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The Ascension of Mrs Leech

The King's Players When Mrs Leech (74, Chairman of the Boules Club) dies, she is fortunate enough to be afforded a place in heaven. It isn't long, however, before her busy-body attitude and grey-haired determination get her caught up in a celestial squabble. Whilst forming friendships with a group of dissatisfied…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Mint Studio

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Mint Studio

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Mint Studio

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

Bennett Arron Is Jewelsh

Welsh stand-up Bennett Arron records his show for BBC Radio Wales.

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Sat 2 May

Free / 0292 030440

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

Sam and Helen MC a mixed bill of comedy Funny Women Finalists 2014: Sam Baines and Helen Sorren bring you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe. A super-sized cup of comedy with TV names as well as the very best new comedians. Join us for some late night laughs! ‘Sam and Helen are bloody hilarious’ (Larry…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Wee One

Free / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Wee One

Free / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Wee One

Free / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

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

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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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

Adam Blampied: I am Mr Children Man

Adam Blampied / Laughing Horse Free Festival Mr Children Man (The Beta Males' Adam Blampied) is the acclaimed children's author of Fabulous Fergus Goes to the Circus and is embarking on his debut reading tour. When asked why most of his stories feature animal death, existential panic or protagonists who really hate…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Ade Foiadelli: A Clockwork Bollock

Following the success of Brighton's regular 'Funny Side Up' show and a monthly slot at the city's first comedy panel show, 'Sidesplitters', Ade Foiadelli is bringing his lackadaisical brand of tongue-lashing to Brighton Fringe. This is a must-see show that promises to leave you feeling bewildered, disturbed and delighted…

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Sat 9 May

Free

Fri 22 May

Free

Sat 23 May

Free

Fri 29 May

Free

Aidan Killian: Saving Julian Assange

"The truth will set you free" - Tell that to Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden. Possibly the first comedy show about whistle-blowers. If you want passion and truth in your comedy go to this show.

The Blue Man, Brighton

Mon 4 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 726003

Tue 5 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 726003

Wed 6 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 726003

…and 2 more dates until 8 May

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sun 3 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sat 9 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sun 10 May

Free / 01273 624434

Alastair Clark: Getting Better

Clark is an outsider. A renegade. He don't play by the rules. He's on the edge. Too on the edge. Dangerously close to the edge. Can I come down now? A comedy show about depression featuring Franz Kafka and Goosebumps.

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Tue 12 May

Free

Wed 13 May

Free

Thu 14 May

Free

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Allsortz

An evening packed with energy and talent.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sun 17 May

Main Space

Free / 020 7613 7498

A showcase of local acts.

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Allsortz Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Amusia 1.5

Musical comedian Luc Valvona returns to Brighton with his second full length show. Is 'Amusia' a fantasia of amusement, or does it really mean something quite different? Expect witty wordplay, a smattering of smut, and this year Luc has even created a brand new genre of music for your listening pleasure.

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Fri 1 May

Free

  • 18:00 Amusia 1.5 Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

…and Ephgrave

The back end of the comic duo Doggett & Ephgrave performs his first solo stand-up show (unless you come to the second, third or fourth performance). The comedian, actor, musician and pauper presents material sifted from his daily blog, revealing how someone with an obsession for small detail approaches everyday life.

Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant, Brighton

Fri 8 May

Free, ticketed

Sat 9 May

Free, ticketed

Sun 10 May

Free, ticketed

Tue 12 May

Free, ticketed

Camden Head, London N1

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 020 7359 0851

Improvisational humour from Shoot From The Hip.

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 020 7359 0851

New act and material night, with Eric Lampaert and Magnus Betner.

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 020 7359 0851

Hard-hitting humour from Alfie Brown. Also featuring Diane Morgan and MC Barry Ferns.

…and 25 more dates until 31 May

Anna Morris: It’s Got to be Perfect

The critically acclaimed character comic and star of ITV2's 'Bad Bridesmaid' and BBC1's 'Outnumbered, returns to Brighton with a work in progress of her new show. Georgina the Bridezilla (from the viral hit YouTube series) is getting married, and you're invited! This bride will let NOTHING get in the way of her perfect day.

Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free

Sun 3 May

Free

Sat 23 May

Free

Sat 30 May

Free

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Another Comedy Night

A deliciously-mixed evening of funnies from John McKeever and guests. Sometimes a bit of this, sometimes a smattering of that, always a whole heck of a heap of comedy. Come and split your sides at Another Comedy Night. FREE ENTRY Reserve tickets now!

Hackney Attic, London E8

Mon 18 May

Free ticketed

Anti-White PC Manginas Activate!

Dick Coughlan thought he was a good guy. That was until he met the Internet and soon found out he was actually an evil, ball-less, genocidal, race-traitorous bastard! Now, after 7 years, even he doesn't know. This is his bizarre journey deep into the weirdest, darkest and funniest recesses of the Interwebs.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sun 10 May

Free / 01273 624434

Mon 11 May

Free / 01273 624434

Tue 12 May

Free / 01273 624434

…and 4 more dates until 16 May

Augustus and the Holy Grail

Augustus Stephens / Free Festival Leave your boring life behind you and come on a quest for the Holy Grail. Follow Sir Augustus (the so-called Knight of the Trestle Table) on his journey of discovery and his adventures with the Naked Rambler. See how he found peace and happiness in the unlikeliest of places, and how…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

The Bartender's Guide to Idiots

Brett Blake / Free Festival Brett Blake is an expert on idiots, purely due to the fact that he is one! As his mates would say, he would be the captain of the stupid ship. But in a society full of idiots Brett is left to deal with the worst kind regularly – the drunk ones. Join Brett on an exciting exploration of the…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

Pub On The Park, London E8

Thu 14 May

Free / 020 7923 3398

Bear Jokes presents "From E8 to Edinburgh" at Hackney's Pub on the Park on May 14th - a pay what you like night of Edinburgh comedy previews featuring performances from Ian Lane, Alexander Oliver, Rick Kiesewetter & Sara Mason.

  • 20:00 – 22:30 Bear Jokes Pub On The Park, London
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Belfast's Festival of Fools

A weekend packed with dare devil feats, fast-paced acrobatics, mesmerising object manipulation and comedy.

Cathedral Quarter And City Centre, Belfast

Sat 2 May

Free donations welcome / 028 9023 6007

Sun 3 May

Free donations welcome / 028 9023 6007

Mon 4 May

Free donations welcome / 028 9023 6007

Just The Tonic Comedy Club At The Forum, Nottingham

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0115 910 0009

Stand-up from newer acts on the comedy circuit.

Bisha K Ali: Ridiculous

Fresh from a bucket of chocolate, comedian Bisha K Ali (Funny Women Finalist 2013, Laughing Horse Semi-Finalist 2014) takes you on a 40-minute journey through life, love, society and space. It's stand-up comedy. It's charming. It's exciting. It's ridiculous. Welcome!

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Tue 5 May

Free

Wed 6 May

Free

Mon 18 May

Free

Tue 19 May

Free

Blackman and Robyn

Robyn Perkins and Matt Harrison explore topics from hipster language to global warming and force their personal viewpoints to make the world a better place.

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Fri 1 May

Free

#BlurredMinds – Free

Rob Mulholland and Monty Burns / Free Festival Mulholland and Burns present an anarchic, hilarious hour of irreverent, genre-busting stand-up about their drug and alcohol issues, failed relationships and shambolic lives, and try not to kill each other or themselves. ‘A riot’ (Lancashire Telegraph). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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