Ticket alert – Micky Flanagan, David O'Doherty, Tim Key and more
A reminder that there are plenty of big comedy names touring at the moment, with London dates booking now. So if you fancy seeing Micky Flanagan, Dylan Moran, Kevin Eldon, Russell Howard, Tim Key ...
Each of the below contains a ticket link, so click through if you're feeling buy-ey.
• Micky Flanagan, Hammersmith Apollo, late March
Mr Flanagan has gone stellar, but there are some tickets left for the third of his "Out Out" tour dates on March 26.
• Kevin Eldon, Soho Theatre, April
Eldon's show Titting About is irrepressible, receiving another extension at the Soho Theatre, with 12 more shows in April following his sell-out earlier this year. These are also nearly sold out, so hurry hurry hurry.
• Ed Byrne, Hammersmith Apollo, April
A stand-up on good form and a new father to boot (aaah), Byrne has a new show, Crowd Pleaser, and you Londoners only have one chance to see it at the moment.
• Miles Jupp, Bloomsbury Theatre, April
Miles Jupp's finest show to date, showing the Rev and Thick of It star can nail stand-up with the best of them. Another slow burner that is receiving another revival at the Bloomsbury.
• Kim Noble, Soho Theatre, April
Talking of slow burners, this one is a 2009 show but is so powerful and infamous that it is again getting another run – and this time it's the last one. It's a show that will be talked about for years to come so make sure you don't miss out.
• Tim Key, Lyric Theatre, May.
Another show that has taken a life of its own is Key's Slutcracker. This is the very last time the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner will be performed.
• David O'Doherty, Udderbelly/Bloomsbury Theatre, May/June
The 2010 Irish Comedian of the Year, 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and 1990 East Leinster under 14 triple jump bronze medallist is coming to London. Make sure you're there.
• Russell Howard, Hammersmith Apollo, June
Russell's Right Here, Right Now tour winds down with two dates in Hammersmith including a DVD recording show.
• Dylan Moran, Hammersmith Apollo, July
The grouch is back with another new show and has two dates at the Apollo, snap them up while you can.
• Lee Evans, Wembley/02 Arena, September/October
Only today a fifth date was added at Wembley Arena and tickets are already on sale.
• Stephen Merchant, Hammersmith Apollo, November
Gangly award-hogger Merchant has four shows later this year, plenty of tickets available but they won't hang about ...