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Five stand-up shows we’re looking forward to in 2014

Did you hear about the one-armed fisherman? He caught a fish this big. Get it? No didn’t think so. Let’s leave it to the professionals shall we?

This Blue Monday, forget about the freezing cold weather, dry January, your broken New Year’s resolutions and post-Christmas blues. We’re all feeling the doom and gloom descend upon us (and if you weren’t before, you probably are now – sorry about that.) But don’t despair, we’ve handpicked five upcoming comedy tours that are sure to turn your frown upside down.

Miranda Hart
For her first stand-up tour since starring in her eponymous smash-hit sitcom, Miranda Hart has warned audiences to expect “galloping, attempts at song and dance, and simply – such fun!” That’s us sold. Her laugh-out-loud, self-deprecating humour will ward off those winter blues.

My, What I Call, Live Show starts its UK tour at Bournemouth International Centre on 28 February.

Jack Whitehall
In his biggest tour to date, this two-time King of Comedy brings his posh cheeky chappy stand-up to venues around the UK. You should probably pop along and give him a heckle.

Jack Whitehall Gets Around kicks off on 11 February at Brighton’s Colston Hall.

Lee Evans
Being at the top of his game for more than a decade and, rightfully so, riding on the success of his previous record-breaking tours, comedy superstar Lee Evans is back with his most ambitious tour to date. Bursting with contagious energy, uncanny observations and stomach-aching material, this tour is not to be missed.

Lee Evans’ Monsters tour takes to the stage, beginning at the Bournemouth International Centre on 18 August.

Sarah Millican
After quickly establishing herself as a household name and being crowned the biggest selling stand-up female comedian of all time after unprecedented sales of her recent DVD, comedy is sure in the heart and soul of this Geordie comedian.

Sarah Millican is back on the road again; catch her at a venue near you on her current UK tour which ends on 24 May 2014.

Jeff Dunham
With his own vernacular, foreign accents and controversial stage characters, the American ventriloquist and comedian is back again. Maintaining the perfect balance of praise from his fans and rebuke from his critics, make sure you get down to London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Glasgow this April for a night to remember!

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