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  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE APPEARS ON THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW THIS FRIDAY

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE APPEARS ON THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW THIS FRIDAY

    Catch Josh Widdicombe on The Graham Norton Show tonight (Friday 20th January) with Matthew McConaughey, promoting new crime adventure Gold, actress Christina Ricci, starring as Zelda Fitzgerald in Z: The Beginning of Everything, and singing star Ed Sheeran.

    The episode is available after airing here on BBC iPlayer.

  • 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

  • ROMESH RANGANATHAN JOINS JACK DEE’S INAUGURATION HELPDESK TONIGHT ON BBC TWO

    ROMESH RANGANATHAN JOINS JACK DEE’S INAUGURATION HELPDESK TONIGHT ON BBC TWO

    Tune in to BBC Two tonight (Thursday 19th January) at 10:00pm on BBC Two as Jack Dee is joined by Romesh Ranganathan, Gabby Logan, Sara Pascoe and Phil Wang for Jack Dee’s Inaugration HelpDesk.

    You can catch up with the show on iPlayer after airing here.

  • RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN – 2017 TOUR

    RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN – 2017 TOUR

    Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration featuring the very best of comedy and music. Performing will be Rich’s regular band of talented and chronically unemployable urchins. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams.

    Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC Four documentaries Rich Hall's Californian Stars, Rich Hall's You Can Go To Hell, I'm Going To Texas, Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian and his most recent Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match. He also wrote and starred in a four-part series for BBC Radio 4 in November 2016 called Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown.

    'Immaculate wordplay imbued with a genuine passion for the songwriter’s craft'
 **** - The Times

    'Hall's genius, on the spot lyrical rhyming is raucously entertaining and very clever' - Spears Magazine

    'quite simply brilliant musical comedy' **** - London is Funny

    Book tickets here from today.

  • SEANN WALSH’S ONE FOR THE ROAD

    SEANN WALSH’S ONE FOR THE ROAD

    Seann Walsh and Mark Simmons' new show is available here on iPlayer today.

    After selling out the Edinburgh Festival for the month of August and before embarking on a four month tour of the UK, Seann Walsh – along with his support act and driver Mark Simmons – are sent on a two-week tour of The Scottish Highlands.

    Out of their cosy metrosexual London comfort zone, and pretty useless at life in general, we encounter the boys navigating their way from gig to gig with no tour manager, no internet, definitely no map reading skills, and absolutely no way of coping with the local wildlife.

    From Inverness to the Shetlands we follow the duo as they navigate the highs and lows of being on tour in one of the most stunning but remotest parts of the UK.

  • SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    A new episode of Andy Parsons' Slacktivist podcast is online, from the November 29th record at Soho Theatre.

    Get it here on iTunes or directly below.

    Further events will take place on Monday 30th January (Pete Wishart MP, Russell Kane and Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon), 27th February (Dan Jarvis MP, Guardian journalist Owen Jones and Jo Caulfield), 27th March (Jess Phillips MP, Times columnist Hugo Rifkind and Rich Hall) as well as 24th April, 22nd May, 26th June and 24th July also scheduled (guests to be announced).

  • JOEL DOMMETT: LIVE AT EVENTIM APOLLO ON SALE THIS MORNING

    JOEL DOMMETT: LIVE AT EVENTIM APOLLO ON SALE THIS MORNING

    Fresh from his hugely memorable performance on 2016’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! one of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians will be playing London’s prestigious Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith with his hit show Joel Dommett: LIVE.

  • JON RICHARDSON APPEARS ON HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

    JON RICHARDSON APPEARS ON HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

    Catch Jon Richardson on Have I Got News For You tonight (Friday 16th December) at 9:00pm as he and Ian Hislop take on Paul Merton and a leather handbag following the withdrawal of Nicky Morgan MP.

    As usual, the show is available for viewing after airing on iPlayer here, as well as having an extended edition air at midnight on Sunday night.

  • 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.

  • MIRANDA HART JOINS THE LAST LEG THIS FRIDAY

    MIRANDA HART JOINS THE LAST LEG THIS FRIDAY

    Tune in tonight (Friday 16th December) on Channel 4 at 10:00pm as Adam, Josh and Alex are joined by Miranda Hart for this week’s episode.

    As ever, you can catch up with this and previous episodes online at All 4 once they’ve aired.

  • JONATHAN ROSS JOINS THE BIG FAT QUIZ OF EVERYTHING THIS JANUARY

    JONATHAN ROSS JOINS THE BIG FAT QUIZ OF EVERYTHING THIS JANUARY

    Jonathan Ross joins Richard Ayoade, Aisling Bea, Katherine Ryan, David Walliams and Noel Fielding for The Big Fat Quiz of the Year on Friday 6th January, hosted by Jimmy Carr.

    The show airs at 9:00pm and will be available on All 4 after airing.

  • ANGELA BARNES ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW HOST OF BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA’S NEWSJACK

    ANGELA BARNES ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW HOST OF BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA’S NEWSJACK

    Award-winning comedian Angela Barnes has today been announced as the new host of Radio 4 Extra's satirical sketch show Newsjack.

    She says: 'I'm beyond chuffed to be the next host of Newsjack. As a self-confessed lifelong radio comedy nerd, I don't think "dream job" is too strong a phrase. Hopefully there'll be some interesting stories to really get stuck into in the New Year, heaven knows 2016 has been a bit of a slow burner on the news front...'

    Angela will take her seat as host when the show returns for Series 16 next year. She follows in the footsteps of former presenters, Miles Jupp, Justin Edwards, Romesh Ranganathan and, most recently, Nish Kumar.

  • ROMESH RANGANATHAN NAMED HARDEST WORKING ARTIST OF 2016

    ROMESH RANGANATHAN NAMED HARDEST WORKING ARTIST OF 2016

    Ents24 has revealed their list of the Hardest Working Artists of 2016 in the worlds of music and comedy, with Off The Kerb's Romesh Ranganathan coming out on top, and five more acts in the top ten.

    The charts, based on data from the UK's biggest live guide, determined which original music acts and comedians performed at the most different venues this year - with some surprising results.

    Russell Kane comes in second, Mark Steel fourth, Seann Walsh seventh, Rob Beckett eighth, Rich Hall tenth and Shappi Khorsandi in eleventh.

    For full listings of all current tours, featuring these artists and more, please check our tour listings page here.

  • JOEL DOMMETT MAKES IT THROUGH TO THE FINAL OF ITV’S I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE!

    JOEL DOMMETT MAKES IT THROUGH TO THE FINAL OF ITV’S I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE!

    Sunday 4th December at 9:00pm on ITV1 will see Joel Dommett in the final of 2016s I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

    After winning over thousands of fans throughout, the last three weeks has seen Joel make it into the final three contestents.

    All the details to vote for Joel to be crowned King of the Jungle are below.

    You can download the I'm A Celebrity app from the iTunes App Store here, or for Android on Google Play here, which will give you five free votes. Alternatively you can phone on landline – 0902 04424 03 – or mobile – 64424 03.

    Joel is also on tour in 2017 and you can see all his dates here.

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG SHOW

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG SHOW

    Tune in this Saturday at 8:00pm as Michael is joined by singer-songwriter Tom Odell and queen of comedy Sarah Millican. One unsuspecting member of the public gets the surprise of their life when they become the unexpected star of the show, there is new comedy material from Michael himself, and Carol Vorderman hands over her phone in Celebrity Send to All.

    As ever, you can catch up on iPlayer after the show airs.

  • SEAN LOCK ANNOUNCES DUBAI DATE FOR APRIL 2017

    SEAN LOCK ANNOUNCES DUBAI DATE FOR APRIL 2017

    Sean Lock has announced a date at Dubai World Trade Centre for Thursday 27th April 2017. Tickets are available from here right now.

    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

  • DVDS AVAILABLE MONDAY FOR JOSH WIDDICOMBE, RICH HALL AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN

    DVDS AVAILABLE MONDAY FOR JOSH WIDDICOMBE, RICH HALL AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN

    Forget Black Friday, order your DVDs for Christmas gifts or yourself as Josh Widdicombe, Rich Hall and Romesh Ranganathan release their DVDs this Monday (28th November).

    You can buy them here:

    Josh Widdicombe – What Do I Do Now…

    Rich Hall – 3:10 To Humour

    Romesh Ranganathan –  Irrational

  • OFF THE KERB WELCOME KERRY GODLIMAN TO THE STABLE

    OFF THE KERB WELCOME KERRY GODLIMAN TO THE STABLE

    Off The Kerb Productions are delighted to welcome Kerry Godliman to the stable. The charmingly straight-talking, quick-witted Kerry Godliman is one of the country's best performers. Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on Live At The Apollo, Jack Dee's Referendum HelpDesk, Channel 4's Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Celebrity Pointless. Kerry is also a regular on BBC Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed News Quiz and Just A Minute as well as her own series Kerry’s List.

    Fresh from completing her sell-out debut tour of the UK, Kerry will be appearing on this year’s Christmas special of Live At The Apollo, as well as starring in a new family sitcom, Carters Get Rich, produced by Roughcut for Sky.

    'Goes for the jugular. Quick wit, frank and engaging' **** - The Independent

  • GABRIEL IGLESIAS – FLUFFYMANIA

    GABRIEL IGLESIAS – FLUFFYMANIA

    Californian superstar comedian Gabriel Iglesias, aka Fluffy, is bringing his FluffyMania world tour to Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and London in 2017!

    Iglesias is, undoubtedly, one of America's most successful comics. His stand-up - a glorious mix of amazing storytelling, parodies, hysterical voices and incredible sound effects - brings his personal experiences to life and makes his unique, animated style popular among fans of all ages worldwide.

    The youngest of six children, Gabriel was raised in Section 8 housing by his single mother in Long Beach, where he honed his world-famous comedic skills to overcome the obstacles he faced growing up; but no-one could have predicted how meteoric his rise to fame and success would be.

    Tuesday 26th September - Brighton - Dome
    Wednesday 27th September - Bristol - Colston Hall
    Thursday 28th September - Manchester - Apollo
    Friday 29th September - London - Hammersmith Apollo

    Tickets go on general sale today, Friday 18th November, at 10:00am here.

  • ANDY PARSONS – PEAK BULLSH*T

    ANDY PARSONS – PEAK BULLSH*T

    'Cracking adlibbing….a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain' - The Guardian

    'Potent live performer…..can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words' - The Times

    Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It's one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes - and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.

    As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.

    Tickets now on sale here.

    'A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain-speaking truth-teller through his entire career' - The Guardian

    'Brilliantly funny and insightful' - The Metro

  • 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.

  • BBC THREE SITCOM JOSH COMMISSIONED FOR A THIRD SERIES

    BBC THREE SITCOM JOSH COMMISSIONED FOR A THIRD SERIES

    As the highly praised second series comes to an end tonight, it is announced today that BBC Three sitcom Josh has been commissioned for a third series by Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning, returning with six brand new episodes in 2017.

    Written by Josh Widdicombe, Tom Craine with Henry Paker and directed by David Schneider (I'm Alan Partridge and The Day Today), the quirky comedy follows theahighs and lows of the eponymous Josh, an anxious old man trapped in an anxious young man's body.

    Josh will once again be joined by the regular ensemble cast: his hopelessly selfish flatmates, Owen (Elis James) and Kate (Beattie Edmondson), plus the world's most annoying landlord, Geoff (Jack Dee). Cameos throughout the two series have included; Jennifer Saunders, Michael Ball, Miles Jupp, Emma Bunton, Tamzin Outhwaite, Romesh Ranganathan, The Chuckle Brothers and James Acaster.

    Josh Widdicombe says: "I am delighted that the BBC has given me another opportunity to humiliate myself for six 30 minute episodes. We absolutely loved every moment of creating the second series and are so proud that so many people enjoyed it. My only hope for series 3 is the British public get to enjoy Elis James's wonderful torso again."

  • ALEX BROOKER GIVES JOSH WIDDICOMBE A PEP TALK BEFORE HIS DVD RECORD AT THE HAMMERSMITH APOLLO

    ALEX BROOKER GIVES JOSH WIDDICOMBE A PEP TALK BEFORE HIS DVD RECORD AT THE HAMMERSMITH APOLLO

    Watch Alex Brooker give Josh possibly the worst pep talk minutes before his live stand up DVD is recorded...

    You can pre-order Josh's brand new live tour DVD here.

  • JOSH IS RELEASED ON DVD

    JOSH IS RELEASED ON DVD

    Josh Widdicombe’s BBC sitcom Josh is now available on DVD, with season one already on the shelves, and season two coming on October 31st.

    Get your season one here now, and pre-order season two here.

    Don’t forget you can catch the current season on iPlayer here.

  • 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.

  • JON RICHARDSON – THE OLD MAN – 2017 UK & IRELAND TOUR ANNOUNCED

    JON RICHARDSON – THE OLD MAN – 2017 UK & IRELAND TOUR ANNOUNCED

    Dates have been announced for Jon Richardson's 2017 tour, on sale here from Friday 14th October.

    The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?

    Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be 'with which to work'?

    Best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Jon has been massively in demand for television and radio appearances including; Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The 02 and most recently Taskmaster. He can also be heard hosting The Warm Up show on talkSPORT with Matt Forde every Saturday.

    'Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss' **** - The Mirror

    'One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups' **** - The Times

    'Sublimely brilliant, stunning...' - Time Out

  • CHARLIE BAKER’S CABARET BOULANGERIE

    CHARLIE BAKER’S CABARET BOULANGERIE

    Charlie Baker's Cabaret Boulangerie is better than the best show in town: a fast-paced old school 'floor show' where the hottest stand-ups mingle with street dancers while the world's best trombone player is next in the queue to perform.

    Skimming the cream from the top of Showbusiness, opera stars follow tap dancers who follow sketch acts, all headlined by a big name comedian.

    Curated and hosted by the ‘pant wettingly funny’ Charlie Baker (Ch4’s Comedy Gala, East Enders, I Can’t Sing, Harry Hill’s Tea-Time) and his ‘impressive pipes’, Cabaret Boulangerie lands at the St.James Theatre with a special edition on Tuesday 13th December to kick off your festive season.

    The line up for the evening is:
    Lolly Adefope (Comedy)
    Terry Alderton (Comedy)
    Tom Allen (Comedy)
    Donna Berlin (Tap)
    Anna Francolini (Chanteuse)
    Regina (Chanteuse)
    Frank Walden (Sax)
    Plus special guest HARRY HILL

    Tickets are available from 0844 264 2140 or here.

    'Charismatic hyperactive funnyman Charlie Baker is Devon's answer to Frank Sinatra' - The Guardian

  • JOSH RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 ON BBC THREE (iPLAYER) THURSDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 22ND

    JOSH RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 ON BBC THREE (iPLAYER) THURSDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 22ND

    Josh Widdicombe's BBC Three sitcom Josh returns this September for a second season, with episodes launching at 10:00am on Thursdays on iPlayer.

    Josh added: 'We loved making it and are hugely proud of it so please watch it on BBC Three (iPlayer). We have cameos from the likes of Michael Ball, Tamzin Outhwaite, Emma Bunton and Jennifer Saunders (again!) and we think you will really like it.'

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  • CHARLIE BAKER IS THE HIT POLISHER

    Charlie Baker swings in to town direct from playing the O2 (Channel 4's Comedy Gala), appearing as Harry Hill’s hunchback kitchen assistant and causing trouble in Albert Square.

    Joined by the incredible Sean Hargreaves on the Hammond organ he will be singing terrible pop songs 'polished up' in their unique style to become genuine beautiful and groovy new favourites, he has managed to turn Cotton Eyed Joe into Cotton Eyed Woah! Add to this the hilarity of Charlie's brilliant and 'pant wettingly funny' comedy and you have the funniest most unique night out possible.

    Brilliant jokes, Beautiful singing, Banging night out.

    'A superior take on the modern showman' - The Guardian

    'An absolute romp, with some shout-with-laughter moments' **** - Chortle

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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

    Mike Wilmot - Uncle

    Mike has won numerous awards such as the Barry Award in Melbourne and the Time Out Comedy Award, when it meant something. Being funny for Uncle Mike isn’t a job... it's a condition.

    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.

    Elliot Steel - Netflix 'n' Steel

    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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  • ALAN CARR’S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY ALANATOMY HITS THE SHELVES OCTOBER 6TH

    After the success of his previous autobiography the Sunday Times Bestseller Look Who It Is! which sold over half a million copies, Alan's new memoir Alanatomy is set to be this autumn's must read and can be bought here.

    Alan Carr is one of Britain's most successful and much loved comedians, his unique humour and effortless stage presence on screen and on tour, make him part of the backbone of British Comedy.

    His hugely successful chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man is not only in its sixteenth series and shown all around the world, but has also garnered him a whole host of awards including two National Television Awards, two Royal Television Awards, three National Comedy Awards and a BAFTA for Best Television Personality.

    Alan said: 'Well, as I turn forty and take stock of my showbiz life over the last ten years or so, I have learnt to embrace my flaws and face my shortcomings. In fact, strange as it might seem, the things I hate about myself have become my trademark and I am slowly, begrudgingly learning to, if not love them, to at least live with them. I am ready now to take a long hard look at myself and that’s what Alanatomy is. It's the story of my rise to fame: the joys, the traumas, the parties, the disappointments. Hopefully you will find it witty, fun, heartwarming, but more importantly honest, and that it will keep you entertained every time you pick it up.

    Alanatomy is the chance for you to get beneath my skin and see the real me because, and to continue the anatomical theme if I may, this showbiz existence can sometimes feel like an autopsy - picked at, probed and scrutinized with every inch of your body held up for analysis, but unlike an actual autopsy, you are very much alive.

    So I give you Alanatomy: The Inside Story. I am laying myself out on the slab for your entertainment; naked, stripped bare. Grab your scalpel, peel back the skin and go deep, have a good old probe around at my life so far. Yes, you are going to find guts, a fair bit of cheek, maybe even a little bit of gristle, but hopefully, you’ll find a whole lot of heart.'

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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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  • SEANN WALSH STORNOWAY AND ELGIN DATES REARRANGED

    Due to Seann losing his voice, the 19th and 20th September tour dates in Stornoway and Elgin have been rearranged and will now be as follows.

    Stornoway: Sunday 22nd January – An Lanntair
    Elgin: Monday 23rd January – The Drouthy Cobbler

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  • AL PORTER: AT LARGE NOMINATED FOR BEST SHOW AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

    Al Porter has been nominated for Best Show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival for his show Al Porter: At Large.

    Now in their 36th year, The lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards remain committed to the importance of live comedy and the development of comedy talent and will continue to spotlight emerging talent at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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  • ALAN CARR’S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY ALANATOMY TO LAUNCH IN OCTOBER

    Alan Carr will be launching his new book Alanatomy this October. One of Britain's most successful and treasured comedians. His unique humour and effortless stage presence have earned him a catalogue of awards including Best Chat Show host at the publicly voted 2015 NTA's, winner of the 2013 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance and 2013 British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality. In previous years he has garnered a clutch of awards from the 2012 National Television Award for Best Talk Show, and the 2012 Loaded LAFTA Award for Best Stand Up and the 2010 TV Choice Awards for Best Entertainment Show. There were also nominations for Best New British Comedy & Best Comedy Entertainment Personality at the 2009 British Comedy Awards.

    Alan said: 'Alanatomy is the chance for you to get beneath my skin and see the real me because, and to continue the anatomical theme if I may, this showbiz existence can sometimes feel like an autopsy - picked at, probed and scrutinized with every inch of your body held up for analysis, but unlike an actual autopsy, you are very much alive.

    So I give you Alanatomy: My Autobiography. I am laying myself out on the slab for your entertainment; naked, stripped bare. Grab your scalpel, peel back the skin and go deep, have a good old probe around at my life so far. Yes, you are going to find guts, a fair bit of cheek, maybe even a little bit of gristle, but hopefully, you'll find a whole lot of heart.'

    You can pre-order the book now at Amazon.

    > Read more

  • 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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  • JON RICHARDSON WORK IN PROGRESS

    Come and see Jon Richardson as he works on his new material ahead of a major UK tour.

    Away from his live stand up, the British Comedy Award 2013 Nominee is best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. He is massively in demand for television and radio appearances and his recent TV credits include Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The 02, and most recently Taskmaster. He also hosts The Warm Up show on talkSPORT with Matt Forde every Saturday.

    'Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss' **** - The Mirror

    '... one of our most individual and interesting stand-ups' **** - The Times

    'Sublimely brilliant, stunning...' - Time Out

    For tickets, please click 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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