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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

The Best In Stand Up

With Mick Ferry, Paul Tonkinson, Michael Fabbri and MC Sean Meo.

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Fri 28 Nov

£14 (£9) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with MC Rob Rouse winner of 'So You Think You're Funny?' , Geoff Norcott as seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, Alun Cochrane, Steve Gribbin plus a special guest plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Sat 29 Nov

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with MC Rob Rouse winner of 'So You Think You're Funny?' , Geoff Norcott as seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, Alun Cochrane, Steve Gribbin plus a special guest plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Sat 6 Dec

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

Stand-up comedy performances from MC Jason Cook, Paul Thorne, Paul Tonkinson, Markus Birdman, Joe Lycett plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Fri 19 Dec

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with internationally acclaimed Gordon Southern, Jo Caulfield who is very popular on the UK circuit and Nathan Caton as seen on The Nathan Caton Show plus a special guest plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

The Best In Stand Up

Exactly what it says on the tin – The Comedy Store presents its best stand ups.

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Fri 28 Nov

£14 (£9) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with MC Rob Rouse winner of 'So You Think You're Funny?' , Geoff Norcott as seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, Alun Cochrane, Steve Gribbin plus a special guest plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Sat 29 Nov

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with MC Rob Rouse winner of 'So You Think You're Funny?' , Geoff Norcott as seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, Alun Cochrane, Steve Gribbin plus a special guest plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Sat 6 Dec

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

Stand-up comedy performances from MC Jason Cook, Paul Thorne, Paul Tonkinson, Markus Birdman, Joe Lycett plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Fri 19 Dec

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with internationally acclaimed Gordon Southern, Jo Caulfield who is very popular on the UK circuit and Nathan Caton as seen on The Nathan Caton Show plus a special guest plus an open spot.

  • 11:00

Talking Peace Festival

A festival of events taking place around International Peace Day. Featuring talks, comedy, art, food and more, all promoting the importance of dialogue in resolving conflict.

Bernie Spain Gardens By Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 08:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 08:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free

  • 08:00
…and 4 more dates until 29 Sep

The King's Arms, Salford

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0161 832 3605

An open mic comedy night featuring new and established comedians.

  • 12:00
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David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Hertford Theatre

Sun 5 Oct

Phone for prices / 01992 531500

  • 11:00

The Erskine Ladies' Lunch

A 'snow belles' themed winter party, featuring a cocktail reception, three course lunch, wine and coffee, plus entertainment from Edward Reid, Andrew Merry and Nicola Cassells.

29 Private Members Club, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

£65 / 0141 225 5610

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

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

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

  • 12:00

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

  • 12:00

Laura King

Stand-up comedy night with comedian Laura King.

The King's Arms, Salford

Sun 19 Oct

Phone for prices / 0161 832 3605

  • 12:00

Saturday Brunch with The Guide

The Guardian Guide hosts an Italian Sunday brunch with newspapers, acocktail and a coffee, and editor Paul MacInnes talking to The 2 Bears about their latest album, plus there's some chat from Josie Long.

Rotorino, London E8

Sat 27 Sep

£40 / 020 7249 9081

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Aqueous Humour Weekender

Our funniest moments come when we surprise ourselves and we play without inhibition. A comedy performer is free to express themselves without inhibition and has the ability to play with the freedom of a child.

Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

Sat 18 Oct

£75 / 0151 703 0000

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

£75 / 0151 703 0000

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Church

DJs spin pop, dance and house.

The Coronet, London SE1

Sun 12 Oct

£12 adv / 020 7701 1500

The Church returns to The Coronet for another wild party. 30 years, 8 venues and about 1.5 million patrons later, The Church truly has become a world famous institution. A 'must do' on any OE list. Revelry remains the order of the day with comedians and great classic tunes to boot.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

£12 adv / 020 7701 1500

This year's Halloween party hosted by The Church features performances from comedians and a playlist of classic tunes.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. 'And' they have to keep it clean. Ages 6+ 'A highlight for children… giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy… with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club.' – The Guardian

Theatre Royal, Bath

Mon 27 Oct

£7.50 (Children £6.50; £6.50) / 01225 448844

  • 11:30

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sun 16 Nov

£50 / 01284 758000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Crompton’s Mule

Musical comedy and monologues from Geoff Morley and Phil Mullarkey.

Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01323 737677

  • 10:00
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Elizabeth I: Virgin On The Ridiculous

Living Spit present a comedic take on the reign of the Tudor monarch, complete with songs, props and live music.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Tue 23 Sep

£12 (£8) / 01258 475137

  • 10:30

Fawlty Towers Lunch Party

Four actors from the Moonstone Theatre Company play the classic TV characters of Basil, Manuel, Sybil and Polly in an interactive comedy, theatre and dining experience.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Tue 30 Sep

1805 Rooms

£28 inc meal / 01225 448844

  • 12:00

69 Camden High Street, London NW1

Sat 27 Sep

£10 (£8)

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Gary Delaney: Purist

Gary tours his 2010 Fringe show, which is jam-packed with jokes, one-liners and amusing thoughts, but not with a coherent narrative structure. (On purpose. We hope.) That's fine, no one has time for that anyway.

The Cellars At Eastney, Southsea

Wed 15 Oct

£12; £10 adv / 023 9282 6249

  • 12:00

Improvisation for Life Weekend Course

Learn the art of imrov from Paul Z Jackson, president of the Applied Improvisation Network. Presented by the Comedy Store Players.

The Poor School, London N1

Sat 25 Oct

£180 (£160) / 02078 376030

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 Oct

£180 (£160) / 02078 376030

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Laughing Horse Comedy Course

A two-day course teaching the basics of stand-up with help from professional comedians and comedy tutors.

The Mitre, London W2

Sat 11 Oct

£99 / 020 7262 5240

  • 12:00 – 16:30

Sun 12 Oct

£99 / 020 7262 5240

  • 12:00 – 16:30

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

The Y, Leicester

Thu 23 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0116 255 7066

  • 11:30

Old Macdonald and the Three Pigs By Booster Cushion Theatre

This is a comical show weaving the song 'Old McDonald' with the story of the Three Pigs. The pigs get fed up singing 'eieio' and move out of the barn to the other side of the farm. They build their own houses only to be visited by a hungry wolf.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 8 Nov

£4.50 (£3) / 020 8348 8716

  • 10:00 – 10:45
  • 11:30 – 12:15

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

  • 11:00

The Parent Agency with David Baddiel

Author, screenwriter and comedian David Baddiel invites you into the hilarious world of The Parent Agency. Barry has always hated being called Barry. In fact, it’s number 2) on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’. But then one day Barry makes a fateful…

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Sun 12 Oct

£6

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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