Comedy

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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

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 26 Apr

£21.50 / 01253 290190

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 11 May

£20 / 01506 777666

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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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 20 Jun

£19.50–£22.50 / 01727 844488

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Tue 9 Jun

£24.20 / 01738 860066

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Dark Side of the Mime

Takomo An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave. Its raunchy humour will take you by surprise. Actor and mime artist Marc Gassot is joined by his accompanist Karl Sinkkonen, to bring you this multi award-winning late night physical show. Are you bold enough to enter the Dark…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 7 May

£20 / 01727 844488

Fri 6 Nov

£20 / 01727 844488

Ashcroft Theatre, London CR9

Fri 16 Oct

£20

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sun 8 Nov

£21 / 020 8561 8371

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Only Fools And Three Courses

Fun night of comedy and good food with the characters of Only Fools and Horses. Marlene and Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert on the guest list? Don't sit under the chandelier, though.

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester

Fri 10 Jul

£34.95

The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Fri 8 May

£35 (includes meal, show and disco) / 0871 334 1919

Denton Lounge, Worthing

Tue 2 Jun

£39.50 (price includes a three-course meal)

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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.

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

ROFL Stand-up Comedy

See if the night lives up to its promise of getting you ROFLing – there's three comedians plus MC each time.

The Old Post Office, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 2 May

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 9 May

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 16 May

£8 / 01782 262052

…and 25 more dates until 7 Nov

Stones In His Pockets

Contexture presents a hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot.

Rhodes Arts Complex And Bishop's Stortford Museum

Sun 26 Apr

£17 (£15) / 01279 651746

The Venetian Twins

Tony Cownie's new version of Carlo Goldoni's timeless comedy tells the story of two estranged twins, Zanetto and Tonino. Though they look alike, as people they couldn't be more different. When the arrive in the same town on the same day, things start to get a little confusing.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

£10 / 0131 248 4848

Preview

Mon 27 Apr

£10 / 0131 248 4848

Preview

Tue 28 Apr

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

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Alaska

Blackfish Theatre presents Giles King, Craig Johnson and Ian Ross in Carl Grose's comic tale of an ill-conceived expedition to the North American wilderness. Directed by Simon Harvey.

Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance

Fri 29 May

£12 (£10) / 01736 365520

  • 20:00 Alaska Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance

The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

Fri 15 May

£10 (£9) / 01805 624 624

  • 20:00 Alaska The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

Comedy Link Up

A lie-up of stand-up comedians to get you chuckling.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Sun 7 Jun

£20.81–£23.62 / 0844 477 2000

Frankie Boyle: I'm Better Than This

We thought he'd gone into retirement, but seems he just can't stay away and we thank him for it. More dark, dangerous and damn funny stuff from Mr Boyle.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Wed 29 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Thu 30 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Fri 1 May

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

…and 6 more dates until 9 May

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 26 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Mon 27 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sun 3 May

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

…and 3 more dates until 11 May

Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades of Beige

Jenny Eclair and her fellow funny people Susie Blake and Kate Robbins present a brand new show.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 3 May

£22.50 / 01727 844488

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Wed 29 Apr

£22.50 / 01656 815995

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Sat 2 May

£23 / 01792 475715

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Jethro

Risqué humour from the West Country comic.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 1 Oct

£18.50–£20.50 / 0844 847 2325

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Thu 28 May

£20 / 0845 674 0505

  • 19:30 Jethro Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Evesham Arts Centre

Thu 4 Jun

£19.50 / 01386 446944

  • 19:30 Jethro Evesham Arts Centre

Fri 5 Jun

£19.50 / 01386 446944

  • 19:30 Jethro Evesham Arts Centre

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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 1 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 2 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 8 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

…and 23 more dates until 25 Jul

Stewart Francis: Pun Gent

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 10 Jun

£18.50 / 01727 844488

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 26 May

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Tue 27 Oct

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 29 May

£18.50 / 01892 530613

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Yer Granny

Riotous comedy about a Scots-Italian restaurateur family and their granny's proclivity for food. Adapted by Douglas Maxwell from Roberto La Cossa’s La Nona, Argentina’s favourite play. Featuring Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Maureen Beattie and Rab C Nesbitt and Scotch & Wry star Gregor Fisher.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Tue 19 May

£10 / 01475 723723

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Yer Granny Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Dundee Rep

Tue 30 Jun

£9–£21 / 01382 223530

Wed 1 Jul

£9–£21 / 01382 223530

Thu 2 Jul

£9–£21 / 01382 223530

…and 2 more dates until 4 Jul

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 9 Jun

£17–£23 / 01463 234234

Wed 10 Jun

£17–£23 / 01463 234234

Thu 11 Jun

£17–£23 / 01463 234234

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jun

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99 Club Soho

With Brett Goldstein, Matthew Osborn and Matt Green.

The Shadow Lounge, London W1F

Sat 2 May

£16–£65 / 020 7287 7988

Stand-ups take to the stage in an evening of merriment.

Sat 9 May

£16–£65 / 020 7287 7988

Leading stand-ups take to the stage.

Sat 16 May

£16–£65 / 020 7287 7988

Leading stand-ups take to the stage.

…and 6 more dates until 27 Jun

Abi Roberts & Milo McCabe

Stand-up material, impressions and character comedy from Abi Roberts and Milo McCabe.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Sun 26 Apr

£3.50 / 020 7354 8246

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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.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 6 May

£26.50 / 0844 847 2325

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Fri 15 May

£25.50

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Tue 19 May

£26.50 / 01702 351135

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Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Tue 26 May

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Dara O'Briain: Crowd Tickler

The Irish comedy star and host of BBC2's Mock the Week returns to with his observational humour in a new show – Crowd Tickler.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 13 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

Brighton Dome

Wed 21 Oct

Concert Hall

£23 / 01273 709709

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 2 Oct

£23 / 01223 357851

Sat 3 Oct

£23 / 01223 357851

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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…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 20 May

£25 / 01727 844488

Thu 21 May

£25 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 16 May

£25 / 01256 844244

Belfast Waterfront

Sun 17 May

Phone for availability / 028 9033 4400

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…and at 6 other places

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world and the greatest show on earth. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 8 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 9 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

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