Before 9pm, Comedy, Stand-up

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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 1 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 2 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 8 May

£10 / 0131 225 7171

…and 23 more dates until 25 Jul

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 20 Jun

£19.50–£22.50 / 01727 844488

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Tue 9 Jun

£20.90 / 01738 860066

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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

Thu 7 May

£20 / 01727 844488

Fri 6 Nov

£20 / 01727 844488

Ashcroft Theatre, London CR9

Fri 16 Oct

£20

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sun 8 Nov

£21 / 020 8561 8371

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Comedy Shed

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

The Riverfront, Newport

Fri 22 May

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Stand-up routines from comedians Joe Lycett and Charlie Baker.

Fri 26 Jun

Studio

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Stand-up routines from comedians Joe Lycett and Charlie Baker.

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.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 17 Jun

£21 / 01256 844244

Brighton Dome

Sun 21 Jun

Concert Hall

£22 / 01273 709709

Bush Hall, London W12

Fri 11 Sep

£21.45 / 020 8222 6955

Fri 18 Sep

£21.45 / 020 8222 6955

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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.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Thu 11 Jun

£20 / 0161 928 1677

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sat 16 May

£19 / 0845 888 7581

Bingley Arts Centre

Sat 13 Jun

£20 / 01274 567983

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Podium Comedy

Podium Comedy presents Weird and Wonderful.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 13 Jun

Phone for prices / 01273 624434

Stand-ups take to the stage.

Fri 26 Jun

Phone for prices / 01273 624434

Stand-ups take to the stage.

Sat 11 Jul

Phone for prices / 01273 624434

Comedians from the circuit perform stand-up.

Fri 31 Jul

Phone for prices / 01273 624434

Comedians from the circuit perform stand-up.

Abi Roberts & Milo McCabe

Stand-up material, impressions and character comedy from Abi Roberts and Milo McCabe.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Sun 26 Apr

£3.50 / 020 7354 8246

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

Fri 1 May

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

…and 6 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

Josh Howie – AIDS: A Survivor's Story

  • 4 stars

Stand up comic who loves a controversial topic.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 25 Apr

£13.75 / 020 7478 0100

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Comedy Link Up

A lie-up of stand-up comedians to get you chuckling.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Sun 7 Jun

£20.81–£23.62 / 0844 477 2000

Dara O'Briain: Crowd Tickler

The Irish comedy star and host of BBC2's Mock the Week returns to with his observational humour in a new show – Crowd Tickler.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 13 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

Brighton Dome

Wed 21 Oct

Concert Hall

£23 / 01273 709709

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 2 Oct

£23 / 01223 357851

Sat 3 Oct

£23 / 01223 357851

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99 Club Soho

With Brett Goldstein, Matthew Osborn and Matt Green.

The Shadow Lounge, London W1F

Sat 2 May

£16–£65 / 020 7287 7988

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

Sat 9 May

£16–£65 / 020 7287 7988

Leading stand-ups take to the stage.

Sat 16 May

£16–£65 / 020 7287 7988

Leading stand-ups take to the stage.

…and 6 more dates until 27 Jun

Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Tue 26 May

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Damien Slash

Character comedy, music and observations from Damien Slash plus guests Natasia Demetriou, Rob Carter, Roisin O'Mahony, Jo Griffin and Lola Sephenson.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Sun 10 May

£6.50 / 020 7354 8246

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Flanders and Swann

Multi-award-winner Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4's Duncan Walsh-Atkins celebrate the classic songs and legendary wit of the droll twosome.

The Oxford Playhouse

Fri 10 Jul

£15–£20 (Children £13–£18; £13–£18; £13–£18) / 01865 305305

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 20 Aug

Richmond Theatre

Thu 4 Jun

£18–£37 / 0870 060 6651

Freddie Starr

Outrageous and unpredictable stand-up from one of Britain's most enduring comedians.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 2 May

£25 (£22.50) / 0844 873 3433

The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

Sun 26 Apr

£19.80 / 01902 401211

Jongleurs Comedy Club

A team of Scotland's best are primed and ready to make you miserable lot laugh.

Jongleurs, Glasgow

Fri 1 May

£15–£16 / 0870 011 1960

With Stu Who?, Joe Bromehead, Rob Kane and Kai Humphries.

Sat 2 May

£15–£16 / 0870 011 1960

With Stu Who?, Joe Bromehead, Rob Kane and Kai Humphries.

Fri 8 May

£15–£16 / 0870 011 1960

With Sam Avery, Damian Clark and Scott Gibson.

…and 25 more dates until 1 Aug

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 25 Apr

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 2 May

£8 / 01782 262052

Sat 9 May

£8 / 01782 262052

…and 26 more dates until 7 Nov

Bill Bailey: Limboland

The master of surreality airs his qualms and doubts about the world via a charming blend of religious dubstep, horntallica and an interesting new musical take on Downton Abbey.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Tue 7 Jun 2016

£25 / 01256 844244

Wed 8 Jun 2016

£25 / 01256 844244

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 3 Jun 2016

£25 / 0871 945 6000

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 6 Dec

£25 / 0844 576 3000

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South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Fri 1 May

£12 ( £10) / 01344 484 123

The most recent stand-up material from Adam Bloom, Sean McLoughlin, Max Dickens and Tom Webb.

Fri 8 May

£12 ( £11) / 01344 484 123

Stand-ups Stuart Goldsmith, Mo Gilligan, Laura Lexx and James Redmond take to the stage to present their most recent material.

Fri 15 May

£12 ( £11) / 01344 484 123

Stand-ups Stefano Paolini, Chris Martin and Mark Dolan take to the stage.

…and 4 more dates until 12 Jun

Dean Clough, Halifax

Fri 15 May

£10 / 01422 250250

Affable humour from Paul Tonkinson, plus Andre Vincent and another guest act.

Fri 19 Jun

£10 / 01422 250250

Fast-paced gags and puns from Tom Wrigglesworth, Andrew Ryan and Martin Mor.

Fri 17 Jul

£10 / 01422 250250

Exuberant storytelling from Rob Rouse, plus Martin Mor and a fellow guest act.

The Wardrobe, Leeds

Sat 23 May

£12; £10 adv / 0113 383 8800

With Chris Ramsey, Nick Helm, Alfie Moore, Alun Cochrane, Carl Hutchinson, David Trent, Jason Cook, Joe Lycett, Justin Moorhouse, Robin Ince, Sean Kelly, Football Manager Ruined My Life, Tom Stade, Mick Ferry and Geins Family Gift Shop.

Sun 24 May

£24 / 0113 383 8800

With Chris Ramsey, Nick Helm, Alfie Moore, Alun Cochrane, Carl Hutchinson, David Trent, Jason Cook, Joe Lycett, Justin Moorhouse, Robin Ince, Sean Kelly, Football Manager Ruined My Life, Tom Stade, Mick Ferry and Geins Family Gift Shop.

Laughing Boy Comedy Club

Top class comedy types getting you all laughed up.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Fri 15 May

£12.50 ( £10.50; £10.50) / 07957 681301

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

Fri 12 Jun

£12.50 ( £10.50; £10.50) / 07957 681301

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

Ham Yard Hotel, London W1D

Sat 25 Apr

£12 / 07957 681301

Witty jokes and pop-culture observations from Canadian stand-up and TV star Katherine Ryan. Plus Charlie Baker and MC Jen Brister.

The Woodville, Gravesend

Thu 28 May

£10 / 07957 681301

Stand-up from the actor and co-host of ITV2's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now, Rob Beckett.

Thu 25 Jun

£10–£14.50 / 07957 681301

Comedians from the circuit perform stand-up.

Thu 2 Jul

£10–£14.50 / 07957 681301

Comedians from the circuit perform previews of their Edinburgh Fringe shows.

Thu 23 Jul

£10–£14.50 / 07957 681301

Comedians from the circuit perform previews of their Edinburgh Fringe shows.

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

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 26 May

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Tue 27 Oct

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 29 May

£18.50 / 01892 530613

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