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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 18 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Sat 19 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Fri 25 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30
…and 27 more dates until 26 Jul

Comedy in The Basement

A free gig on the Glasgow scene, with a range of acts every week. Food also available to fuel the laughter.

Tennent's Basement Bar, Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0141 339 7203

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 339 7203

  • 20:00 – 23:00

BBC Comedy Presents

See the rising stars of comedy before they get too big for their boots at this night of comedy shows in development. If you've got an idea for a script and want your material performed, email scotlandcomedy@bbc.co.uk.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 14 May

£4 / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

Wahala 5

It's Jamaica v the rest of the Caribbean this time. Team Jamaica comprises Richard Blackwood, Slim, Annette Fagon and Rem Conway; rest of the Caribbean are Kat, Glenda Jaxson, Axel and Junior Booker. Host is Kojo.

IndigO2, London SE10

Sat 19 Apr

£28.75–£34 / 0871 220 0260

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Fresh Mutton Comedy

Alt.comedy night featuring the underdogs of comedy in all their weird and wonderful glory.

The Pear Tree House, Edinburgh

Wed 16 Apr

£2 / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00

Wed 30 Apr

£2 / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00

Wed 14 May

£2 / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00

Wed 28 May

£2 / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00

New Material Night

Julia Sutherland hosts a night for comedians to try out their latest gags and see which ones go down well and which ones don't.

Vespbar, Glasgow

Wed 16 Apr

£3 / 0141 204 0060

  • 20:00

Wed 23 Apr

£3 / 0141 204 0060

  • 20:00

Wed 30 Apr

£3 / 0141 204 0060

  • 20:00
…and 21 more dates until 24 Sep

Comedian Rap Battles

The Fringe hit returns, bringing with it that unmissable combination of rap fantasies and big egos. With street cred on the line – who'll choke and who'll gain 'nuff respect?

The Shed, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

£8 (£6) / 0141 649 5020

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 20:30 – 23:00

The Stand, Glasgow

Sun 4 May

£6 (£4) / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

G Spot

Comedy, cabaret and 'camparet' with host Jojo Sutherland and a host of different guests each time.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 16 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

With John Ryan, Katie Mulgrew, Ariadne Galadriel, Cass Maran and Will Duggan.

  • 20:30

Tue 6 May

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30

Hellfire Comedy Club

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

G Live, Guildford

Wed 23 Apr

£30; £30 inc meal / 0844 770 1797

Emerging stand-up comedy acts straight from the London circuit.

  • 19:00

Thu 22 May

£30; £30 inc meal / 0844 770 1797

Emerging stand-up comedy acts straight from the London circuit.

  • 19:00

Thu 26 Jun

£30 / 0844 770 1797

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

  • 19:00

Watford Colosseum

Thu 8 May

£18 including a curry / 0845 075 3993

  • 20:00

Thu 24 Jul

£18 including a curry / 0845 075 3993

Intelligent humour from Zoe Lyons and Roger Monkhouse.

  • 20:00

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 17 Apr

Old Town Hall

£6; £11 inc meal / 01494 512000

Entertaining stand-up from Phil Nichol and Andrew Bird.

  • 20:00

Thu 24 Apr

Old Town Hall

£6; £11 inc meal / 01494 512000

Enthused stand-up from Patrick Monohan and Lloyd Langford.

  • 20:00

Thu 1 May

Old Town Hall

£6; £11 inc meal / 01494 512000

Engaging stand-up from Ian Moore, with Paul McCaffrey and Geoff Norcott.

  • 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 May

Igor Meerson: Hou I lernt inglish

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dylan Moran Edinburgh Festival's first Russian stand-up ever. Igor ruins the stereotypes about Russia and discovers stereotypes about Britain and the West. Igor tells about his childhood in the Soviet Union, life in modern Russia and internationally. One of GQ's ‘Five new faces…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Below

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Below

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Below

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Aye Right? How No'?: Comedy Countdown to the Referendum

Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister take on the independence debate in a show that blends stand-up, poetry, spoken word and politics. Special guests include Gary Little, Susan Morrison and Alan Bissett.

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 21 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

EdCom Productions. Whipping up a selection of top comedy acts into a delicious feast, and a new line-up every day, The Best Of Edinburgh Showcase Show is a great place to start your day. 'A perfect bite-size flavour of the festival – a must see' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks 2009). 'A brilliant way to discover new talent.' ***…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Breakneck Comedy

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

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Sat 19 Apr

£10 / 07702 305532

With Bob Doolally, Keri McAllister, Jay Lafferty and guests.

Tue 22 Apr

£5 / 07702 305532

With Stuart Mitchell, David Mclernon, Gregor Wappler, Peter Wood and guests.

Sat 26 Apr

£10 / 07702 305532

With Gary Little, Scott Ironside, Jamie Dalgleish, Asim Ali and guests.

…and 70 more dates until 23 Dec

Glasgow Kids Comedy Club

Live comedy for younger fans, particularly those aged 8–12. Every month a selection of comedians tweaks their material for the toughest audience on the planet. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sun 4 May

£4 / 0844 335 8879

  • 15:00
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Justin Moorhouse: Justin Time

Moorhouse presents japery and patter as he considers glimpses of a better life and the quest to give your children the things you never had, but then resenting them for it. If that wasn't enough, Justin will be giving a lucky audience member the chance to win £100,000, but resenting them for it.

Top Secret Comedy Club, London WC2B

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 07826 099023

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Mick Miller

Classic storytelling from the veteran act, more recently seen in BBC comedy Ideal and John Bishop's Only Joking.

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Mon 26 May

£20 (Children £18) / 01253 658666

  • 19:30

Pop-Up Comedy

A free comedy event, hosted by Chris Henry, picking out some of the Scottish comedy scene's freshest talent.

The Halt Bar, Glasgow

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0141 353 6450

  • 20:30

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 353 6450

  • 20:30

Tue 6 May

Free / 0141 353 6450

  • 20:30
…and 8 more dates until 1 Jul

The Saturday Show

Saturday nights à la Stand are normally a sold out affair so it's worth booking in advance and getting in early for the edibles. (Food. Not ladies.)

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£15 / 0131 558 7272

That Bruce Devlin hosts this weekend, with Steve Gribbin, Parrot and Angela Barnes.

  • 21:00

Sat 26 Apr

£15 / 0131 558 7272

Stu Murphy is all over this weekend, bringing with him Addy Van Der Borgh, Stuart Mitchell and Abi Roberts.

  • 21:00

Sat 3 May

£15 / 0131 558 7272

Joe Heenan takes on hosting duties, and this weekend it's Gary Little, Caimh McDonnell, Angie McEvoy and Rosie Wilby.

  • 21:00
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