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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Dorking Halls

Sat 29 Nov

£23.50; £21.50 / 01306 881717

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

Hertford Theatre

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£22.50 / 01992 531500

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Scouse Of The Antarctic

The Royal Court Christmas show is back and this time it's cooler than ever! A Russian and US submarine race to the North Pole to claim mineral rights. The last thing they expect to find when they get there is a scouser with a bobble hat on!

Royal Court Liverpool

Mon 24 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Tue 25 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Wed 26 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 45 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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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The Thursday Show

Kick off those brogues and start your weekend early, you cheeky scamps, with a full-on comedy bonanza at the Stand.

The Stand, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£10 (£7; Members £5) / 0844 335 8879

With Mick Ferry, Steve Shanyaski, Chris Henry and hosted by Raymond Mearns.

Thu 4 Dec

£10 (£7; Members £5) / 0844 335 8879

With Fred MacAulay, Tommy Rawson, Jay Lafferty and hosted by Billy Kirkwood.

Thu 11 Dec

£10 (£7; Members £5) / 0844 335 8879

With Bruce Morton, Jarlath Regan, Jonny Pelham and hosted by Bruce Devlin.

Hemingford Arms, London N1

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 020 7607 3303

Free live stand-up comedy hits Caledonian Road

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 28 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 29 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 5 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 15 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Jim Davidson

  • 3 stars

More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.

Capitol, Horsham

Tue 25 Nov

£23.50 (£21.50) / 01403 750 220

The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£22.50 / 024 7637 6707

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£23.50 / 01553 764864

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The Saturday Show

Saturday night in Glasgow, and The Stand has crammed some more top acts onto a stage for you. Get in early, as it sells out every time.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£15 / 0844 335 8879

With Mick Ferry, Steve Shanyaski and hosted by Raymond Mearns.

Sat 6 Dec

£15 / 0844 335 8879

With Fred MacAulay, Tommy Rawson, Jay Lafferty and hosted by Billy Kirkwood.

Sat 13 Dec

£15 / 0844 335 8879

With Bruce Morton, Jarlath Regan, Jonny Pelham and hosted by Bruce Devlin.

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Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 29 Nov

£17.50 / 01539 725 133

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Thu 27 Nov

£15 / 0116 242 3595

Fri 28 Nov

£15 / 0116 242 3595

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 1 Dec

£19.50 ( £18.50) / 01227 769075

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The Friday Show

Fridays are awesome. So is comedy. The Stand has considered both these things.

The Stand, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0844 335 8879

With Mick Ferry, Steve Shanyaski, Chris Henry and hosted by Raymond Mearns.

Fri 5 Dec

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0844 335 8879

With Fred MacAulay, Tommy Rawson, Jay Lafferty and hosted by Billy Kirkwood.

Fri 12 Dec

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0844 335 8879

With Bruce Morton, Jarlath Regan, Jonny Pelham and hosted by Bruce Devlin.

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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The Gatsby Club

1920s-themed club night of live jazz, swing, music hall, comedy, burlesque, cocktails and retro tunes.

Glasgow University Union

Sat 29 Nov

£14 for the full night; £5 from 11.30pm / 0141 339 8697

A fabulously festive Winter Ball. Dress Code: Christmas belles, festive finery, vintage decadence, glitz and glamour, top hats and spats, flapper dresses, black or white tie, long pearl necklaces, waistcoats, expensive jewels. Please no jeans or trainers.

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Jon Richardson: Nidiot

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Mon 1 Dec

£23 / 01702 351135

Sheffield City Hall

Sun 7 Dec

Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall

£19.50 / 0114 278 9789

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Sat 29 Nov

£19.50 / 029 2087 8444

Adam Riches: Adam of the Riches

  • 4 stars

The 2011 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner returns with a brand new hour of phenomenal nonsense.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 8 Dec

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

Tue 9 Dec

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 10 Dec

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

…and 17 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Gary Delaney: Purist

Gary tours his 2010 Fringe show, which is jam-packed with jokes, one-liners and amusing thoughts, but not with a coherent narrative structure. (On purpose. We hope.) That's fine, no one has time for that anyway.

The Flavel, Dartmouth

Fri 28 Nov

£12 / 01803 39 530

Harpenden Public Halls

Wed 26 Nov

£15.25 / 01582 767525

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 4 Mar 2015

The Studio

£12 / 08432 086000

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.

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

Thu 27 Nov

£12 / 028 8224 7831

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 27 Nov

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0141 331 5170

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Rat Race Improv Comedy Challenge

Two teams of improvisers take on some improv games in a battle to find King or Queen Rat that tests their very improv mettle and worth as a human being (not really).

The Jazz Cafe, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 4 Dec

£5 / 0191 222 9882

Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Wasn't Built in a Day

  • 4 stars

Sharp observational comedy and sardonic wit from the vegan comic and regular panelist on Mock The Week.

The Engine Shed, Lincoln

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12 (£10) / 0844 888 8766

The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£10 / 0870 320 7000

Tiff Stevenson: Optimist

  • 3 stars

Tiff looks at the ways we can be optimistic in a world that tries so heavily to bring us down.

Cambridge Junction

Fri 13 Mar 2015

J2

£13 adv / 01223 511511

Chorley Little Theatre

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10 / 01257 264362

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

  • Directed by: Sean Foley
  • Written by: P G Wodehouse (book)

A new comedy based on the writings of PG Wodehouse, starring James Lance as aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair as his trusted valet, Jeeves, who is called in to help his master play matchmaker in the countryside. Directed by Sean Foley.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

…and 2 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Fri 28 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 29 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Fri 5 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 14 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£10.75–£28.50 / 028 9024 0411

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£10.75–£28.50 / 028 9024 0411

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£10.75–£28.50 / 028 9024 0411

…and 2 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

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Künt and the Gang

'Lowbrow comedy songs' by their own admission and popular Fringe stalwart, KatG are not for the easily offended.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Wed 3 Dec

£8; £6 adv / 01273 624434

Club 85, Hitchin

Sat 13 Dec

Phone for prices / 01462 434801

The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

Tue 2 Dec

£2 / 01908 313864

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