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Hijack Open Mic

An open stage for young performers, from musicians to poets and comedians, to showcase their talent.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 01722 321744

Mickey D: Good Bloke

Mickey D Mick is a good bloke. He's got good jokes and 15 years experience in telling them. He's an award-winning Aussie but he lives in Birmingham. This says a lot about him. Comedian, husband, dad and above average armchair athlete, Mick will have you laughing until you hurt. Bring the family – come and laugh…

Laughing Horse @ City Café, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

Stu and Garry's Free Improv Show

Regular freestyle comedy wizards Stuart Murphy and Garry Dobson fire up the imagination with another slice of improv action.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 558 7272

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 558 7272

Sun 10 May

Free / 0131 558 7272

…and 3 more dates until 31 May

Aidan Killian: Saving Julian Assange

"The truth will set you free" - Tell that to Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden. Possibly the first comedy show about whistle-blowers. If you want passion and truth in your comedy go to this show.

The Blue Man, Brighton

Mon 4 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 726003

Tue 5 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 726003

Wed 6 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 726003

…and 2 more dates until 8 May

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sun 3 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sat 9 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sun 10 May

Free / 01273 624434

…and Ephgrave

The back end of the comic duo Doggett & Ephgrave performs his first solo stand-up show (unless you come to the second, third or fourth performance). The comedian, actor, musician and pauper presents material sifted from his daily blog, revealing how someone with an obsession for small detail approaches everyday life.

Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant, Brighton

Sat 9 May

Free, ticketed

Sun 10 May

Free, ticketed

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Brody and Chadwick's Great Blimp Deception

Irish comedians Giles Brody and Colin Chadwick invite you to a compendium of sketch comedy, featuring childish Nobel Prize winners, Frankenstein's reformed monster, Teen Pope, someone who didn't wash their hands, Ricky Martin's relative, a trip to Heaven, Beethoven (the dog) and the most ambitious blimp fraud of the…

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free

Sun 3 May

Free

Sat 9 May

Free

Sun 10 May

Free

Bush Fest Comedy Festival 2015 Hollybush Cradley Heath

comedy festival near birmingham. "bush fest" hollybush cradley heath. real ale served. 50+ acts.

Holly Bush Ale House, Cradley Heath, Birmingham

Sat 18 Jul

Free

Sun 19 Jul

Free

Cardinal Sin

LUTheatre Cardinal Sin delves into the dark (or at least rather mauve-ish) world of papal intrigue and mystery in an hour-long comedy romp through the Sistine Chapel. Gasp at the tragic murder of a beloved cardinal! Cheer for our brave and intrepid heroes! Be at least partially satisfied with their madcap antics! Will…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

International 1

Free / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

International 1

Free / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

International 1

Free / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 23 Aug

Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast: Live!

So Comedy by arrangement with Avalon Management and Troika Join Chris and Carl, plus special guests, for an hour of unedited nonsense in this live version of what the Guardian listed as one of the Top 10 Podcasts on the Web. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ the Blind Poet, Edinburgh

Sun 9 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

The Cumberland Reel

Music, dancing, fun and laughter.

The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 5 Jul

Free / 0191 265 6151

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Dan Fardell At Least 100 Jokes: Work in Progress

Join comic Dan Fardell for an hour in which he attempts to find the thread that links his life and comedy together.

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Mon 4 May

Free

Sun 10 May

Free

Mon 25 May

Free

Sun 31 May

Free

Darren Walsh: ProgWorkress

Join Darren Walsh, UK Pun Champion 2014, for a ProgWorkgress (work in progress) hour of stand-up comedy featuring drawings, videos, music and lots of puns. Tenopunnded (no pun intended).

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free

Sun 3 May

Free

Sat 9 May

Free

Deborah Frances-White: Friend of a Friend of Dorothy

So Comedy / Free Festival The star of BBC Radio 4's Rolls The Dice returns to Edinburgh with her unique mix of stand-up, storytelling and improv comedy. 'Funny, compelling and entertaining' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). 'Gloriously talented' (Time Out). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ the Blind Poet, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 29 Aug

Devil's Door Bell

Njambi McGrath Njambi McGrath evaluates the life of a not-so-Oxfam African childhood. She is the kind of child that Oxfam shuns, but she will give lessons on the vicious art of fighting with twigs and share road to Damascus epiphanies. Easygoing with a tendency to sympathise with female mosquitoes… ‘Brilliant…

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Dirty White Boys

No quotes. No fanbase. No problem. Jack Robertson and Chazz Redhead are two sketch performers and improvisers from Birmingham who love making jokes almost as much as they hate each other. After years performing apart they've finally come together to create their debut show. A surreal display of characters and scenarios…

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sun 3 May

Free / 01273 624434

Mon 4 May

Free / 01273 624434

…and 2 more dates until 10 May back to top

Edinburgh Preview Shows

Stand up comedy.

The Roadhouse, Birmingham

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0121 624 2920

Lou Conran & Freddie Farrell.

Flavour of the Moth

Stand-up Juliet Meyers no longer cares about fitting in, or being a national treasure. In her new show she explores what 'alternative' and 'popular' really mean as she discusses being an outsider, immigration, UKIP, Mumsnetters, her imaginary evil son Carlitos and Bakewell Tarts. She has written for The Sarah Millican TV…

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Sat 30 May

Free

Funny Fillies Go Fourth

Award-winning performers Sajeela Kershi and Suzy Bennett star in a new, fun-filled stand-up show.

The Quadrant, Brighton

Sat 16 May

Free / 01273 733238

Sun 17 May

Free / 01273 733238

Sat 23 May

Free / 01273 733238

…and 4 more dates until 31 May

Gurpal Gill: India's Strongest Man (1982)

Gurpal Gill The highly anticipated Fringe debut from pioneering London comic Gurpal Gill. Expect elegantly interlaced character comedy, stand-up and film as he unravels the heroic story of India's Strongest Man (1982) and the pathetic story of Gurpal Gill (2015). Age category: 16+

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Hari Sriskantha: Like Breath on a Mirror

So Comedy by arrangement with Troika / Free Festival Now he’s 27, Hari’s thinking a lot about death. This is a show about immortality from 2014’s BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist and 2012’s Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist. ‘Bloody good’ (Skinny). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Hey Hey 16K: Work In Progress

Musical comedy and gags as MJ Hibbett and Steve try out new material.

The Lexington, London N1

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 020 7837 5371

A History Of Feminism

Q: How do men feel about the Suffragettes? A: Envious! They combined violence with a sense of moral destiny. It's an irresistible cocktail! Political sketch writer Lloyd Evans reveals men's secret views on bra burning, Greenham Common, strippers, female quotas, 'all men are rapists', and Welsh lesbian separatist…

The Blue Man, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free / 01273 726003

Sun 3 May

Free / 01273 726003

Sat 9 May

Free / 01273 726003

Sun 10 May

Free / 01273 726003

It's Only Words

Louise Reay / PWYW It’s Only Words is a first for the Edinburgh Fringe – a comedy show in Chinese for people who don’t speak any Chinese at all! This unique debut from comedian Louise Reay is based on the idea that only 7% of communication is verbal. Come and experiment with the remaining 93%! You’ll understand it, but…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Little Kirk

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Little Kirk

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ivor Dembina: Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina Return of last year's brilliant hit kosher comedy show. Traditional great Jewish gags alongside a comic insight into the life of the modern Jewish comedian. ★★★★ (Scotsman). ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★ (Mirror). Admission free – gentiles half price. Very small amount of bad language. Age category…

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

James Bennison: How To Be A Superhero

James Bennison has spent the last year going to extraordinarily dangerous lengths to gain superpowers so that you don't have to. Join him as he presents his findings and see if he can bestow them upon you also. From enrolling in Psychic College to hunting aliens with abductees. From communications with NASA to breaking…

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sun 3 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sat 9 May

Free / 01273 624434

…and 7 more dates until 31 May back to top