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David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

The Core At Corby Cube

Fri 31 Oct

£15.50

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 9 Nov

£15 / 01392 665938

The Glee Club, Cardiff Bay

Wed 12 Nov

£15 / 0871 472 0400

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Men With Coconuts

Improv comedy from Men With Coconuts, aka Fringe faves Impro FX.

The Granary, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£6 (£5) / 0131 554 9465

Fri 7 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 554 9465

Fri 14 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 554 9465

…and 2 more dates until 28 Nov

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

Wed 22 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Thu 23 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 24 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

…and 5 more dates until 31 Oct

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, Manchester

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0161 834 8300

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The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Sat 25 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Fri 31 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

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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.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Thu 23 Oct

£18 (£16) / 01695 584480

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Fri 7 Nov

£15–£18 (Children £15; £15; £15) / 01489 799499

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 29 Nov

£17.50 / 01539 725 133

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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 24 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 25 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 31 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 17 more dates until 27 Dec

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.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Fri 24 Oct

£20 / 01204 334400

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Thu 11 Jun 2015

£20 / 0161 928 1677

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£20 / 01892 530613

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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

Wed 22 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

Comedians By Trevor Griffiths

Trevor Griffiths' Comedians returns to London at the Chelsea Theatre 20th-22nd & 24th October 2014 for limited dates! Cast includes TV's John Pickard and standup comedian Gary Colman.

Chelsea Theatre, London SW10

Tue 21 Oct

£12–£16 / 020 7352 1967

Wed 22 Oct

£12–£16 / 020 7352 1967

Fri 24 Oct

£12–£16 / 020 7352 1967

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Tue 21 Oct

£18.50 (£16) / 01553 764864

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 27 Oct

£20.50 / 08432 086000

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£25 / 01206 573948

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Silky: Tribute Act

Musical comedy and consistent laughs from Silky.

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Wed 19 Nov

£5 / 01833 631107

Breakneck Comedy

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

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Tue 21 Oct

£5 / 07702 305532

With Nathan Caton, Pete Wood, Daz Brown plus guests.

Sat 25 Oct

£10 / 07702 305532

With Paul Pirie, Billy Kirkwood, Chris McArthur and Peter Wood.

Tue 28 Oct

£5 / 07702 305532

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

…and 18 more dates until 23 Dec

Cape Town Funny Festival

South Africa presents its funniest folk, including Marc Lottering, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Carl Wastie, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Siv Ngesi and Tumi Morake.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Thu 23 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

The Guest Speaker

THE GUEST SPEAKER "Improv Worth Spreading" A show where each performer stands alone to give an improvised speech on a topic suggested by you, the audience. No life jackets, no parachutes. Just as well we're not getting on a plane!

The Miller, London SE1

Tue 21 Oct

£5 / 020 7407 2690

Tue 28 Oct

£5 / 020 7407 2690

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Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 29 Nov

£15 (£14) / 01642 525199

  • 20:00 Jeremy Hardy ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Century Theatre, Coalville

Sat 8 Nov

£14 ( £5) / 01530 278444

Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sat 22 Nov

£5

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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 23 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0141 331 5170

…and 7 more dates until 25 Dec

Ken Dodd

Stand up and songs in Mr Dodd's 'Happiness Show', celebrating over 50 years in the business. Strap yourself in, he could be going for one of his three hour sets …

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Fri 19 Dec

£21–£23 / 01274 432000

  • 19:00 Ken Dodd Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 7 Dec

£21 / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:00 Ken Dodd Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 26 Oct

£20–£23 / 01253 290190

  • 19:00 Ken Dodd Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 2 Nov

£20–£23 / 01253 290190

  • 19:00 Ken Dodd Grand Theatre, Blackpool

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