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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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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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 3 Mar

£18.50 / 01727 844488

CAST, Doncaster

Fri 20 Mar

£17 / 01302 303959

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 29 Mar

£20 / 0844 576 2210

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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 8 May

£16–£18 / 01324 506850

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Fri 22 May

£19 / 01903 206206

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 15 May

£18.50 / 01604 624 811

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The Beehive Comedy Club

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

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 28 Feb

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 6 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 41 more dates until 25 Jul

Jimeoin: Yeehaa!

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£8.50 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£10 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£12.50 (£10) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Taking place in venues as diverse as The Stand to the SECC and the Kings to the Citz, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival increases in size, scope and stature every year. The 2015 event features two and a half weeks of global talents, local comics and national institutions all vying for attention, with the festival…

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 12 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0844 395 4005

Fri 13 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0844 395 4005

Sat 14 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0844 395 4005

…and 10 more dates until 24 Mar

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Fri 27 Feb

Cellar Bar

£12 ( £11) / 01344 484 123

Stand-ups take to the stage for an evening of amusement.

Fri 6 Mar

Cellar Bar

£12 (£11) / 01344 484 123

Stand-ups take to the stage in an evening of laughter.

Fri 13 Mar

Cellar Bar

£12 ( £11) / 01344 484 123

Stand-ups bring their routines to the stage in an evening of merriment.

…and 6 more dates until 24 Apr

Hellfire Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

G Live, Guildford

Wed 25 Mar

£30 / 0844 770 1797

Stand-ups take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Thu 23 Apr

£30 / 0844 770 1797

Emerging acts fresh from the London circuit to give you a great opportunity to see some new stand-up talent.

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 12 Mar

Town Hall

£12 inc meal; £6.50 comedy only / 01494 512000

Stand-up with David Trent, Charlie Baker and Pete Johanasson.

Thu 19 Mar

Town Hall

£12 inc meal; £6.50 comedy only / 01494 512000

Stand-up with Andrew Ryan and Henry Paker.

Thu 26 Mar

Town Hall

£12 inc meal; £6.50 comedy only / 01494 512000

Stand-ups Ian Moore, Nathan Caton and Paul Myehaug take to the stage.

…and 5 more dates until 30 Apr

Stewart Lee: A Room with a Stew

The latest show from Lee to promote his next Comedy Vehicle DVD. A series that won him Best Male Television Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme at the British Comedy Awards in 2011.

Brighton Dome

Fri 27 Feb

Concert Hall

£22 / 01273 709709

Sat 28 Feb

Concert Hall

£22 / 01273 709709

Buxton Opera House

Fri 8 May

£22 / 0845 127 2190

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 19 Jun

£23.50 / 01223 357851

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Always Be Comedy

A hand-picked selection of up-and-comers, established folks and mystery guests get together for laughs, games and pure fun.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

£5.50–£8.80

Thu 19 Mar

£8.80

Thu 2 Apr

£8.80

Thu 16 Apr

£8.80

Prince Of Wales, London SW9

Thu 23 Apr

£11 / 020 7095 1978

Putney Arts Theatre, London SW15

Sun 15 Mar

Sold out / 020 8788 6943

Sun 12 Apr

£7 / 020 8788 6943

Sun 24 May

£7 / 020 8788 6943

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Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Fri 27 Feb

£7 / 0845 127 2190

Phil Chapman comperes stand-up comedy from Gavin Webster, Jay Hampson and Marvyn Dickinson.

Fri 3 Apr

£7 / 0845 127 2190

Stand-up from Rhodri Rhys, Danny Ward, Marvin Cheeseman and MC Freddy Quinne. Shows may contain strong language & adult material.

Have a Heart

An evening of comedy for the British Heart Foundation.

Malone's Irish Bar, Glasgow

Fri 27 Feb

£5 / 0141 332 8899

Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word

Doubt, pragmatism and agnoticism in Benn's new show in which he delights in the joys of being a sceptic.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Fri 1 May

£13 / 01642 525199

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Fri 6 Mar

£12

Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Sat 2 May

£13 / 0113 224 3801

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Comedy Shed

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

The Riverfront, Newport

Fri 27 Feb

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Stand-up comics Holly Walsh & Lloyd Griffiths visit the relaxed cabaret style comedy club.

Fri 27 Mar

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Stand-up from Joe Lycett, Junior Simpson and Charlie Baker at the relaxed cabaret style comedy club.

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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 28 Feb

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 7 Mar

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 14 Mar

£8 / 01782 262052

…and 34 more dates until 7 Nov

Yesbar Virgins

Raw comedy talent from some of the best up-and-comers, hosted by Graham Barrie.

Yesbar, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

£3 / 0141 204 0060

Thu 12 Mar

£3 / 0141 204 0060

Thu 19 Mar

£3 / 0141 204 0060

…and 95 more dates until 12 Jan 2017

Camberley Comedy Club

Up-and-coming stand-up acts.

The Camberley Theatre

Fri 27 Feb

£10.50; £9.50 adv / 01276 707600

Mirth Control and Camberley Comedy Club present up-and-coming stand-up performers. The evening includes a curry and a drink.

Fri 27 Mar

£10.50; £9.50 adv; £16.50 inc meals / 01276 707600

Stand-up with Nick Revell, Neil McFarlane, TJ Shoesmith, Craig Leggo and Geoff Whiting.

Fri 24 Apr

£10.50; £9.50 adv / 01276 707600

Compere Yianni Agisilaou introduces Dylan Rhymer, Chris Norton Walker, Zahra Barri and Aaron Levene to the stage to perform their most recent material.

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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Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 29 Apr

£18.75 / 01892 530613

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Fri 1 May

£17.50 / 020 3108 1000

Sat 2 May

£17.50 / 020 3108 1000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 19 Apr

£18.50 / 0844 847 2325

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Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

Bound & Gagged Comedy 'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.' Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic. Join wit and word-meister, former MP and star of Just A Minute, One Show, QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Countdown on an…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Roy Chubby Brown

Blue comedy from man branded 'too rude for television'. Never mind the comedy, that patchwork jacket is hardly fit for public consumption.

Alnwick Playhouse

Sat 11 Apr

£22.50 / 01665 510785

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Thu 11 Jun

£20 / 0161 928 1677

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Thu 5 Mar

£20 / 01892 530613

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Susan Calman: Lady Like

The Calmanator's latest show explores the different ways one can be 'lady like', mental health and an interesting honeymoon in the sewers of Paris.

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Thu 19 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01350 727674

Black Box, Belfast

Wed 15 Apr

£14 (£12)

The CatStrand, Castle Douglas

Fri 13 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01644 420374

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