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Six things you'll learn from the weird video clips at Found Footage Festival

Discover how to massage a possum and bathe like Angela Lansbury at this live sceening of oddball VHS clips

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Udderbelly Festival: six shows to see

Bad news for acid casualties, good news for comedy fans: the purple cow is back!

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April’s top ten comedy shows

John Robins, Felicity Ward, Adam Riches and more top comedy picks this month

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Be a judge on the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards panel

Think you could spot the next Steve Coogan, Lee Evans or John Kearns? This could be the competition for you…

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London’s top 20 comedy clubs

We count down the go-to clubs, nights and venues for London laughs

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Critic's choice comedy shows

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Adam Riches x 4

What's better than three Adam Riches shows? Four Adam Riches shows! The high-energy, faux-macho, brilliantly silly character comic is performing four of his critically acclaimed solo hours – including his Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning 'Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches' – over four dates in April. Riches is a masterful character act, coercing audience members to take part in his strange challenges. But the joke's always on him, and what he'll go through for the sake of the audience's entertainment. It's totally stupid. On April 8, it's 2009 'Rogue Males', his second show, featuring four characters all teetering on the brink. On April 15 you can catch 2010's 'Adam Riches Rides', which includes the ridiculously funny 'Yakult's Anonymous' skit featuring recurring Riches character, Victor Legit. On April 23, he revives 2011's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning hour, 'Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches'. The swingball coach, the monster hunter, the Daniel Day Lewis – a must see. Finally, on April 30, it's his 2014 offering 'Adam of the Riches'. More big, bold, stupid characters and audience interaction. Another treat.

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Rachel Parris – Live in Vegas

Talented musical comic Rachel Parris – who's also a member of the Austentatious impro troupe and a panellist on the 'Thronecast' – goes all-out in her latest solo show. 'Live in Vegas' is an ambitious offering: a glitzy Vegas showcase of musical stars, all played by Parris herself. In the show we meet rockstar Crispin Prentice, country singer Gracie-Lou Steinberg and Sin City diva Felice. It's an impressive hour: musically rich, frequently funny and wonderfully performed.

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Mark Thomas – Cuckooed

Following his mischievous '100 Acts of Minor Dissent' show, superb campaigning comic Mark Thomas goes a little more theatrical for his latest show, 'Cuckooed'. He's roped in director Emma Callander to help him tell a remarkable true story: Thomas discovered that a close friend of his was spying on him for Britain's biggest arms dealer. We're certainly intrigued.

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Monkey Business Special

A one-off special from the Monkey Business gang as they take over Proud Camden for a bill headlined by the mighty Harry Hill. Joining the absurdist comedy hero are Sol Bernstein, Hari Sriskantha, James Veitch, The Odd Bods and MC Martin Besserman.

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Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

Loud shirt-wearing 'Mock the Week' regular Milton Jones is back on the road with a brand new show. With a heady mixture of bizarre and hysterically surreal one-liners, Jones weaves a hypnotic web of lunacy. He stands head and shoulders above most other comedians out there. He's a one man laughter factory, and 'Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft' is bound to be a hoot.

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Vikki Stone – Instrumental

Talented musical comic Vikki Stone brings her brand new solo show 'Instrumental' to the Pleasance following an acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. For the show, she's blagged, bought and borrowed 20 different instruments – including a piano, flute, accordion, bassoon and glockenspiel – which she plays to provide a live soundtrack to her touching stories about her childhood and family relationships. It's full of heart and showcases Stone's wry wit. Plus, if you play (or used to play) a musical instrument, there's a chance to join in with a big old jam session, so start re-learning you major fifths and minor sevenths.

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London's best comedy

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London’s best comedy clubs

Your go-to venues for a funny fix in the capital

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The best free comedy clubs

On a budget? Try one of these pay-what-you-want comedy gigs

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A guide to the Comedy Store

All you need to know about the daddy of all comedy clubs

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Best comedy open-mic nights

Where to watch fresh, newbie comics try their luck

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Latest comedy interviews

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Simon Amstell

The sensitive stand-up and former ‘Buzzcocks’ host on his journey to be free and why his 13-year-old self was a ‘deranged lunatic’

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Jon Ronson

Can a Twitter mistake really ruin a life? We speak to the journalist about social media shaming

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Al Murray the Pub Landlord

As he prepares to go head-to-head with Nigel Farage, we put the concerns of real Londoners to the Pub Landlord

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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

The absurdist comedy heroes talk ‘House of Fools’, future tours and their lingering influence on Ant and Dec

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Kim Noble

We meet the genre-straddling comedian-artist… and a couple of unexpected friends

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Lena Dunham

The ‘Girls’ creator/star candidly answers Time Out readers’ most searching questions

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