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Southside Fringe

A 17-day festival incorporating music, theatre and activities for all the family. Highlights this year include Old Bohemia and a tribute to Jeff Buckley.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary

Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 24 May

£21 / 0151 907 8360

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sun 31 May

£35 inc meal; £20 ( £18) / 01322 220000

Rotherham Civic Theatre

Fri 22 May

£20 (£18)

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Nick Revell: Feminist Porno Jihadi

Nick Revell Returning to The Stand after last year’s Closet Optimist, Perrier Award nominee and Fringe veteran Nick Revell continues to mix satirical comedy with surreal storytelling, in a show which promises to be his finest to date. ‘An impressive, hefty hour of political comedy’ (LondonIsFunny.com). ‘An expert in…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Stand 5

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 5

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 5

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS) Live on Stage!

Avalon Promotions Ltd Paul Mcdermott and Tim Ferguson have teamed up with mentor Paul 'Flacco' Livingston for a sublime night of songs, sex, violence, feminism (and sex) that revolutionised the world of comedy in the 80s and 90s and made DAAS the world's first and most feared, loathed and adored comedy rock stars.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£15 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£15 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 28 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£15 (£14) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

Big Show

Evening show featuring burlesque, comedy, circus and more.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 22 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:30 – 23:00 Big Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:30 – 23:00 Big Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:30 – 23:00 Big Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow
…and 53 more dates until 28 Nov back to top

Family Show

Family friendly cabaret with circus, aerial, song, dance and comedy.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 24 May

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 31 May

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 7 Jun

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow
…and 29 more dates until 27 Dec

Comedy Carnival

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

The Clapham Grand, London SW11

Fri 22 May

£12 / 020 7223 6523

Andrew Bird, Tom Deacon, Nathan Caton and MC Pete Jonas take to the stage to perform their most recent stand-up material.

Sat 23 May

£14 / 020 7223 6523

Stand-ups Tom Deacon, Andrew Bird, Jessica Fostekew and MC Pete Jonas take to the stage.

Fri 29 May

£12 / 020 7223 6523

MC Pete Jonas introduces stand-ups Gavin Webster, Addy Van der Borgh,and Ben Norris to the stage.

…and 27 more dates until 29 Aug

Rumba, London W1D

Fri 22 May

£12–£27 / 020 7287 2715

MC Pete Jonas introduces stand-up routines from Andrew Bird, Tom Deacon and Nathan Caton.

£13.44–£31.75 / 020 7287 2715

Sat 23 May

£14–£30 / 020 7287 2715

MC Pete Jonas introduces stand-up from Tom Deacon, Andrew Bird and Jessica Fostekew.

£13.44–£31.75 / 020 7287 2715

Fri 29 May

£12–£27 / 020 7287 2715

Stand-ups Gavin Webster, Addy Van der Borgh and Ben Norris are introduced by MC Pete Jonas.

£13.44–£31.75 / 020 7287 2715

…and 46 more dates until 31 Oct

Derren Brown: Miracle

  • Directed by: Andy Nyman
  • Written by: Derren Brown

The master of mentalism takes his newest show on the road, melding mind games, illusion, showmanship and masses of charm.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 6 Jul

£36–£51

Tue 7 Jul

£36–£51

Wed 8 Jul

£36–£51

…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Mon 29 Jun

prices vary / 0116 233 3111

Tue 30 Jun

prices vary / 0116 233 3111

Wed 1 Jul

prices vary / 0116 233 3111

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jul

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 22 May

£20–£47.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 23 May

£20–£47.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Monkey Barrel Comedy

A weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 29 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 5 Jun

£10 / 0131 225 7171

…and 4 more dates until 1 Aug

Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children’s events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Mon 10 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Tue 11 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Wed 12 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

…and 4 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

101 Reasons Why I #@%$ Katie Hopkins

DBS Productions Katie Hopkins! The human incarnation of Marmite. Love her or hate her, she never fails to deliver a reaction. But is she really that bad? Is she our pantomime baddie? Or just a strongly outspoken, mildly famous woman? Join this stay at home, Birkenstock wearing, vanilla opinionated Mum on her journey as…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

International 2

£8 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

International 2

£8 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

International 2

£8 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

Comedy Shed

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

The Riverfront, Newport

Fri 22 May

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Stand-up routines from comedians Joe Lycett and Charlie Baker.

Fri 26 Jun

Studio

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Stand-up routines from comedians Joe Lycett and Charlie Baker.

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 9 Nov

£19–£21

Belfast Waterfront

Tue 3 Nov

£20 (£18) / 028 9033 4400

Wed 4 Nov

£20 (£18) / 028 9033 4400

Cambridge Junction

Sat 30 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

Sun 31 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

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Bred In Heaven: The Road To Twickers

  • Directed by: Michael Bogdanov
  • Written by: Jack Llewellyn

Frapetsus Productions presents a comedy based on the Rugby World Cup. Follow the story of a group of friends as they travel to see their team play at Twickenham.

New Theatre, Cardiff

Fri 22 May

£9–£78 / 029 2087 8889

Sat 23 May

£9–£78 / 029 2087 8889

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Dylan Moran: Off the Hook

Moran plays up to the stereotype of the bumbling, drunken Irishman, but his comedy is much more intelligent than mere cliché-mongering: on stage he is uniquely charismatic, a foul-mouthed mixture of lovable and misanthropic, and always very, very funny. Moran'll be on your radar in a very big way if you know your…

Cheltenham Town Hall

Mon 25 May

£25 / 0844 576 2210

Tue 26 May

£25 / 0844 576 2210

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Fri 29 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

Sat 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

The Forum, London NW5

Wed 27 May

£25 / 020 7428 4099

Thu 28 May

£25 / 020 7428 4099

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The Only Way Is Downton

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Luke Kempner

Brilliant parody from impressionist Luke Kempner.

Milford On Sea Village Community Centre, Lymington

Sat 23 May

Sold out / 01590 643393

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 28 May

£18 (£16; Children £16) / 01738 621031

Part of Perth Festival of the Arts 2015.

Voca People

The YouTube sensations take their show on the road – expect a capella / beatboxing and mouth music like you've never heard before.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 23 May

£20–£22 / 01727 844488

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Fri 22 May

£22.50 (£20.50; £70) / 01323 412000

  • 19:45 Voca People Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Mon 25 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

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Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii

Alison Spittle / La Favorita Freestival Hawaii, not just the home of Dog the Bounty Hunter, it's a metaphor for something she hasn't made up yet. ‘Spectacular in a beautifully surreal way.’ (Irish Independent). ‘She's great’ (Irish Times). The Standups (TV3); The Year That's In It, Republic of Telly, Choose or Lose…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Space 4

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

Cancer's No Joke Charity Comedy Night

Joe Rowntree, Rob Rouse and Steve Williams star in an evening of stand-up comedy hosted by Matt Green. The charity event also includes live music, a hog roast, popcorn and candy-floss. All money raised goes to cancer charities UHNm and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Kings Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 6 Jun

£25 / 01909 515 150

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Eddie Argos: I Formed A Band

One man show with Eddie Argos (Art Brut) who grew up fantasising about being the singer in a band that would tour the world, despite the fact he can't really sing.

The Globe, Cardiff

Thu 28 May

£8 / 07590 471888

Komedia Brighton

Tue 16 Jun

£10 / 08452 938480

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Mon 25 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01224 642230

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The Friday Show

Fridays are awesome. So is comedy. The Stand has considered both these things.

The Stand, Glasgow

Fri 22 May

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0844 335 8879

With Dave Johns, Loretta Maine, Iain Stirling and host Mandy Knight.

Fri 29 May

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0844 335 8879

With Junior Simpson, Steffen Peddie and host Susan Morrison.

Fri 5 Jun

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0844 335 8879

With Steve Gribbin, Nish Kumar and host JoJo Smith.

…and 3 more dates until 26 Jun

Always Be Comedy

A hand-picked selection of up-and-comers, established folks and mystery guests get together for laughs, games and pure fun.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Thu 28 May

£8.80

Thu 11 Jun

£5.50–£6.60

Thu 18 Jun

£5.50–£6.60

…and 5 more dates until 30 Jul

Prince Of Wales, London SW9

Thu 4 Jun

£11 / 020 7095 1978

Putney Arts Theatre, London SW15

Sun 24 May

Sold out / 020 8788 6943

Sun 7 Jun

Sold out / 020 8788 6943

Sun 26 Jul

Sold out / 020 8788 6943

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Gary Little: The Thing Is

Little talks death, love and dying hair in his new show.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Fri 29 May

The Beacon Studio

£10 / 01475 723723

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Fri 22 May

£10 (£8) / 01383 602302

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Thu 25 Jun

£10 (£8) / 01355 261000

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Nina Conti: In Your Face

PBJ She's won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without moving her lips. Nina creates a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face. With…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug back to top