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Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised!

Racing Minds The Fringe hit returns for a fourth year! Racing Minds present an improvised comic adventure based entirely on audience suggestions – unique every day. A doddery grandfather can't quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious characters, whip-smart wit and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Ben Mepsted: Middle Class Idiots

Ben Mepsted / Free Festival Ben Mepsted is just a guy, like any other guy. He is horribly middle class, went to a nice school and has a totally useless degree. In this show he explores some of the middle class idiots that occupy his mind. 40 minutes of laugh out loud characters: expect fun, frolics and singing the…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

Martin 'BigPig' Mor presents Funny Stuff for Happy People

Kids can bring their adults along to this show without any worry of them getting bored, as there's a lovely blend of comedy, storytelling, magic, and some stupid science to top it off.

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 24 Aug

Blues and Burlesque

Cabaret show featuring live music from ex Dexys Midnight Runners' Pete Saunders, 2013 Burlesque Games winner Scarlett Belle and compère Vicious Delicious.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Thu 1 May

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 09:30 – 23:30
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Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

  • Directed by: Nigel Planer
  • Written by: Virginia Ironside

Scamp Theatre presents the agony columnist Virginia Ironside in her autobiographical solo show. Directed by Nigel Planer.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 24 Aug

AAA Comedy Games Workshop

Improve your ability to make people laugh with Logan and these comedy workshops.

Rufus Reade Art, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Space 1

£75 / 0131 554 1078

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tickling Jock: Comedy Greats from Sir Harry Lauder to Billy Connolly

A major exhibition of portraits of Scotland's funny men and women. The subjects are a long and illustrious list, with music hall stars and TV comedy heroes from Sir Stanley Baxter, Rikki Fulton and Una Mclean to Ivor Cutler, Ronnie Corbett and the Big Yin himself. There are 'On Air' booths for you to listen to clips of…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 34 more dates until 25 May

Arnaud Ducret

French comedian Arnaud Ducret. The Grand,

Studio 61 Gallery, Matlock

Sun 25 May

Free / 01629 534532

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 May

Free / 01629 534532

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Bits & Box

AndOn Theatre presents a short comedy drama about a man who longs to be a child again and escape the monotony of the daily grind.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 19 Apr

£8 / 0844 482 1556

  • 12:00
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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.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Bubble Fun with Frehd the Clown

Bringing Aussie sunshine to Inverness, Frehd the Clown performs.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Mon 26 May

Free / 01463 234234

Part of Happyness.

  • 12:00 – 12:30

The Coronet, London SE1

Sun 20 Apr

£12; £9 earlybird / 020 7701 1500

An afternoon of singing, dancing and socialising.

  • 11:45 – 16:30

Sun 4 May

£12 adv / 020 7701 1500

A day of comedy and great classic tunes.

  • 11:45 – 16:00

£12; £9 earlybird / 020 7701 1500

An afternoon of singing, dancing and socialising.

  • 11:45 – 16:30

Sun 25 May

£12 adv / 020 7701 1500

A day of comedy and great classic tunes.

  • 11:45 – 16:00

The Comedy Club 4 Kids Workshop

A special workshop for kids to hone their comedy skills before testing them in front of an audience. One session is for ages 7–11; the other for ages 12–15.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Thu 10 Jul

£20 / 0131 558 8844

Ages 7–11 from 10am; ages 12–15 from 2.30pm.

  • 10:00 – 12:30

Tabernacle Arts Centre, London W11

Sat 19 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7221 9700

  • 10:30 – 11:45

Sat 26 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7221 9700

  • 10:30 – 11:45

Sat 3 May

Phone for prices / 020 7221 9700

  • 10:30 – 11:45
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Danny And His Amazing Balloons By Circo Ridiculoso

Marvel as the internationally acclaimed, award-winning balloon-smith Danny Schlesinger effortlessly combines comedy, balloons, mayhem and daftness

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 3 May

£4.50 (£3) / 020 8348 8716

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Dogs Don't Do Ballet: Little Angel Theatre (Ages 2s)

The sublime and the ridiculous combine in this hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams, brought to life by Little Angel Theatre using beautiful puppets, well-loved ballet music and dazzling comedy.

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sun 27 Apr

£6 ( £20) / 01962 840440

  • 11:30

A Dream

  • Written by: Kinny Gardner (adaptation)

Puppets, music, actors and sign language help re-imagine Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Presented by Krazy Kat and featuring a mixed cast of deaf and hearing performers.

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Thu 15 May

£5 / 01902 321321

  • 11:00

Fri 16 May

£5 / 01902 321321

  • 11:00

Earl Okin

The comedian and singer-songwriter performs witty and amusing comedy songs.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 8 Jun

£12–£15 / 020 7439 0747

  • 12:00

Fawlty Towers Comedy Dinner Show

Fawlty Towers -themed dining evening.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Sat 10 May

£39.50 (includes three course meal and entertainment) / 01292 288235

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Fawlty Towers Lunch Party

Four actors from the Moonstone Theatre Company play the classic TV characters of Basil, Manuel, Sybil and Polly in an interactive comedy, theatre and dining experience.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Tue 10 Jun

1805 Rooms

£28 inc meal / 01225 448844

  • 12:00

Tue 30 Sep

1805 Rooms

£28 inc meal / 01225 448844

  • 12:00

The Festival Of Comedy

The Festival Of Comedy At Butlins Bognor Regis Resort 6th - 9th June 2014.

Butlins Family Entertainment Resort, Bognor Regis

Fri 6 Jun

£115 inc accomodation / 01243 822445

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 7 Jun

£115 inc accomodation / 01243 822445

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 8 Jun

£115 inc accomodation / 01243 822445

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 9 Jun

£115 inc accomodation / 01243 822445

  • 10:00 – 18:00

The Cellars At Eastney, Southsea

Thu 1 May

£5 / 023 9282 6249

A competition for comedians who live in or are from the southern coastal counties.

Thu 22 May

£5 / 023 9282 6249

A competition for comedians who live in or are from the southern coastal counties.

Foster’s South Coast Comedian of The Year: Heat 7

This heat's contestants are Jason Simmons, Andrew Barr, Jason Strickland, Alex Partridge, Adam Morrison, Paul Ridgeway, Simon Salmon and David Seymour.

The Cellars At Eastney, Southsea

Thu 22 May

£6; £5 adv / 023 9282 6249

  • 07:30

Funny Women Advanced Comedy Workshop

An intensive session looking at how to develop ideas and performance skills further.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 3 May

The Lounge

£65 / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:00 – 13:00
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