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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 23 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 24 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 26 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

…and 4 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.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Fri 24 Oct

£20 / 01204 334400

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Thu 11 Jun 2015

£20 / 0161 928 1677

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£20 / 01892 530613

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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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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 24 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 25 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 31 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 17 more dates until 27 Dec

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

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Fri 24 Oct

£20 / 01642 552663

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Thu 23 Oct

£20 / 01292 288235

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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

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sat 25 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Comedians By Trevor Griffiths

Trevor Griffiths' Comedians returns to London at the Chelsea Theatre 20th-22nd & 24th October 2014 for limited dates! Cast includes TV's John Pickard and standup comedian Gary Colman.

Chelsea Theatre, London SW10

Fri 24 Oct

£12–£16 / 020 7352 1967

Comedy Carnival

A full-on showcase of the best and funniest around.

Rumba, London W1D

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 020 7287 2715

London's world famous comedy scene has always attracted the best international comedians. Every Friday and Saturday, our clubs present some of the finest stand-up London has to offer.

£13.44–£31.75 / 020 7287 2715

Sat 25 Oct

£14; £16 reserved seating; £22 party package; £30 Grace party package; £30 Pizza Express Party Package / 020 7287 2715

Comedy Carnival presents an outstanding line-up of international comedy every Friday and Saturday night.

£13.44–£31.75 / 020 7287 2715

Fri 31 Oct

£12 / 020 7287 2715

Stand-up comedy show featuring with four comedians.

£13.44–£31.75 / 020 7287 2715

…and 16 more dates until 20 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

Thu 23 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

Fri 24 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

Sat 25 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

…and 7 more dates until 1 Nov

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.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Thu 23 Oct

£18 (£16) / 01695 584480

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

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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

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

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

Thu 23 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

Hay Fever

  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's famous comedy about a quiet weekend in the country that turns out to be an exhausting and hilarious debacle.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Tue 28 Oct

£12 (£10.50)

  • 19:45 Hay Fever Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 29 Oct

£12 (£10.50)

  • 19:45 Hay Fever Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 30 Oct

£12 (£10.50)

  • 19:45 Hay Fever Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea
…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 25 Apr 2015

Phone for prices / 01727 844488

Thu 7 May 2015

£20 / 01727 844488

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 1 Apr 2015

£21.25 / 01892 530613

Fri 3 Apr 2015

£20 / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 6 Apr 2015

£21 / 020 8561 8371

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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 27 Oct

£20.50 / 08432 086000

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£25 / 01206 573948

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 26 Oct

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 493 9999

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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

Thu 23 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Fri 24 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 25 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 70 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

  • Directed by: Michael Grandage
  • Written by: Dawn French

Much-loved comedian (and writer and actor) out on a solo tour with a show about the lessons life has taught her. Best known as half of French & Saunders, French also played the titular Vicar of Dibley, hosted Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy, has popped up on stage and on the silver screen, plus was the face of…

Buxton Opera House

Thu 27 Nov

£40.50 / 0845 127 2190

Fri 28 Nov

£40.50 / 0845 127 2190

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 29 Nov

£39.50 / 01223 357851

Sun 30 Nov

£39.50 / 01223 357851

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 8 Nov

£39.50 / 020 8688 9291

Wed 3 Dec

£40 (£36) / 020 8688 9291

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F-Holes

Take sketch comedy, add an orchestra, and you've pretty much got what F-Holes is all about.

Paradise Palms, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 225 4186

  • 21:00 – 22:30 F-Holes Paradise Palms, Edinburgh

The Ladykillers

  • Directed by: Mike Millsted
  • Written by: Graham Linehan

The classic black comedy, a recent hit in the West End, in which five criminals posing as musicians take up lodgings in the lopsided old house of Mrs Wilberforce to plan a heist.

Miller Centre Theatre And Club, Caterham

Thu 23 Oct

Phone for prices / 01883 349850

Fri 24 Oct

Phone for prices / 01883 349850

Sat 25 Oct

Phone for prices / 01883 349850

…and 6 more dates until 1 Nov

Red Raw

The Stand's spankingly good new talent night, encouraging the latest comedy stars out of the woodwork. Then maybe putting them back in afterwards.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Oct

£2 / 0131 558 7272

Dylan Moran pops by to try out new material.

  • 20:30 Red Raw The Stand, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Nov

£2 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30 Red Raw The Stand, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

£2 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30 Red Raw The Stand, Edinburgh
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David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 12 Nov

£20 / 020 7591 3000

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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.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 29 Nov

£42 / 0131 556 6040

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Fri 24 Oct

£57 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 25 Oct

£57 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 26 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 118 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Derby Assembly Rooms

Tue 16 Dec

£47.50 / 0131 556 6040

Wed 17 Dec

£47.50 / 0131 556 6040

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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

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Fri 24 Oct

£23 / 01284 758000

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This Is Comedy

Russell Kane acts as compere for a night of comedy featuring Matt Richardson, Nish Kumar, Zoe Lyons and Dane Baptiste.

Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2R

Mon 1 Dec

£22.50 / 0844 482 9675

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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