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The Best In Stand Up

Exactly what it says on the tin – The Comedy Store presents its best stand ups.

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Fri 27 Feb

£20; £14 (£9; £9) / 0844 871 7699

Dark and mischievous humour from New Zealand Comedy Festival's Best International Show award-winner in both 2009 and 2011, Carey Marx. Also featuring Nathan Caton, Steve Shanyaski and MC Mick Ferry.

Sat 28 Feb

£23.50; £17.50 / 0844 871 7699

Dark and mischievous humour from New Zealand Comedy Festival's Best International Show award-winner in both 2009 and 2011, Carey Marx. Also featuring Nathan Caton, Steve Shanyaski and MC Mick Ferry.

Fri 6 Mar

£20; £17.50; £23.50 (£9; £9; £9) / 0844 871 7699

Dry and cynical humour from stand-up and self-confessed pessimist Mike Gunn. Also featuring Marlon Davis, Christian Reilly and MC Imran Yusuf.

…and 25 more dates until 30 May

The Best In Stand-Up

Big names from the circuit showing off exactly why they're performing at a night called Best in Stand-up. No pressure then.

The Comedy Store Manchester

Sat 28 Feb

£20 / 0870 593 2932

Gags, storytelling and improvisations from New Zealand stand-up Jarred Christmas as he shares rants and observations about the trials of everyday life. Also featuring Sean Collins, Josh Howie, Mark Nelson and MC Rich Wilson.

Sat 7 Mar

£22 / 0870 593 2932

Articulate storytelling and anecdotal humour from Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominee for Best Newcomer 2012, Joe Lycett. Also featuring Adam Bloom, Andrew Ryan, Joe Rowntree and MC John Fothergill.

Sat 14 Mar

£18; £22 (£12; £16) / 0870 593 2932

Insightful storytelling and observational humour from Northamptonshire-born stand-up Andrew Bird. Also featuring Danny McLoughlin, Zoe Lyons, Markus Birdman and MC Mick Ferry.

…and 11 more dates until 30 May

Best of SCOTY

Scotland's funniest (that's previous winners and finalists of the acclaimed Scottish Comedian of the Year competition) do their worst.

DRAM!, Glasgow

Thu 12 Mar

£6–£8 (£8–£10) / 0141 332 1622

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Fri 13 Mar

£6–£8 (£8–£10) / 0141 332 1622

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 14 Mar

£6–£8 (£8–£10) / 0141 332 1622

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Mar

Best of the Fest

Assembly The biggest and best comedy line-ups in Edinburgh! This Festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight. Stellar line-ups listed daily at www.assemblyfestival.com. Recent years featured the likes of Dylan Moran, Jimmy Carr, Adam Hills, Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan, Chris…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 30 Aug

Best of Yesbar Virgins

Graham Barrie hosts the best of the up-and-coming talent showcased at the regular Vespbar Virgins night.

Yesbar, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

£5 / 0141 204 0060

Sat 4 Apr

£5 / 0141 204 0060

Sat 2 May

£5 / 0141 204 0060

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Bethany Black: Idiot

Bethany chats about all the not-so-smart things she's done since her last stand-up show, including breaking her leg (quite idiotic) and getting a part in Banana, Cucumber and Tofu (really not idiotic at all).

Blackfriars Basement, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar

£9 (£7) / 0141 552 5924

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Bob Slayer: Fat Jockey

Slayer's life has been interesting, to say the least. A rock tour manager-turned-comedian, his previous career saw him look after the likes of Snoop Dogg and the Bloodhound Gang. Now he claims he used to be a jockey. Unbelievable? You'll have to take his word for it.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Fri 27 Mar

£5 / 0141 331 5170

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 28 Mar

£5 / 0141 331 5170

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sun 29 Mar

£5 / 0141 331 5170

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Catriona Knox: Thinks She's Hard Enough

Star of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Catriona Knox presents, her most recent stand-up show.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Thu 16 Apr

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7478 0100

Fri 17 Apr

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7478 0100

Sat 18 Apr

£12.50 (£10) / 020 7478 0100

Chunks: Chunks of the Year 2015

The very first Chunks of the Year awards, comprising sketches, variety, animation, alt stuff and anything different that makes you laugh. Who'll win the coveted Golden Pineapple? You know what to do to find out.

The 13th Note Café/Bar, Glasgow

Wed 18 Mar

Free / 0141 553 1638

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Clare Plested: The Essential Collection

One half of the critically acclaimed Plested and Brown previews her brand new character comedy show before the Edinburgh Fringe 2015.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Wed 22 Apr

£6 / 0844 873 3433

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Colin Geddis: NSFW: Not Safe For Work

Offbeat stand-up and video sketches from the acclaimed comic.

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Fri 22 May

£10 / 028 6632 5440

The Comedy Club

The Comedy Club Rotherham featuring by 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.

Carlton Park Hotel, Rotherham

Fri 13 Mar

£24.95 inc Meal / 01709 849 955

The Comedy Club

The Comedy Club Rotherham at the Carlton Park Hotel on Friday 13th March. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.

Carlton Park Hotel, Rotherham

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 01709 849 955

The Comedy Club

3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.

Ampfield Golf and Country Club, Romsey

Fri 13 Mar

£15; £20 inc meal / 01794 368 480

The Comedy Club

The Comedy Club Chelmsford at the Lion Inn Boreham on Thursday 14th May. 4 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.

The Lion Inn, Chelmsford

Thu 14 May

£14 / 01245 394900

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Ashford International Hotel

Fri 27 Feb

£18 / 01233 219 988

Host Bryan Lacey comperes an evening of stand-up, also featuring Nick Wilty and Herbie Adams.

Fri 20 Mar

£18–£25 / 01233 219 988

Dominic Holland, Gerry K and Windsor perform stand-up.

Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham

Fri 27 Feb

£25 inc food / 01634 201 333

The Comedy Club Chatham at the Bridgewood Manor Hotel on Friday 27th February. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.

Fri 20 Mar

£25 / 01634 201 333

3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.

Thistle Brands Hatch Hotel, Longfield

Fri 20 Mar

£25 / 08453 058 308

A night of stand-up comedy from Sally Anne Hayward, John Newton and John Ryan.

Comedy Night

A night of stand-up at Howden.

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Fri 13 Mar

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01506 777666

With Iain Stirling, Alex Smith and Mark Smith.

Antenna Studios, London SE19

Fri 27 Feb

£12.50 / 020 8653 5200

First Night of Raucous Comedy in the Antenna.

Fri 6 Mar

£12.50 / 020 8653 5200

Regular Comedy Night in the Antenna with the Amazing QUINCEY - Amateur Transplant's Adam Kay Plus MC Pam Ford and special guests.

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Daniel Sloss: Dark

The Scottish comedian, now all grown up, takes a darker turn with his new show.

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

$tbc / 0844 847 1639

Sat 15 Aug

$tbc / 0844 847 1639

Fri 21 Aug

$tbc / 0844 847 1639

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

Darren Connell: Fat Chops

Stand-up, prolific Viner and Bobby in Scot Squad, Connell's new show is darkly humorous.

Blackfriars Basement, Glasgow

Sun 22 Mar

£9 (£7) / 0141 552 5924

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

David Heffron: A Manly, Man's Man

Heffron's looking at what it means to be a man, and discovers there's more to it than meninists, pick up artists and Dapper Laughs (say it ain't so …)

The State Bar, Glasgow

Fri 20 Mar

£7 (£5) / 0141 332 2159

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

David Mills

American-born comedian takes on stand-ups Evelyn Mok, Gatis Kandis, Sofie Hagen and Chris Betts, in tribute to the theme of The American Dream, with MC Viv Groskop.

Komedia, Bath

Thu 5 Mar

£12; £10 adv / 0845 293 8480

Did You Hear What Santa Brought a Deaf Guy for Christmas

Graham and Chris (neither of whom are Santa nor completely deaf) present a new show.

The State Bar, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

£6 / 0141 332 2159

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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