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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

Abigail’s Party

  • Directed by: Suba Das
  • Written by: Mike Leigh

It's 1977. Beverly, former beautician and devout Tom Jones fan, is throwing a little party for her neighbours: newlyweds Tony and Angela, and divorcee Sue…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Fri 24 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

Sat 25 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

Mon 27 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

…and 11 more dates until 8 Nov

Alan Carr: Work In Progress

Camp humour from the Channel 4 star as the stand-up tries out new material ahead of a forthcoming tour.

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Fri 7 Nov

£25 / 01874 611622

Sat 8 Nov

£25 / 01874 611622

Ahmed Ahmed: Ahmedica

The Egyptian-American comedian offers his thoughts and opinions on a range of topics, including racism and his attempts at dating whilst in his forties.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Fri 24 Oct

Downstairs

£15–£17.50 / 020 7478 0100

Sat 25 Oct

Downstairs

£15–£17.50 / 020 7478 0100

Sun 26 Oct

Downstairs

£15–£17.50 / 020 7478 0100

…and 5 more dates until 1 Nov

69 Shades Of Black

Former Steps pop band member Faye Tozer stars in an adult comedy responding to the erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 23 Apr 2015

£20 / 0844 854 2776

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 14 May 2015

£20 / 01383 602302

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Absolute Improv

Influenced by the like of Whose Line is it Anyway? and Fast and Loose, ToBeContinued take audience suggestions, no matter how silly, and transform myriad ideas into fast-paced improvised comedy.

The Tron, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 225 3784

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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A 21st Century Tea Dance

Hail back to decades gone by at this family dance, comedy and theatre event, with regular host Ida Barr.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 020 8692 4446

2Funy Comedy Show

Tasty stand-up from Will E, plus Kane Brown and Glenda Jaxson.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 29 Nov

£15 / 0116 242 3595

39 Steps

  • Written by: Nobby Dimon (Adaptation)

Patrick Barlow's hilarious adaptation of Britain's most spell-binding thriller.

The Playhouse, Sleaford

Tue 9 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0333 666 3366

  • 19:30 39 Steps The Playhouse, Sleaford

Wed 10 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0333 666 3366

  • 19:30 39 Steps The Playhouse, Sleaford

Thu 11 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0333 666 3366

  • 19:30 39 Steps The Playhouse, Sleaford
…and 2 more dates until 13 Dec back to top

The 39 Steps

  • Written by: John Buchan

A fast-paced whodunit full of laughter based on the famous novel by John Buchan.

Attfield Theatre, Oswestry

Mon 1 Dec

Phone for prices / 01691 680222

Tue 2 Dec

Phone for prices / 01691 680222

Wed 3 Dec

Phone for prices / 01691 680222

…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

99 Club Leicester Square

Regular stand-up comedy.

Storm, London WC2H

Thu 23 Oct

£12; £8 adv; £20 inc burger / 07760 488119

Observational humour from Patrick Monahan, Tom Allen and Josh Howie.

Fri 24 Oct

£15; £12.50 adv; £23 inc burger / 07760 488119

Intellectual, fast-paced wit from Nathan Caton, Bob Mills and Stuart Goldsmith.

Sat 25 Oct

£20; £15 adv; £28 inc burger / 07760 488119

Clever wit and observational humour from Bob Mills, Spencer Brown and Nick Doody.

…and 18 more dates until 20 Nov

Ku Bar, London WC2H

Mon 27 Oct

£10; £5 adv / 020 7437 4303

Line-up TBC.

Mon 3 Nov

£10; £5 adv / 020 7437 4303

Live stand-up from Patrick Monahan, winner of ITVs Show Me The Funny, Take The Mike and Splash, among others.

Mon 10 Nov

£10; £5 adv / 020 7437 4303

…and 2 more dates until 24 Nov

The Penthouse, London WC2H

Sat 25 Oct

£20; £15 adv / 07760 488119

Live stand-up performances from TV and radio's Stephen Carlin and winner of ITV's Show Me The Funny, Take The Mike and Splash, Patrick Monahan.

Sat 1 Nov

£20; £15 adv / 07760 488119

Stand-up material from Brett Goldstein, Spencer Brown and Nick Revell.

Sat 8 Nov

£20; £15 adv / 07760 488119

Live stand-up performances from TV regular Joe Lycett, Shameless writer Bob Mills and Simon Munnery.

The Queen's Head, London W1D

Sun 26 Oct

£15; £12 adv / 020 7437 1540

Stand-up material from the face of MTV News Joel Dommett, Chortle award-winning comedian Ed Gamble and radio presenter Luke Benson.

Sun 2 Nov

£15; £12 adv / 020 7437 1540

Live stand-up from the face of MTV News Joel Dommett, Inder Manocha and Jess Fostekew.

Sun 9 Nov

£15; £12 adv / 020 7437 1540

Live stand-up acts from writer for Sky One's The Kumars Nish Kumar, winner of Amused Moose Laugh-Off Pierre Novellie and Harriet Kemsley.

…and 2 more dates until 23 Nov back to top

Aatif Nawaz: Muslims Do it Five Times a Day

Social and cultural observations from the British-Pakistani stand-up.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 25 Oct

£10 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 8 Nov

£10 / 0844 873 3433

Above Bored by 'Owdyado Theatre

'Owdyado Theatre present an original psychodrama with a wide streak of dark comedy about two disgruntled office workers suspected of murdering their boss. Directed by Simon Harvey (o-region, Kneehigh). Suitable for ages 15 plus.

Tiverton Community Arts Theatre

Fri 7 Nov

£11; £38 group of four (£10)

Absolutely Improv-Able: And Phil Wang: Mellow Yellow: A Comedy Double-Bill

Improv group Absolutely Improv-able present their latest performance and stand-up from confident, laid back and nerdy Phil Wang, presenting his new show called Mellow Yellow.

The Drayton Arms Theatre, London SW5

Mon 10 Nov

£10 / 020 7835 2301

Absurd Person Singular: Southampton University Players

Alan Ayckbourn's masterpiece of farce about three wildly incompatible couples as they gather in three kitchens over three consecutive Christmas Eves.

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£13 (£10) / 023 8067 1771

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£13 (£10) / 023 8067 1771

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£13 (£10) / 023 8067 1771

…and 2 more dates until 24 Jan 2015

Adam Buxton

A light-hearted look at the internet and digital life from the acclaimed stand-up.

The Invisible Dot Ltd, London N1

Sat 6 Dec

£20 (£18) / 020 7424 8918

  • 19:45 – 22:30 Adam Buxton The Invisible Dot Ltd, London

Union Chapel, London N1

Sat 6 Dec

£20.25–£22.50 / 020 7226 1686

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The Addams Family: Knowle Musical Society

  • Written by: Rick Elise

Family comedy written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering as they always have. But there is a change in their plans as their beloved Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, falls in love with a smart young man from a respectable…

Solihull Arts Complex

Mon 9 Mar 2015

£10–£16 / 0121 704 6962

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£16 / 0121 704 6962

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£16 / 0121 704 6962

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

Adrian Knight

Demonstrating his unique ability to control the human mind and showcasing brand new material from his upcoming sky comedy hypnosis television series, this is a show not to be missed.

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

Sat 8 Nov

Auditorium

£12 / 028 8224 7831

Adventures In Limited Space

Jordan Brookes's work-in-progress show about how he wanted to be a magician as a child, time travel and how everything he does is in defiance of the urge to run into the sea.

The King's Arms, Salford

Sun 9 Nov

£4 / 0161 832 3605

AKA MissD

Enjoy your first heart attack, dress for a suicide bombing, respond when your date wants to clean your house in the nude. Why is it hard to take one human life with an Uzi? Who is the most difficult client for a human rights lawyer? What to do when your brain screams 'get out' but your alter-ego is already in it up to her…

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Fri 31 Oct

£6.50 / 020 7354 8246

Al Murray

Al Murray makes a career out of satirising the British booze culture and in doing so he comes across as quite a larger lout. Audiences will no doubt be surprised then to learn that he originally studied history at Oxford. It was around this time that he started writing for Week Ending and Spitting Image. He toured with…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 24 Nov

£25.50 / 01727 844488

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£25.50 / 01383 740384

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 19 Nov

£25.50 / 01256 844244

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