Comedy, free events

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The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 19 Apr

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0141 552 6165

Bluesy Tuesday

  • 20:30 – 01:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30
…and 107 more dates until 30 Dec

Adventures on Air - Free

James Cook / Free Festival Award-winning comedian James Cook tells the often hilarious, surprising and surreal true story of being the voice between pop records. ‘The most enjoyable hour’ (BBC.co.uk). ‘Well worth tuning in’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Always Be Rolling - Free

James Cook / Free Festival How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won’t you join him? 'Truly original' (Danny Wallace). Age category: 14+

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Amusia - Luc Valvona - Free

Luc Valvona / Free Festival Is Amusia a fantasia of amusement, or does it really mean something quite different? Musical comedian Luc Valvona plays a selection of his songs and then tries to sell you his CDs.

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Ben Mepsted: Middle Class Idiots

Ben Mepsted / Free Festival Ben Mepsted is just a guy, like any other guy. He is horribly middle class, went to a nice school and has a totally useless degree. In this show he explores some of the middle class idiots that occupy his mind. 40 minutes of laugh out loud characters: expect fun, frolics and singing the…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Back Out from the Outback

Mel and Susie on Tour / Free Festival Flies, pies and bindi-eyes, Outback Sheilas tell you lies. Australian champion bush poetry duo Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary present their two-woman variety show. A little bit of Queensland, fair-dinkum stand-up bush poetry combining original comic and serious verse, musical…

Laughing Horse @ the Cellar Monkey, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 24 Aug

10 Films with My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Join Aidan as he shows how two men learnt to communicate with help from the silver screen. 'One of the most happy, optimistic and charming shows you'll see at the Fringe' ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). 'Ooooo what a lovely little show.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! Free! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show

Two hour charity variety show. Presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards. Star names, spaghetti juggling, Russian Egg Roulette Championships, gross offensiveness, nudity. Performers announced nearer the date. Previous Malcolm Hardee tribute shows included Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Jools Holland, Stewart…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bear Funny Comedy Club

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

The Finsbury, London N4

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 020 8809 1142

  • 20:00

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 020 8809 1142

  • 20:00

Blues and Burlesque

Cabaret show featuring live music from ex Dexys Midnight Runners' Pete Saunders, 2013 Burlesque Games winner Scarlett Belle and compère Vicious Delicious.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Thu 1 May

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 09:30 – 23:30
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Booze, Bombs and Haggis

Andrew Gilmore, Gary Sansome, Daphna Baram / Free Festival Bald Scotsman Gary Sansome, bold Israeli Daphna Baram and brawled Irishmen Andrew Gilmore are joining forces in this hour of laughs, silliness and mirth with special guests, priceless prizes and challenging quizzes. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Antihoot Open Stage

Anti-folk hero Lach hosts this open mic free-for-all featuring music, comedy, poetry, stories, magic and more.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30
…and 28 more dates until 17 Nov

50 Shades of Smay

Sarah-May Philo When one turns 30 it is generally agreed upon that shopping, binge eating and crying into one’s cat is just the ticket for transitioning out of those pesky 20-somethings. Sarah-May embraced all of this, then wrote a show. Join her as she explains the true meaning of being single … in Glasgow, no less.

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 8 Aug

Adam Belbin - The Other Half of Next Year's Show

Adam Belbin / Free Festival. Thought I ought to nail down the other half of next year's show before next year comes around. An all new half-hour of comedy from the once-promising Adam Belbin. Ages 14+.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Allsortz

An evening packed with energy and talent.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Mon 12 May

Free / 020 7613 7498

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Mon 9 Jun

Free / 020 7613 7498

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Mon 14 Jul

Free / 020 7613 7498

  • 19:00 – 23:00
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Andy Field is a Giddy Manchild

Andy Field / Free Festival This show will either be great or, like, ironically great because of how bad it is. On the Nic Cage spectrum it'll be either Lord of War or Con Air. Either way you're in for a good time. To explain a bit of the show though the clue is in the name, Andy Field is a Giddy Manchild. This is a…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Camden Head, London N1

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 020 7359 0851

Henlow New Comedian of the Year 2012 winner and 2012 Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year finalist, Barry Ferns. Also featuring Tony Brown, Sy Thomas, Harjeet Cheema, Aaron Sequoa, James Olav Hill, Juan Paris, Megan Shandley, Helen Duff and Craig Beck.

  • 20:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 020 7359 0851

Smart gags and insightful humour from 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Holly Walsh, who famously broke her arm jumping from a pier as part of a stunt at a festival. Also featuring Richard Soames, Amy Wright, Daniel O Gorman, Nick Gibson, Erik Pohl, Phil Lucas, Darren Latham, Max Davis and Tony Pyne.

  • 20:00

Arnaud Ducret

French comedian Arnaud Ducret. The Grand,

Studio 61 Gallery, Matlock

Sun 25 May

Free / 01629 534532

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 May

Free / 01629 534532

  • 11:00 – 17:00

An Arousing Night Of Comedy

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

The Camden Head, London NW1

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 020 7485 4019

  • 19:45

Bear Jokes

Andy quirk presents the brightest new stand-up talent at London Field's Pub on the Park. Bear Jokes takes place in the upstairs room and features comfy sofas and quirky decor.

Pub On The Park, London E8

Tue 6 May

Free / 020 7923 3398

  • 19:30 – 22:45

Tue 20 May

Free / 020 7923 3398

  • 19:30 – 22:45

Tue 3 Jun

Free / 020 7923 3398

  • 19:30 – 22:45
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Beasts Comedy

Critically acclaimed sketch group Beasts showcase new material for their 2014 Edinburgh show.

The Hanbury Arms, London N1

Thu 8 May

Free / 020 7288 2222

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Thu 22 May

Free / 020 7288 2222

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Thu 5 Jun

Free / 020 7288 2222

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Bec Hill: (Ellipsis)

Bec announced – in October last year – that she was going to write an award-winning comedy show. This show may or may not be that one.

Tristan Bates Theatre, The Actors Centre, London WC2H

Wed 4 Jun

Green room

Times to be confirmed / Free / 020 7240 6283

Ben Van Der Velde: Strudelhead

Sharp gags and quick wit about life and the oddities of the human race.

Tristan Bates Theatre, The Actors Centre, London WC2H

Wed 7 May

Green Room

Times to be confirmed / Free / 020 7240 6283

Big D Presents Open Mic Night

Our weekly open mic session, open to all musicians, comedians, or anybody else who has a talent they wish to show off.

The Joker, London N1

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 19:00 – 01:00

Wed 30 Apr

Free

  • 19:00 – 01:00

Wed 7 May

Free

  • 19:00 – 01:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 May

Bubble Fun with Frehd the Clown

Bringing Aussie sunshine to Inverness, Frehd the Clown performs.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Sat 24 May

Free / 01463 234234

Part of Happyness.

  • 13:00 – 13:30

Sun 25 May

Free / 01463 234234

Part of Happyness.

  • 14:00 – 14:30

Mon 26 May

Free / 01463 234234

Part of Happyness.

  • 12:00 – 12:30
  • 15:00 – 15:30
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