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Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Sun 16 Jun

£27.50 / 023 9282 4355

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

New show from the comedian who named it after a time he tried cold lasagne and enjoyed it.

William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Sun 16 Jun


Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Bath Pavilion

Sun 16 Jun

£29.50 / 01225 330304

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with a bigger, glitzier show than ever before.

Durdham Downs, Bristol

Sun 16 Jun


Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.

Radisson Blu Edwardian, London WC1B

Sun 16 Jun

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up and Rock

Comedy and music hosted by the legendary comedian. Featuring Bev Bevan (The Move / ELO), Geoff Turton and more.

Milton Keynes Theatre

Sun 16 Jun

£27.90–£32.90 / 0844 871 7652

Reginald D Hunter

Mick Perrin Worldwide Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe this summer with his highly anticipated new show. For over 20 years his searingly honest material has garnered him a cross-generational fan base. TV appearances have included Have I Got News for You?, and two series of BBC Two's hugely popular Reginald D…

The Hexagon, Reading

Sun 16 Jun

£23 / 0118 960 6060

Gary Meikle: The iBrow Guy

Gary Meikle talks about eyebrows etiquette, logic and laws.

The Borough, Lancaster

Sun 16 Jun

Sold out / 01524 64170

Another Fine Fest Presents - Edinburgh Previews - Ian Lane

Ian Lane - Paperweight - 16+Paperweight. Spatula. Cushioned tea tray. Chicken lattice. Which weapon would you protect your house with? In this work-in-progress stand-up comedy show, Ian Lane considers how the military techniques of the SAS can be applied to managing an orderly and domestically fulfilling family household.

The Laurel and Hardy Museum, Ulverston

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 01229 582292

Another Fine Fest Presents - Edinburgh Previews - Rahul Kohli

Rahul Kohli - The Greatest Hits - 15+As seen/heard on BBC Radio 4 BBC Comedy Underground. Combining Superb political comedy (The Scotsman) with surreal storytelling; in a few short years, Raul Kohli has risen to the top of the Comedy World. His Edinburgh Fringe debut show Newcastle Brown Male was one of BBC Radio 4, The…

The Laurel and Hardy Museum, Ulverston

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 01229 582292

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this hour of stand-up and music.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 16 Jun

£27 / 0844 482 1556

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Comedy from Mock the Week regular.

The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sun 16 Jun

£18.70 / 01908 280800

Leith Festival Comedy night

Life is better when you're laughing

The Granary, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£6 / 0845 166 6005

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Sun 16 Jun

£31.80 / 01603 630000

Fringe Preview: Rosco McClelland and Rosie Jones

Part of our Fringe Preview season. Two of the UK’s best comedians give you a sneak peak of their 2019 Fringe shows. Rosco McClelland Star of BBC Scotland’s Up For It, “Rosco is a gifted storyteller, with great stage presence and, of course, fantastic gags. His informal, chatty style makes for an exciting show that…

Gilded Balloon Basement, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£5.50 / 0131 622 6552

Little Death Club

  • 4 stars

Cabaret with punkish jazz accompaniment, circus acts and a fire-breathing sideshow.

Underbelly Festival, London SE1

Sun 16 Jun

£24 / 0844 545 8282

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Jokes and rants in a show about empathy, from one of Britain's thinnest comedians.

NST Campus, Southampton

Sun 16 Jun

£19 / 023 8067 1771

Big Funny Fest

Nish Kumar, Jason Byrne, Andrew Maxwell, Mark Watson, Hal Cruttenden and Luisa Omielan are among the comics lined up for the inaugural Big Funny Fest, Richmond’s first comedy festival taking place over Father’s Day weekend, the 15 & 16 June. Big Funny Fest is packed full of the hottest, most exciting new and…

Old Deer Park, Richmond

Sun 16 Jun

The Horne Section

The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Southbank Centre Square, London SE1

Sun 16 Jun


Mrs Brown's Boys D'Musical

Musical based on the smash-hit sitcom.

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Sun 16 Jun

£22.50–£39.50 / 02920 224488

Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

Stand-up and stories from a comedian who is trying to look on the bright side of life.

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 16 Jun

£14 (£12) / 0844 693 3336

Another Fine Fest Presents - Edinburgh Previews - Alex Kealy

ALEX KEALY - RATIONALE - 16+ comedian and rising star of the British stand-up scene (List) Alex Kealy explores the emotional roots of our rational thoughts. But funny, though.A storming show from the whimsical funnyman - (Sunday Times).This is clever comedy… youve done yourself some…

The Laurel and Hardy Museum, Ulverston

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 01229 582292

Only Fools And 3 Courses

Join us for the Dinner event of the year, which combines fine food and Comedy action, served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert (when I was in the war) on the guest listWill Raquel put in an appearance and sing! Surely not…

Park Inn Palace, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 16 Jun

£15–£34 / 07981 824283

Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior … Confessions of a Club Comic

Shappi recounts her journey through the 90s comedy club scene with plenty of sharp-tongued gags.

Arts Centre, Swindon

Sun 16 Jun

£18 / 01793 614837

Daniel Sloss: NOW

The Scottish comedian, and recent recipient of the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival 'Best of the Fest' International Award, presents his latest show.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 16 Jun

£9.75–£10 / 0845 330 3501