Before 5pm, Comedy

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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

Derby Theatre

Sat 28 Jun

£10.50–£15.50; £14.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50 (£11.50–£13.50; £16.50–£19.50; £19.50–£23.50) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Thu 3 Jul

£10.50–£15.50; £14.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50 (£11.50–£13.50; £16.50–£19.50; £19.50–£23.50) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Sat 5 Jul

£10.50–£15.50; £14.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50 (£11.50–£13.50; £16.50–£19.50; £19.50–£23.50) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 12 Jul

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Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

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

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 21 Jun

£14.50 (£12.50) / 01903 206206

  • 16:30

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

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

50 Shades of Red, White and Blue

The story of lovable Maggie Muff and her search for love, featuring laugh-out-loud characters such as big Sally Ann, Sinead the Greener and of course, the mysterious Mr Red White and Blue himself.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 29 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 17:00
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The Addams Family

A musical comedy based upon characters created by Charles Addams, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 2 Aug

£14.50 (Children £11 under 18s) / 01934 645544

  • 14:30

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Drama students from Fife College Relive the angst of young unrequited love, the nerves of amateur actors who have to perform for the Duke or risk being hanged, and the mischief and mayhem caused by the fairies. Be carried away to a woodland full of magic where anything could happen…

Edinburgh Elim

Tue 19 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Always Be Rolling - Free

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

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 / 0844 338 8000

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 6 Sep

£25 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 7 Sep

£25 / 0844 493 6666

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 30 Aug

£32.50–£54.25 / 0844 856 0202

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Barbara Nice: Squirrel Proof

Barbara Nice Phoenix Nights’ Holy Mary, Janice Connolly, returns to the festival with a shrewd, sharp and current new show exploring the on-going battle we have with keeping nature at bay in the name of civilisation. When the only visitors you have are squirrels and getting rid of them becomes an obsession then maybe…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

The Actor’s Lament (Over 12s)

A comedy about the bizarre lives of actors and the many fights, frustrations and madness they are prone to. Steven Berkoff stars with Jay Benedict and Andree Bernard in this glimpse backstage, lifting the curtain on the bizarre and often hilarious world of theatre.

Theatre Royal, Margate

Thu 15 May

£20 (£15) / 01843 292795

  • 14:00

Adventures on Air - Free

James Cook / Free Festival Award-winning comedian James Cook tells the often hilarious, surprising and surreal true story of being the voice between pop records. ‘The most enjoyable hour’ (BBC.co.uk). ‘Well worth tuning in’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Age category: 16+

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 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Gangshow

A M Entertainments in association with 2entertain. Grab your hot ticket to talent-spot future stars amongst this year's Amused Moose Laugh Off crop of industry approved discoveries. Plus some who are already rather famous and featured in our past decade of sell-out Hot Starlet showcases. Every Gangshow is unique so…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Amphitheatre

£9 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Amused Moose Comedy Awards

A M Entertainments in association with 2entertain. Grab your hot tickets to vote in this prestigious final alongside international comedy cognoscenti for breakthrough stars of tomorrow, with award-winning headliner and Marcel Lucont hosting. 2013's Top Ten Fringe comedy shows progress to the final after expert talent…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Amphitheatre

£12.50 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Arms And The Man

  • Directed by: Emma Lucia

George Bernard Shaw's witty critique of naive idealism, following the amorous liaisons of young Raina and her fiance Sergius.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Sat 10 May

£10–£20; £13 Access Disabled persons and an escort / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30

Sat 17 May

£10–£20; £13 Access Disabled persons and an escort / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30

Sat 24 May

£10–£20; £13 Access Disabled persons and an escort / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30

10 Films with My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Join Aidan as he shows how two men learnt to communicate with help from the silver screen. 'One of the most happy, optimistic and charming shows you'll see at the Fringe' ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). 'Ooooo what a lovely little show.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

15% of The Seagull

Mayer and Martin One serious actor, one flippant amateur, one classic Chekhovian drama and a very naughty seagull, equal one hilarious and touching theatrical comedy. Flying in via Brighton and Camden Fringes, this comedy two-hander follows one star-struck woman’s attempt to produce, direct and star in her own…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug

Abigail's Party: 2k Theatre Presents

Mike Leigh's comedy became a classic when it first appeared as a BBC Play For Today in 1977. It is hailed as a ruthlessly accurate observation of the pretensions of 1970s suburbia, a world obsessed with class and taste.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Sat 10 May

£12 / 01823 414141

  • 14:00

The Addams Family

A comedy musical following the lives and exploits of the world's most famous Gothic family.

Angles Theatre And Arts Centre, Wisbech

Sat 16 Aug

£8 / 01945 474447

  • 14:30
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The Addams Family: The People's Theatre Company

  • Written by: Marshall Brickman

Musical comedy based on the characters from the TV series.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Jun

£15–£17.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

The Admirable Crichton

J M Barrie's comic play about an aristocratic family and their servants stranded on a dessert island and forced to rethink the social order.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Sat 7 Jun

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Sat 21 Jun

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Wed 2 Jul

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00
…and 4 more dates until 20 Sep

Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun

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

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Four

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Four

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Four

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Bam Margera's F**kface Unstoppable

The Jackass prankster fronts the American four-piece in an alt-comedy inspired, hard-rock performance.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Tue 8 Jul

£14 / 0113 275 2411

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