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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.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 29 Mar

£20 / 0844 576 2210

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Mon 30 Mar

£18.50 / 01494 512000

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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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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Sarah Millican: Outsider

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage. It was Sarah Millican's Not Nice that brought the Geordie lass to the public's attention, after her show won if.comedy's Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 7 Sep 2016

£26 / 01970 623 232

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 20 Mar 2016

£25 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 16 Jan 2016

£25 / 01256 844244

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Max Boyce

Musical comedy from the veteran entertainer.

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Thu 9 Apr

£22 / 01873 850805

  • 19:30 Max Boyce Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Malvern Theatres

Sat 11 Apr

Forum Theatre

£22 / 01684 892 277

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Sat 18 Apr

£22.50 / 01684 295 074

  • 19:30 Max Boyce The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

The Garage, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£17.50 / 0141 332 1120

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 9 Jun

£15.50 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 10 Jun

£15.50 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 11 Jun

£15.50 / 0844 873 3433

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jun

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.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Mon 11 May

£35–£42.50 / 01274 432000

Tue 12 May

£35–£42.50 / 01274 432000

Wed 13 May

£35–£42.50 / 01274 432000

…and 3 more dates until 16 May

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

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 17 Apr

£32.21–£50.85 / 0844 576 3000

Sat 18 Apr

£32.21–£50.85 / 0844 576 3000

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Des Bishop: Made in China

  • 4 stars

Des Bishop shares anecdotes from his time in China attempting to learn enough Chinese to perform stand-up in Mandarin.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 31 Mar

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Wed 1 Apr

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Thu 2 Apr

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

…and 7 more dates until 11 Apr

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 3 Apr

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 4 Apr

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 10 Apr

£10 / 0131 225 7171

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Absolute Improv!

To Be Continued… Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. 2-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out! Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions (à la Whose Line is it Anyway?) - so be sure to arrive ready to shout out odd and wonderful ideas, and…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

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.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Fri 24 Apr

£26.50 / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 6 May

£26.50 / 0844 847 2325

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Fri 15 May

£25.50

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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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The Dreamers

This Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production tells the story of a group of young women who enjoy carefree nights out together in the 1990s. However 20 years later they look back on the time with mixed feelings, and a desire for the same naivety they had back then.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Tue 16 Jun

£11–£19.50 / 0161 624 2829

Wed 17 Jun

£11–£19.50 / 0161 624 2829

Thu 18 Jun

£11–£19.50 / 0161 624 2829

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jul

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

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

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 29 Mar

£15.75–£27.75 / 028 9024 0411

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Kevin Bridges: Work In Progress

The popular Scottish stand-up performs a warm-up show, ahead of his national tour in 2015.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Fri 3 Apr

£17.50 / 01284 758000

The Castle, Wellingborough

Fri 1 May

£17.50 / 01933 270007

The Courtyard, Hereford

Sun 19 Apr

£17.50 / 01432 340555

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The Sunday Night Laugh-In

End the week with the generally very chilled Sunday offering, with a dolly mixture of comedians each time.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar

£6 (£5; Members £1) / 0131 558 7272

With Chris Forbes, Vladimir McTavish, Leona Irvine and host Scott Gibson.

Sun 19 Apr

£6 (£5; Members £1) / 0131 558 7272

With host Julia Sutherland.

Al Murray

Al Murray makes a career out of satirising the British booze culture and in doing so he comes across as quite a larger lout. Audiences will no doubt be surprised then to learn that he originally studied history at Oxford. It was around this time that he started writing for Week Ending and Spitting Image. He toured with…

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Fri 24 Apr

£26.50 / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 6 May

£26.50 / 0844 847 2325

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Fri 15 May

£25.50

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April Fools

A three night festival of comedy and cabaret featuring top names and upcoming talent.

South London Theatre, The Old Fire Station, SE27

Thu 23 Apr

£10; £20 three nights ( £16) / 020 8670 3474

  • 20:00 – 22:30 April Fools South London Theatre, The Old Fire Station

Fri 24 Apr

£10; £20 three nights ( £16) / 020 8670 3474

  • 20:00 – 22:30 April Fools South London Theatre, The Old Fire Station

Sat 25 Apr

£10; £20 three nights ( £16) / 020 8670 3474

  • 20:00 – 22:30 April Fools South London Theatre, The Old Fire Station

The Comedy Hamper Returns

CAN Comedy presents The Comedy Hamper Returns with the great Mike Gunn (Live at the Apollo), Masai Graham (Runner up Best Joke at Edinburgh Fringe), Scott Bennett (Runner up English Comedian of the Year 2014), Raymond and Mr Timkins Revue, plus MC Sean Percival. Early Bird £8, Advance Tickets £10, On Door £12.

Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery

Sun 12 Apr

£8–£10 / 0121 556 0683

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Dean Clough, Halifax

Fri 17 Apr

£10 / 01422 250250

Witty banter and well-crafted stand-up from Justin Moorhouse, plus Jess Fostekew and Andre Vincent.

Fri 15 May

£10 / 01422 250250

Affable humour from Paul Tonkinson, plus Andre Vincent and another guest act.

Fri 19 Jun

£10 / 01422 250250

Fast-paced gags and puns from Tom Wrigglesworth, Andrew Ryan and Martin Mor.

Fri 17 Jul

£10 / 01422 250250

Exuberant storytelling from Rob Rouse, plus Martin Mor and a fellow guest act.

The Devil Wears Primark

Comedy about a manipulative mother-in-law on the eve of being awarded an MBE.

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Fri 10 Apr

£14 (£12) / 01350 727674

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£12 (£10; under 18s £7) / 0131 665 2240

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sat 18 Apr

£15 / 01383 602302

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Improv Games

Improv games from different teams competing for off-the-cuff glory.

The Tron, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Jul

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 3784

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

So, Marc is one of those types. He's gone and cut out social media altogether. The result is this show – a look at what happens when you decide to disconnect completely.

Yesbar, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£4 / 0141 204 0060

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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