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Patrick Kielty

Biting wit and incisive satire from the Dundrum-born stand-up.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 10 Apr

£13.75–£27.75 / 028 9024 0411

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

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

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

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 4 Apr

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Dave Johns, John Ross, Sean McLoughlin and host Raymond Mearns.

Sat 11 Apr

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Ron Vaudry, Chris Forbes, Paul F Taylor and host Joe Heenan.

Sat 18 Apr

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Kevin Gildea, Ro Campbell and host Jonathan Mayor.

…and 2 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions

The charmingly vicious, laid-back Canadian presents his latest solo show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Thu 9 Apr

£17.50 (£16) / 0844 873 3433

Fri 10 Apr

£17.50 (£16) / 0844 873 3433

Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Chambers Management Following a sell-out debut UK tour with his critically acclaimed show, The Racist, South African megastar and Daily Show regular Trevor Noah returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. His sharp wit, intelligent commentary and unmistakable charm have…

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

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

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.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 13 Apr

£10 / 020 7478 0100

Tue 14 Apr

£10 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 15 Apr

£10 / 020 7478 0100

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Mick Perrin Worldwide Total sell-out 2013 and 2014. Travelling at the speed of thought in his music production spaceship, the world-class multi award-winning musician and comedian transcends mere mimicry to produce studio quality compositions faster than most could imagine them. The vocal shaman emits and manipulates…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

The Grand

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

The Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

The Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug back to top

Andy Parsons: Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Parsons is satirical and politically witty.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 26 May

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 27 May

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

Thu 28 May

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

…and 6 more dates until 6 Jun

Sheffield City Hall

Fri 10 Apr

Memorial Hall

£16 / 0114 278 9789

Observational stand-up from John Scott, Matt Richardson, Keith Carter and Roger Monkhouse.

Fri 24 Apr

Memorial Hall

£16 / 0114 278 9789

Stand-up from Toby Foster, Andy Askins, Phil Chapman and Joe Rowntree.

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

Cabaret and comedy showcase, hosted by Malcolm Hardee Award nominee Nathan Cassidy and performed in a laid-back environment. Today's guests include Patrick Monahan, Laurence Owen, Milo McCabe and Mark Dolan.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 22 May

£10 / 0844 873 3433

Host Nathan Cassidy introduces Matthew Crosby, Joey Page, Jayde Adams and Laurence Owen to perform their most recent stand-up material.

£10 / 0844 873 3433

Host Nathan Cassidy welcomes stand-ups Phil Nichol, Trevor Lock, Mr Susie and Laurence Owen to the stage.

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

Alun Cochrane: (Me Neither)

  • 4 stars

The laconic Yorkshireman returns with gentle observations.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£12 (£10) / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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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 4 Apr

£5 / 0141 204 0060

Sat 2 May

£5 / 0141 204 0060

Sat 6 Jun

£5 / 0141 204 0060

…and 8 more dates until 6 Feb 2016

Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman

  • 4 stars

Winner of the 2013 Foster's Comedy Award with her show A Bic For Her (based on the ever-so-misogynistic pen for ladies released by Bic that year), Bridget's latest show is more of the same deliciously scathing explorations of the world. Bridget came to the nation's attention throughout the mid-late 00s, after being…

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Fri 8 May

Soho Downstairs

£20 (£17.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sat 9 May

Soho Downstairs

£20 (£17.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sun 10 May

Soho Downstairs

£20 (£17.50) / 020 7478 0100

…and 13 more dates until 23 May

Iain Stirling: Everything

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Fri 17 Apr

Soho Downstairs

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7478 0100

Sat 18 Apr

Soho Downstairs

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7478 0100

Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

  • 4 stars

Witty jokes and pop culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 19 Jun

£14.50–£15.50

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

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

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire

Political satire from the writer and radio regular.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Thu 16 Apr

£15.50

Thu 23 Apr

£15.50

Thu 7 May

£15.50

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Thu 18 Jun

£15.50

Wed 1 Jul

£15.50

Wed 15 Jul

£15.50

Bob Slayer: Fat Jockey

Slayer's life has been interesting, to say the least. A rock tour manager-turned-comedian, his previous career saw him look after the likes of Snoop Dogg and the Bloodhound Gang. Now he claims he used to be a jockey. Unbelievable? You'll have to take his word for it.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£5 / 0141 331 5170

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

The Friday Show

Friday night sparkles with the promise of comedy in a basement, courtesy of those good folk at The Stand. Hurrah!

The Stand, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

With Dave Johns, John Ross, Sean McLoughlin and host Raymond Mearns.

Fri 10 Apr

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

With Ron Vaudry, Chris Forbes, Paul F Taylor and host Joe Heenan.

Fri 17 Apr

£12 (£10; Members £6) / 0131 558 7272

With Kevin Gildea, Ro Campbell and host Jonathan Mayor.

…and 2 more dates until 1 May back to top