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1. LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY CLUB: The final show of the season concludes with Howard Read, Mike Newall, Jonny Pelham and MC on the evening will be Damion Larkin, at the Alhambra in Bradford on December 12. For tickets call the box office on 01274 432000.

2. DICK WHITTINGTON: The classic tale of heroism is bound to bring magic and laughter to families across Wakefield, which sees the hero travelling to London to seek his fortune. The panto takes place at the Theatre Royal until January 3. For tickets call 01924 211311.

3. CHRISTMAS COMEDY CELLAR: Tom Binns will perform a double-bill of his comic characters including the hapless DJ Ivan Brackenbury. The event takes place at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield on December 15 and 16. For tickets call 01484 430528.

4. THE KEN DODD CHRISTMAS HAPPINESS SHOW: The legendary comic continues to pack theatres across the country and you can see him with his Christmas cheer at St George’s Hall in Bradford on December 20. For tickets visit www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

5. MARK THOMAS: The comic returns to the region with his 2015 sell-out Fringe show Trespass, inspired by a mass trespass by ramblers on Kinder Scout in 1932. He is at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds on February 23. For tickets call 0113 213 7700.