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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

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

1920's Gangsters And Moles Murder Mystery

Pick your way through the clues to discover the murderer in an evening of comedy, songs, ludicrous accents and a delicious three-course dinner.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 13 Jun

£26 / 023 9273 7370

2 Grumpy Gay Men: Loitering With Intention

Benjamin and William are waiting, but as time progresses, so do their differences of opinion, from Doctor Who to Brighton Seagulls. But who are they waiting for, and why are they there?

Over Broadway, Brighton

Tue 26 May

£8 (£6)

Wed 27 May

£8 (£6)

Thu 28 May

£8 (£6)

…and 3 more dates until 31 May

2 Guys & a Girl Return!

Following their success in 2014, it's time for more laugh-out-loud stand-up, new silliness, and fresh magic from London trio Mark Diamond, Sarah Iles and Stu Turner. Back for a second year, you won't find a more enjoyable and fun show. Last year was standing room only, so don't miss out.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 624434

Sun 3 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 624434

Mon 4 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 624434

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2095: A Mind Odyssey

Satirical sci-fi play by David Weedall.

Werks Central Studios, Brighton

Wed 13 May

£9 (£8)

Thu 14 May

£9 (£8)

Fri 15 May

£9 (£8)

Sat 16 May

£9 (£8)

25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer

The comedy duo celebrate 25 years of making y'all laugh with a tour that'll no doubt take in their best work, from The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, past Shooting Stars to House of Fools.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Mon 23 Nov

£35 / 0871 945 6000

Brighton Centre

Fri 4 Dec

£29.50–£35 / 0844 847 1515

Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 25 Nov

£36.79 / 0117 922 3686

Thu 26 Nov

£35 / 0117 922 3686

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300 - 1 And Monkey Poet

Monkey Poet delivers a unique tribute to war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, then after the interval presents his own stand-up rhymes.

The Met, Bury

Thu 28 May

£10 (£6) / 0161 761 2216

The 39 Steps

The Wilmslow Green Room present a comic adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock film, featuring four actors taking on 139 roles.

National Trust: Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow

Fri 10 Jul

£15 adv booking essential (Children £9 adv booking essential) / 01625 527468

  • 19:00 – 22:00 The 39 Steps National Trust: Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow

Sat 11 Jul

£15 adv booking essential (Children £9 adv booking essential) / 01625 527468

  • 19:00 – 22:00 The 39 Steps National Trust: Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow

4000 Years Of Keeping Secrets

  • Written by: Dr Mark Baldwin

Dr Baldwin traces the development of codes and ciphers through the ages, taking his story as far as the Second World War, ending with the world's most famous cipher machine, Enigma.

Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Sat 27 Jun

£15.12 / 01905 611427

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69 Shades of Black

Suitable only for 16+ Starring FAYE TOZER (from STEPS) as ‘Christina Black'

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Fri 15 May

£20 / 01350 727674

99 Club Leicester Square

Regular stand-up comedy.

Storm, London WC2H

Tue 28 Apr

£8; £20–£25 inc meals / 07760 488119

Topical and acerbic stand-up comedy from popular headlining acts.

Wed 29 Apr

£12; £8 adv; £20–£25 inc meals / 07760 488119

Topical and acerbic stand-up comedy from Sara Pascoe, Simon Munnery, Phil Wang and MC Toby Hadoke.

Thu 30 Apr

£12; £9 adv; £20–£25 inc meals / 07760 488119

Topical and acerbic stand-up comedy from Sara Pascoe, Zoe Lyons, Tony Law and MC Brett Goldstein.

…and 43 more dates until 30 Jun

Ku Bar, London WC2H

Mon 27 Apr

£5 / 020 7437 4303

Established and emergent stand-ups take to the stage in an evening of laughter.

Mon 4 May

£5 / 020 7437 4303

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

Mon 11 May

£5 / 020 7437 4303

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

…and 7 more dates until 29 Jun

The Queen's Head, London W1D

Sun 26 Apr

£12; £19–£20 inc meal / 020 7437 1540

Comedians from the circuit perform observational stand-up.

Sun 3 May

£12; £19–£20 inc meal / 020 7437 1540

Comedians from the circuit perform stand-up routines.

Sun 10 May

£12; £19–£20 inc meal / 020 7437 1540

Comedians from the circuit perform stand-up routines.

…and 7 more dates until 28 Jun

A to Z Improv Comedy

A to Z battle for the right to be hilarious without a safety net. Support them!

The Kilderkin, Edinburgh

Fri 8 May

Free / 0131 556 2101

Fri 12 Jun

Free / 0131 556 2101

Fri 10 Jul

Free / 0131 556 2101

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AAA Stand-Up

Bound & Gagged Comedy Total sell-out 2005-2014 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the show was a little bit longer' ★★★★ (Fest). Sam Gore: 'A class act indeed' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Truly exceptional. Refreshing honesty and a wonderfully dark…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

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

Abandoman: Hot Desk

Join Abandoman as they blend razor-sharp improvisation and audience interaction to create musical magic out of thin air in their aim to top the charts.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Wed 6 May

£15.50; £20.50 premium seats (£14)

Thu 7 May

£15.50; £20.50 premium seats (£14)

Fri 8 May

£15.50; £20.50 premium seats (£14)

…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Abi Roberts: Downtown Abi

Observational stand-up from Roberts.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Sun 31 May

£3.50 / 020 7354 8246

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sat 23 May

£7 (£6) / 01865 263980

Abi Roberts - Stand Up Comedy

Abi Roberts returns to Guildford Fringe Festival with her one woman stand-up show! Not to be missed.

The Star Inn, Guildford

Fri 10 Jul

£7

Sat 11 Jul

£7

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Abigail's Party

It's 1977 and Beverly is throwing a little party for her neighbours, married couple Tony and Angela and divorcee, Sue. Dishes of cheese and pineapple are on the coffee table. The social get together from hell is about to begin!

Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

Wed 13 May

£15 (£13) / 01908 324466

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Abigail's Party Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

Thu 14 May

£15 (£13) / 01908 324466

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Abigail's Party Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

Fri 15 May

£15 (£13) / 01908 324466

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Abigail's Party Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

Sat 16 May

£15 (£13) / 01908 324466

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Abigail's Party Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

Abigoliah Schamaun: Post-Coital Confessions

Troll Productions Man. I thought sleeping with you would help me get over Diana. But I feel horrible. Just one of the things said to Abigoliah after sex. This NYC comic reflects on her own amorous affairs then asks: what's the weirdest thing you've been told post-coitus? Sometimes it's bizarre, other times it makes you…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Abigoliah Schauman & Diane Spencer

New material as the stand-up prepares for Edinburgh Festival.

The Camden Head, London NW1

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 020 7485 4019

Absolute Improv

Influenced by the like of Whose Line is it Anyway? and Fast and Loose, ToBeContinued take audience suggestions, no matter how silly, and transform myriad ideas into fast-paced improvised comedy.

Avant Garde, Glasgow

Fri 22 May

£6 (£5) / 0141 552 7123

Fri 26 Jun

£6 (£5) / 0141 552 7123

Fri 24 Jul

£6 (£5) / 0141 552 7123

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

The Accidental Activist

Sketches, songs and stand-up in an anti-cuts comedy by Ed Waugh, John Scott and John Gibson. Starring and directed by Russell Floyd, featuring Rachel Adamson and Sammy Dobson.

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 27 Apr

£10 / 0844 693 3336

Tue 28 Apr

£10 / 0844 693 3336

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