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Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun

Anecdotal humour by the former police officer about his 18-year stint, exposing the hidden sides of crime investigation.

Underground Venues, Buxton

Sat 26 Jul

£7 (£6) / 01298 73461

  • 22:00 – 23:00

All at Sea

Intuitive Creatures / Free Festival Absurd theatre troupe Intuitive Creatures, 'deity of comedic genius' ★★★★★ (PerformanceReviewed.com), take you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound. Fast paced, grotesque and heartfelt; it's 'hard to explain and impossible not to like' ★★★★★ (FringeReview.co.uk).

Laughing Horse @ the Cellar Monkey, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Alpha Fail

Cormac Friel / Free Festival At 6'3", Friel is probably the world’s tallest man with small man syndrome. Why? Is it because the average arthritic pensioner could outbench him? Is it the result of sibling rivalry? Is it his determination to be seen as the masculine one in his gay relationships? Come enjoy the tales that…

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 24 Aug

The Alternative Comedy Trio: Tony Law, Josie Long, Simon Munnery

Three of the stars of Comedy Central's acclaimed series, the Alternative Comedy Experience, join forces to each perform extended sets for a one-off night of the finest left-field comedy in the land: Tony Law, Josie Long and Simon Munnery.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Thu 25 Sep

£15 (£14) / 0844 873 3433

  • 21:00 – 22:45
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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

American Roadshow

K&M Comedy Two of LA's gutsiest comedians - Tamer Kattan and Toby Muresianu - bring intelligent, hard-hitting laughs from the world's favorite country to the Fringe after performing in 32 nations between them. Strong language. Adult humour.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just Up the Road

£1 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just Up the Road

£1 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just Up the Road

£5 (£4) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Americana

Hungry Bitches Productions A high school musical and all-American nightmare. The love story of David, a rebellious stoner punk, and Brody, an All-American football player. With the help of their friends, our romantic heroes run for Prom Kings, but the small-minded homophobes and bible-bashing bigots of South Carolina…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

main theatre

£9.50 (£7.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Amy Hydes And Charlie Dinkin: The Light

Stand-up and sketches from Amy Hydes And Charlie Dinkin investigating the true price of fame.

The Camden Head, London NW1

Fri 8 Aug

£5 / 020 7485 4019

  • 21:30

Sat 9 Aug

£5 / 020 7485 4019

  • 21:30

Andrew Doyle: Zero Tolerance

Talented Artists Ltd. 'One of the funniest, sharpest, cruellest comedians out there' (Independent), Andrew Doyle returns to Edinburgh following his last critically-acclaimed sell-out show. 'One of the best' (GQ). 'Fierce stand-up comedy… fantastic' (Metro). 'Louchely entertaining' (Telegraph). 'Excellent one-liners…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Stand IV

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Andrew J. Lederer: "selfie"

"If you like Runyon & Chandler w/a dash of Pynchon & Veep, you'll love these odd haunting ramblings." Julian Dutton; "Might just be creating great art." Richard Herring; "Talented, yet criminally underknown comedian." Joe Garden/The Onion; "Gloriously downbeat improvising." Copstick/Scotsman; "Deserves your…

Dragonfly, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 228 4543

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 23:25 – 22:25

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 228 4543

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 23:25 – 22:25

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 228 4543

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 23:25 – 22:25
…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Andrew O'Neill: Heavy Metal – A History

Inventive, offbeat humour and intelligent wit from the vegan, amateur occultist and member of steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

JackDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Andy De La Tour: Stand Up Or Die

The stand-up returns to the stage after a 20 year break and deliver his anarchic and anecdotal brand of humour.

The Drayton Arms Theatre, London SW5

Sat 26 Jul

£6 / 020 7835 2301

  • 21:30

Andy De La Tour: Stand Up Or Die: Edinburgh Preview

The stand-up returns to the stage after a 20 year break and delivers his anarchic and anecdotal brand of humour.

The Drayton Arms Theatre, London SW5

Sat 26 Jul

£6 / 020 7835 2301

  • 21:30

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.

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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

Sun 10 Aug

£8.50 / 020 7354 8246

  • 21:00

Mon 11 Aug

£8.50 / 020 7354 8246

  • 21:00

Anna Morris: Would Like To Thank

Character comedy as the stand-up tries out new material.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Sat 26 Jul

£6.50 / 020 7354 8246

Another Name for Thesaurus

Fraser Ross Exploring humour in sincerity, whilst explaining how to lick a pussy dry, ‘New Zealand’s best-kept musical secret’ (Capital Times) has his finger on the pulse and a tongue in his cheek. A bit of a ratbag, and a goofball wordsmith, Fraser Ross’s folk songs get the fun in ya, pretty deep. With ideas that can…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 3

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 3

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

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
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An Audience With Pieter-Dirk Uys (Over 14s)

After a 10-year break, the legendary South African satirist, author and activist Pieter-Dirk Uys returns to Soho.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Fri 25 Jul

£20 / 020 7478 0100

Aunty Donna

Although relative newcomers to the comedy scene, Australian sketch group Aunty Donna have made quite the splash in recent years with their distinct style of sketch comedy. Bold, confronting and surreal, Aunty Donna use a myriad of influences to create something wholly unique and a little bit filthy. With sell-out seasons…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Billiard Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Billiard Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Billiard Room

£10 / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Avenue Q

Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group Following last year’s award-winning Fringe production You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, EUSOG returns with the outrageous comedy blockbuster Avenue Q. With a selection of naughty puppets negotiating matters of sex, racism and coming out of the closet, this simultaneously cute but…

Paradise in Augustine's, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Sanctuary

£12 (£10) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Sanctuary

£12 (£10) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Sanctuary

£12 (£10) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 10 Aug

The Awkward Silence & Friends

Surreal character comedy from stand-up and writer Colin Hoult, known for his appearances in Life's Too Short, This is Jinsy and Russell Howard's Good News and former winner of the Writers Guild Award for Comedy. Also featuring Robin & Partridge, Nick Bowling and Ben Target.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Fri 25 Jul

£5 / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30

Axis Of Awesome

The Australian three-piece perform musical comedy.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 13 Sep

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

  • 21:30
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