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Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap

The camp face of Chatty Man proves his status as the King of bitchy comedy.

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Wed 23 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

Thu 24 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

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…

Brighton Dome

Thu 22 Oct

£21.50 / 01273 709709

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 3 Jul

£20

The Dark Room: Arena Spectacularrrgh

Live, interactive video game (and YouTube sensation) in which contestants need to muster all their nerves and wits to defeat the giant floating head and escape the room.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 24 Apr

£12.50

Fri 15 May

£12.50

Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies?

  • 3 stars

The comedian with a follow-up to her What Would Beyonce Do? show.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 26 Jun

£17.50

Stewart Lee: A Room with a Stew

The latest show from Lee to promote his next Comedy Vehicle DVD. A series that won him Best Male Television Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme at the British Comedy Awards in 2011.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 29 Jun

Soho Downstairs

£12 / 020 7478 0100

Tue 30 Jun

Soho Downstairs

£12 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 1 Jul

Soho Downstairs

£12 / 020 7478 0100

…and 5 more dates until 11 Jul back to top

Dive!

Eclectic underground queer party, blending spoken word, live music and comedy with a kaleidoscopic soundtrack and a filthy disco to finish.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Dive is back with a little help from London’s finest purveyors of decadent performance parties – Abattoir.
Expect the usual weirdo cabaret, live acts, art installations and dirty disco with a little extra blood and guts thrown in.
With your host, singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings.
Live performance from: London’s sordid pop superstar Krista Papista, rope/aerial from Torture Garden’s Skinnyredhead, drag superstars Miss Fedora Veronica Homburg and Alice Rabbit.
Music by Dive resident Modifier, Rufus&Bambi – expect House/Italo/Space/Deep/Acid/Electro/Techno/Tropical/Ambient.

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

Sat 15 Aug

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning) Peter Powers Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 22 Aug

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning) Peter Powers Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Aug

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning) Peter Powers Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Richard Herring: Lord Of The Dance Settee

  • 3 stars

Sharp and intelligent satire inspired by mis-hearing the lyrics to a well-known hymn.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Thu 25 Jun

£16.50

Thu 2 Jul

£16.50

Udderbelly Festival

A massive multi-arts festival takes over the Southbank for the best part of a raucous three months, with music, comedy, theatre and family-friendly shows aplenty. The 2015 programme includes stand up from Katherine Ryan, James Acaster and Richard Herring; bubble fun for kids with The Amazing Bubble Man; and circus…

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Thu 23 Apr

£15.50

Andy Zaltzman (& Guests): Satirist for Hire Election Special

Mon 27 Apr

£12.50

Comedy in the Dark

Thu 7 May

£15.50

Andy Zaltzman (& Guests): Satirist for Hire Election Special

…and 9 more dates until 17 Jul

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…

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Fri 10 Jul

£25.50 / 0844 545 8282

Sat 11 Jul

£25.50 / 0844 545 8282

Sun 12 Jul

£25.50 / 0844 545 8282

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Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

Inventive and thought-provoking humour.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 4 May

£11–£19.25 / 020 7478 0100

Tue 5 May

£11–£19.25 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 6 May

£11–£19.25 / 020 7478 0100

…and 18 more dates until 6 Jun

Avenue Q

Viva! Award-winning Viva are back for their eighth year, this time with Avenue Q. Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighbourhood in his price range is Avenue Q. Still, the neighbours seem nice. Together Princeton…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Forest Theatre

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Forest Theatre

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Forest Theatre

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug

The Best In Stand Up

Exactly what it says on the tin – The Comedy Store presents its best stand ups.

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Fri 24 Apr

£20; £14 (£9) / 0844 871 7699

Sharp observational humour about life as a Northern bloke, Father and Manchester United fan, from Scarborough-born stand-up Paul Tonkinson. Also featuring Alistair Barrie, Jarlath Reagan and MC Stephen Grant.

Sat 25 Apr

£23.50; £17.50 / 0844 871 7699

Sharp observational humour about life as a Northern bloke, Father and Manchester United fan, from Scarborough-born stand-up Paul Tonkinson. Also featuring Mick Ferry, Alistair Barrie, Jarlath Reagan and MC Stephen Grant.

Fri 1 May

£20; £14; £23.50; £17.50 (£9) / 0844 871 7699

Sharp storytelling from Canadian stand-up Sean Collins. Also featuring Roger Monkhouse, Imran Yusuf, Daniel Sloss and MC Ian Coppinger.

…and 26 more dates until 31 Jul

Best of the Fest

Assembly The biggest and best comedy line-ups in Edinburgh! This Festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight. Stellar line-ups listed daily at www.assemblyfestival.com. Recent years featured the likes of Dylan Moran, Jimmy Carr, Adam Hills, Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan, Chris…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 30 Aug

Best of Yesbar Virgins

Graham Barrie hosts the best of the up-and-coming talent showcased at the regular Vespbar Virgins night.

Yesbar, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

£5 / 0141 204 0060

Sat 6 Jun

£5 / 0141 204 0060

Sat 4 Jul

£5 / 0141 204 0060

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Foil, Arms and Hog

Surreal and energetic sketch comedy and stand-up from the Irish trio comprising Sean Finegan, Conor Mc Kenna and Sean Flanagan.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 12 Jun

£12.50

Jason Byrne's Special Eye

A brand new high-energy show for 2013 from the Dublin-born stand-up.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 17 Jul

£20

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

Sat 26 Sep

£25 / 01925 442345

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

Paul Currie: Release the Baboons

Absurdist stand-up from Currie, who takes your notions of stand-up and flips them upside down.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Thu 23 Apr

Soho Downstairs

£11–£13.75 / 020 7478 0100

Fri 24 Apr

Soho Downstairs

£11–£13.75 / 020 7478 0100

Sat 25 Apr

Soho Downstairs

£11–£13.75 / 020 7478 0100

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The Saturday Show

Saturday nights à la Stand are normally a sold out affair so it's worth booking in advance and getting in early for the edibles. (Food. Not ladies.)

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Nick Revell, Andy Robinson, Daisy Earl and host Bruce Devlin.

Sat 2 May

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Gavin Webster, Abigoliah Schamaun, Eddie Cassidy and Susan Morrison.

Sat 9 May

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Janey Godley, Stephen Carlin, Tony Jameson and Billy Kirkwood.

…and 3 more dates until 30 May

The Saturday Show

Saturday night in Glasgow, and The Stand has crammed some more top acts onto a stage for you. Get in early, as it sells out every time.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£15 / 0844 335 8879

With Mark Maier, John Scott, Larry Dean and host JoJo Sutherland.

Sat 2 May

£15 / 0844 335 8879

With Gary Little, Alex Boardman, Gina Jenkinson and Scott Gibson.

Sat 9 May

£15 / 0844 335 8879

With Nick Revell, Matt Reed, Julia Sutherland and Joe Heenan.

…and 3 more dates until 30 May

Trevor Noah: The Racist

Sharp wit and intelligent commentary from the South African comic.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

Sam and Helen MC a mixed bill of comedy Funny Women Finalists 2014: Sam Baines and Helen Sorren bring you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe. A super-sized cup of comedy with TV names as well as the very best new comedians. Join us for some late night laughs! ‘Sam and Helen are bloody hilarious’ (Larry…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Wee One

Free / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Wee One

Free / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Wee One

Free / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

The Wheatsheaf, London W1T

Sat 25 Apr

£12 / 07760 488119

A line-up of comedians perform stand-up material.

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