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Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis

29th October 2019 7.30pm Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some…

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Tue 29 Oct

£18 / 023 9273 7370

Outwith Festival

Dunfermline-based festival that celebrates comedy, music, literature, theatre and visual art in and around the city. The line-up for 2018 included ex-Beta Band member and director John Maclean, screenwriter Gregory Burke, James Yorkston and many more.

Various venues: Dunfermline

Tue 3 Sep

Times & prices vary

Wed 4 Sep

Times & prices vary

Thu 5 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 3 more dates until 8 Sep

Paddy's Market: A New Music For An Old Market

A comedy drama about Glasgow's historic flea market, which was controversially shut down in 2009.

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Fri 13 Sep

£15 (£13) / 01355 261000

Sat 14 Sep

£15 (£13) / 01355 261000

Rutherglen Town Hall

Thu 12 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0141 613 5700

Pals

Guy Masterson, TTI in association with Maverick Theatre Co Meet the pals – Pete, Andy, Linda and Sue – in a hit new comedy based on the true story of Brummy council estate mates, from the sixties to the noughties. Nostalgia, pop, scouts, besties, bullies, beatings and sex. Written and directed by Nick Hennegan (Hamlet…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

The Blue Room

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Blue Room

£15 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

The Blue Room

£15 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

The Paranormalist Returns: Clinton Baptiste

Character comedy centred around Baptiste, a clairvoyant, medium and psychic best known for his appearances on Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, played by Alex Lowe.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Thu 3 Oct

£18 / 01642 525199

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Fri 11 Oct

£19.50 / 020 8561 8371

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Fri 4 Oct

£18.60 / 0113 243 0808

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Paul Zerdin

Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand-new UK tour. As well as starring everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert and Baby, there’ll be his new bodyguard, an urban fox, some hilarious audience participation - and a talking ice cream - all using a mixture of master puppeteering…

Albert Halls, Bolton

Tue 5 Nov

£13–£20 / 01204 334400

Fri 15 Nov

£13–£20 / 01204 334400

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Mon 30 Sep

£20 / 01284 758000

The Atkinson, Southport

Thu 14 Nov

£20 / 01704 533333

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…and at 21 other places

Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman

AEG presents Best known as the co-creator and co-star of hit podcast 2 Dope Queens, interviewing the likes of Jon Stewart, Tig Nataro and Michelle Obama to name just a few. Phoebe is also a New York Times best-selling author of You Can't Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have To Explain and her second book…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Mon 12 Aug

Three

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 13 Aug

Three

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Three

£14 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 25 Aug

Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical

Sloshed Theatre Ahoy! Join John Silverman and the crew of The Maiden's Ruin on their quest for pirate booty in a bawdy tale of love, betrayal, murder and incest! This five-star adult musical-comedy returns to Edinburgh after it's 2010 maiden voyage, bawdier, funnier, boozier, and pirate-ier than ever before. Chock-full…

Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

Cowbarn

£7

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Cowbarn

£7

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Cowbarn

£7

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

Rahul Kohli & Stephen Buchanan Fringe Preview Double Bill

See two fantastic Fringe shows before anyone else for dead cheap! RUINED, all of you. Stephen Buchanan is an award-winning comedian who performs regularly across the UK. In 2018 he became the first ever Scottish comedian to win the coveted BBC New Comedy Award and later was crowned Scottish Comedian of the Year.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Jun

£5 (£4) / 0131 558 7272

Red Hot Highland Fling

Annual Hogmanay concert in Inverness with fireworks and a big 'Auld Lang Syne' singalong.

Northern Meeting Park Arena, Inverness

Tue 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed

Richard Pulsford: Roll Up for the Smirking Break

Mirth of Forth productions Stand up comedy from the master of wordplay, Richard Pulsford, in his sixth year with The Scottish Comedy Festival at The Beehive Inn. Leicester Comedy Festival’s UK Pun Championships runner-up 2016. 'Richard’s experience shone through as he delivered a series of solid top quality puns…

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Beehive 1

£5 / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Beehive 1

£5 / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Beehive 1

£5 / 0131 225 7171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

The Rocky Horror Show

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • Written by: lyrics)

Camp and outrageous comedy horror classic, directed by Christopher Luscombe on its 40th anniversary tour.

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

Mon 1 Jul

€20–€55

Tue 2 Jul

€20–€55

Wed 3 Jul

€20–€55

…and 3 more dates until 6 Jul

Opera House & Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Tue 25 Jun

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 26 Jun

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 27 Jun

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 29 Jun

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Silent Adventures Following 2018's sell-out, five-star shows, the Silent Adventures team are back with even more madness and brand new adventures to boot. Don our magical headphones and feel your inhibitions evaporate as we lead you on a fun-filled silent disco tour of the capital. Expect song, dance, flash mobs, and…

Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

Meet at Underbelly Box Office, Bristo Square

£15 (£13)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Meet at Underbelly Box Office, Bristo Square

£15 (£13)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Meet at Underbelly Box Office, Bristo Square

£15 (£13)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 26 Aug

Stand-Up Under The Stars

Evening of laughter with Edinburgh Comedy Award winners Tim Key and Bridget Christie, Netflix stand-up special Mae Martin, Taskmaster star Phil Wang and comedy legend Simon Munnery.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Thu 27 Jun

£12–£15 / 020 7223 2223

  • 20:30 – 22:30
Courtyard

£15 (£12–£14; Children £12–£14) / 020 7223 2223

Thu 4 Jul

£12–£15 / 020 7223 2223

  • 20:30 – 22:30
Courtyard

£15 (£12–£14; Children £12–£14) / 020 7223 2223

Thu 11 Jul

£12–£15 / 020 7223 2223

  • 20:30 – 22:30
Courtyard

£15 (£12–£14; Children £12–£14) / 020 7223 2223

…and 2 more dates until 25 Jul

Still Game: Live

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Fri 27 Sep

£29.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 28 Sep

£29.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 29 Sep

£29.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

…and 6 more dates until 13 Oct

Still Life by Noël Coward

Hart Players Hart Players present Noël Coward's Still Life. Coward's account of flirtation, love and brief encounters shows us that life is full of meetings and departings and opportunities. Age category: 14+

theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 19 Aug

Space 2

£8 / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Space 2

£8 / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Space 2

£8 / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Stone Comedy Club With Laura Lexx

Granvilles presents another Stone Comedy Club with a VERY special full length Edinburgh preview from the star of Live at the apollo; Laura Lexx! with her new show; Knee Jerk Star of Live at the Apollo, Laura Lexx is a 'bouncy, bubbly stand up star' (Telegraph) shining a hilarious light on how hard it is to be a good…

Granvilles, Stone

Tue 25 Jun

£16.50 some concessions

Surveillance

Anomaly Theatre Company After a hugely successful debut with their show iDENTiTY, Anomaly Theatre Company returns with three new dark comedies scrutinising the world that scrutinises us. A government organisation hacks a home security camera and ends up seeing too much. A university erupts in riots after the students…

theSpace on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Mon 12 Aug

Fife Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 13 Aug

Fife Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Fife Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 17 Aug

Tarot

Berk's Nest, Gein's Family Giftshop and Goose The twisted minds of Gein's Family Giftshop ('Brilliant' (Reece Shearsmith)) and sweaty bodies of Goose ('Brilliant' (Guardian)) combine to bring you something brand new: Tarot. In the attic of a cobbled Edinburgh courtyard, a live tarot reading is held. Sketches spin out…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

The Attic

£6.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

The Attic

£6.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

The Attic

£6.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Terry Pratchett's Men At Arms

Terry Pratchett's comedy-fantasy thriller by Peculiar Productions.

The Gate, Cardiff

Wed 21 Aug

£7–£9 / 029 2048 3344

Thu 22 Aug

£7–£9 / 029 2048 3344

Fri 23 Aug

£7–£9 / 029 2048 3344

Sat 24 Aug

£7–£9 / 029 2048 3344

The Thursday Show

The weekend starts here! Five acts on a two-hour stand-up showcase. Featuring our ace comperes, the best headliners on the circuit, several support acts and a short spot for a newcomer. Great show and great value as its usually the same line-up as our premium Saturday night show for a fiver less!

The Stand, Glasgow

Thu 27 Jun

£10 (£7) / 0141 212 3389

With Sean Collins, JoJo Smith, Bruce Fummey, David Callaghan, and host Scott Gibson.

Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: From when doors open and after the show | Food Service: Weekend toasties and bar snacks available

Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions Part of West End Festival.

Thu 4 Jul

£10 (£7) / 0141 212 3389

With Andrew Stanley, Ray Bradshaw, Sarah Callaghan, Liam Farrelly and Stuart Murphy.

Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: From when doors open and after the show | Food Service: Weekend toasties and bar snacks available

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Thu 11 Jul

£10 (£7) / 0141 212 3389

With Seymour Mace, Ashley Storrie, John Gillick, Chelsea Birkby and host Joe Heenan.

Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: From when doors open and after the show | Food Service: Weekend toasties and bar snacks available

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…and 12 more dates until 31 Oct

Tiff Stevenson: Mother

Live Nation in association with PBJ Management Person of interest on Mock The Week, People Just Do Nothing and The Bugle squats and delivers a show about the extreme sport of womanhood. Birthing her vision of the future before your eyes, how she hopes it will be… free from class war, poverty and consent issues. Also…

Monkey Barrel Comedy, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

Monkey Barrel 3

£7 / 0845 500 1056

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Monkey Barrel 3

£7 / 0845 500 1056

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Monkey Barrel 3

£10 / 0845 500 1056

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Tim Minchin

The beautiful and hilarious piano man of comedy returns to make us all fun in love with him and his wonky, pretty/dirty perspective on the world.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 15 Nov

£40.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 16 Nov

£40.50 / 0844 338 5000

Brighton Dome

Tue 26 Nov

£41 / 01273 709709

Wed 27 Nov

£41 / 01273 709709

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 28 Nov

£41 / 01702 351135

Fri 29 Nov

£41 / 01702 351135

Sat 30 Nov

£41 / 01702 351135

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…and at 2 other places