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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

Fri 31 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

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

WHSmith, Nottingham

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0115 947 0772

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

Tom Neenan: The Haunting At Lopham House

  • 4 stars
  • Written by: Tom Neenan

A ghoulish comedy drama set in 1902, telling the story of a London accountant's assistant who is tasked with investigating some ghostly goings on.

The Other Place, Brighton

Fri 31 Oct

£9 (£7.50) / 07800 983 290

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Tue 4 Nov

£6 / 020 7609 1800

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 24 Nov

£25.50 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 19 Nov

£25.50 / 01256 844244

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 25 Nov

£26.50

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Causewayside Splitters

Up and coming local and national talent with one aim: to cheer your evening up. Hurray for that!

The Old Bell, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

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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 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.

Thu 20 Nov

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

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

…and 4 more dates until 18 Dec

The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 1 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 7 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 15 more dates until 27 Dec

John Aldiss' Magnificent 7

Comedy/variety show mixes funny folks, music, spoken word, cabaret, magic and more. Catch is, each act gets precisely seven minutes.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0141 331 5170

…and 5 more dates until 25 Dec

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£19.10 / 0113 243 0808

Gala, Durham

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£18.50 / 0191 332 4041

The Hexagon, Reading

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£20.50 / 0118 960 6060

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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

Fri 31 Oct

£12–£15 / 028 9033 4400

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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

Cardinal Sinne

There's to be a new Pope, and the Cardinal needs to journey to the Vatican for the election, but a journalist stalls his trip by asking questions about the past.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgay!.

Lee Mack: Hit the Road Mack

Sharp one-liners and high energy banter from the BAFTA award-winning comic and star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You.

Brighton Centre

Mon 22 Dec

£27.50 / 0844 847 1515

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 4 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Fri 5 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Tue 11 Nov

£28.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 12 Nov

£28.50 / 0844 871 3014

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The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Fri 31 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 1 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 2 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 65 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Best of West Brewery Comedy Club

Jamie Dalgleish hosts some of his comedy buddies who've impressed at the West's monthly stand-up gigs. Doors open 8pm.

WEST Brewery, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

£7 / 0141 550 0135

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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

The Line Up

Comedy plus cocktails – sit down to an evening of stand-up with a great line-up each time.

48 Below, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£4–£5

Fri 7 Nov

£4–£5

Fri 14 Nov

£4–£5

…and 6 more dates until 26 Dec

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

…and 9 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

Yes Prime Minister: Legion Players Drama Scoiety

  • Written by: Antony Jay

An updated version of the classic sitcom Yes, Minister which features the government in crisis over mounting national debts.

Gaiety Theatre, Douglas

Thu 6 Nov

£12.50 ( £11; Children £11 under 16s) / 01624 694555

Fri 7 Nov

£12.50 ( £11; Children £11 under 16s) / 01624 694555

Sat 8 Nov

£12.50 ( £11; Children £11 under 16s) / 01624 694555

Blackout

Blackout is an honest, brutal and often hilarious insight into alcoholism and recovery, scripted from interviews with recovering alcoholics, including the writer, and staged by New Room Theatre in a visceral piece of physically charged theatre.

The Hope Theatre, London N1

Sat 22 Nov

£14 (£12) / 0207 478 0160

  • 19:45 – 21:00 Blackout The Hope Theatre, London

Mon 24 Nov

£14 (£12) / 0207 478 0160

  • 19:45 – 21:00 Blackout The Hope Theatre, London

Sat 29 Nov

£14 (£12) / 0207 478 0160

  • 19:45 – 21:00 Blackout The Hope Theatre, London
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Blithe Spirit: Phoenix Theatre Group

The famous farce about survival after death by Noel Coward.

Theatr Ffwrnes, Llanelli

Thu 6 Nov

£10 / 0845 226 3510

Fri 7 Nov

£10 / 0845 226 3510

Sat 8 Nov

£10 / 0845 226 3510

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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An Evening With Noel Fielding

First solo live tour from the star of The Mighty Boosh and Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy. Expect a mix of Noel's unique brand of stand up comedy, live animation, music and some of Fielding's best-known TV characters.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 23 Feb 2015

£26.25 / 01892 530613

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£26

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 28 Nov

£25 / 0844 576 3000

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The Holy, Holy Bus

  • Written by: Pearse Elliott

Brassneck Theatre Company presents a bittersweet comedy about love, happiness, disappointment and faith about a pilgrimage that leaves a West Belfast parish once a year to tour the holy sites of Ireland.

The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Thu 13 Nov

£12 (£10) / 028 9034 0202

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