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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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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

Thu 23 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 24 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 26 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

…and 4 more dates until 31 Oct

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

Causewayside Splitters

Up and coming local and national talent with one aim: to cheer your evening up. Hurray for that!

The Old Bell, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 668 1573

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

The Comedy Cow

Character comedy from Tom Binns as spoof Sunderland psychic Ian D Montfort and hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury.

Brunel Arms, Pontyclun

Thu 30 Oct

£8

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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

Laughing Boy Comedy Club

Top class comedy types getting you all laughed up.

The Brook Theatre, Chatham

Thu 6 Nov

£11 / 01634 338338

Gags and banter from Paul Thorne, Suzi Ruffell, Geoff Norcott and MC Kevin McCarthy.

Thu 27 Nov

£11 / 01634 338338

Fast-paced stand-up from Brett Goldstein, Andrew Ryan Raymond, Mr Timpkins Review and MC Kevin McCarthy.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Fri 14 Nov

£12.50 ( £10.50; £10.50; £10.50; Children £10.50 under 18s) / 01933 270007

Stand-up comedy from Rob Rouse and Eddie Brimson amongst others.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 25 Oct

£15 (£13; £11; £11) / 0844 357 2625

Quirky observations from Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and The Last Leg regular and 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Josh Widdicombe, and offbeat, innovative storytelling from 2011 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year nominee, Suzi Ruffell.

£15 (£11–£13) / 0844 357 2625

With Josh Widdicombe, Suzi Ruffell and Dane Baptiste.

Sat 6 Dec

£15 (£13; £11; £11) / 0844 357 2625

Sharp, observational humour from 2010 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act nominee and Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week regular, Seann Walsh, and energetic stand-up from improviser, actor and 2009 FHM Search For A Stand-Up Competition winner Marlon Davies.

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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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Comedian Rap Battle

Are you bored with hip hop scene bores moaning on about their fast cars and beautiful women? The Wee Man aims to solve all this by bringing a Scottish slant to the genre and pitting the country's best comedians against its best rappers. Game on.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 5 Nov

£6 (£4) / 0844 335 8879

Wed 3 Dec

£6 (Members £4) / 0844 335 8879

Jason Byrne: You Name the Show

Stand-up from the comic who has asked his audiences to name his show. The best name will win £500, there will be a leaderboard on stage each night and by the end of the tour the show will have a name.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 27 Nov

£17.50 / 01727 844488

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 9 Nov

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Cambridge Junction

Fri 14 Nov

J2

£18.50 / 01223 511511

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Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 8 Dec

Downstairs

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

Tue 9 Dec

Downstairs

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 10 Dec

Downstairs

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

…and 7 more dates until 19 Dec

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

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Fri 24 Oct

£23 / 01284 758000

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Simon Evans: Leashed

Quick-witted and cynical, Evans is, in his latest show, Leashed (as opposed, we imagine, to 'unleashed').

Astor Community Theatre, Deal

Thu 13 Nov

£14 / 01304 370220

Corn Exchange, Dorchester Arts Centre

Fri 5 Dec

£14 (£12; £12) / 01305 266926

G Live, Guildford

Sat 1 Nov

£14 / 0844 770 1797

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Bingay

Drag superstar Mitzi Macintosh presents the Australian bingo sensation, raising funds for Cancer is a Drag.

Manbar, London WC2H

Mon 27 Oct

Free (£5 per game) / 020 7434 2567

Mon 3 Nov

Free (£5 per game) / 020 7434 2567

Mon 10 Nov

Free (£5 per game) / 020 7434 2567

…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

Christian O’Connell: Breaking Dad

Ten-times Sony Award-winning DJ Christian O'Connell (Absolute Radio) returns after his 2013 sold out acclaimed debut. O'Connell is a dad on the edge and if you've ever been a dad/had a dad/known a dad, this is the show for you. A show featuring beloved pet death, pensioner sex advice and the inherent evil of Peppa Pig.

Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12 (£10; £10) / 01420 472664

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Comedy Carnival

A full-on showcase of the best and funniest around.

Rise Superclub, London WC2H

Fri 12 Dec

£15.68–£51.75 / 07973 234617

Fri 19 Dec

£15.68–£51.75 / 07973 234617

Rumba, London W1D

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 020 7287 2715

London's world famous comedy scene has always attracted the best international comedians. Every Friday and Saturday, our clubs present some of the finest stand-up London has to offer.

£13.44–£31.75 / 020 7287 2715

Sat 25 Oct

£14; £16 reserved seating; £22 party package; £30 Grace party package; £30 Pizza Express Party Package / 020 7287 2715

Comedy Carnival presents an outstanding line-up of international comedy every Friday and Saturday night.

£13.44–£31.75 / 020 7287 2715

Fri 31 Oct

£12 / 020 7287 2715

Stand-up comedy show featuring with four comedians.

£13.44–£31.75 / 020 7287 2715

…and 16 more dates until 20 Dec

Dapper Laughs

The Cockney comedian, actor and presenter doles out observational humour and mischievous scripted comedy.

O2 Academy Leicester

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£16.87 / 0844 477 2000

O2 Academy Liverpool

Tue 17 Feb 2015

prices vary / 0844 477 2000

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W12

Fri 12 Dec

prices vary / 0844 477 2000

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Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

  • Directed by: Michael Grandage
  • Written by: Dawn French

Much-loved comedian (and writer and actor) out on a solo tour with a show about the lessons life has taught her. Best known as half of French & Saunders, French also played the titular Vicar of Dibley, hosted Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy, has popped up on stage and on the silver screen, plus was the face of…

Buxton Opera House

Thu 27 Nov

£40.50 / 0845 127 2190

Fri 28 Nov

£40.50 / 0845 127 2190

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 29 Nov

£39.50 / 01223 357851

Sun 30 Nov

£39.50 / 01223 357851

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 8 Nov

£39.50 / 020 8688 9291

Wed 3 Dec

£40 (£36) / 020 8688 9291

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England Roller Derby Presents: The Grin Bin (Manchester Edition!)

England Roller Derby would like to invite you to join them for an evening of comedy with all proceeds going towards to help fund the team ahead of their final fixture of 2014 - the Roller Derby World Cup which will take place in Dallas this December.

The King's Arms, Salford

Sun 23 Nov

£10–£12 / 0161 832 3605

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Fri 24 Oct

£20 / 01727 844488

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 15 Nov

£19.50 (£18.50) / 01892 530613

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

Thu 13 Nov

£19.50 / 01600 719401

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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.

Arts Centre, Swindon

Thu 23 Oct

£16 / 01793 614837

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Sat 25 Oct

£15 phone for availability / 01752 267131

G Live, Guildford

Fri 14 Nov

£13 / 0844 770 1797

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Jim Davidson

  • 3 stars

More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 11 Nov

£20–£23.50 / 01892 530613

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sat 8 Nov

£23.50 / 0845 888 7581

Ayr Town Hall

Mon 27 Oct

£22 / 01292 611222

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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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