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Billy Connolly: High Horse

The Big Yin of Scottish stand-up takes a break from all that globe-trotting and acting for a Scottish stand-up tour. A rare chance to see live what made him famous. Connolly's talent for spinning a great yarn began back in his 1960s folkie days, when his sets veered off from music to storytelling. Since then, he's…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 27 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 29 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

…and 2 more dates until 31 Oct

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 5 Nov

£21.25 (£19.25) / 02476 553055

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

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Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

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Roy Chubby Brown

Blue comedy from man branded 'too rude for television'. Never mind the comedy, that patchwork jacket is hardly fit for public consumption.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Thu 11 Jun 2015

£20 / 0161 928 1677

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£20 / 01892 530613

Athena, Leicester

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£20

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Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

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Breakneck Comedy

A night of comedy with open mic opportunities and a different line-up every time.

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Tue 28 Oct

£5 / 07702 305532

With Tony Jamieson, Robin Grainger, Scott Black plus guests.

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 07702 305532

With Raymond Mearns, Gus Lymburn, Ryan Dooley and Anna Devitt.

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 07702 305532

With Monty Burns, Jonny Thomson, Jim Smith plus guests.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Dec

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and Other Funny Stories)

Musical comedy, plus silly stories and poems from the acclaimed comic in a family friendly performance.

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Tue 28 Oct

£6 (£5; £20) / 01249 701628

Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

Phoenix Theatre, Blyth

Fri 31 Oct

£20 / 01670 367 228

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Sun 26 Oct

£20 / 01228 633766

The Webster Theatre, Arbroath

Tue 28 Oct

£19.60–£21.28 / 01241 435800

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 27 Oct

£20.50 / 08432 086000

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 26 Oct

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 493 9999

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 28 Oct

£20 / 029 2064 6900

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Barbara Nice's Christmas Cracker

Caricature comedy with Janice Connolly's Barbara Nice, a middle aged housewife and mother of five from Stockport.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Fri 12 Dec

£13 (£10) / 0121 446 3232

Sat 13 Dec

£13 (£10) / 0121 446 3232

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James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

The master of kids' comedy presents a show packed with proper laughs, without the rude bits. For ages 6+.

The Wave Centre, Maryport

Sun 26 Oct

£6 / 01900 811450

Aye Right? How No'? What Next?

Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister take on the independence debate in a show that blends stand-up, poetry, spoken word and politics.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 19 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0131 558 7272

The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Sat 1 Nov

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Fri 7 Nov

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

…and 15 more dates until 27 Dec

Brassneck Theatre Company: The Holy Holy Bus

A bittersweet comedy about love, happiness, disappointment and faith, following four faithful females as they venture on pilgrimage to the holy sites across Ireland.

Belfast Waterfront

Sun 26 Oct

£12–£15 / 028 9033 4400

Mon 27 Oct

£12–£15 / 028 9033 4400

Tue 28 Oct

£12–£15 / 028 9033 4400

…and 3 more dates until 31 Oct

Hellfire Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

G Live, Guildford

Wed 19 Nov

£30 / 0844 770 1797

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Thu 18 Dec

£30 / 0844 770 1797

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Watford Colosseum

Wed 19 Nov

£18 / 0845 075 3993

English Comedian of the Year finalist Joel Dommett is joined by Sara Pascoe and Rob Rouse.

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 30 Oct

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Thu 6 Nov

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Thu 13 Nov

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

…and 5 more dates until 18 Dec

Horror Souk

This Halloween, a new kind of market is coming to The Moor: Horror Souk. Here, in a cavernous long forgotten shopping complex, you can buy fear, frights and freak outs. Featuring 8 brand new pieces of immersive performance by emerging artists.

The Moor, Sheffield

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (£4)

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4)

Mon 3 Nov

£5 (£4)

…and 17 more dates until 22 Nov

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

Camp And Furnace, Liverpool

Fri 14 Nov

£22.50

The Dukes, Lancaster

Tue 28 Oct

£21–£24 (£18–£22) / 01524 598 500

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Kieran Hodgson: French Exchange

Character comedy from Hodgson who spins yarns about his time spent with a French foreign exchange family.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Wed 5 Nov

£6 / 020 7609 1800

Fri 7 Nov

£6 / 020 7609 1800

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Liam Williams: Capitalism

Less pathetic now, Williams follows his Best Newcomer nominated debut with a show about money.

The Invisible Dot Ltd, London N1

Mon 27 Oct

£6.50–£12 / 020 7424 8918

Tue 28 Oct

£6.50–£12 / 020 7424 8918

Wed 29 Oct

£6.50–£12 / 020 7424 8918

…and 9 more dates until 8 Nov

LOL Comedy Club

The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club bring their funniest to the stage. Each show offers three comedians hosted by MC Damion Larkin.

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 15 Nov

Britannia Suite

£12.50 / 0844 871 7649

Sat 6 Dec

Britannia Suite

£12.50 / 0844 871 7649

Sat 20 Dec

Britannia Suite

£12.50 / 0844 871 7649

Wed 31 Dec

Britannia Suite

£20 / 0844 871 7649

My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding

A fast moving comedy-drama set at a wedding reception.

Feckenham Village Hall, Redditch

Sun 26 Oct

£10

Oh Hello!

  • Written by: Dave Ainsworth

Dave Ainsworth's one-man show about Charles Hawtrey, one of the best known comedy actors of the 1940s, 50s and 60s; but as his career waned so his behaviour became more drunken, promiscuous and eccentric losing him many friends in an age when male homosexuality in Britain was illegal and punishable by a prison sentence.

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Fri 7 Nov

£10 (£7) / 01646 695 267

  • 19:30 Oh Hello! Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Sat 8 Nov

£10 (£7) / 01646 695 267

  • 19:30 Oh Hello! Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Thu 13 Nov

£23 / 01204 334400

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Fri 31 Oct

£23 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 21 Nov

£23 / 01892 530613

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