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  • SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    A new episode of Andy Parsons' Slacktivist podcast is online, from the 22nd May record at Soho Theatre, with Daniel Finkelstein, Ed Byrne and Jane Martinson.

    Get it here on iTunes or listen directly above.

    The next event is 26th June (with Labour Lord Peter Hain and Observer columnist Catherine Bennett) followed by July 24th (with Clive Lewis MP, Miranda Sawyer and John O’Farrell).

  • RICHARD AYOADE AND MHAIRI BLACK JOIN THE LAST LEG THIS FRIDAY

    RICHARD AYOADE AND MHAIRI BLACK JOIN THE LAST LEG THIS FRIDAY

    Tune in this Friday (26th May) at 10:00pm on Channel 4 as Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by Mhairi Black and Richard Ayaode join the show.

    Episodes can be caught up with after airing on All 4 here.

  • ANDY PARSONS’ WREXHAM DATE AT WILLIAM ASTON HALL POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 23RD

    ANDY PARSONS’ WREXHAM DATE AT WILLIAM ASTON HALL POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 23RD

    Andy Parsons' Wrexham date (previously this Friday, 26th May) has been postponed to Saturday 23rd September.

    You can buy tickets here.

  • RUSSELL KANE LAUNCHES KANEING LIVE

    RUSSELL KANE LAUNCHES KANEING LIVE

    Russell Kane has launched his new Facebook show ‘Kaneing Live’. Filmed at Facebook HQ, Russell takes on three of the weeks hot topics with his crack team of panelists. Last night’s launch has attracted over 650,000 views and saw Janet Street-Porter, Katherine Ryan, James O'Brien and AJ Odudu tackle the Dementia Tax, Binge Drinking and Legalising Cannabis.

    Watch again here:

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL MCINTYRE ON HIS BEST ENTERTAINMENT PERFOMANCE BAFTA VICTORY

    CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL MCINTYRE ON HIS BEST ENTERTAINMENT PERFOMANCE BAFTA VICTORY

    Congratulations to Michael McIntyre, who won his first BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance last night at 2017 British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall.

    Michael is currently on his Big World Tour until 2019, with dates in New York, Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, as well as across the whole of the UK and Ireland, Europe and Scandinavia announced.

    For full ticket details from official, authorised outlets, please click here.

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW

    'The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious' ***** - The Telegraph

    Britain's biggest comedian Michael McIntyre is going global with his Big World Tour.

    Michael will be performing in arenas across the UK and Ireland as well as revisiting Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time.

    In the UK, Michael has performed three arena tours selling over 1.5 million tickets, including a record twenty-eight times at London's 16,000 capacity O2 Arena where he was awarded the keys to the venue along with Prince, Take That and One Direction.

    Around the world, Michael has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia and Dubai and holds the record for the biggest selling comedy shows in South Africa and Norway. Michael currently presents his own television show Michael McIntyre's Big Show on BBC One. The last series averaged over 6.5 million viewers and recently received two BAFTA nominations.

    Tickets are now on sale and you can find date and booking information here here.

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S HAPPY AND GLORIOUS TO AIR ON BBC ONE THIS SATURDAY

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S HAPPY AND GLORIOUS TO AIR ON BBC ONE THIS SATURDAY

    Tune in this Saturday on BBC One as Michael McIntyre's Happy & Glorious airs at 9:00pm.

    The show will be available here on iPlayer after airing.

  • DARA AND ED’S ROAD TO MANDALAY

    DARA AND ED’S ROAD TO MANDALAY

    Tune in this Sunday (7th May) as Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne pack their cases once more as they embark on an expedition of a lifetime. Crossing 3,500 miles from the bright lights of modern day Malaysiato the jungles of Myanmar, exploring the rich history of the region and its links with Europe and the UK.

    Dara and Ed will begin their journey in the glittering metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, where they’ll explore the Malay sense of humour, have a go at lion dancing, and discover why Malaysia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. From there, they will travel north through the Malaysian peninsula, meeting indigenous tribes and taking part in a chicken beauty pageant, before crossing into Thailand where they will discover how the worst excesses of tourism are affecting the wildlife of Phuket. They will then head north to visit a Buddhist monastery which is home to one of the world’s toughest detoxes.

    Their adventure continues in Myanmar, where Dara and Ed will explore this little-known country which has only recently opened up to tourism, ending their journey in the legendary city of Mandalay.

  • ALAN CARR AND MELANIE SYKES RETURN TO BBC RADIO 2

    ALAN CARR AND MELANIE SYKES RETURN TO BBC RADIO 2

    Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes return to Radio 2 with a season of live Saturday morning summer specials for a ten-week run from 8 July to 9 September (10:00am to 1:00pm), entitled Alan & Mel's Summer Escape.

    Alan and Mel said: 'We can’t wait to return to Radio 2 for a summer of fun on Saturday mornings, and look forward to hearing all about your weekends with loads of great music and some really special games and guests - see you in the summer!'

  • KEVIN BRIDGES STAND-UP SET ANNOUNCED FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA DINNER

    KEVIN BRIDGES STAND-UP SET ANNOUNCED FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA DINNER

    Sir Tom Hunter, founder of The Hunter Foundation, hosts to the forthcoming dinner in Edinburgh, today announced an incredible line-up of Scottish talent for the event.

    Commenting, Sir Tom said;

    "I'm proud, privileged and over the moon to announce Oscar winning musician, Annie Lennox, brilliant stand-up comedian, Kevin Bridges and world class rock band, Texas will all play at this amazing dinner. What's even more amazing is that they are all doing this for the benefit of a charity of their choice.

    "They are stand out talents of their generation and will provide a remarkable conclusion to what we all hope will be an incredible evening with all profits benefitting Scotland's children's charities."

    As well as announcing the line up The Hunter Foundation confirmed that the event was being supported by Royal Bank of Scotland plc and that it was now fully booked.

    The Hunter Foundation will shortly announce the charities that will benefit from the dinner.

  • FIVE BAFTA NOMINATIONS FOR OFF THE KERB

    FIVE BAFTA NOMINATIONS FOR OFF THE KERB

    Off The Kerb Productions' acts have five nominations at this year's BAFTA Awards.

    Michael McIntyre is up for two awards in Best Entertainment Performance and Best Entertainment Program, with Adam Hills up for both Best Entertainment Performance and again alongside Josh Widdicombe for their show The Last Leg in Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme, whilst Alan Carr gets a nomination with Stand Up To Cancer nominated in the Best Live Event category.

    Winners will be announced at the Royal Festival Hall on May 14th.

  • KERRY GODLIMAN: STICK OR TWIST

    KERRY GODLIMAN: STICK OR TWIST

    Kerry Godliman is back on tour. Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden center? Why collect her children's teeth? And even though she can't stand aubergines, why is it her favorite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She'll do all the talking.

    '... a great comic who oozes personality' - The Evening Standard

    Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Jack Dee's Referendum HelpDesk, Channel 4's Derek and the Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed News Quiz, The Now Show and Just A Minute as well as her own series Kerry's List. Kerry is currently starring in the Sky 1 series Carters Get Rich.

    'The best comic timing on the fringe... You quite literally have to be there' **** - The Sunday Times

    '... her material always gets the best response' - Chortle

    For tickets, click here.

  • CAN’T TELL NATHAN CATON NOTHING

    CAN’T TELL NATHAN CATON NOTHING

    There's another chance to catch Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing as it airs on BBC Radio 4 Wednesdays from March 29th at 6:30pm.

    The show mixes stand-up with re-enacted scenes from comedian Nathan Caton's family life.

    You can catch up on iPlayer here.

  • OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS WELCOME KELLY CONVEY TO THE STABLE

    OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS WELCOME KELLY CONVEY TO THE STABLE

    Off The Kerb are delighted to welcome Kelly Convey to the stable.

    'Kelly is a bright and filthy new star' **** - Funny Women

    Kelly has no filter when it comes to her opinions on sex and society, sharing them in her hilarious, wholehearted performance that will make you feel like you’ve known her for years. With a face like butter wouldn’t melt and a mouth like a white van man, Kelly brings a side-splitting and strangely refreshing mix of feminine and ladette style to subjects women rarely talk about in public.

    'Kelly Convey is in-your-face and reassuringly confident... She's a sassy, convivial figure... Plus she knows how to turn a phrase...' - Chortle

  • ADAM HILLS, JOSH WIDDICOMBE AND ALEX BROOKER WIN RTS AWARD

    ADAM HILLS, JOSH WIDDICOMBE AND ALEX BROOKER WIN RTS AWARD

    Congratulations to Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker who won Best Entertainment Performance for The Last Leg at the RTS Awards last night, beating other nominees including Romesh Ranganathan and Ant and Dec.

    You can catch up on previous episodes, including last Friday's episode featuring Kevin Bridges, on All 4 here.

    Look out for upcoming guests James Blunt and Sandi Toksvig on Friday 24 March, as well as Lily Cole, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal on Friday 31st March.

  • JOEL DOMMETT AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN WIN AT THE 2017 CHORTLE AWARDS

    JOEL DOMMETT AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN WIN AT THE 2017 CHORTLE AWARDS

    Joel Dommett and Romesh Ranganathan were amongst the big winners at the Chortle Awards 2017, with Romesh taking the award for best tour, and Joel being declared best breakthrough act.

    Winners were picked via an online poll of six thousand comedy fans, after shortlists were drawn up by a panel of critics and independent comedy industry experts.

  • ITV COMMISSIONS BRAND NEW COMEDY BAD MOVE WITH JACK DEE, KERRY GODLIMAN AND SEANN WALSH

    ITV COMMISSIONS BRAND NEW COMEDY BAD MOVE WITH JACK DEE, KERRY GODLIMAN AND SEANN WALSH

    Bad Move is a new single camera scripted comedy for ITV by Open Mike Productions, written by Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair.

    Starring Jack Dee as Steve and Kerry Godliman as his wife Nicky, they play a married couple who are both on their second marriages and have decided that moving to the countryside from the city is the answer to all their dreams.

    They've watched all the TV relocation shows and read the glossy lifestyle magazines and fell in love with the idea of ‘getting away from the rat race’.

    Unfortunately living a simple existence in beautiful surroundings is not all it’s cracked up to be and Steve and Nicky soon find living in the countryside might not be for them after all. Especially when they discover that the house they've bought is situated in what locals refer to as 'The Dip' - a place where internet signals cannot reach, but floodwater most definitely can.

    Thanks to unscrupulous estate agents, architects and builders squeezing more money out of the couple, they find themselves in a financial situation that means there is no going back.

    The couple must put on a brave face as the last thing they want is for all their friends back in the city to be proven right after they all said it was a 'bad move'.

    Bad Move was commissioned by Comedy Commissioning Editor Saskia Schuster and Head of Comedy Entertainment Peter Davey. It’s written by Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair, and also stars Seann Walsh as their rock star neighbour.

  • GEORGE LEWIS HOSTS TOP GEAR: EXTRA GEAR

    GEORGE LEWIS HOSTS TOP GEAR: EXTRA GEAR

    Multi-award winning stand-up George Lewis has just been announced as the new anchor for Top Gear’s companion show, Extra Gear.

    Shot in the Top Gear studio each week, George will join Chris Harris and Rory Reid to take viewers behind the scenes on films from the new series of Top Gear, including deleted scenes and the funniest moments that didn't make the final cut.

    The show began airing on BBC Three at 9:00pm from Sunday 5th March - you can catch up now on iPlayer here.

  • ADAM HILLS BRINGS HIS SHOW CLOWN HEART TO LONDON’S LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE

    ADAM HILLS BRINGS HIS SHOW CLOWN HEART TO LONDON’S LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE

    Adam Hills has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK, with fifteen solo shows that have toured internationally. His combination of positive, uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity has seen him receive numerous awards, glowing reviews and a legion of fans around the world.

    As host of Channel 4's groundbreaking The Last Leg, Adam won Best Breakthrough Act and was nominated for Best Entertainment Personality at the British Comedy Awards in 2013. The show itself won Best Entertainment Programme at the 2015 Royal Television Society Awards and received another nomination in that category this year, while Adam himself was nominated for for Best Entertainment Performance. 2016 saw The Last Leg return with a two-part Australia special and special coverage from Rio for the 2016 Paralympics alongside their usual weekly live show.

    Adam's solo shows are established highlights at international comedy festivals around the World. He is the only Australian comedian to have performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and is a regular star of the Cat Laughs Kilkenny Comedy Festival in Ireland, and The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

    The Leicester Square shows are on Saturday 25th March at 9:30pm and Sunday 26th March at 8:45pm here or on 020 7734 2222. Both shows will have a BSL interpreter on stage with Adam. Please call the box office or email (boxoffice@leicestersquaretheatre.com) in order to book the BSL reserved seats.

    'A tour de force' - The Telegraph

    'If you cannot enjoy Adam Hills you cannot have a pulse' ***** - The Scotsman

    Hills delivers stand-up so effortlessly brilliant you wonder why some comedians even get out of bed' - The Guardian

  • DARA O BRIAIN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

    DARA O BRIAIN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

    Dara O Briain, one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today, will return to Australia for the time in over a decade in April 2017.

    Dara is back doing what he does best with two special shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The king of audience interaction once again takes to the stage where he relishes exchanging ultra-rapid fire quips with members of the audience, and delivers witty and daring anecdotes like no other stand-up comedian.

    'O Briain has a laser eye for the absurd and the spurious' - The Guardian

    Sydney tickets are available here, and Melbourne here.

  • OFF THE KERB WELCOME FOIL ARMS AND HOG TO THE STABLE

    OFF THE KERB WELCOME FOIL ARMS AND HOG TO THE STABLE

    Off The Kerb Productions are delighted to welcome Foil Arms and Hog to the stable. The Irish sketch group (featuring Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna and Sean Flanagan) perform on TV, radio and the stage, as well as creating sketches for their own hugely successful YouTube channel.

  • DARA O BRIAIN TO PUBLISH HIS FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK BEYOND THE SKY

    DARA O BRIAIN TO PUBLISH HIS FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK BEYOND THE SKY

    Scholastic UK have announcedthe acquisition of the debut children's book by Dara O Briain, Beyond The Sky.

    In Beyond The Sky, Dara will reveal the fascinating secrets of space with his inimitable wit in what is set to be the family non-fiction favourite for Christmas 2017.

    Dara said: 'I'm delighted to share my love of space and science with a whole new generation of astronomers and astronauts; and to show young people that the greatest sights in the universe can be sometimes be found by simply looking up.'

    Miriam Farbey, UK Publisher and Global Non-Fiction Publisher, said: 'One of the UK and Ireland's best-loved comedians and presenters, Dara is going to be a brilliant new voice in children's publishing and we couldn’t be more proud to be publishing his debut book. There is literally no one smarter or more hilarious than Dara O Briain when it comes to talking to kids and their families about our weird and wonderful universe.'

    The book will be published in September 2017.

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  • ELLIOT STEEL AND MIKE WILMOT HEAD TO SOHO THEATRE THIS NOVEMBER

    Join us in November at Soho Theatre as Mike Wilmot stops in for a four night run from the 9th to 12th November (9:30pm) and Elliot Steel visits on the 15th and 16th November (9:00pm).

    Tickets for both shows are available at SohoTheatre.com

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    Mike has appeared several times at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, as well comedy festivals in Ireland, Scandinavia, Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Australia and South Africa.

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    A reviewer once labelled Elliot 'the voice of his generation', is this true? Let's find out. Fresh from his debut TV appearance on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, catch this debut hour from a rising stand-up star.

    His was nominated for a Best Debut Show Award at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition in 2015.

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  • OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS ARE PROUD TO WELCOME NIGEL NG TO THE STABLE

    Nigel was the winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Laugh Off 2016 and the finalist of many other prestigious comedy competitions such as Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2015, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2016 and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2015.

    His combination of laid back likability and sharp observations are sure to get him far.

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  • EXTRA DATES ADDED TO SEAN LOCK’S KEEP IT LIGHT TOUR

    New dates have been added to Sean Lock's Keep It Light tour, and will be on sale from Monday 26th September. Click here for full details.

    Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again! What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time.

    'He just lets the brilliance of his material dominate the room' - The Guardian

    'Lock at his best is gloriously intelligent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny' - The Times

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  • ANGELA BARNES LANDS NEW RADIO SHOW YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

    Angela Barnes has landed her first Radio 4 series commission. Based on her critically acclaimed debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, You Can't Take It With You, Angela shares the big stuff she's thinking about: life, love, family, work and death.

    The four episode series is in part tribute to Angela's late father, an enormous character - (he was a sex shop manager, naturist, and a big fan of caravans and pranks), and a heavy influence on Angela who taught her a carpe diem approach to life. His motto: You Can't Take It With You.

    Angela said, 'I'm dead chuffed to have a series on Radio 4. I've been a BBC Radio 4 comedy geek for as long as I can remember so it means so much that they've let me have a go.'

    The show airs in fifteen minute episodes on Wednesdays from August 10th at 11:00pm.

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  • SHAPPI KHORSANDI’S NEW NOVEL OUT NOW

    Nina does not have a drinking problem. She likes a drink, sure. But what seventeen-year-old doesn't?

    Nina's mum isn't so sure. But she's busy with her new husband and five year old Katie. And Nina's almost an adult after all.

    And if Nina sometimes wakes up with little memory of what happened the night before , then her friends are all too happy to fill in the blanks. Nina's drunken exploits are the stuff of college legend.

    But then one dark Sunday morning, even her friends can't help piece together Saturday night.

    All Nina feels is a deep sense of shame, that something very bad has happened to her...

    A dark, funny - sometimes shocking - coming of age novel from one of the UK's leading comedians. Nina Is Not OK will appeal to fans of Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham.

    'Absolutely brilliant... incredibly loud and true... a pure marvel' - Jenny Colgan

    'Unexpectedly moving, emotional and funny' - Richard E Grant

    'Absolutely bloody magnificent' - Marian Keyes

    'funny, sharp and heartbreakingly honest' - Louise O'Neill

    Published 28th July by Ebury, you can buy the book here.

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  • ROB BECKETT AND RUSSELL KANE TO PLAY LONDON’S HAMMERSMITH APOLLO

    Rob Beckett and Russell Kane bring their current tour shows to London's Hammersmith Apollo in the spring, with tickets on sale now.

    In his March 31st show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny.

    Meanwhile on April 1st, Rob Beckett's back with a brand-new show of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread!

    For further information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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  • JOHN GORDILLO WINS BEST SHOW AT THE LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL

    Congratulations to John Gordillo who last night walked away with the award for Best Show at the 2016 Leicester Comedy Festival for Progress in Work, beating 780 rivals including fellow nominees Grain McGuire, Pat Cahill, Andrew O'Neill and Joanna Neary. Previous winners of the award include Romesh Ranganath in 2015. John commented, 'It's the first thing I’ve ever won in comedy. I'm excited they gave it to me for a work in progress. I now fully expect the finished show to win a Nobel.'

    That show will be titled LOVE, CAPITALISM x and will run at this year's Edinburgh Festival in August, at 4:50pm at The Stand 2.

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