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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.

Brighton Centre

Fri 4 Dec

£29.50–£35 / 0844 847 1515

Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 25 Nov

£29.50–£35 / 0117 922 3686

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Fri 27 Nov

£29.50–£35 / 023 9282 4355

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The 2000 Year Old Man

JW3 presents a World Premiere: the first ever stage performance of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner's classic comedy creation The 2000 Year Old Man.

JW3, London NW3

Mon 9 Mar

£12.50 Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; £10 Monday to Wednesday / 020 7433 8988

Tue 10 Mar

£12.50 Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; £10 Monday to Wednesday / 020 7433 8988

Wed 11 Mar

£12.50 Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; £10 Monday to Wednesday / 020 7433 8988

…and 11 more dates until 22 Mar

300

On March 7, Liverpool-based actor and improviser Trev Fleming plans to improvise 300 scenes in 300 minutes using 300 distinct characters inspired by 300 single-word suggestions from the audience.

81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool

Sat 7 Mar

£15 6 hour pass; £3 single hour

  • 16:00 – 22:00 300 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool

300 To 1

A schoolboy re-enacts the macho homoerotic war film 300 in his bedroom with Wilfred Owen as his Homeric scribe. Presented by Panesh Prods. Directed by award-winning Gareth Armstrong and written and performed by Matt Panesh.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Tue 14 Apr

£10–£15 / 01723 370541

  • 19:45 300 To 1 Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

300 To One

Monkey Poet's 'stand-up poetry' is topical, relevant, hard-hitting, dark, rude and cheek achingly funny. Two artistically diverse shows for the price of one making a full night of entertainment.

De Beauvoir Arms, London N1

Wed 11 Mar

£10

  • 20:00 – 22:00 300 To One De Beauvoir Arms, London

Thu 12 Mar

£10

  • 20:00 – 22:00 300 To One De Beauvoir Arms, London

Fri 13 Mar

£10

  • 20:00 – 22:00 300 To One De Beauvoir Arms, London
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The 39 Steps: Banbury Cross Players

  • Written by: Patrick Barlow (adaptation)

A fast-moving spoof version of Hitchcock's romantic thriller in which four actors play 150 characters.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Wed 22 Apr

£12; £12 (£11) / 01295 279002

Thu 23 Apr

£12; £12 (£11) / 01295 279002

Fri 24 Apr

£12; £12 (£11) / 01295 279002

Sat 25 Apr

£12; £12 (£11) / 01295 279002

50% Funnier Comedy Show

Comedy entertainment from Fizzog Theatre and Barbara Nice, plus The Dancing Grannies.

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Sat 21 Mar

MET Studio new

£12 / 01785 254653

50 Shades of Clair

Clair Myychael presents silliness, darkness and everything in between (we're not sure about the BDSM implications of the title – that may just be a nice surprise on the night).

The Admiral, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar

£5 / 0141 221 7705

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 28 Mar

£5 / 0141 221 7705

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

50 Shades of Smay

Sarah-May (Smay, d'ya geddit?) turns 30 and is out to tell the world how she said goodbye to being a 20-something in style.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Tue 17 Mar

£5 (£4) / 0141 222 2254

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Wed 18 Mar

£5 (£4) / 0141 222 2254

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

52 Shades of Maggie (Dirty Dancing in the pub)

Written by Leesa Harker The loveable Maggie Muff is back with a bang in the highly anticipated sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie. The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie’s last adventure and now she and her idiot sidekick, Big Sally-Ann, are planning a birthday party in the pub. Big…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Fri 22 May

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

Sat 23 May

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

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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

Seven Dials Club, London WC2H

Sat 7 Mar

£20; £15 adv / 07760 488119

Stand up comedy from Mike Gunn, Spencer Brown, Robert White and MC Tom Webb.

Sat 14 Mar

£20; £15 adv / 07760 488119

Stand up comedy from Kerry Godliman, Mark Maier, Sol Bernstein and MC Tom Webb.

Sat 21 Mar

£20; £15 adv / 07760 488119

Stand up comedy from Iain Stirling, Rhys James, Prince Abdi and MC Tom Webb.

…and 4 more dates until 25 Apr

99 Club Leicester Square

Regular stand-up comedy.

Storm, London WC2H

Tue 3 Mar

£12; £8 adv; £22.50–£28.10 inc meals / 07760 488119

A night of accomplished stand-up with Joel Dommett, Bob Mills, Phil Wang and MC John Robins.

Wed 4 Mar

£12; £8 adv; £28.10–£22.50 inc meals / 07760 488119

A night of accomplished stand-up from James Acaster, Nathan Caton, Harriet Kemsley and MC Toby Hadoke.

Thu 5 Mar

£12; £9 adv; £22.50–£28.10 inc meals / 07760 488119

A night of accomplished stand-up from James Acaster, Sean McLoughlin, Joe Bor and MC Brett Goldstein.

…and 62 more dates until 30 May

Ku Bar, London WC2H

Mon 9 Mar

£10; £5 adv / 020 7437 4303

Stand-up with Hal Cruttenden, Matt Price, Grianne Maguire, Tony Marresse, Gary Coleman and Logan Murray MC.

Mon 16 Mar

£10; £5 adv / 020 7437 4303

Stand up from Hal Cruttenden, Iain Stirling, Brett Goldstein, Joe Bor, James Veitch and Caroline Mabey MC.

Mon 23 Mar

£10; £5 adv / 020 7437 4303

Stand-up from Hal Cruttenden, Ian Smith, Leo Kearse, Sheraz Yousaf, Gary Colman and Logan Murray MC.

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The Queen's Head, London W1D

Sun 8 Mar

£12 / 020 7437 1540

Stand up comedy from Sean Mcloughlin, Mae Martin, Brett Goldstein and MC Matt Green.

Sun 15 Mar

£12 / 020 7437 1540

Stand up comedy from Tom Deacon, Pierre Novellie, Mae Martin and MC Matt Green.

Sun 22 Mar

£12 / 020 7437 1540

Stand up comedy from Marlon Davis, Iain Stirling, Tom Allen and MC Matt Green.

…and 10 more dates until 31 May

99 Club Soho

With Brett Goldstein, Matthew Osborn and Matt Green.

The Shadow Lounge, London W1F

Sat 7 Mar

£20; £15 adv / 020 7287 7988

Stand up comedy from Katherine Ryan, Kerry Godliman, Brett Goldstein and MC Matt Green.

Sat 14 Mar

£20; £15 adv / 020 7287 7988

Stand up comedy from Joel Dommett, Bob Mills, Steve Williams and MC Matt Green.

Sat 21 Mar

£20; £15 adv / 020 7287 7988

Stand up comedy from Kerry Godliman, Brett Goldstein, Matt Green and MC Joe Bor.

…and 10 more dates until 30 May

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 20 Mar

Free / 0131 556 2101

Aamer Rahman: The Truth Hurts

Uncompromising wit and political humour.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Mar

£6–£10 (unwaged £3) / 07786 630764

Organised by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities and the Islamic Human Rights Commission. Proceeds after costs have been met will be split between SACC and Aamer Rahman.

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

£8

Sat 11 Jul

£8

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Above Bored

Inspired by Genet's The Maids with influences from Harold Pinter and Martin Mcdonagh this original black comedy uncovers the despair at the heart of the corporate hamsterwheel and imagines how far people will go to escape it.

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Thu 19 Mar

£12 (£10; £9) / 01793 524481

The Absence of Women

A funny and poignant play about the journey of two ordinary and lonely men who face the end of their lives in a London hostel talking of the present and thinking of the past.

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Wed 11 Mar

£10 (£8) / 028 6632 5440

Absolute Improv!

To Be Continued… Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. 2-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out! Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions (à la Whose Line is it Anyway?) - so be sure to arrive ready to shout out odd and wonderful ideas, and…

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

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.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 27 Mar

£8 (£7) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 28 Mar

£8 (£7) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Absolute Improv Musical

TBC Improv put their making-things-up-on-the-spot to the test – improvising an entire musical from scratch.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Fri 20 Mar

£8 (£7) / 0141 222 2254

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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