Before 9pm, Comedy

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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

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 11 May

£20 / 01506 777666

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Monkey Barrel Comedy

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

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 1 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 2 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 8 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

…and 23 more dates until 25 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

Sun 26 Apr

£10 / 0131 248 4848

Preview

Mon 27 Apr

£10 / 0131 248 4848

Preview

Tue 28 Apr

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

…and 14 more dates until 16 May

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

Thu 7 May

£20 / 01727 844488

Fri 6 Nov

£20 / 01727 844488

Ashcroft Theatre, London CR9

Fri 16 Oct

£20

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sun 8 Nov

£21 / 020 8561 8371

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Comedy Shed

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

The Riverfront, Newport

Fri 22 May

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Stand-up routines from comedians Joe Lycett and Charlie Baker.

Fri 26 Jun

Studio

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Stand-up routines from comedians Joe Lycett and Charlie Baker.

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John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 20 Jun

£19.50–£22.50 / 01727 844488

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Tue 9 Jun

£20.90 / 01738 860066

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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

Fri 14 Aug

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 15 Aug

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Fri 21 Aug

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

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.

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester

Fri 10 Jul

£34.95

The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Fri 8 May

£35 (includes meal, show and disco) / 0871 334 1919

Denton Lounge, Worthing

Tue 2 Jun

£39.50 (price includes a three-course meal)

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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.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 17 Jun

£21 / 01256 844244

Brighton Dome

Sun 21 Jun

Concert Hall

£22 / 01273 709709

Bush Hall, London W12

Fri 11 Sep

£21.45 / 020 8222 6955

Fri 18 Sep

£21.45 / 020 8222 6955

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Roy Chubby Brown

Blue comedy from man branded 'too rude for television'. Never mind the comedy, that patchwork jacket is hardly fit for public consumption.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Thu 11 Jun

£20 / 0161 928 1677

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sat 16 May

£19 / 0845 888 7581

Bingley Arts Centre

Sat 13 Jun

£20 / 01274 567983

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Comedy Link Up

A lie-up of stand-up comedians to get you chuckling.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Sun 7 Jun

£20.81–£23.62 / 0844 477 2000

Podium Comedy

Podium Comedy presents Weird and Wonderful.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 13 Jun

Phone for prices / 01273 624434

Stand-ups take to the stage.

Fri 26 Jun

Phone for prices / 01273 624434

Stand-ups take to the stage.

Sat 11 Jul

Phone for prices / 01273 624434

Comedians from the circuit perform stand-up.

Fri 31 Jul

Phone for prices / 01273 624434

Comedians from the circuit perform stand-up.

Habeas Corpus

Alan Bennett's superb, comic, sideways swipe at life and death is performed by Centre Stage Theatre Company, revolving around the home and surgery of Dr Wicksteed, a general practitioner in Brighton's posh silk stocking district of Hove.

Theatr Colwyn And Cinema, Colwyn Bay

Tue 12 May

£10 (£9) / 01492 532668

Wed 13 May

£10 (£9) / 01492 532668

Abi Roberts & Milo McCabe

Stand-up material, impressions and character comedy from Abi Roberts and Milo McCabe.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Sun 26 Apr

£3.50 / 020 7354 8246

Dara O'Briain: Crowd Tickler

The Irish comedy star and host of BBC2's Mock the Week returns to with his observational humour in a new show – Crowd Tickler.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 13 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

Brighton Dome

Wed 21 Oct

Concert Hall

£23 / 01273 709709

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 2 Oct

£23 / 01223 357851

Sat 3 Oct

£23 / 01223 357851

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Frankie Boyle: I'm Better Than This

We thought he'd gone into retirement, but seems he just can't stay away and we thank him for it. More dark, dangerous and damn funny stuff from Mr Boyle.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Wed 29 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Thu 30 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Fri 1 May

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

…and 6 more dates until 9 May

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 26 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Mon 27 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sun 3 May

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

…and 3 more dates until 11 May

Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades of Beige

Jenny Eclair and her fellow funny people Susie Blake and Kate Robbins present a brand new show.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 3 May

£22.50 / 01727 844488

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Wed 29 Apr

£22.50 / 01656 815995

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Sat 2 May

£23 / 01792 475715

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Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Mick Perrin Worldwide Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. They take audience suggestions and create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter. The Impro Chums are Paul Merton, Suki Webster, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Mike McShane. 'Every year they bring the house down … a…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

The Grand

£13.50 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

The Grand

£14.50 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

The Grand

£14.50 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 22 Aug

ROFL Stand-up Comedy

See if the night lives up to its promise of getting you ROFLing – there's three comedians plus MC each time.

The Old Post Office, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 2 May

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 9 May

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 16 May

£8 / 01782 262052

…and 25 more dates until 7 Nov

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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 10 Jun

£18.50 / 01727 844488

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 26 May

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Tue 27 Oct

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 29 May

£18.50 / 01892 530613

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Stones In His Pockets

Contexture presents a hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot.

Rhodes Arts Complex And Bishop's Stortford Museum

Sun 26 Apr

£17 (£15) / 01279 651746

99 Club Soho

With Brett Goldstein, Matthew Osborn and Matt Green.

The Shadow Lounge, London W1F

Sat 2 May

£16–£65 / 020 7287 7988

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

Sat 9 May

£16–£65 / 020 7287 7988

Leading stand-ups take to the stage.

Sat 16 May

£16–£65 / 020 7287 7988

Leading stand-ups take to the stage.

…and 6 more dates until 27 Jun

Adam Hills: Clown Heart

Off The Kerb Productions by arrangement with Lisa Richards Agency Fringe favourite and star of Channel 4’s The Last Leg and BBC One's Live at the Apollo, Adam returns to Edinburgh with a new hour of spontaneity and joy. (Sundays with BSL interpreter.) 'Friendlier than a drunk Labrador' (BBC R6 Music). 'Hills delivers…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

Main Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Main Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

Main Hall

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 30 Aug

Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Tue 26 May

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Damien Slash

Character comedy, music and observations from Damien Slash plus guests Natasia Demetriou, Rob Carter, Roisin O'Mahony, Jo Griffin and Lola Sephenson.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Sun 10 May

£6.50 / 020 7354 8246

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