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Sean Hughes (below) Audiences warm to the vulnerability of Hughes's stage persona. Not for him the ranting certainties of more in-your-face performers. In his "Thirtysomehow" show, Hughes projects the image of the weed who has sand kicked in his face on the beach. Cambridge Corn Exchange, tonight; Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall, Sat; Plymouth Royal, Sun

Donna McPhail In her own estimation, this highly-accomplished comedian looks like "a Home Counties lacrosse captain. But what comes out of my mouth is the complete opposite." The co-host of BBC2's Sunday Show, she has made her name as an acerbic, even aggressive stand-up - and she's proud of it. Leeds City Varieties, tonight; Liverpool Neptune, tomorrow; Newcastle Live Theatre, Thur

Lee Evans excels as a stale plate of baked beans in a service-station restaurant imploring to be eaten. Has just announced an extension to his West End run. Lyric, London W1, to 16 Mar; then Apollo, London W1, 18- 30 Mar