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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

Sun 26 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 27 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 29 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

…and 2 more dates until 31 Oct

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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Breakneck Comedy

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

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Tue 28 Oct

£5 / 07702 305532

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

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 07702 305532

With Raymond Mearns, Gus Lymburn, Ryan Dooley and Anna Devitt.

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 07702 305532

With Monty Burns, Jonny Thomson, Jim Smith plus guests.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Dec

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 27 Oct

£20.50 / 08432 086000

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 26 Oct

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 493 9999

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 28 Oct

£20 / 029 2064 6900

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James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

The master of kids' comedy presents a show packed with proper laughs, without the rude bits. For ages 6+.

The Wave Centre, Maryport

Sun 26 Oct

£6 / 01900 811450

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Aye Right? How No'? What Next?

Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister take on the independence debate in a show that blends stand-up, poetry, spoken word and politics.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 19 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0131 558 7272

Hellfire Comedy Club

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

G Live, Guildford

Wed 19 Nov

£30 / 0844 770 1797

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

Thu 18 Dec

£30 / 0844 770 1797

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

Watford Colosseum

Wed 19 Nov

£18 / 0845 075 3993

English Comedian of the Year finalist Joel Dommett is joined by Sara Pascoe and Rob Rouse.

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 30 Oct

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

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

Thu 6 Nov

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

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

Thu 13 Nov

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

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

…and 5 more dates until 18 Dec

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

Camp And Furnace, Liverpool

Fri 14 Nov

£22.50

The Dukes, Lancaster

Tue 28 Oct

£21–£24 (£18–£22) / 01524 598 500

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Kieran Hodgson: French Exchange

Character comedy from Hodgson who spins yarns about his time spent with a French foreign exchange family.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Wed 5 Nov

£6 / 020 7609 1800

Fri 7 Nov

£6 / 020 7609 1800

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Liam Williams: Capitalism

Less pathetic now, Williams follows his Best Newcomer nominated debut with a show about money.

The Invisible Dot Ltd, London N1

Mon 27 Oct

£6.50–£12 / 020 7424 8918

Tue 28 Oct

£6.50–£12 / 020 7424 8918

Wed 29 Oct

£6.50–£12 / 020 7424 8918

…and 9 more dates until 8 Nov

Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Thu 13 Nov

£23 / 01204 334400

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Fri 31 Oct

£23 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 21 Nov

£23 / 01892 530613

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…and at 51 other places

Paul Zerdin: The Paul Zerdin Show

The internationally acclaimed ventriloquist returns with an exhilarating new show, jam-packed with surprises, twists and turns.

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

£16.50 (£15; £13.50) / 01935 422884

The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Minster

Wed 29 Oct

£16.50 / 01202 885566

The Tommy Cooper Show

A celebration of the popular comedian with clips from his best-loved shows and musical accompaniment.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Walker Theatre

£14 / 01743 281281

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Walker Theatre

£14 / 01743 281281

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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Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Thu 13 Nov

Syngenta Cellar

£9 (£7) / 01484 430528

Laugh your winter blues away in our ever-popular monthly Comedy Cellar, bringing you a series of the very best stand-up talent.

Tue 16 Dec

Syngenta Cellar

£16 (£14) / 01484 430528

Three nights of hilarity with a festive sprinkling, perfect for a night out with friends or an alternative office party.

  • 20:00 – 23:59 Comedy Cellar Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Wed 17 Dec

Syngenta Cellar

£16 (£14) / 01484 430528

Three nights of hilarity with a festive sprinkling, perfect for a night out with friends or an alternative office party.

  • 20:00 – 23:59 Comedy Cellar Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
…and 2 more dates until 15 Jan 2015

David Elms: Nurture Boy

  • 4 stars

Musical comedy and inventive wit from the former BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Awards semi-finalist.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Fri 7 Nov

£6 / 020 7609 1800

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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Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love

Energetic humour, storytelling and wordplay reflecting on love, romance and heartbreak from the British writer and comedian.

G Live, Guildford

Fri 14 Nov

£13 / 0844 770 1797

Ropewalk Contemporary Art And Craft Centre, Barton-upon-Humber

Fri 7 Nov

£15; £13 adv / 01652 660380

The Stand, Glasgow

Sun 30 Nov

£12 (£10) / 0844 335 8879

The Horne Section

The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 3 Nov

Downstairs

£15 / 020 7478 0100

Mon 17 Nov

Downstairs

£15 / 020 7478 0100

Mon 1 Dec

Downstairs

£15 / 020 7478 0100

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Jon Richardson: Nidiot

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

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 17 Nov

£20.50

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sun 26 Oct

£19.50 / 0844 338 5000

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Fri 7 Nov

£20.50 / 01702 351135

Mon 1 Dec

£23 / 01702 351135

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Paul Chowdhry: PC's World

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles the human psyche's borderline tendencies.

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 21 Nov

£14 / 01704 533333

The Dukes, Lancaster

Wed 19 Nov

£14 / 01524 598 500

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Wed 29 Oct

£15 / 01438 363200

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Paul Thorne

Stand-up comedy night with four of the best from the UK and international circuit, Paul Thorne,Owen O'Neill,Robin Morgan and Matthew Osborn.

The Glee Club, Birmingham

Thu 20 Nov

£12 ( £5) / 0871 472 0400

Reginald D Hunter: In the Midst of Crackers

The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 12 Jun 2015

Clyde Auditorium

£24 / 0141 248 3000

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