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One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 29 Mar

£20 / 0844 576 2210

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Mon 30 Mar

£18.50 / 01494 512000

Monkey Barrel Comedy

A weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 4 Apr

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 10 Apr

£10 / 0131 225 7171

…and 31 more dates until 25 Jul

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

The Garage, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£17.50 / 0141 332 1120

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 9 Jun

£15.50 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 10 Jun

£15.50 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 11 Jun

£15.50 / 0844 873 3433

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jun

Des Bishop: Made in China

  • 4 stars

Des Bishop shares anecdotes from his time in China attempting to learn enough Chinese to perform stand-up in Mandarin.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 31 Mar

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Wed 1 Apr

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Thu 2 Apr

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

…and 7 more dates until 11 Apr

Sarah Millican: Outsider

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage. It was Sarah Millican's Not Nice that brought the Geordie lass to the public's attention, after her show won if.comedy's Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 7 Sep 2016

£26 / 01970 623 232

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 20 Mar 2016

£25 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 16 Jan 2016

£25 / 01256 844244

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Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Millenium Hall, Carmarthen

Sat 11 Apr

£8.94

Kevin Bridges: Work In Progress

The popular Scottish stand-up performs a warm-up show, ahead of his national tour in 2015.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Fri 3 Apr

£17.50 / 01284 758000

The Castle, Wellingborough

Fri 1 May

£17.50 / 01933 270007

The Courtyard, Hereford

Sun 19 Apr

£17.50 / 01432 340555

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Glasgow Kids Comedy Club

Live comedy for younger fans, particularly those aged 8–12. Every month a selection of comedians tweaks their material for the toughest audience on the planet. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr

£4 / 0844 335 8879

Laughs with Baby

Bring along the wee one and get them interested in comedy from the off. A chance to get some socialising done and not get stressed out when they get grouchy. (Babies, not parents).

The Bungo Bar & Kitchen, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£8 (£6) / 0141 423 0023

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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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Fred Macaulay: Twenty Fifteen

The grandaddy of Scottish comedy (sure, there are a few contenders, but this one still lives in the country. Yes, we are looking at you Craig Ferguson and Billy Connolly) has been in the game for a quarter century now and presents his latest show for 2015.

Bath Cricket Club

Sun 29 Mar

£15 (£13; Students £13) / 01225 425 935

Part of Bath Comedy Festival.

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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Susie Essman

Known for her role on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, Susie Essman presents her sarcastic and uninhibited solo stand-up show.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 29 Mar

Downstairs

£27.50 / 020 7478 0100

The Saturday Show

Saturday nights à la Stand are normally a sold out affair so it's worth booking in advance and getting in early for the edibles. (Food. Not ladies.)

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Dave Johns, John Ross, Sean McLoughlin and host Raymond Mearns.

Sat 11 Apr

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Ron Vaudry, Chris Forbes, Paul F Taylor and host Joe Heenan.

Sat 18 Apr

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Kevin Gildea, Ro Campbell and host Jonathan Mayor.

…and 2 more dates until 29 Aug

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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Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Chambers Management Following a sell-out debut UK tour with his critically acclaimed show, The Racist, South African megastar and Daily Show regular Trevor Noah returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. His sharp wit, intelligent commentary and unmistakable charm have…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

Des Clarke: The Trouble with Being Des

Stand up comedy from the genial Des Clarke.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 2 May

The Beacon Theatre

£14 / 01475 723723

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Fri 5 Jun

£14 (£12) / 01350 727674

Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries

Fri 29 May

£8.44–£16.50 / 01387 254111

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Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 29 Mar

£15.75–£27.75 / 028 9024 0411

Martin 'BigPig' Mor: Funny Stuff for Happy People

Kids can bring their adults along to this show without any worry of them getting bored, as there's a lovely blend of comedy, storytelling, magic, and some stupid science to top it off.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

ROFL Stand-up Comedy

See if the night lives up to its promise of getting you ROFLing – there's three comedians plus MC each time.

The Old Post Office, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 4 Apr

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 11 Apr

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 18 Apr

£8 / 01782 262052

…and 29 more dates until 7 Nov

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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