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Mark Steel This stand-up has been ploughing his furrow on the circuit for many years now without ever receiving the acclaim of, say, Rory Bremner (with whom Steel shared bills in the early days). But his longevity is proof of his reliability. Cellar Comedy Club Huddersfield Thur

Mark Little (right) As with all the best members of comedy's Ramblers' Association - Connolly, Izzard - the Big Breakfast host doesn't really talk about anything. His knack is to construct a comic picture by scribbling madly all over a blank page. He's performing a benefit for Sanctuary, a care centre for people with Aids. Poole Arts Centre Sat

Stewart Lee The hip young comedian says of his double-act with Richard Herring: "It's all done from the perspective of two blokes in their mid- twenties living in South London who haven't done a decent day's work in their life." The same is true of Lee's solo show. Red Rose Cabaret, London, N4 tomorrow