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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…

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 15 Apr

£25 / 01970 623 232

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

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…and at 32 other places

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 3 Mar

£18.50 / 01727 844488

CAST, Doncaster

Fri 20 Mar

£17 / 01302 303959

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 29 Mar

£20 / 0844 576 2210

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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 27 Feb

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 28 Feb

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 6 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 41 more dates until 25 Jul

Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 29 Apr

£18.75 / 01892 530613

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Fri 1 May

£17.50 / 020 3108 1000

Sat 2 May

£17.50 / 020 3108 1000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 19 Apr

£18.50 / 0844 847 2325

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Peter Powers

Hypnotist act from Powers, who has been called 'the Ali G of stage hypnosis'. Please note the Fri show is a 'Fun Night Friday', Sat 7.30pm show is 'Saucy Saturday' (safe for teens) and the Sat 'Midnight Madness' is over 18s only.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 27 Feb

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 28 Feb

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Fri 6 Mar

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 7 Mar

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 8 May

£16–£18 / 01324 506850

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Fri 22 May

£19 / 01903 206206

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 15 May

£18.50 / 01604 624 811

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Hairspray: The Portsmouth Players

  • Directed by: Jack O'Brien
  • Written by: John Waters

A jolly musical based on the 1988 film by John Waters about a plump girl with big hair and a passion for dance.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Fri 27 Feb

£12–£13 (Children £10 under 15s; £40–£42) / 02392 828282

Sat 28 Feb

£12–£13 (Children £10 under 15s; £40–£42) / 02392 828282

Table Manners

Talking Scarlet Theatre Company presents Alan Aychbourn's comic masterpiece, which follows six characters and a tangle of relationships over the course of a summer's weekend in a country house. The cast includes Anna Brecon, Marcus Hutton, Natasha Gray and David Callister.

Buxton Opera House

Fri 27 Feb

£16–£19 / 0845 127 2190

Sat 28 Feb

£16–£19 / 0845 127 2190

Del Boy And Rodney: The Dinner Show

A new production brought to you from the UK's leading comedy dinner show company. The Dinner Show for all "Only Fools and Horses fans". Derek Trotter is your host for the evening.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Fri 10 Apr

£46.50 / 01274 432000

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Fri 27 Feb

£35 / 01254 582579

Guys And Dolls

A production of the multi award-wining musical set in the colourful, gangland world of New York City in the mid-20th century.

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Thu 19 Mar

£8 (Children £6; £6; £6) / 01489 799499

Fri 20 Mar

£8 (Children £6; £6; £6) / 01489 799499

Sat 21 Mar

£8 (Children £6; £6; £6) / 01489 799499

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Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word

Doubt, pragmatism and agnoticism in Benn's new show in which he delights in the joys of being a sceptic.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Fri 1 May

£13 / 01642 525199

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Fri 6 Mar

£12

Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Sat 2 May

£13 / 0113 224 3801

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BBC Scotland Presents Best of Red Raw

If you fancy catching the stars of tomorrow today, then you'll be aware of The Stand's weekly beginner's showcase for those wannabe funnypeople tentatively treading the comedy boards. Now's your chance to see the best of the newbies, and, since it's the festival and all, there may be an appearance or two from better-known…

The Stand, Glasgow

Tue 17 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Tue 24 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Dick And Liddy's Comedy Club

Up and coming stand-ups perform under the watchful eye of hosts Dick and Liddy.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Fri 27 Feb

£11 / 01422 351158

Dick and Liddy's host a selection of famous names and up-and-coming stand-up acts.

Fri 27 Mar

Green Room Bar

£11 / 01422 351158

Dick and Liddy host the comedy stars of today and tomorrow in the Green Room bar.

Fri 24 Apr

Green Room Bar

£10–£11.10 / 01422 351158

Stand-up from rising stars in the word of comedy in the Green Room bar, which featured big names including John Bishop, Alan Carr, Ross Noble, Michael McIntyre and Kevin Bridges early in their careers.

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Taking place in venues as diverse as The Stand to the SECC and the Kings to the Citz, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival increases in size, scope and stature every year. The 2015 event features two and a half weeks of global talents, local comics and national institutions all vying for attention, with the festival…

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 12 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0844 395 4005

Fri 13 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0844 395 4005

Sat 14 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0844 395 4005

…and 10 more dates until 24 Mar

Rut

Sarah-May Phil and Maria Antelmi talk about life as single 30-somethings who've been on more than 200 dates between them. There's bound to be some good stuff in there.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Tue 17 Mar

£5 (£4) / 0141 222 2254

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

  • 18:30 Rut The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Wed 18 Mar

£5 (£4) / 0141 222 2254

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

  • 18:30 Rut The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
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Edinburgh Zoo Nights

There is no one among us who hasn't wanted to visit the zoo after hours. Just what do all those critters do after dark, anyway? Now's there's a way to find out! The zoo opens its gates for a series of adults-only extravaganzas featuring dancing, music, street food, facepainting, street performers and animal talks.

Edinburgh Zoo

Fri 29 May

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Fri 5 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Fri 19 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Fri 26 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Fri 17 Apr

Phone for prices / 01553 764864

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 3 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

Mon 13 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

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Forever Young

An uplifting collection of heart-warming and nostalgic tales exploring love and happiness against the backdrop of the 60s.

CAST, Doncaster

Fri 27 Feb

£17 (£14 mats &) / 01302 303959

Sat 28 Feb

£17 (£14 mats &) / 01302 303959

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Wed 4 Mar

£17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 eve; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 mat ( £15.50–£17.50; £8.75; £15.50–£17.50; £8.75… / 0161 624 2829

Thu 5 Mar

£17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 eve; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 mat ( £15.50–£17.50; £8.75; £15.50–£17.50; £8.75… / 0161 624 2829

Fri 6 Mar

£17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 eve; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 mat ( £15.50–£17.50; £8.75; £15.50–£17.50; £8.75… / 0161 624 2829

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Sister Act

Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Tue 27 Oct

£10–£22 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Sister Act Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Wed 28 Oct

£10–£22 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Sister Act Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Thu 29 Oct

£10–£22 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Sister Act Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 30 Oct

£10–£22 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Sister Act Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Blithe Spirit: Lymington Players

  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's famous and ever-popular comedy drama in which a happily married novelist accidentally summons his first wife from the grave during a seance.

Lymington Community Centre

Tue 28 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01590 672337

Wed 29 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01590 672337

Thu 30 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01590 672337

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Brighton Fringe 2015: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

An interactive, improvised theatre event based on the famous Torquay restaurant.

Thistle Hotel, Brighton

Tue 26 May

£45–£49.50

Wed 27 May

£45–£49.50

Thu 28 May

£45–£49.50

…and 3 more dates until 31 May

Children's Comedy Show In Aid Of Mind

Children Comedy Charity Show in aid of MIND. Includes light refreshments. Comedy Night in aid of MIND charity. Includes light refreshments Our comedy extravaganza will start with a Comedy For Kids show. This will be something quite unique. Proper …comedians from the comedy circuit doing what they do best but this time…

Bull Theatre, Barnet

Sat 28 Feb

£15 / 020 8441 5010

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