- TOM ALLEN
- CHARLIE BAKER
- ANGELA BARNES
- ROB BECKETT
- DES BISHOP
- JO BRAND
- KEVIN BRIDGES
- MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE
- ALAN CARR
- NATHAN CATON
- ALEX COLLIER
- JENNY COLLIER
- ALI COOK
- KELLY CONVEY
- MARLON DAVIS
- JACK DEE
- NEIL DELAMERE
- JOEL DOMMETT
- SIMON EVANS
- KERRY GODLIMAN
- JOHN GORDILLO
- IVO GRAHAM
- RICH HALL
- JEREMY HARDY
- ADAM HILLS
- FOIL ARMS AND HOG
- PHIL JERROD
- PHILL JUPITUS
- RUSSELL KANE
- SHAPPI KHORSANDI
- JAKE LAMBERT
- GEORGE LEWIS
- SEAN LOCK
- TOM LUCY
- PAUL MCCAFFREY
- MICHAEL MCINTYRE
- NIGEL NG
- DARA O BRIAIN
- DEIRDRE O'KANE
- HENRY PAKER
- ANDY PARSONS
- EMO PHILIPS
- ROMESH RANGANATHAN
- JON RICHARDSON
- ROWLAND RIVRON
- ANDY ROBINSON
- JONATHAN ROSS
- SUZI RUFFELL
- ANDREW RYAN
- ELLIOT STEEL
- MARK STEEL
- MATT TEDFORD
- SEANN WALSH
- JOSH WIDDICOMBE
- MIKE WILMOT
A new episode of Andy Parsons' Slacktivist podcast is online, from the 24th April record at Soho Theatre, with Katy Balls, Matt Forde and Nick Clegg.
Get it here on iTunes or listen directly above.
The next event is Monday 22nd May (with Romesh Ranganathan, Lucy Powell MP and Times columnist Daniel Finkelstein), followed by 26th June (with Labour Lord Peter Hain and Observer columnist Catherine Bennett) and July 24th (with Clive Lewis MP, Miranda Sawyer and John O’Farrell).
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!'
Tune in this Thursday (27th April) on Sky One at 10:00pm as, ahead of his fight against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium, IBF world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua catches up with Romesh and Rob.
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.
Tune in to Channel 4 at 10:00pm as Alan Carr and Tinie Tempah join Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker live in the studio for The Last Leg.
The show will be available on All 4 here after airing, with previous episodes featuring Miriam Margolyes and Hayley Squires, Aisling Bea and Ed Miliband, Alan Davies, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Stormzy, Russell Brand, Sue Perkins and more all online now.
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.
The Irish Film & Television Academy has announced that award-winning Irish actress and comedienne Deirdre O'Kane will host the 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards, taking place at the Round Room of Dublin's Mansion House on Saturday April 8th and will be broadcast on RTÉ ONE.
O'Kane will Host for the second year, having presided over last year's glamorous proceedings that had the cream of Ireland's film community including Liam Neeson and President Michael D Higgins in the round room. With six nominations under her belt since the inaugural ceremony in 2003, Deirdre won the coveted Best Actress award in 2015 for her spectacular performance as Christina Noble in Stephen Bradley's Noble.
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.
Tune in tonight (Wednesday 5th April) at 10:00pm on BBC Two as Jack Dee is joined by Jeremy Hardy, Larry Lamb, Andi Osho and Katherine Ryan for Jack Dee's HelpDesk.
You can catch up on iPlayer here once the show has aired.
Tune in this Friday (31st March) as Sky One's new series Carters Get Rich kicks off at 8:00pm, starring Kerry Godliman, James Van Der Beek, Rhashan Stone, John Finnemore, Rio Chambers and Rhianna Merralls.
When eleven year old Harry Carter creates the dating app Honc, little did he didn’t realise was that it would become the next big social networking app and that it's be bought by a US billionaire, turning his family into instant millionaires.
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.
Catch Romesh Ranganathan and Jack Dee on BBC Three as they star on Comedians In Pubs Talking Comedy.
In the show, Romesh meets some of the UK's most loved comedians, including Jack Dee, Sharon Horgan, Russell Howard, Jayde Adams, Humza Arshad and Tim Renkow.
In these one-to-one, frank and funny conversations, they discuss their earliest memories in their comedy careers - from show flops to patronising fans and facing their fears - through an engaging, empathetic and relatable pub chat.
You can watch on iPlayer here now.
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
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 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.
Tune in this Friday (17th March) at 9:00pm as Rich takes a country music journey from Tennessee to Texas to look at the movements and artists that don't get as much notoriety but have helped shape the genre over the years.
With the help of prominent performers and producers including Michael Martin Murphey, Robbie Fulks and Ray Benson, Rich explores the early origins of country music in Nashville and Austin. He visits the rustic studios where this much-loved sound was born and discovers how the genre has reinvented itself with influences from bluegrass, western swing and americana.
Rich also explores how the music industries differ between these two cities and how they each generated their own distinct twist on the genre, from cosmic country and redneck country to the outlaw artists of the 1970s. Through Working Dog, a three-minute self-penned soap opera about a collie dog, Rich illustrates how different styles can change.
As he unearths the roots and inner workings of country music, Rich finds it's more than just music - it's a lifestyle.
The show will be available on BBC iPlayer here after airing.
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.
ADAM HILLS, JOSH WIDDICOMBE AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN NOMINATED FOR THIS YEAR’S ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARDS
Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe’s The Last Leg and Romesh Ranganathan’s Asian Provocateur are on this year’s Royal Television Society Awards shortlist for Entertainment Performance.
The 2017 RTS Programme Awards in partnership with Audio Network will take place on Tuesday 21 March at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Stupid Man, Smart Phone has been nominated for Best Documentary Award at the National Film Awards.
Click here to vote now.
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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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, 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
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.
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.
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)
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
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.