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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.

B'est, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

Thistle Hotel, Brighton

Sat 30 May

£45–£49.50

Part of Brighton Fringe.

Sun 31 May

£45–£49.50

Part of Brighton Fringe.

Tfest

Three day tribute music festival featuring over 130 acts across seven stages. There are a further 90+ unsigned acts playing acoustic and folk marquees, DJs in the dance dance marquee comedy performances and capacity for 2,000 dancers.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Fri 31 Jul

£85–£125 (Children £0–£85) / 01698 402060

  • 12:00 Tfest Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sat 1 Aug

£85–£125 (Children £0–£85) / 01698 402060

  • 12:00 Tfest Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sun 2 Aug

£85–£125 (Children £0–£85) / 01698 402060

  • 12:00 Tfest Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

What Not to Eat at Sea (Work in Progress)

Sarah Weldon discusses her attempt, later this year, to become the first person to row solo around Great Britain. Work in progress. Booking is essential.

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Fri 1 May

£3–£6 / 0161 907 5555

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 3 May

£3–£7 / 0844 875 0073

Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final

A M Entertainments Grab your hot tickets to vote at this prestigious Fringe final alongside international comedy cognoscenti for tomorrow's stars. Award-winning headliner and host. 2015's top ten comedy shows are through to the final, after expert talent scouts viewed – initially online worldwide, then live at the…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

Amphitheatre

£12.50 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Now in its eighth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy, cabaret and entertainment, hosted by Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene. Previous guests have included: Adam Hills, Jason…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 8 Aug

Auditorium

£19.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Funz and Gamez

Daft wee comedy show from Phil Ellis, whose buddies Jim Elf and Bonzo the Dog provide family fun that appeals to all ages.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 31 May

£10

Sat 20 Jun

£10

Sun 21 Jun

£10

Luke Toulson: Grandpa, Hitler and Me

Luke Toulson My grandpa was a Royal Engineer in France, North Africa and the Middle East during the Second World War. He wrote hundreds of loving, funny and insightful letters home to his wife. 70 years on, this show is about those letters, including stories of Dunkirk, the Blitz and a drunken attempt to climb a…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Stand 5

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 5

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 5

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Stewart Lee: A Room With a Stew

Stewart Lee New material in preparation for the next series of BBC Two’s Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. ‘What is exhilarating is how many surprises he still throws in and how deft his jumps are from one tone to another …. invigorating' ★★★★ (Times). ‘More skilful and playful than ever' ★★★★★ (Guardian). ‘Stewart Lee is…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£12.50 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£12.50 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£12.50 / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

Tedfest

A Father Ted themed evening, featuring The Lovely Girls Contest, live music, Human Buckaroo, disco, quiz and Ted's Got Talent.

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Jul

£30 / 0131 225 2564

Tiff Stevenson: Mad Man

Tiff Stevenson What makes a person? Ideas, labels, sexuality or even slogan t-shirts? Products are anthropomorphised and cult of personality reigns supreme. Are we being sold our identity? May contain Spanish rap. As seen on Mock the Week, Drunk History, Apprentice: You're Fired and People Just Do Nothing. As heard on…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Stand 6

£9 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life (Data Update)

Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd. Following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run in 2013, and a successful first UK tour, Tony Jameson gives his critically acclaimed show Football Manager Ruined My Life a bit of an end of season update for 2015. Have you ever got so lost in the game you can’t separate fact from fiction? If…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Stand 6

£9 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 6

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life

  • 3 stars

If Tony hadn't spent about 20 years of his life playing Football Manager he'd probably have achieved a whole lot more. Thankfully he didn't, otherwise there'd be no show tonight.

The Wardrobe, Leeds

Sat 23 May

£11.25 / 0113 383 8800

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

Sat 2 May

£19.50

A Simple Space

£10

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show

Sun 3 May

£10

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Mon 4 May

£10

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

…and 20 more dates until 18 Jul

The Venetian Twins

Tony Cownie's new version of Carlo Goldoni's timeless comedy tells the story of two estranged twins, Zanetto and Tonino. Though they look alike, as people they couldn't be more different. When the arrive in the same town on the same day, things start to get a little confusing.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Sat 2 May

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Wed 6 May

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

…and 3 more dates until 16 May

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 back to top

Acute Britishness

'So You Think You're Funny' and 'Golden Jester' finalist Mark Daniels suffers from a syndrome known as Acute Britishness. His self-deprecating, sarcastic wit questions why Brits just won't complain, even about the country's biggest problems: school textbooks, STD clinics, Craig David and Nigella Lawson. He teaches us what…

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Sun 3 May

£5 (£4)

Mon 4 May

£5 (£4)

Adam Long's Dickens Abridged

Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd By Adam Long (co-founder of The Reduced Shakespeare Company), Dickens Abridged is a high-speed comic journey through Dickens' greatest hits, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations (complete with flaming bride), David Copperfield, Bleak House in less than 60 seconds, A Tale of Two Cities…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£13.50 (£12.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in an original story of 'The Addams Family'.

De La Salle Theatre, Bournemouth

Sat 25 Jul

£10

The Addams Family Musical

Meet the Addams Family as they open their home to Wednesday's new love Lucas (an all-American boy) and his straight-laced parents. Needless to say, chaos ensues in this new musical comedy by The SPACE Company.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Thu 9 Jul

£11; £8 opening night (£9; £6 opening night; £5; £4 opening night) / 01823 414141

Afternoon Delight

Just the Tonic Family-friendly sample show of different shows from within the venues 11 performance spaces… maybe some guests. Spend the hour in the company of five to eight performers and see if you want to go to their full show.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Big Room

£2.50 (£2) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Big Room

£2.50 (£2) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Big Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

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

Aisling Bea: Work-In-Progress

The British Comedy Award winner, actress and writer shares new stories and gags inspired by her Irish upbringing.

Machynlleth Bowling Club

Sun 3 May

£7

Ali Brice presents: Eric Meat Has No Proof, Only Memories of Pasta

Ali Brice / Heroes (PWYW) Brice is back with a host of silly characters. Eric Meat is heartbroken, can't cook spaghetti, and out to do what he wants. Join him as he tries to find out exactly who he is. It could be disastrous. It will definitely be ridiculous. Come, join the fun! Be sure to bring your frog hats!

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

All Made Up: This Time It's Social

All Made Up Like or hate Facebook, you're guaranteed to love this all-female social media inspired comedy improv show. Following a hugely successful run at last year's Fringe, countless sell-out London shows, as well as being one of the Independent's highlights of this year's Dave Comedy Festival, All Made Up are back…

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Snifter Room

£6 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Snifter Room

£6 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Snifter Room

£11 / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Allie

Ruaraidh Murray Revenge is best served radge! A new dark comedy from the creator of critically acclaimed shows Big Sean, Mikey and Me, Bath Time and Boxman. 'Quentin Tarantino meets Irvine Welsh. Very funny' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Firecracker of a show' ★★★★ (Herald). 'Murray's bravura performance' ★★★★ (Metro).

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Billiard Room

£6.50 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Billiard Room

£6.50 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Billiard Room

£6.50 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug back to top