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Afterhours Comedy

Hils Jago for Amused Moose Comedy Laughter packed, legendary and unmissable in an awesome new roost and shimmering plumage, Afterhours again delights with another splendid sell-out season, showcasing the Fringe's highest flying stand-ups, while launching 2014's tip-top fledglings plucked from obscurity to soar towards…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Central

£12.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Central

£12.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Central

£12.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug

Alun Cochrane: (Me Neither)

Alun Cochrane The ray of sunshine himself performs cheerfully miserable stand-up. His dulcet tones are heard frequently on radio (Just A Minute, Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, Frank Skinner’s Absolute show) and his dour face sometimes appears on TV. ‘Alun Cochrane is the best, as well as the most natural stand-up I've seen…

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Main Space

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Amirite?

Observational humour and affable wit from Ben Pope. Also featuring Archie Henderson, Milo Edwards and Charlie Palmer.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Fri 16 May

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

And They Played Shang-a-Lang

Number one hits from the era accompany this tale of growing up in 1970s Edinburgh.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

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 26 Apr

£10–£20 / 0870 593 2932

Sat 3 May

£10–£20 / 0870 593 2932

Sat 10 May

£10–£20 / 0870 593 2932

…and 27 more dates until 22 Nov back to top

Bill Bellamy: Ladies Night Out

Sharp and edgy urban wit.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Sat 28 Jun

£25–£35 / 020 8985 2424

  • 21:30

Blam!

  • 5 stars
  • Directed by: Kristjan Ingimarsson

A physical theatre performance about transforming a dull workplace into an environment filled with superheroes and aliens and featuring stunts and acrobatics.

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sat 23 Aug

£18 (£11) / 01253 290190

  • 21:00

Thu 28 Aug

£18 (£11) / 01253 290190

  • 21:00

Sat 30 Aug

£18 (£11) / 01253 290190

  • 21:00

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

Bobby Mair: Obviously Adopted

Offbeat and aggressive humour from Mair – who's been gracing your tellyboxes recently on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard's Good News and Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Thu 8 May

Upstairs

£12.50 / 020 7478 0100

Fri 9 May

Upstairs

£12.50 / 020 7478 0100

Sat 10 May

Upstairs

£12.50 / 020 7478 0100

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
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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

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

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

Cannon & Ball - Up Close

Cannon & Ball - Up Close & Personal. Supported by the All New Jersey Boys.

Grosvenor Casino, Reading

Fri 25 Apr

£25 Standing / 0118 4027800

  • 21:30 – 23:45

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

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Catriona Knox: Player

Character comedy and sketches from the star of BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Wed 23 Apr

£6.50 / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30

Tue 20 May

£6.50 / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30

Thu 19 Jun

£6.50 / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30

Club Sol Party

Head to the Costa del Sol with Head Rep Claire and co in this 90-minute performance followed by an optional cheesy disco.

The Warren, Brighton

Thu 1 May

£10 (£8.50) / 08448 733433

  • 21:00

Tue 6 May

£10 (£8.50) / 08448 733433

  • 21:00

Tue 20 May

£10 (£8.50) / 08448 733433

  • 21:00

The Cuban Brothers

An evening with the comic Latin funkmeisters.

The Ironworks Live Music Venue, Inverness

Sat 21 Jun

£10 / 0871 789 4173

David Morgan: Pretty

We think he's really quite pretty, but two events this year got David thinking about his own looks, how he judges others and why we bother anyway, all delivered in his delightfully camp styling.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Fri 23 May

Upstairs

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:00

Sat 24 May

Upstairs

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:00

Diane Spencer: Hurricane Diane

Sharp storytelling and dark wit from the former secondary school teacher and 2011 Chortle Best Newcomer Award-winner.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Fri 16 May

Upstairs

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:15

Sat 17 May

Upstairs

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:15
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Die Roten Punkte: Kunst Rock (Art Rock)

Musical comedy and cabaret in the guise of a parodic rock band.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 3 Jun

Downstairs

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7478 0100

Wed 4 Jun

Downstairs

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7478 0100

Thu 5 Jun

Downstairs

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7478 0100

…and 3 more dates until 8 Jun

Drunk Lion

Chris Davis / Free Festival A lonely alcoholic lion spends his days drinking himself into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love and alcohol. ‘Hilarious and philosophical, surreal and vividly descriptive……

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Ed Gamble: Work In Progress

Cheeky wit and gags from one half of podcast duo Peacock & Gamble.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Thu 24 Apr

£6.50–£27 / 020 7354 8246

Thu 26 Jun

£6.50–£27 / 020 7354 8246

Thu 24 Jul

£6.50–£27 / 020 7354 8246

The Friday Show

Friday night sparkles with the promise of comedy in a basement, courtesy of those good folk at The Stand. Hurrah!

The Stand, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

Stu Murphy is all over this weekend, bringing with him Addy Van Der Borgh, Stuart Mitchell and Abi Roberts.

  • 21:00

Fri 2 May

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

Joe Heenan takes on hosting duties, and this weekend it's Gary Little, Caimh McDonnell, Angie McEvoy and Rosie Wilby.

  • 21:00

Fri 9 May

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

Susan Morrison takes charge this weekend, with Seymour Mace, Steven Dick, Paul F Taylor and Daisy Earl.

  • 21:00

Fri 16 May

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

Bruce Devlin – in all his glory – hosts Gavin Webster and Nicola Redman.

  • 21:00

Greg Proops: The Smartest Man In The World

Wry wit and improvisations as the Whose Line Is It Anyway? star records an episode of his podcast.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 25 May

£15; £12.50 disabled; £12.50 under 26s ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 21:30
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