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Paul Smith: Following

Following his first national tour in 2018, which saw him go from circuit act to one of the biggest selling names in UK stand-up in less than a year, Paul Smith returns with his second national tour show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 9 Aug

£23.25 / 0844 873 3433

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sat 9 Nov

£25 / 0844 800 0400

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 6 Sep

£20 / 0191 261 2606

Sat 7 Sep

£20 / 0191 261 2606

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The Pushkinettes: We Must Live

The Pushkinettes with Heroes / PWYW Two idiots, Julia Masli and Tatiana Collet-Apraxine, host a traditional Russian state funeral for Anna Karenina. You are invited, along with Queen Elizabeth II, Frida Kahlo, Tsar Alexander II, Joan of Arc, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maya Angelou and many more. This buoyantly desperate…

Boteco do Brasil, Edinburgh

Wed 14 Aug

Basement

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 2487

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Pushkinettes: We Must Live

The Pushkinettes with Heroes / PWYW Two idiots, Julia Masli and Tatiana Collet-Apraxine, host a traditional Russian state funeral for Anna Karenina. You are invited, along with Queen Elizabeth II, Frida Kahlo, Tsar Alexander II, Joan of Arc, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maya Angelou and many more. This buoyantly desperate…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Fri 9 Aug

The Bunka

£7 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Russell Howard: Work in Progress (Evening)

Avalon Promotions Russell performs his work-in-progress show testing new material. Some jokes will last to his tour or TV shows, some will survive just one night. Regardless, it'll be fun. Come be part of the process. All profits to go to The Kiyan Prince Foundation. www.thekpf.com. Age category: 14+

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

One

£7.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

One

£7.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

One

£7.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 13 Aug

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Showstoppers / Something for the Weekend The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for its 12th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created from scratch at every performance of this multi award-winning show. Each night audience suggestions…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

The Grand

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

The Grand

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

The Grand

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Summer Murder Mystery Dinner

Help Hercule Poirot solve a murder over a three-course dinner.

Best Western Chilworth Manor, Southampton

Sat 29 Jun

£49.95

TGIF

Y-Axis Theatre TGIF is the best worst episode of Friends you'll see this summer. Four best friends meet every Friday night to play their favourite games. This Friday, the gang has two new members. One of them is hiding a dark secret which is about to be revealed. The perfect anti-sitcom is finally brought on stage…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Haldane Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Haldane Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Haldane Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

United Agents Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin. Previous winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards. 'High…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me

Hopwood DePree In a fish-out-of-water comedy of errors, Hopwood DePree tells of how researching his ancestry online led to him leaving Tinseltown to save his 600-year-old British ancestral pile, Hopwood Hall. Built by his ancestors in 1426 near Rochdale, the 60-room mansion is now falling down. At last the locals may…

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

Wed 3 Jul

£8

  • 20:00 – 21:00

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 19 Aug

Theatre 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Theatre 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Theatre 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – Late-Night Edition

Alex Love / The Stand Comedy Club This is part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Now in a late-night setting. The theme: the 2000s. The audience get split into teams to compete for prizes. Alex Love will educate and adjudicate, deducting points as he sees fit. Sold-out 2016, 2017, 2018. ‘It takes quite a show to create…

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Aug

Stand 1

£11 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Stand 1

£11 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Stand 1

£11 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 12 Aug

Alex Williamson: Sin on My Face

Alex Williamson The Victorian era is long gone, but to think people once suppressed their inner sick f ck is a point of fascination for this comedian. After working tirelessly in Edinburgh, London and New Zealand to give Aussies an even worse reputation overseas, Alex is back to wholeheartedly embrace his inner sick f…

La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

La Belle Angele

£6 / 0131 220 1161

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

La Belle Angele

£6 / 0131 220 1161

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

La Belle Angele

£13 / 0131 220 1161

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Andy Parsons: Work in Progress

Join Andy Parsons (Mock The Week) one of Britain’s finest political comedians as he tries out material ahead of his new tour ‘Healing The Nation’ coming in 2019-2020.

Museum Of Comedy, London WC1A

Thu 4 Jul

Sold out / 020 7534 1744

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Thu 18 Jul

£10 / 020 7609 1800

Angel Comedy Night

Angel Comedy Club is "a comedy institution" (Time Out) putting on free world-class shows every night at two venues, including The Bill Murray, the first crowdfunded comedy venue in the world. In order to access guaranteed entry you must be in the venue before 7:30pm. After 7:30pm you will be considered in the same first…

The Bill Murray, London N1

Tue 2 Jul

Mon 8 Jul

Tue 9 Jul

…and 6 more dates until 30 Jul

Arrivals

Twelve Twelve Theatre and New Celts Productions Where is the worst place to wake up hung-over? Answer: Budapest Airport. Who is the worst person to be with while hung-over? Answer: an overly chatty stranger. When can you get home? Answer: Monday. What did you do to be this hungover? Answer: drink. Why did you end up…

theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Aug

Space 3

£6 (£4) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Space 3

£9.50 (£6.50) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 8 Aug

Space 3

£9.50 (£6.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 24 Aug

Audible Live

Audible UK / Plosive Productions Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for the audio series, Audible Live. Previous shows have featured Reginald D Hunter, Lost Voice Guy, Janeane Garofalo, Josie Long, Phil Wang, Mark…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Tue 13 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Austentatious

Austentatious and Underbelly Productions present After sell-out national tours, a West End run and Radio 4 special, Austentatious returns to the Fringe for its seventh glorious year! Every single day an all-star cast (including Cariad Lloyd, Andrew Hunter Murray, Rachel Parris and more) improvise a brand new Jane…

Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Fri 16 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 17 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 18 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 25 Aug

BBC: Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits

BBC Scotland Susan Calman takes a fast-paced whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh’s comic delights. Join us for a show jam-packed with comedy, irreverent banter, gossip and outrageous chat, all with a sprinkling of glamour. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit…

George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Blue Tent

Free / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Blue Tent

Free / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 17 Aug

Blue Tent

Free / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Best of Irish Comedy

Various / The Stand Comedy Club Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring four top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. Moving from Stand 3 to The Stand's New Town Theatre, Lower Hall – because we just couldn't contain that much hilarity! Previous guests include…

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Lower Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Lower Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Lower Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Bottoms Up!

Minotaur Theatre Company Wayne is a conman. Wayne doesn't want to pay taxes anymore. Wayne discovers that the heads of all religious bodies are excluded from doing so. Luckily enough, this is around the same time he discovers he's the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. With the help of fellow con artist Kathie, Wayne has…

theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 17 Aug

Bright Club

Hardworking staff of the city'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, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 3 Sep

£5 / 0844 693 3336

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Jul

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Tue 29 Oct

£5 / 0131 558 7272

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 11 Nov

£5 / 0141 212 3389

Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby

Community event aiming to promote the town of Castle Douglas.

Castle Douglas Town Hall

Sun 7 Jul

Free / 01387 253 383

  • 12:00

Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I

Broken Robot / So Comedy in association with Curtis Brown The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back makes his much-anticipated return to the Edinburgh Fringe stage with a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare's greatest tragedy. 'If the audience enthusiasm is anything to go by…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Three

£16 (£15) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Three

£16 (£15) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Three

£16 (£15) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Colchester United Comedy Club

Monthly comedy club night.

JobServe Community Stadium, Colchester

Thu 1 Aug

£10

MC Justin Panks, Steve Gribbin and Sabam Kazim

  • 19:00 – 22:30

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 3 Jul

£6 (£4) / 0141 212 3389

Wed 4 Sep

£6 (£4) / 0141 212 3389

Wed 2 Oct

£6 (£4) / 0141 212 3389

Wed 6 Nov

£6 (£4) / 0141 212 3389