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Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 17 May

Studio Theatre

£7 / 020 8369 5454

£7 / 020 8369 5454

Hoopla Joke Writing Workshop

For budding comedy writers – this workshop breaks down the routine writing process into easy bites, with continued support once you've written your piece.

Theatre Delicatessen, London EC1R

Sat 9 May

£30–£35

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

Sun 19 Apr

£10

The Amazing Bubble Man

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Racing Minds Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after two sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can't quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious characters, whip-smart wit and breathtaking twists will take hasty shape before your very eyes. Anything could happen, but…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Anatomy Of The Piano For Beginners

Children's adaptation of virtuoso pianist, wit and raconteur's award winning hit Edinburgh show Anatomy of the Piano. The perfect antidote to boring piano lessons that has young audiences entranced and enthralled and their parents engaged too.

The Other Place, Brighton

Sat 30 May

£8.50 (£7) / 07800 983 290

Sun 31 May

£8.50 (£7) / 07800 983 290

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Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself

  • 3 stars

Vitriolic humour from the former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.

Cookie Jar, Leicester

Thu 2 Jul

£8.94

Barnard Castle Comedy Festival

Barnard Castle Comedy Festival Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing the full line-up for the first ever Barnard Castle Comedy Festival, based at The Witham. We can’t name names just yet, but this year’s programme will feature stand-ups with Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo on their CV, an Edinburgh Comedy…

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Sat 18 Jul

£45 / 01833 631107

Belfast's Festival of Fools

A weekend packed with dare devil feats, fast-paced acrobatics, mesmerising object manipulation and comedy.

Cathedral Quarter And City Centre, Belfast

Sat 2 May

Free donations welcome / 028 9023 6007

Sun 3 May

Free donations welcome / 028 9023 6007

Mon 4 May

Free donations welcome / 028 9023 6007

Beverley Folk Festival

Weekend live music festival of folk and acoustic acts featuring the Bootleg Beatles, Hayseed Dixie, Barbara Dickson, Rab Noakes, Curtis Eller and Hat Fitz. The festival also includes comedy, literature and workshops for youngsters.

Beverley Racecourse

Sat 20 Jun

£95 (£90; Children under 12 free; Family £293 for weekend tickets) / 01377 217569

Sun 21 Jun

£95 (£90; Children under 12 free; Family £293 for weekend tickets) / 01377 217569

Bridie The Tea Lady

Bridie is 8ft tall and dances with her musical cake laiden ft tea trolley.

The Alnwick Garden

Wed 27 May

Free / 01665 511350

Thu 28 May

Free / 01665 511350

Fri 29 May

Free / 01665 511350

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Codpieces: Fatal Loins

Ham – a – Lot Codpieces are Shakespearean parodies, told in the form of prefaces and continuations… Fatal Loins continues with the supposition that if Romeo and Juliet didn’t die, what is in store for them 20 years later? The familiar characters are there but not necessarily as we remember them. Who says, 'Thy tonsure…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Codpieces: Hamlet, Part II and Prince Lear

Ham – a – Lot Codpieces are Shakespearean parodies by Perry Pontac told in the form of prefaces and continuations… Meet the wife before Lear decides to share out his kingdom or what happens after the end of Hamlet, who will be king? ‘Pontac stands to the side of these familiar masterpieces, treating them with irony…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 13 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Cumberland Reel

Music, dancing, fun and laughter.

The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 5 Jul

Free / 0191 265 6151

David Callaghan: No Momentum

David Callaghan / Laughing Horse Free Festival The first solo show from David Callaghan (BBC New Comedy Awards 2012 and 2013). As heard on BBC Radio's Jesting About. 'An impressive performance… delivering self-deprecating routines with a captivating, Kitson-esque lilt' (GiggleBeats.co.uk). 'Callaghan does an excellent…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Events at The platform

Events This may at the Platform.

The Platform, Morecambe

Sat 16 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Sun 17 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Sun 24 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Tue 26 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

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Funny Way To Be: Barnard Castle Comedy Festival

Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing the full line-up for the first ever Barnard Castle Comedy Festival, based at The Witham. We can’t name names just yet, but this year’s programme will feature stand-ups with Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo on their CV, an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, a 2014 British Comedy…

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Sat 18 Jul

£45 / 01833 631107

Georgie Carroll: Nurse Case Scenario

Julz Hay Proudly Presents Georgie Carroll's nursing show guides you through 15 years of nursing on the front line, which proves that the nurses are oftentimes a lot sicker than the patients. A must for nurses or anyone who ever needed one. Sold out season and Best Comedy nomination, Perth Fringe 2015. Sold out season…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Billiard Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Billiard Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Billiard Room

£8 (£6) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 16 Aug

Great Yorkshire Fringe

A weird, wise and wonderful ten-day festival comes to York next summer.

Various Venues, York

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 2 Aug

Half a Sixpence

Viva Youth Theatre Flash, bang, wallop – what a show! Kipps and Ann were childhood friends. When they were parted as children, Kipps cut a sixpence in half and told Ann to look at it whenever she missed him. Years later they meet and re-kindle their childhood friendship. Then everything changes… A classic musical…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug

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

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Kate Shortt’s Comedy Cello

Kate Shortt, cellist, singer and comedian, transforms her cello into all sorts of animals and characters.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 16 May

£4.50 (£3) / 020 8348 8716

The King of Monte Cristo

Watch This An award-winning, narcissistic writer director duo are set to stage their fifth play together. But things go wrong when the writer turns up to the first rehearsal with a completely different script. Joining them (and complicating things) are their eclectic cast - a Hollywood superstar, an actor who thinks…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

Life Gives You Lemons

Jamie Griffin / Free Festival Is this a damn early time to start a show? Yes! Is it the only way to start your Fringe? Yes! With an interactive musical improv ending, this show you want to set your alarm for. Age category: 12+

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

A Little Respect

Hungry Wolf VYT Following two critically acclaimed years at the Fringe, A Little Respect is Hungry Wolf's 2015 offering. Irreverent and dark, A Little Respect is a sexy little thriller filled with intrigue, waspish one-liners and homoeroticism. What first appears to be a traditional piece of situation comedy quickly…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Theatre 2

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Theatre 2

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Theatre 2

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

London Wonderground

A smorgasbord of curiosities back for its third year at the Southbank Centre. Highlights include headline show LIMBO, as well as your fair share of cabaret, comedy and theatre.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Sat 11 Jul

£10 / 0844 545 8282

Ali McGregor's JAZZAMATAZZ!

Sun 12 Jul

£10 / 0844 545 8282

Ali McGregor's JAZZAMATAZZ!

Sat 18 Jul

£10 / 0844 545 8282

Ali McGregor's JAZZAMATAZZ!

Sun 19 Jul

£10 / 0844 545 8282

Ali McGregor's JAZZAMATAZZ!

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