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About a Heist

Two Irish gem thieves embark on an audacious heist in this bizarre, dark comedy. Presented by Second Impression.

The Lectern, Brighton

Wed 14 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Thu 15 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Fri 16 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Sat 17 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

50 Shades of Smay

Sarah-May Philo When one turns 30 it is generally agreed upon that shopping, binge eating and crying into one’s cat is just the ticket for transitioning out of those pesky 20-somethings. Sarah-May embraced all of this, then wrote a show. Join her as she explains the true meaning of being single … in Glasgow, no less.

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 8 Aug

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

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

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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Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Thu 19 Jun

£11–£12.50; £17.50 Sirloin Seats

  • 21:00

Fri 4 Jul

£11–£12.50; £17.50 Sirloin Seats

  • 21:00

7th Birthday Party (Norfolk & Norwich Festival) (Over 18s)

Bourgeois & Maurice. Hedonistic revelry with toe-tapping piano pop-beats from the UK's sharpest, darkest musical siblings.

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Wed 21 May

£16

  • 22:00 – 01:00

Thu 22 May

£16

  • 22:00 – 01:00

Fri 23 May

£16

  • 22:00 – 01:00

The Wheatsheaf, London W1T

Sat 26 Apr

£12 adv / 07760 488119

Offbeat and surreal humour from the 2010 winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award For Comic Originality, Robert White.

  • 21:30

Sat 3 May

£12 adv / 07760 488119

Intelligent wit and sharp cultural observations from British-Asian stand-up Inder Manocha. Also featuring Harriet Kemsley.

  • 21:30

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! Free! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show

Two hour charity variety show. Presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards. Star names, spaghetti juggling, Russian Egg Roulette Championships, gross offensiveness, nudity. Performers announced nearer the date. Previous Malcolm Hardee tribute shows included Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Jools Holland, Stewart…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Adam of the Riches

Tigco Out of the ruins, out from the wreckage… 2011 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of phenomenal bullshit! ★★★★★ (Independent), ★★★★★ (Telegraph), ★★★★★ (Scotsman), ★★★★★ (Time Out), ★★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk), ★★★★★ (Fest). Age category: 16+

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Adrienne Truscott's Asking for It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy And Little Else!

A solo performance exploring the rules and rhetoric about rape, resulting in a controversial comedy.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Wed 14 May

Downstairs

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7478 0100

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

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 Maxwell: Hubble Bubble

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy Award nominee and star of the Edinburgh Fringe, Andrew Maxwell returns for just 12 shows, with a fantastic new hour of mischievous charm and boundary-nudging wit. As seen on BBC’s Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, ITV’s Celebrity Juice, RTE’s The Panel and so…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 12 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 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

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

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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 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

Sat 26 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

Fri 2 May

£14 (£11) / 020 8682 8940

Surreal and energetic humour from inventive Canadian stand-up and 2012 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act award-winner, Tony Law. Also featuring Mick Ferry, Rudi Lickwood and JoJo Smith.

  • 21:00

Sat 3 May

£16 (£13) / 020 8682 8940

Surreal and energetic humour from inventive Canadian stand-up and 2012 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act award-winner, Tony Law. Also featuring Mick Ferry, Rudi Lickwood and Tommy Rowson.

  • 21:00

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Mick Perrin Worldwide. Travelling at the speed of thought in his brand new music production spaceship, the world class multi award-winning musician and comedian transcends mere mimicry to produce studio quality compositions faster than most could imagine them. The vocal shaman emits and manipulates any conceivable…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Ben Champion: Cracking Up

Musical comedy about the stand-up seemingly turning into his father.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Thu 29 May

£7; £6 disabled ( £5; £6; Children £6 under 18s) / 01865 263980

  • 21:45
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