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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.

CAST, Doncaster

Fri 20 Mar

£17 / 01302 303959

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 29 Mar

£20 / 0844 576 2210

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Thu 19 Mar

£19.10 / 0113 243 0808

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…and at 5 other places

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 6 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 7 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 13 Mar

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 39 more dates until 25 Jul

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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…and at 31 other places

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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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.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Wed 4 Nov

£19.25

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Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY

The 'German Comedy Ambassador''s new show is all about how he has grown accustomed to the UK sense of humour and way of life.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Fri 8 May

£16.50 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 29 Mar

£17 / 01256 844244

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 21 Mar

£15.50 / 01223 357851

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…and at 11 other places

Give My Head Peace

Character filled stand-up with Tim McGarry featuring Ulster's favourite dysfunctional family.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Mon 9 Mar

£12.25–£25.25 / 028 9024 0411

Tue 10 Mar

£12.25–£25.25 / 028 9024 0411

Wed 11 Mar

£12.25–£25.25 / 028 9024 0411

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar

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

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sat 16 May

£19 / 0845 888 7581

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…and at 10 other places

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

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.

Fri 20 Mar

Cellar Bar

£12 (£11) / 01344 484 123

See stand-up acts from the UK and international circuit perform in the cellar bar.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Apr

Frankie Boyle: I'm Better Than This

We thought he'd gone into retirement, but seems he just can't stay away and we thank him for it. More dark, dangerous and damn funny stuff from Mr Boyle.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Wed 29 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Thu 30 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Tue 5 May

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

…and 4 more dates until 9 May

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 26 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Mon 27 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sun 3 May

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

…and 3 more dates until 11 May

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Mar

£13 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Please note: this is a work in progress show.

Sun 15 Mar

£13 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Please note: this is a work in progress show.

Wed 25 Mar

£13 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Please note: this is a work in progress show.

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Rory McGrath and Philip Pope: Bridge Over Troubled Lager

Musical comedy from the stand-up and composer.

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Sat 7 Mar

£17 (£15) / 0845 5218 218

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Fri 20 Mar

Cancelled / 01258 475137

The Spring, Havant

Thu 19 Mar

£16 (£14.40) / 023 9247 2700

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner discusses people's love for reading bad reviews, reads from his own catalogue of bad reviews and covers some of his worst experiences.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sun 8 Mar

£15 / 01539 725 133

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 30 Mar

£12 / 0844 693 3336

Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Fri 24 Apr

£15 / 01285 654228

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 19 Mar

£1.10–£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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Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon

Thu 2 Apr

£9.50 (£8.50) / 01420 472664

The most recent stand-up material from Wayne Deakin, Matt Ewins and Carly Smallman.

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 7 Mar

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Fred MacAulay, Jarred Christmas, Jim Park, Daniel Webster and host JoJo Sutherland.

Sat 14 Mar

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Carl Hutchinson, Andrea Hubert, Peter Philipson and host Bruce Devlin.

Sat 21 Mar

£15 / 0131 558 7272

With Owen O'Neill, Stu & Garry, Katherine Tanney, Ross Main and host Scott Agnew.

…and 6 more dates until 29 Aug

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

£6.50; £12 inc meal / 01494 512000

Stories and anecdotes from Manchester-based Irishman Andrew Ryan and witty observations and offbeat recollections from cartoonist and 2008 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year, 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

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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Scott Redmond & Charlie Ralph: Beardwatching

Two comedians and two shows – just the way we like it. Scott presents Jokes About Things, the content of which is right there in the title. Charlie gives us This Might be Awesome, a title which fills us with a tad more doubt than his fellow comic.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 22 Mar

£3 (£2) / 0141 222 2254

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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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.

Buxton Opera House

Fri 8 May

£22 / 0845 127 2190

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 19 Jun

£23.50 / 01223 357851

CAST, Doncaster

Thu 30 Apr

£21 / 01302 303959

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…and at 12 other places

Yesbar Virgins

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

Yesbar, Glasgow

Thu 12 Mar

£3 / 0141 204 0060

Thu 19 Mar

£3 / 0141 204 0060

Thu 26 Mar

£3 / 0141 204 0060

…and 94 more dates until 12 Jan 2017

Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

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.

Dorothy Paul: Classic Dorothy

Some of the classic gags from familiar characters and hopefully a bit of new material as well.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Fri 20 Mar

£20 (£19; Children £19) / 01383 602302

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 26 Mar

£21 / 0844 871 7648

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Lloyd Langford: Old Fashioned

  • 3 stars

Langford chats about how exasperated and bamboozled he is about so many elements of modern life. You've seen him on Russell Howard's Good News, The Now Show, 8 Out of 10 Cats and QI, and he's written for countless others, including Live at the Apollo, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and The King is Dead. Back in 2004, he won…

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Thu 12 Mar

Great Hall

£13 / 01970 623 232

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 18 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01495 227206

Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham

Wed 11 Mar

£12 / 01978 293293

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