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Alison Spittle Needs an Agent

Alison Spittle The prequel to 2015's runaway Edinburgh Fringe hit I'm Ready Now, but first Alison needs an agent. If you're an agent, promoter or reviewer, then this is the show for you. Audience members are welcome too. Nice stuff people have said: 'Alison's ability to artfully weave comedy through her stories, will…

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just the Snifter Room

£3 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Snifter Room

£3 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Snifter Room

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Alistair Williams and Daryl Perry Love You

Alistair Williams and Daryl Perry / La Favorita Freestival Alistair Williams and Daryl Perry think you're brilliant. They always have. Ever since they heard about you (which they admit was relatively recently). To celebrate how you're really knocking life out of the park, they've put on a show about the wonder of you.

St John's, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Space 3

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

All Made Up: This Time It’s Social

All Made Up / PBH's Free Fringe It’s time to bring improv comedy bang up to date. Created from live Facebook feeds, hashtags and more, this social media inspired show is quick, fun and totally worth Tweeting about. All Made Up create unmissable comedy, drama and nonsense. Actors from Grange Hill perform alongside…

Chalky's, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cheese Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cheese Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cheese Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Allo Allo

  • Directed by: Trevor Thurston
  • Written by: David Croft

Trevor Thurston directs a comedy by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, based on the popular TV comedy series.

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Sat 30 Aug

£12; £8 (£10; £10; £5) / 01603 620917

  • 14:30

Almost Sean Brightman

Sean Brightman Ltd / La Favorita Freestival Almost. A hotly-tipped debut show from yet another comedian. You'll find out if he can get over himself enough to ‘make it’, assuming we find out what making it is. You'll see how he gets over some of what's holding him back. Bonus! Find out if England needs independence from…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Alternative Edinburgh Walking Tour

Get off the tourist paths and see a different side of the city, learning about everything from its literary past to the disco pioneer who grew up near (but note: not in) the bins at the back of Tesco.

Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 524 7770

  • 15:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 524 7770

  • 15:30

Sun 3 Aug

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 524 7770

  • 15:30
…and 14 more dates until 31 Aug

Always Be Rolling

James Cook / Free Festival How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won’t you join him? 'Truly original' (Danny Wallace). Age category: 14+

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 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Amphitryon

The Gods descend to earth and play with the unwitting mortals: a comedy that confronts the fallibility of omnipotence.

Theatro Technis, London NW1

Sat 26 Jul

£15 (£12) / 020 7387 6617

  • 14:00

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Gangshow

A M Entertainments, in association with BBCWorldwide/2entertain This year's unmissable golden opportunities to talent spot future stars amongst 2014's stellar crop of industry approved, emerging comedy discoveries, plus some comics who are already rather famous having been first noticed when featured during our past…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Amphitheatre

£9 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Amused Moose Comedy Awards

Grab your hot tickets to vote at this prestigious Fringe final alongside international comedy cognoscenti for tomorrow's stars. Award-winning headliner and host. 2014's Top Ten comedy shows have won through to the final, after expert talent scouts viewed, live and online in the UK and abroad, hundreds of Fringe comedy…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Amphitheatre

£12.50 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Amused Moose Comedy's Laugh Off Final

A M Entertainments, in association with BBCWorldwide/2entertain Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti, to raise aloft the hottest, breakthrough stars of tomorrow who battle brilliantly for fame, fortune, shiny moose trophies, plus £1,500, in this respected final for 2014's emerging talent. The AmusedMoose…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Amphitheatre

£10 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Andrew Bird - Up Against It

CKP / Laughing Horse Free Festival Andrew got married, bought a house and had two children during the worst recession since the 1920s. At last, he has earned the right to moan about things. He’s a man who doesn't see being tight with money as a bad thing, but rather a skill. For so long he's tried to be positive and…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

Andrew Bird: Up Against It

Anecdotal stand-up based on the recession from Andrew Bird, writer on 8 out of 10 Cats and A League of their Own.

The Camden Head, London NW1

Tue 5 Aug

£6 (£5) / 020 7485 4019

  • 17:00

Wed 6 Aug

£6 (£5) / 020 7485 4019

  • 17:00

Andy de la Tour Stand-Up or Die in New York

Gilded Balloon Only two human activities happen in front of a brick wall. Standing at a mic telling jokes or being shot by firing squad. After a twenty year pause from stand-up, Andy de la Tour went to New York to rediscover his comedy roots. This is the story of what happened. Andy was last in Edinburgh 30 years ago…

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

£11.50 (£10.50) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire

Political satire from the writer and radio regular.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Stand III

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Ani Mru-Mru

Satirical humour from the Polish comedy trio.

The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Minster

Sun 28 Sep

£19 / 01202 885566

  • 17:00

Anna Morris: Would Like to Thank

So Comedy by arrangement with Troika The character comic, and star of BBC1's Outnumbered, returns as four comedy creations battle for your vote. Four women. One award. Who'll be crowned Woman of the Year? You decide. 'Spot-on, darkly comic characters… Morris is comedy gold' (Huffington Post). 'An exceptional comedy…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Clover

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Clover

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Clover

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Anorak of Fire

Arkle Theatre Company Stephen Dinsdale's hit comedy is a mind expanding experience. A glimpse into the inner world of Britain's last true spiritual order - trainspotters. Now you'll know the world's funniest place is, eh, Crewe. Age category: 14+

The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

The Hepburn Suite

£8 / 0131 556 4270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Hepburn Suite

£8 / 0131 556 4270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Hepburn Suite

£8 / 0131 556 4270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 16 Aug

Anorak Of Fire & Deckchairs

HumDrum presents two performances. The first is Stephen Dinsdale's Anorak of Fire: The Life And Times Of Gus Gasgoigne, a funny piece based on the train-spotter Gus. The second is Jean McConnell's Deckchairs, which comprises of various sketches.

The Spring, Havant

Sat 18 Oct

£6 (£5.40) / 023 9247 2700

  • 14:30
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Another American

Sid Singh / Free Festival The hilarious Sid Singh talks about anything and everything in his life as Another American! Nothing is off limits and everything is honest and hilarious! Age category: PG

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

Ant & Dec's Takeaway On Tour!

Ant and Dec take their Saturday night extravaganza on tour – expect the usual glut of guests, prizes and audience participation.

LG Arena, Birmingham

Sun 10 Aug

£25–£45 / 0844 338 8000

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 6 Sep

£25–£45 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 7 Sep

£25–£45 / 0844 493 6666

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 30 Aug

£32.50–£54.25 / 0844 856 0202

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Chalky's, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:15 – 16:15

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:15 – 16:15

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:15 – 16:15
…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

April in Paris

A warm-hearted comedy about a married couple's first experience abroad.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 7 Aug

£10–£29.50

Sat 9 Aug

£10–£29.50

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 21 Aug

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 16 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

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Aqueous Humour Weekender

Our funniest moments come when we surprise ourselves and we play without inhibition. A comedy performer is free to express themselves without inhibition and has the ability to play with the freedom of a child.

Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

Sat 9 Aug

£75 / 0151 7030000

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

£75 / 0151 7030000

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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