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Dylan Moran: Off the Hook

Moran plays up to the stereotype of the bumbling, drunken Irishman, but his comedy is much more intelligent than mere cliché-mongering: on stage he is uniquely charismatic, a foul-mouthed mixture of lovable and misanthropic, and always very, very funny. Moran'll be on your radar in a very big way if you know your…

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 15 Apr

£25 / 01970 623 232

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 20 May

£25 / 01727 844488

Thu 21 May

£25 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 16 May

£25 / 01256 844244

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One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 3 Mar

£18.50 / 01727 844488

CAST, Doncaster

Fri 20 Mar

£17 / 01302 303959

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 29 Mar

£20 / 0844 576 2210

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Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 29 Apr

£18.75 / 01892 530613

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Fri 1 May

£17.50 / 020 3108 1000

Sat 2 May

£17.50 / 020 3108 1000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 19 Apr

£18.50 / 0844 847 2325

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The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 6 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 7 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 40 more dates until 25 Jul

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 28 Feb

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Fri 6 Mar

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 7 Mar

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

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Comedy Shed

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

The Riverfront, Newport

Fri 27 Mar

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Stand-up from Joe Lycett, Junior Simpson and Charlie Baker at the relaxed cabaret style comedy club.

Hairspray: The Portsmouth Players

  • Directed by: Jack O'Brien
  • Written by: John Waters

A jolly musical based on the 1988 film by John Waters about a plump girl with big hair and a passion for dance.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 28 Feb

£12–£13 (Children £10 under 15s; £40–£42) / 02392 828282

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 8 May

£16–£18 / 01324 506850

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Fri 22 May

£19 / 01903 206206

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 15 May

£18.50 / 01604 624 811

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Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word

Doubt, pragmatism and agnoticism in Benn's new show in which he delights in the joys of being a sceptic.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Fri 1 May

£13 / 01642 525199

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Fri 6 Mar

£12

Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Sat 2 May

£13 / 0113 224 3801

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South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Fri 27 Feb

Cellar Bar

£12 ( £11) / 01344 484 123

Stand-ups take to the stage for an evening of amusement.

Fri 6 Mar

Cellar Bar

£12 (£11) / 01344 484 123

Stand-ups take to the stage in an evening of laughter.

Fri 13 Mar

Cellar Bar

£12 ( £11) / 01344 484 123

Stand-ups bring their routines to the stage in an evening of merriment.

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Have a Heart

An evening of comedy for the British Heart Foundation.

Malone's Irish Bar, Glasgow

Fri 27 Feb

£5 / 0141 332 8899

Only Fools And Three Courses

Fun night of comedy and good food with the characters of Only Fools and Horses. Marlene and Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert on the guest list? Don't sit under the chandelier, though.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Tue 3 Mar

Maritime Room

£39.50 / 01702 351135

Wed 4 Mar

Maritime Room

£39.50 / 01702 351135

Thu 5 Mar

Maritime Room

£39.50 / 01702 351135

…and 2 more dates until 7 Mar

Croft Hotel, Darlington

Sat 14 Mar

£32.50 Includes three course meal / 01325 720319

Crown And Mitre Hotel, Carlisle

Sat 21 Mar

£34.95 includes three course meal / 01228 525 491

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Table Manners

Talking Scarlet Theatre Company presents Alan Aychbourn's comic masterpiece, which follows six characters and a tangle of relationships over the course of a summer's weekend in a country house. The cast includes Anna Brecon, Marcus Hutton, Natasha Gray and David Callister.

Buxton Opera House

Sat 28 Feb

£16–£19 / 0845 127 2190

Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 24 May

£21 / 0151 907 8360

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 26 Apr

£21.50 / 01253 290190

Hull New Theatre

Thu 9 Apr

£20 / 01482 226655

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Hush Up: Young Actors Company

The theatre's youth company presents a devised piece inspired by the silent comedies of the 1920s.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 28 Feb

Studio

£6 / 0844 871 7646

Sinderella 2

The second instalment of Jim Davidson's saucy, adults-only panto.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 11 Mar

£16–£20 / 0141 332 1846

Thu 12 Mar

£16–£20 / 0141 332 1846

Fri 13 Mar

£16–£20 / 0141 332 1846

…and 5 more dates until 21 Mar

Sister Act

Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Tue 27 Oct

£10–£22 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Sister Act Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Wed 28 Oct

£10–£22 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Sister Act Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Thu 29 Oct

£10–£22 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Sister Act Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 30 Oct

£10–£22 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Sister Act Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Fri 3 Apr

£7 / 0845 127 2190

Stand-up from Rhodri Rhys, Danny Ward, Marvin Cheeseman and MC Freddy Quinne. Shows may contain strong language & adult material.

Del Boy And Rodney: The Dinner Show

A new production brought to you from the UK's leading comedy dinner show company. The Dinner Show for all "Only Fools and Horses fans". Derek Trotter is your host for the evening.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Fri 10 Apr

£46.50 / 01274 432000

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Dick And Liddy's Comedy Club

Up and coming stand-ups perform under the watchful eye of hosts Dick and Liddy.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Fri 27 Mar

Green Room Bar

£11 / 01422 351158

Dick and Liddy host the comedy stars of today and tomorrow in the Green Room bar.

Fri 24 Apr

Green Room Bar

£10–£11.10 / 01422 351158

Stand-up from rising stars in the word of comedy in the Green Room bar, which featured big names including John Bishop, Alan Carr, Ross Noble, Michael McIntyre and Kevin Bridges early in their careers.

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Fri 17 Apr

Phone for prices / 01553 764864

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 3 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

Mon 13 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Interactive Theatre International Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve more of their trademark mayhem alongside a three course meal in this ‘must-see event’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info). In true Faulty fashion, the fun starts as you wait to be seated and then hurtles along for two hours filled with all the best gags.

B'est, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

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…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01727 844488

Thu 7 May

£20 / 01727 844488

Fri 6 Nov

£20 / 01727 844488

Ashcroft Theatre, London CR9

Fri 16 Oct

£20

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 1 Apr

£21.25 / 01892 530613

Fri 3 Apr

£20 / 01892 530613

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