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Derren Brown: Miracle

  • Directed by: Andy Nyman
  • Written by: Derren Brown

The master of mentalism takes his newest show on the road, melding mind games, illusion, showmanship and masses of charm.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Mon 11 May

£35–£42.50 / 01274 432000

Tue 12 May

£35–£42.50 / 01274 432000

Wed 13 May

£35–£42.50 / 01274 432000

…and 3 more dates until 16 May

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 6 Jul

£36–£51

Tue 7 Jul

£36–£51

Wed 8 Jul

£36–£51

…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 17 Apr

£32.21–£50.85 / 0844 576 3000

Sat 18 Apr

£32.21–£50.85 / 0844 576 3000

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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.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Fri 24 Apr

£26.50 / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 6 May

£26.50 / 0844 847 2325

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Fri 15 May

£25.50

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Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap

The camp face of Chatty Man proves his status as the King of bitchy comedy.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 31 May

£30 / 01256 844244

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 27 Nov

£30 / 028 9033 4400

Sat 28 Nov

£30 / 028 9033 4400

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 11 Sep

£30 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 12 Sep

£30 / 0844 338 5000

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Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions

The charmingly vicious, laid-back Canadian presents his latest solo show.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Fri 3 Apr

£15 / 01383 602302

The Civic, Barnsley

Fri 22 May

£16 (£14) / 01226 327000

Gala, Durham

Thu 23 Apr

£16 / 0191 332 4041

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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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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

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 18 Apr

£18.50 / 01256 844244

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 26 May

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Tue 27 Oct

£17.50 / 01527 577330

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Alexei Sayle

  • 5 stars

Doyen of the alt.comedy scene, off on tour for the first time in years.

Millenium Hall, Carmarthen

Fri 10 Apr

£11

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.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Wed 8 Apr

£23 / 01383 740384

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 21 Apr

£24–£39

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 13 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

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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.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Thu 9 Apr

£22 / 01527 577330

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

New Hall, Tiverton

Wed 24 Jun

£19.68 / 01884 255 823

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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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Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell

Razor-sharp observations, sardonic wit and offbeat, innovative storytelling from the two stand-ups.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Wed 27 May

£12 (£10 over 60s) / 01527 577330

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Chorley Little Theatre

Sat 2 May

£12 (£10) / 01257 264362

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Aisling Bea

Energetic stand-up from Bea, who was, in 2012, the first woman to win Foster's So You Think You're Funny in 20 years.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Fri 3 Apr

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0141 212 8810

With Chris Forbes, Joe Hart and MC Ray Bradshaw.

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 4 Apr

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0131 622 8086

With Jarred Christmas, Katie Mulgrew, Joel Dommett and Chris Forbes.

  • 20:00 Aisling Bea The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

Inventive and thought-provoking humour.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 26 May

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

Wed 27 May

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

Thu 28 May

£11–£22 / 020 7478 0100

…and 6 more dates until 6 Jun

Bill Bailey: Limboland

The master of surreality airs his qualms and doubts about the world via a charming blend of religious dubstep, horntallica and an interesting new musical take on Downton Abbey.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 6 Dec

£25 / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Thu 3 Dec

£25 / 0844 847 1515

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 6 Nov

£25 / 01223 357851

Sat 7 Nov

£25 / 01223 357851

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Comedian Rap Battle

Are you bored with hip hop scene bores moaning on about their fast cars and beautiful women? The Wee Man aims to solve all this by bringing a Scottish slant to the genre and pitting the country's best comedians against its best rappers. Game on.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 8 Apr

£5 (£4) / 0844 335 8879

Mark Thomas: Cuckooed

Intelligent humour about being spied on by a large company. Thomas is known for his on-point satire (he describes himself as a 'libertarian anarchist'), having appeared on The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Saturday Zoo and Have I Got News for You?, as well as his own Channel 4 show The Mark Thomas Comedy Product. He's…

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Mon 27 Apr

£18–£15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

Tue 28 Apr

£18–£15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

Wed 29 Apr

£18–£15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

…and 10 more dates until 9 May

Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Fri 24 Apr

£15 (£13) / 01303 858500

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Thu 16 Apr

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Fri 17 Apr

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Sat 18 Apr

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 9 Oct

£30.50–£45.50

Buxton Opera House

Mon 12 Oct

£30.50 / 0845 127 2190

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01323 412000

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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

Cambridge Junction

Sat 30 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

Sun 31 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 23 May

£18–£20 / 01323 412000

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 8 May

£16–£18 / 01324 506850

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Alexei Sayle: Listen with Alexei

Author, comedian and actor Alexei Sayle reads excerpts from his memoirs and short stories, followed by a question and answer session and a book signing.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Wed 29 Apr

£13 ( £11; £11) / 0151 907 8360

Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Thu 16 Apr

£12.32–£14.56 / 01905 611427

Between the Lines: Irvine Welsh and Jesse Armstrong

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and comedy writer Jesse Armstrong (who is best known for his work on Peep Show) discuss the art of comedy writing, at this event chaired by stand-up comedian and writer, Viv Groskop.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Tue 21 Apr

£20 / 020 3108 1000

The Broken Windows Policy

The Stand's monthly sketch show returns with new skits and character treats featuring the best of fresh Scots comedy, including Larah Bross, Dave MacGregor and Ben Verth.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

£5 (£4) / 0131 558 7272

Jackie Mason

The legendary stand-up brings his Jewish humour to the UK.

Adelphi Theatre, London WC2R

Mon 1 Jun

£51.50–£86.50 / 0844 412 4651

Tue 2 Jun

£51.50–£86.50 / 0844 412 4651

Wed 3 Jun

£51.50–£86.50 / 0844 412 4651

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