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Andy Field is a Giddy Manchild

Andy Field / Free Festival This show will either be great or, like, ironically great because of how bad it is. On the Nic Cage spectrum it'll be either Lord of War or Con Air. Either way you're in for a good time. To explain a bit of the show though the clue is in the name, Andy Field is a Giddy Manchild. This is a…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Andy Zaltzman: Cricket Vs. The World

The comedian, well known from BBC Radio 4's Political Animal, performs.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Thu 1 May

£15.50–£20.50 (£14) / 0844 545 8282

  • 21:00

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire

Political satire from the writer and radio regular.

Harrogate Theatre

Thu 9 Oct

Harrogate Studio Theatre

£12 / 01423 502116

  • 21:30

The Angina Monologue

Doug Devaney's one man show is a tale of booze, bacon and the BBC Breakfast sofa. Join this bad patient on a comic journey from cardiac ward through rehab to media stardom and beyond, picking up a ukulele and Barbara Windsor on the way.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Tue 20 May

£3.50 / 020 7354 8246

Wed 21 May

£3.50 / 020 7354 8246

Thu 22 May

£3.50 / 020 7354 8246

…and 2 more dates until 24 May

Ani Mru-Mru

Satirical humour from the Polish comedy trio.

The Dancehouse, Manchester

Fri 20 Jun

£19 / 0161 237 9753

  • 22:00
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The Art Of Falling Apart

Big Wow return with their sell-out show about out-of-sorts people living out-of-kilter lives.

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Mon 28 Jul

£8 / 0151 709 4988

  • 21:15 – 22:15

The Bedford, London SW12

Fri 18 Apr

£14; £16 (£11; £13) / 020 8682 8940

Droll storytelling and sharp, intelligent observations from the two-time winner of the Best Live Performer award at London Comedy Festival, John Moloney. Also featuring Dave Fulton, Josh Howie and John Mann.

  • 21:00 – 02:00

Sat 19 Apr

£14; £16 (£11; £13) / 020 8682 8940

Droll storytelling and sharp, intelligent observations from the two-time winner of the Best Live Performer award at London Comedy Festival, John Moloney. Also featuring Dave Fulton, Josh Howie and John Mann.

  • 21:00 – 02:00

Fri 25 Apr

£14; £16 (£11; £13) / 020 8682 8940

Sharp observational humour about life as a Northern bloke, Father and Manchester United fan, from Scarborough-born stand-up Paul Tonkinson. Also featuring Gavin Webster, Alan Francis and Imran Yusuf.

  • 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 3 May

Bedford Comedy Club

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

Bedford Corn Exchange

Fri 25 Apr

Harpur Suite

£13; £12 adv / 01234 325358

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

  • 21:00

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Fri 18 Apr

£16–£21 (£10–£15) / 0844 871 7699

Energetic humour and surreal improvisations as Canadian stand-up Phil Nichol presents his brand of mischievous rantings. Also featuring Paul Tonkinson, Glenn Wool, Greg Burns and MC Mandy Knight.

  • 23:00

Sat 19 Apr

£19 / 0844 871 7699

Deadpan observational humour from 2010 Chortle Breakthrough Act nominee, Pete Johansson. Also featuring Andrew Ryan, Alistair Barrie and MC Ben Norris.

  • 23:00

Fri 25 Apr

£16 / 0844 871 7699

Energetic humour and surreal improvisations as Canadian stand-up Phil Nichol presents his brand of mischievous rantings. Also featuring Paul Tonkinson, Glenn Wool, Greg Burns and MC Mandy Knight.

  • 23:00
…and 11 more dates until 31 May

The Best In Stand-Up

Big names from the circuit showing off exactly why they're performing at a night called Best in Stand-up. No pressure then.

The Comedy Store Manchester

Sat 19 Apr

£10–£20 / 0870 593 2932

Sat 26 Apr

£10–£20 / 0870 593 2932

Sat 3 May

£10–£20 / 0870 593 2932

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Beth Vyse: Going Dark!

Surreal character comedy from the Stoke-On-Trent-born stand-up and actress.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 27 May

Soho Upstairs

£10 / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:00

Bill Bellamy: Ladies Night Out

Sharp and edgy urban wit.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Sat 28 Jun

£25–£35 / 020 8985 2424

  • 21:30

Boat Benefit: Zincbar

In the 90s Brighton's misfits came to perform acts of wildly fluctuating quality. Unconventional, unpredictable, Zincbar was an unforgettable experience. For one night only and a good cause - to raise money for the late Adrian Bunting's legacy boat.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Fri 23 May

£15

  • 21:00 – 23:00
  • 23:00 – 02:00

Bourgeois & Maurice: Sugartits

Bourgeois & Maurice are coming to Brighton with their critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe hit, Sugartits. Somewhere between comedy, cabaret and a goth-pop-catwalk nightmare this is one of international cabaret's darkest, sharpest and funniest acts.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Sun 4 May

£15 (£12)

  • 21:00 – 22:15

Boxman

Ruaraidh Murray presents his dark comedy about a man, recovering from a nervous breakdown, who lives in a cardboard box in his front room.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Fri 25 Jul

£6.50 / 020 7482 4857

  • 22:00
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Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Sit in a Fifty-Seater around Midnight and Provide the Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

  • 3 stars

Rarely has there been a title that more accurately describes a show than this one.

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 / 0131 529 5585

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman: Work In Progress

Surreal and offbeat humour as the 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner tries out new material.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Thu 10 Jul

Upstairs

£10 / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:15

Fri 11 Jul

Upstairs

£10 / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:15

Mon 14 Jul

Upstairs

£10 / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:15
…and 3 more dates until 17 Jul

Bridget Christie: Work In Progress

Surreal stand-up and baffling character comedy as the 2009 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act nominee and 2013 Foster's Comedy Award-winner tries out new material.

The Invisible Dot Ltd, London N1

Tue 8 Jul

£8 / 020 7424 8918

Cahill, Kearns, Stephenson, Target

Gags and banter from the four stand-ups.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Wed 7 May

Soho Upstairs

£10 / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:00

The Cambridge Footlights: Footlights Smokers

Original sketches and stand-up as the comedy troupe performs new writing.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Tue 29 Apr

£7 (£6) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

Tue 13 May

£7 (£6) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00
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Carey Marx: Intensive Carey

Dark and mischievous humour from New Zealand Comedy Festival's Best International Show award-winner in both 2009 and 2011.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Wed 28 May

£10–£139 / 020 7478 0100

Thu 29 May

£10–£139 / 020 7478 0100

Fri 30 May

£10–£139 / 020 7478 0100

Sat 31 May

£10–£139 / 020 7478 0100

Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish

YouTube sensations Cassetteboy and freestyle rapper DJ Rubbish crash a comedy show into a nightclub and dance on the wreckage.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Sat 24 May

£10

  • 23:00 – 01:00

Sun 25 May

£10

  • 23:00 – 01:00

Christian O’Connell: Breaking Dad

Award-winning Absolute Radio DJ tells tales of being a Dad.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Thu 15 May

Phone for prices / 020 7354 8246

  • 21:30

The Coronet, London SE1

Sun 20 Apr

£12 adv / 020 7701 1500

A day of comedy and great classic tunes.

  • 23:45 – 04:00

Claire Ford: ConsciousMess

Character comedy and interactive humour from the stand-up and actress.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Mon 28 Apr

£6 / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30
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