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An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

Sun 31 May

£26 (£24) / 01805 624 624

Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Millenium Hall, Carmarthen

Sat 11 Apr

£8.94

Glasgow Kids Comedy Club

Live comedy for younger fans, particularly those aged 8–12. Every month a selection of comedians tweaks their material for the toughest audience on the planet. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr

£4 / 0844 335 8879

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…

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

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.

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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.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Wed 8 Apr

£6.60 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Fri 10 Apr

£5 / 01750 22204

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£5 / 01750 22204

Comar, Isle of Mull

Wed 15 Apr

£4 (Children £2) / 01688 302211

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Joss Jones for EdCom Productions The best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics in a great value lunchtime compilation showcase. With a new line-up every day including big-name headliners and the hottest newcomers, this is the best way to start the day for comedians and festival comedy fans alike. Now in its 12th…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

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

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 18 Apr

£7.50 / 01245 606505

Stand-up for a younger audience from guest comedians.

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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

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

Sun 10 May

£8 / 0844 545 8282

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Sat 23 May

£20 / 0844 545 8282

Scotch & Soda

Sat 30 May

£32 / 0844 545 8282

Scotch & Soda

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Adam Meggido
  • Written by: J.M.Barrie

A drama society set out to put on the best darn production of Peter Pan the world has seen, but – as the title suggestions – the best laid plans of mice and men will insist in going aft agley.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 9 Apr

£27.50 / 01223 578933

Sat 11 Apr

£27.50 / 01223 578933

Sun 12 Apr

£27.50 / 01223 578933

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wed 27 May

£17.50; £15 Ages 16-26; £13–£28; £9–£24 Ages 16-26; £9–£24 Ages 16-26 (£9–£24; £9–£24; £9–£24; Children £10 under 16s; Children £9–£24 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

Thu 28 May

£17.50; £15 Ages 16-26; £13–£28; £9–£24 Ages 16-26; £9–£24 Ages 16-26 (£9–£24; £9–£24; £9–£24; Children £10 under 16s; Children £9–£24 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

Sat 30 May

£17.50; £15 Ages 16-26; £13–£28; £9–£24 Ages 16-26; £9–£24 Ages 16-26 (£9–£24; £9–£24; £9–£24; Children £10 under 16s; Children £9–£24 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

New Theatre, Cardiff

Thu 30 Apr

£10–£28.50 / 029 2087 8889

Sat 2 May

£10–£28.50 / 029 2087 8889

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Stu and Garry's Free Improv Show

Regular freestyle comedy wizards Stuart Murphy and Garry Dobson fire up the imagination with another slice of improv action.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 558 7272

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0131 558 7272

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 558 7272

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 558 7272

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

The master of kids' comedy presents a show packed with proper laughs, without the rude bits. For ages 6+.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sun 28 Jun

Walker Theatre

£8.50 / 01743 281281

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London Sketchfest 2015

Retuning for its third year, Sketchfest presents a series of alternative comedy shows from new, unsigned acts.

The Cinema Museum, London SE11

Fri 1 May

£14; £25 day; £65 weekend / 020 7840 2200

Sat 2 May

£14; £25 day; £65 weekend / 020 7840 2200

Sun 3 May

£14; £25 day; £65 weekend / 020 7840 2200

Patrick Kielty

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

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sat 11 Apr

£13.75–£27.75 / 028 9024 0411

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Thu 2 Apr

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 4 Apr

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 5 Apr

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

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The Addams Family: The Rattonians

  • Written by: Marshall Brickman

A musical comedy based on characters created by Charles Addams and specifically the cartoons rather than the television and film characters.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Thu 2 Apr

£16.50 (£14) / 01323 412000

Sat 4 Apr

£16.50 (£14) / 01323 412000

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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Les Barker

Folky monologues, music, poems and parodies.

St Mary's Church Hall, Fishguard

Sat 23 May

£8

  • 16:00 Les Barker St Mary's Church Hall, Fishguard

New Art Club With Dance 4: Hercules

This story of Hercules is told through hilarious dance routines and amazing speciality acts. It's a modern cabaret the whole family will enjoy.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wed 20 May

£16 / 0116 242 3595

School Of Comedy: Workshop (Over 4s)

Learn and develop stand-up comedy techniques.

Milford On Sea Village Community Centre, Lymington

Tue 7 Apr

Phone for prices / 01590 643393

Sing-a-long-a Frozen

Dundee Rep will host Sing-a-long-a Frozen, when the unique, interactive screening of the worldwide phenomenon Frozen rolls into town as part of a nationwide UK tour. Singalonga Productions are delighted to announce that Disney's Frozen is the new Singalonga must see! A screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen…

Dundee Rep

Fri 24 Jul

£15 (Children £10) / 01382 223530

Steve Nallon: Spitting Image and Satire

Impressionist and comedian Steve Nallon (of Spitting Image fame) delivers a talk and introduces a screening of the 1987 Spitting Image election special.

Eldon Building, Portsmouth

Mon 13 Apr

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