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A Chorus Of Disapproval: S.O.D.S

Alan Aykbourn's comedic play set in an amateur operatic society.

Regal Theatre, Stowmarket

Sat 17 May

£13 (£10.50) / 01449 612825

  • 14:30

Chris Coltrane: There's No Heroes Left Except All of Us

Chris Coltrane / PBH's Free Fringe Join comedian and activist Chris Coltrane for an hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing political comedy! The world is corrupt, politicians are garbage, but we are awesome! Let Coltrane show you how to use activism and fun to kick the bad guys out, and make the world a better place. A show…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

City Of Angels

Join our talented final year Musical Theatre students for this entertaining musical comedy based on the book by Larry Gelbart.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 21 Jun

£10 (£5) / 0844 357 2625

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sun 22 Jun

£10 (£5) / 0844 357 2625

  • 15:30 – 17:30

The Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show

Two guest acts and MC Tony Vino perform toned-down versions of their usual sets.

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£6 (£4)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Downstairs

£6 (£4)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Downstairs

£6 (£4)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Clever Peter: The Dreams Factory

Stars of their own BBC Radio 4 series, Clever Peter return with a brand-new live show on the road to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Three And Ten, Brighton

Sun 4 May

£8.50 (£7; £6.50) / 07786 984900

  • 13:00
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The Cloth Of The World

Meet mermaids, giant gold digging ants and the monopod that uses his foot as an umbrella. This funny and moving show, featuring The Fetch's amazing puppets and visual flair, will entertain and illuminate the medieval world for all ages.

Market Theatre, Ledbury

Sun 29 Jun

£6 (Children £5; £14) / 01432 383663

  • 15:00

Colin Hoult: Characthorse

Surreal character comedy.

Machynlleth Bowling Club

Sun 4 May

£8

  • 14:30

Comedy Club For Kids

Stand-up for a younger audience from guest comedians.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 17 May

£8 / 01539 725133

  • 14:00

Comedy Coach Tour Liverpool

Experience the humour of Liverpool on a unique sightseeing trip around the city. The hour long tour starts with a bucks fizz and with our professional Scouse comedian's comic impressions, tall tales and wry wit and humour, this event is a must!

The Spice Lounge, Liverpool

Sat 3 May

£18 / 0151 707 2202

  • 14:00 – 15:15

The Cult of Comedy

Laugh your socks off with this mixed line-up of comics from the UK and abroad. Hosted by Sameena Zehra.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Curioddity By Jon Hicks

Performances of the fantastic, acts of the awesome and feats of the mundane. Mr Hicks has collected artistic oddities and performing curios. A one man "cabaret" of silent comedy, magic, live art, illusions, puppetry and the majestically eccentric.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Thu 29 May

£10 (£35 four people)

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Danny Ward: Infra Dig

The Amused Moose Laughter Award winner's second solo stand-up show.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

A Dash Through Dickens: The Take Away Theatre Company

A frantic and hilarious journey through the works and extraordinary life of Charles Dickens. You'll be amazed (and sometimes disgusted!) by what it was really like living in Victorian Britain.

The Warren, Brighton

Fri 30 May

£8.50 (£7)

  • 12:30

Sat 31 May

£8.50 (£7)

  • 12:30

Sun 1 Jun

£8.50 (£7)

  • 12:30

Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point (The Powerpoint)

The comedian/writer/general brainbox's new tour is centred around on his trademark powerpoint presentations, with wit and hilarity in shedloads.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 23 Nov

£21 / 08432 086000

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.

The Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1

Sat 17 May

£25 / 020 7378 1713

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Demented

  • Directed by: Richard Croxford
  • Written by: Gary Mitchell

A comedy by international award-winning playwright Gary Mitchell that tells the story of a doomed bank heist involving a divorced man going through the man-opause, his dementia-suffering father, his vengeful wheelchair-bound neighbour and an avaricious young woman. Directed by Richard Croxford.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Sun 4 May

Naughton Studio

£11; £13; £16 / 028 9038 1081

  • 15:00

Sat 10 May

Naughton Studio

£11; £13; £16 / 028 9038 1081

  • 15:00

Sun 11 May

Naughton Studio

£11; £13; £16 / 028 9038 1081

  • 15:00
…and 3 more dates until 24 May

The Dispute: The Crescent Theatre

  • Directed by: Andrew Cowie
  • Written by: Pierre de Marivaux

Who was the first to be unfaithful? Man or woman? Marivaux's wickedly funny 18th century comedy of love, jealousy and betrayal is presented in Neil Bartlett's superb English translation. 'Perfect' - The Guardian.

The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Sun 4 May

Studio

£11; £6 (£10) / 0121 643 5858

  • 14:45

Sat 10 May

Studio

£11; £6 (£10) / 0121 643 5858

  • 14:45

A Dream

  • Written by: Kinny Gardner (adaptation)

Puppets, music, actors and sign language help re-imagine Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Presented by Krazy Kat and featuring a mixed cast of deaf and hearing performers.

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Thu 15 May

£5 / 01902 321321

  • 13:00

Fri 16 May

£5 / 01902 321321

  • 13:00

Sat 17 May

£5 / 01902 321321

  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Duets: Newport Playgoers Society

A bitter sweet comedy which gloriously examines the chaotic world of love and relationships, where the grass is not always greener.

Dolman Theatre, Newport

Sat 17 May

£12.50; £12.50 (Children £8.50; Children £8.50; £8.50; £8.50; £11) / 01633 251338

  • 14:30

Earl Okin

The comedian and singer-songwriter performs witty and amusing comedy songs.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 8 Jun

£12–£15 / 020 7439 0747

  • 12:00
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Edmund Blackadder

An interactive comedy based on the popular historical television sitcom.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 13 Dec

£41; £41 inc meal / 01704 533333

  • 13:30

Edward Aczel Is Watching The Wheels Go Round And Round

Shambolic stand-up from the minimalist comic, who ponders the emptiness of (his) life, quiet desperation and our inability to take action when it matters the most.

Owain Glyndwr Centre, Machynlleth

Sun 4 May

£7 / 01654 702932

  • 16:00

Elis James & Josh Widdicombe: Early Ideas

Self-deprecating Welsh stand-up James and Devon-born stand-up Widdicombe, whose brother Henry is one of the founders of the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, try out new material.

Owain Glyndwr Centre, Machynlleth

Sun 4 May

£7 / 01654 702932

  • 14:30

Entertaining Mr Sloan

  • Written by: Joe Orton

Joe Orton's drama about a strange lodger and the strange effect he has on the family he comes to live with, including Kath and her brother who soon fight to win his affections.

Buxton Opera House

Thu 5 Jun

£12.50–£16.50 (Children £8.25; £15) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30

The Epic Adventure Of Nhamo The Manyika Warrior And His Sexy Wife Chipo

  • Directed by: Lucian Msamati
  • Written by: Denton Chikura

Tiata Fahodzi Theatre Company presents Denton Chikura's comedy drama, inspired by African folklore, in which a goatherd gets the chance to become an international superhero. Directed by Lucian Msamati.

Palace Theatre, Watford

Sat 31 May

£15 (£12.50) / 01923 225671

  • 15:00
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