 525199

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 9 Nov

Over-16s only

£15 / 01383 602302

The Civic, Barnsley

Sat 8 Nov

Assembly Room

£15 / 01226 327000

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Dirty Dusting

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

Phoenix Theatre, Blyth

Fri 31 Oct

£20 / 01670 367 228

Horror Souk

This Halloween, a new kind of market is coming to The Moor: Horror Souk. Here, in a cavernous long forgotten shopping complex, you can buy fear, frights and freak outs. Featuring 8 brand new pieces of immersive performance by emerging artists.

The Moor, Sheffield

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (£4)

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4)

Mon 3 Nov

£5 (£4)

…and 17 more dates until 22 Nov

The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Sat 1 Nov

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Fri 7 Nov

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

…and 15 more dates until 27 Dec

Brassneck Theatre Company: The Holy Holy Bus

A bittersweet comedy about love, happiness, disappointment and faith, following four faithful females as they venture on pilgrimage to the holy sites across Ireland.

Belfast Waterfront

Thu 30 Oct

£12–£15 / 028 9033 4400

Fri 31 Oct

£12–£15 / 028 9033 4400

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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

An Evening With Noel Fielding

First solo live tour from the star of The Mighty Boosh and Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy. Expect a mix of Noel's unique brand of stand up comedy, live animation, music and some of Fielding's best-known TV characters.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 23 Feb 2015

£26.25 / 01892 530613

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£26

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 28 Nov

£25 / 0844 576 3000

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Miranda Sings

  • 3 stars

A one-woman show from Colleen Ballinger's alter-ego, featuring magic, comedy, songs and dramatic readings of hate mail.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 10 Nov

£22 / 01727 844488

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Wed 12 Nov

£22 / 01223 357851

City Halls, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

£22 / 0141 353 8000

Sun 16 Nov

£22 / 0141 353 8000

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Otiz Cannelloni: History of Magic – Abridged!

  • 3 stars

Questionable magic tricks, fake illusions and not-so-sleight of hand mixed with cheeky one-liners and patter.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10 (Children £8 under 16s) / 0844 770 1797

69 Shades Of Black

Former Steps pop band member Faye Tozer stars in an adult comedy responding to the erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 23 Apr 2015

£20 / 0844 854 2776

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 14 May 2015

£20 / 01383 602302

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