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  • ALAN CARR YAPPING HIS WAY DOWN UNDER

    ALAN CARR YAPPING HIS WAY DOWN UNDER

    No stranger to yap, Alan has yapped his way around the UK and Ireland and now it's Australia and New Zealand's turn with his brand new, highly anticipated stand up show Yap, Yap, Yap! The tour will go to; Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and a very special show at the Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival.

    For full details and tickets, which are on sale from Monday 6th June, click here.

  • SHAPPI KHORSANDI’S NEW NOVEL TO BE RELEASED 28TH JULY

    SHAPPI KHORSANDI’S NEW NOVEL TO BE RELEASED 28TH JULY

    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 pre-order the book here.

  • CHANNEL 4’S COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL AIRS

    CHANNEL 4’S COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL AIRS

    Catch up now with Channel 4’s Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital which, after airing Sunday night on Channel 4, is now available to view on All 4 here.

    Featuring Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Alex Brooker, Hal Cruttenden, Jake Bugg, Joel Dommett, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, Kevin Bridges, Lee Nelson, Nathan Caton, Rob Beckett, Russell Kane, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Tom Allen and Warwick Davis, the event has raised money to further assist the iconic hospital.

  • THE LAST LEG RETURNS FOR AN EIGHT SERIES – FRIDAY 10TH JUNE – CHANNEL 4

    THE LAST LEG RETURNS FOR AN EIGHT SERIES – FRIDAY 10TH JUNE – CHANNEL 4

    With seven critically acclaimed series under their belts, the award-winning The Last Leg returns live to Friday nights on Channel 4 with its unique brand of irreverent satire for an eighth series this June.

    The live, weekly satirical comedy show hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe returns with the first guest of the series, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. He joins the show’s hosts to examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck.

    The Last Leg's award winning brand of discussion, sketches, and illuminating ways to explain the news via the acerbic wit of its hosts returns to Friday nights at 10:00pm for the next six weeks.

  • JACK DEE TO STAR IN NEW CHANNEL 4 COMEDY POWER MONKEYS

    JACK DEE TO STAR IN NEW CHANNEL 4 COMEDY POWER MONKEYS

    Power Monkeys is a show like no other - a scripted comedy (practically) made and aired in one day, with six writers, four directors and a whole host of panicking political power monkeys...

    Following the success of their 2015 election comedy Ballot Monkeys, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Ballot Monkeys, Outnumbered, Drop the Dead Donkey) return to Channel 4 with a six-part satire lampooning the fictional communications and social media 'experts' on both sides of the EU referendum, as well as taking audiences a few doors down from the Kremlin and into the imagined world of Donald Trump's campaign plane.

    Featuring a stellar comedic cast including Jack Dee and Claire Skinner in the pro-Europe 'Unity Unit', and Andy Nyman and Kevin McNally heading the 'Brexit Roadshow' bus, the show will, of course, go big on the EU, with two episodes bookending June's all-important Brexit referendum.

    At the Conservative HQ's Unity Unit is Oliver (award-winning comedian Jack Dee), a volatile ex-hack who regularly enjoys winding up his sensitive colleague Sarah (Claire Skinner, Outnumbered), who employs laboured metaphors in, what her colleagues might unkindly term, her 'psychobabble'.

    Power Monkeys airs on Channel 4 every Wednesday at 10:00pm from 8th June, with an extra special episode following the EU referendum, at 10:00pm on Friday 24th June.

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE – HAPPY & GLORIOUS – AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2016

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE – HAPPY & GLORIOUS – AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2016

    AUCKLAND
    VECTOR ARENA - WEDNESDAY 19TH OCTOBER

    SYDNEY
    QUDOS BANK ARENA – FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER

    MELBOURNE
    ROD LAVER ARENA – SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER

    BRISBANE
    CONVENTION CENTRE – MONDAY 24TH OCTOBER

    PERTH
    PERTH ARENA - WEDNESDAY 26TH OCTOBER

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

    Michael McIntyre, the UK's biggest selling comedian is bringing his latest sell out stand up show Happy & Glorious to Australia and New Zealand in October.

    The UK and Ireland legs of the Happy & Glorious tour saw Michael sell over four hundred thousand tickets and beat his rivals to the Christmas Number One slot in the DVD chart. His 2015 tour saw Michael awarded the prestigious keys to London's 02 Arena for an astonishing twenty-eight performances at that venue, which sees him performing more times than One Direction and Take That.

    Michael's previous tour Showtime was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012, which included a record breaking ten night residency at the O2 matching pop superstar Rhianna’s 2011 record. Michael has released three best selling DVDs; 2008's Live and Laughing which was the biggest selling UK debut standup DVD of its time, Hello Wembley, which in 2009 became the fastest selling UK stand up DVD of all time, a record it still holds, and 2012's Showtime, which beat its competitors to the Christmas Number One spot.

    The past few years have been exceptional for Michael. In 2013 he performed internationally; playing sold out arenas in South Africa, Dubai, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. His show in Johannesburg was the largest ever comedy show in South Africa and his Dubai shows won the Time Out Best Night Out Award.

    Michael has just returned to television with the launch of his brand new show Michael McIntyre's Big Show on BBC One.

    Special Guest – Paul Tonkinson

    'Joyously performed...' - The Times

  • RICH HALL – LIVE 2016

    RICH HALL – LIVE 2016

    'Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work' - The Guardian

    'Captivating and brilliant... ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause' - The Sunday Mirror

    For tickets, please click here.

    Rich is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC Four documentaries Rich Hall’s California Stars, Rich Hall's You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas and Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian.

    His critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. This is a comedian who's plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Award winner Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.

    'As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show' - Scotland On Sunday

    'Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon' - The Sun

    Other strings to his bow include writing for The David Letterman Show, which he won two Emmy’s for and was the inspiration behind Matt Groening’s character Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons. Rich is also an accomplished author, he has released three books, Magnificent Bastards, I Blame Society and Things Snowballs, all released by Abacus Books. Hall has also released two very successful stand-up DVD’s in 2001 and 2009 through Universal Pictures UK.

    'Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else' - The Scotsman

    'Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better' - STV

    Rich's latest audio CD Waitin' on a Grammy is available to buy on CD and download now from the Off The Kerb Store.

  • JACK DEE’S HELPDESK  RETURNS TO BBC TWO FOR THREE REFERENDUM SPECIALS

    JACK DEE’S HELPDESK RETURNS TO BBC TWO FOR THREE REFERENDUM SPECIALS

    BBC Two has commissioned three brand new episodes of Jack Dee's HelpDesk.

    Jack Dee's Referendum HelpDesk will air on BBC Two in the weeks leading up to the EU Referendum on 23rd June.

    Jack Dee’s Referendum Helpdesk will see the comedian, turned agony uncle, help a live studio audience dispel their problems and aims to shed light on their dilemmas and issues relating to this historic event in British politics.

    In each episode, Jack will be accompanied by a panel of four special comedic guests. Nothing is written or prepared and the panel don't know what the questions from the audience will be until the show begins.

    Jack Dee said: 'I'm really looking forward to bringing Helpdesk back to BBC Two, so come to me if you have questions about anything from bendy bananas to fraudulent car exhaust claims and much much more. We all know it all depends on how far the England team get in the Euro 2016 football championship anyway.'

    Jack Dee's HelpDesk first aired on BBC Two in 2015 for three specials tied in with the General Election. The series aired at 10:00pm with a viewing peak of 1.2 million. Guests included: Romesh Ranganathan, Claudia Winkleman, Aisling Bea, Jeremy Hardy, Katherine Ryan, Warwick Davis and Johnny Vegas.

    The show will air on BBC Two from early June 2016.

  • IVO GRAHAM APPEARS ON ITV’S ELEVENISH

    IVO GRAHAM APPEARS ON ITV’S ELEVENISH

    Catch Ivo Graham on tonight's Elevenish on ITV2 at 10:50pm tonight (Thursday 12th May). The show can be caught on on ITV Hub after airing.

  • RUSSELL KANE – RIGHT MAN, WRONG AGE – AUTUMN DATES ADDED

    RUSSELL KANE – RIGHT MAN, WRONG AGE – AUTUMN DATES ADDED

    'A seriously good comedian' ***** - The Times

    Are you sixteen years old, yet feel twenty-one? Are you forty, but tragically faking twenty-five? Or maybe you're full-on eighty years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the 'right' age - it's is the beauty and the curse of being a real person.

    In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny.

    Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of Live At The Electric, regular appearances on Live At Apollo, Unzipped, Celebrity Juice and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now!

    Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went onto make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year. His award-winning show Smokescreens & Castles was recorded in front of his home crowd in Westcliff-on-Sea’s at the Palace Theatre and released by Universal Pictures in 2011. Famed for his critically acclaimed tours Russell has been performing sell-out shows across the globe and now he is back with this brand new show!

    Click here for full tour dates and ticket information.

    '... at the top of his game' - The Guardian

  • ADAM HILLS – CLOWN HEART

    ADAM HILLS – CLOWN HEART

    '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

    Tickets available now, click here for full dates and details.

    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 has seen The Last Leg return with a two-part Australia special and an eight episode series, broadcast this spring. The show has been commissioned for another series to air later this year, and the trio will be heading to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics.

    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.

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG SHOW – THIS SATURDAY AT 7:05PM ON BBC ONE

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG SHOW – THIS SATURDAY AT 7:05PM ON BBC ONE

    Michael hosts another evening of entertainment at London’s Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. This week, he is joined on stage by Rob Beckett, and introduces an acrobatic dance performance by Romeo of the Cirque du Soleil. He also invites electro-pop trio Years and Years to play for the assembled live audience, and a handyman receives the surprise of his life when he becomes the Unexpected Star of the Show.

  • RUSSELL KANE’S STUPID MAN, SMART PHONE TO AIR ON BBC TWO FROM SUNDAY 15TH MAY

    RUSSELL KANE’S STUPID MAN, SMART PHONE TO AIR ON BBC TWO FROM SUNDAY 15TH MAY

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    Following it's hugely successful debut on BBC Three, Russell Kane's new show Stupid Man, Smart Phone will air on BBC Two from Sunday 15th May, the first episode going out at 10:40pm.

    When we need to put up shelves most of us turn to the how-tos of the internet for a helping hand. Comedian Russell Kane is taking this one step further. He's convinced that even though he has no survival training or knowledge of the local language or customs, he's sure he can be dropped anywhere in the world, and can survive with only his mobile phone for help.

    Each episode is a new adventure where he will take with him a different internet star with access to millions of followers. From the Costa Rican jungle with Conor Maynard, to the Arctic Circle with Rose and Rosie, or the Northern Sahara with Arron Crascall, Russell is on a completely different mission in every single episode. On offer for the viewer is loads of information about how to survive in these extreme locations, from the comfort of the sofa.

    Unprepared, under-skilled and badly advised, can Russell and his companions survive with just their mobile?

    This is Bear Grylls without the skills, this is Stupid Man, Smart Phone.

  • ROMESH RANGANATHAN TO WRITE HIS FIRST BOOK

    ROMESH RANGANATHAN TO WRITE HIS FIRST BOOK

    Off The Kerb are delighted to announced that Romesh Ranganathan will be writing his first book for Transworld.

    A former maths teacher, Ranganathan made his comedy circuit debut in 2010 and has quickly established himself as one of British comedy's brightest stars. Currently on the road with a 133-date tour, Irrational, which runs until December, Ranganathan is also a regular guest on multiple TV and radio shows, a panellist on Play to the Whistle and The Apprentice: You’re Fired!, and co-presenter of ITV’s science show It’s Not Rocket Science, alongside Ben Miller and Rachel Riley.

    His 2015 BBC TV series, Asian Provocateur, in which Ranganathan travelled to Sri Lanka to explore his ancestral heritage has just been re-commissioned, and currently sees Ranganathan nominated for a BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance.

    Henry Vines at Transworld said: ‘Romesh is a fantastic entertainer and a natural storyteller. We are all thrilled to be publishing his smart, insightful and extremely funny memoir, which captures all of the warmth and humour of his stand-up and the hugely entertaining family dynamics that made Asian Provocateur such a hit.’

    Romesh said: 'I am absolutely delighted to be writing this book. I love the team at Transworld, and I hope to complete the project before my inevitable profile decline and humiliating return to teaching.'

    The book’s publication date will be announced in due course.

  • JAKE BUGG JOINS THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL

    JAKE BUGG JOINS THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL

    Extra names have been added to the Channel 4 Comedy Gala on Friday 6th May 2016 at The O2.

    The full line up now includes Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Alex Brooker, Hal Cruttenden, Jake Bugg, Joel Dommett, John Thomson, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, Kevin Bridges, Lee Nelson, Michael McIntyre, Nathan Caton, Rob Beckett, Russell Kane, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Tom Allen and Warwick Davis.

  • SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    Andy chats to Recent Labour Leadership candidate Mary Creagh MP, Director of Amnesty Kate Allen and Marcus Brigstocke. Get it here on iTunes or directly below.

    Look out for the following guests coming up soon:

    May 30th: Ex-Home Office Minister Damian Green MP, Presenter and author Anita Anand, and Andy Zaltzman

    June 27th: David Davis MP, Telegraph columnist Dan Hodges and Sara Pascoe.

  • CATCH SEANN WALSH AS THE DRUNK

    CATCH SEANN WALSH AS THE DRUNK

  • IVO GRAHAM: NO FILTER AT THE SOHO THEATRE

    IVO GRAHAM: NO FILTER AT THE SOHO THEATRE

    After a sell-out run in January, Eton boy's back: two more nights of posh guilt, premature nostalgia, romantic insecurity and a brief digression about how much halloumi you should have in your diet.

    As seen/heard on BBC Three's Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live; Comedy Central's Live At The Comedy Store; BBC Radio 5 live's Fighting Talk; and XFM's Josh Widdicombe Show.

    'Screams superstar... should be huge in five years' time' **** - The Mail on Sunday

    'Honed to within a whisker of perfection... a joyous show' **** - The Evening Standard

  • ADAM HILLS – LIVE IN DUBAI AND LONDON

    ADAM HILLS – LIVE IN DUBAI AND LONDON

    Off The Kerb Productions are proud to announce that Adam Hills is to perform at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Friday 27th May. The show is on sale, and tickets can be bought at DoneEvents.com now.

    For those back in the UK, Adam will also be performing at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday 8th October, with tickets on sale this Friday (15th April) and a pre-sale from Thursday (14th April) for Off The Kerb Priority mailing list members - sign up now to get access on Thursday morning.

    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 has seen The Last Leg return with a two-part Australia special and an eight episode series, broadcast this spring. The show has been commissioned for another series to air later this year, and the trio will be heading to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics.

    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.

    'A tour de force' - BBC Radio 6 Music

    '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

  • BBC THREE SENDS ROMESH RANGANATHAN ON AN INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE WITH HIS MUM FOR ASIAN PROVOCATEUR SERIES TWO

    BBC THREE SENDS ROMESH RANGANATHAN ON AN INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE WITH HIS MUM FOR ASIAN PROVOCATEUR SERIES TWO

    Fresh from his nomination for Best Entertainment Performance at the forthcoming Bafta Television Awards, Romesh Ranganathan will return to BBC Three for more Asian Provocateur after a successful first series saw him return to his motherland of Sri Lanka at the behest of this mother Shanthi. 

    It took Shanthi twenty years to convince Romesh to travel to Sri Lanka and learn about his heritage. Now Shanthi has convinced Romesh to join her and travel further afield in search of other relatives they've never met and explore what his life could have been like if they'd ended up somewhere other than Crawley.

     

    For six weeks they will visit extended family across the continents and be joined by some of the characters Romesh met in the first series for stints along the way. Will their relationship survive them spending every moment together, when what Romesh wants to be a relaxing trip with his mother is certainly going to end up being the complete opposite?

    Read more...

  • JEREMY HARDY LIVE 2016

    JEREMY HARDY LIVE 2016

    Jeremy Hardy continues his touring in 2016. In 2014 the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him 'but he's only on the radio'.

    However, Jeremy isn't only on the radio. He is on the road all year round and has never stopped doing live shows since 1984. He's back out on the road in 2016.

    'In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material' - The Guardian

  • BAFTA NOMINATIONS FOR DARA O BRIAIN AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN

    BAFTA NOMINATIONS FOR DARA O BRIAIN AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN

    The nominations for the prestigious BAFTA Television Awards have been announced with Romesh Ranganathan nominated for Best Entertainment Performance for Asian Provocateur and Dara O Briain nominated for Live Event 2016 for Stargazing Live. The winners will be announced on Sunday 8th May.

  • THE RADIO 2 ARTS SHOW WITH JONATHAN ROSS

    THE RADIO 2 ARTS SHOW WITH JONATHAN ROSS

    Tune in as Jonathan Ross looks at the latest films, plays, dance events, books and exhibitions, alongside an eclectic selection of music. Every Friday at 10:00pm on BBC Radio 2. The show is available to catch up on iPlayer here.

  • JOHN GORDILLO WINS BEST SHOW AT THE LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL

    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.

  • PLEASANCE RESERVE FOR GEORGE LEWIS AND TOM LUCY

    PLEASANCE RESERVE FOR GEORGE LEWIS AND TOM LUCY

    Off The Kerb Productions are pleased to announce that George Lewis and Tom Lucy have landed spots in the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe. Run by Pleasance, and supported by the Charlie Harthill Special Reserve Fund, the Reserve is one of the most sought after showcases for up-and-coming talent at the Edinburgh Fringe.

  • RUSSELL KANE AND ANGELA SCANLON HEAD WEEKEND SIGNINGS FOR VIRGIN RADIO

    RUSSELL KANE AND ANGELA SCANLON HEAD WEEKEND SIGNINGS FOR VIRGIN RADIO

    Virgin Radio, which launches on Wednesday 30th March, has today announced that popular comedian Russell Kane and charismatic presenter Angela Scanlon will head the weekend schedule for the much anticipated station. The Saturday Show (Saturday, 10:00am to 1:00pm) with Russell and Angela will kick off the weekend in style, featuring quality music, comedy features and star guests from the world of music.

    Speaking of his forthcoming role, Russell said: 'I'm buzzing like a bee on a Berocca to be involved with Virgin Radio. Angela and I can’t wait to get stuck into our weekend show; we plan on bringing a bit of controlled mayhem to music radio on a Saturday mornings. Also - I hope to bag loads of cheap Virgin flights and stuff like that. Love you, Dicky Branson!'

    Listeners need to retune their digital radio to pick up Virgin Radio. For more information, visit Virgin Radio.

    Russell is currently touring his latest stand up show, Right Man, Wrong Age around the UK. For ticket information please click here.

  • HENRY PAKER STARS IN NEW SERIES OF BBC RADIO 4’S SMALL SCENES

    HENRY PAKER STARS IN NEW SERIES OF BBC RADIO 4’S SMALL SCENES

    Back for a third series, Henry Paker co-writes and stars in the hit BBC Radio 4 sketch show Small Scenes, airing every Thursday at 11:00pm on BBC Radio 4.

    Listen to Episode 1 here.

  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE: WHAT DO I DO NOW… LIVE AT THE HAMMERSMITH APOLLO THIS OCTOBER

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE: WHAT DO I DO NOW… LIVE AT THE HAMMERSMITH APOLLO THIS OCTOBER

    Josh Widdicombe will perform his show What Do I Do Now… at the London Hammersmith Apollo on the 6th October 2016 as part of the current tour.

    The show goes on pre-sale tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd March) at 10:00am – sign up for the Off The Kerb Priority mailing list to receive your link.

  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE: WHAT DO I DO NOW… SUMMER 2016 DATES ANNOUNCED

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE: WHAT DO I DO NOW… SUMMER 2016 DATES ANNOUNCED

    Following a sold-out 2015 autumn tour, Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, has announced some new UK tour dates for summer 2016.

    Since he's been away from stand up Josh has been working hard on other things... but don't worry in his spare time he has found a lot of minor things to get annoyed about, and now he has a chance to talk about them on stage (in the form of jokes). If you have seen him before live or on TV and enjoyed yourself then this is the show for you. If you didn't like him then it probably isn't.

    Since he was last on tour, Josh's Channel 4 show The Last Leg has gone from strength to strength and been nominated for various awards including a British Comedy Award and a Broadcast Award, while finally winning one at the Royal Television Society Awards. The series returned in 2016 with a two-part Australia special as well as an eight episode series this spring. The show has been commissioned for another series later this year, and the trio will also be heading to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics.

    Josh's self-penned sitcom Josh aired on BBC Three and BBC One in November 2015 to much critical acclaim. A huge ratings success for both the BBC Three and BBC One transmissions, the sitcom is currently filming a highly anticipated second series due to air this autumn.

    For full ticket and tour date information please click here.

  • TOM LUCY CROWNED LEICESTER MERCURY COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2016

    TOM LUCY CROWNED LEICESTER MERCURY COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2016

    Following in the footsteps of Johnny Vegas, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe and Romesh Ranganathan, Off The Kerb's youngest client, Tom Lucy was crowned Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2016. Coming in close second was our latest signing George Lewis.

    Tom said: 'I'm thrilled to be joining such a prestigious line up of previous winners. All of the other comedians performing tonight were fantastic, and I'm honoured that the judges, all hugely respected in the industry, voted me as Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2016.'

  • MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: WHY THE LONG FACE?

    MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: WHY THE LONG FACE?

    Marcus was born with a long face and now there's UKIP and Putin and being single and Islamic State and George Osborne and Paul Dacre of the Daily bastard Mail and tax dodging corporations and the bloody election and did we mention being single? Come to this show - last time there was a fire and almost no one died!

    'Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it' **** - The Daily Telegraph

    Click here for tickets.

  • ROBOT WARS PRESENTER LINE UP REVEALED AND NEW LOGO IS UNVEILED

    ROBOT WARS PRESENTER LINE UP REVEALED AND NEW LOGO IS UNVEILED

    Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon will be the new presenters of Robot Wars when the series is rebooted for BBC Two, it was announced today.

    Dara and Angela will report on all the action from the new purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow, which will allow viewers to get even closer to the action, with state-of-the-art cameras capable of capturing every crushing, sawing and scorching moment in incredible detail.

    Dara O Briain said: 'I am thrilled to be presenting Robot Wars. For too long, the schedules have cried out for a show in which dedicated amateurs toiling day and night, handcraft sophisticated automatons built on the delicate interplay of hand-wired servo motors with custom-built circuit boards and fingertip motion control, just to see them get smashed to pieces by a dustbin carrying a massive hammer. It's war, and how I love it so.'

    The new six-part series will be produced by Mentorn Scotland, part of the Tinopolis Group, in association with SJP Media, and will feature a new structure with more robots, more battles and more science than ever before. It also includes a raft of technological advances since the show first aired over a decade ago, and viewers can expect to see more innovative fighting machines as teams of amateur roboteers battle it out to win the coveted Robot Wars title.

  • CHARLIE BAKER JOINS EASTENDERS

    CHARLIE BAKER JOINS EASTENDERS

    Tune into Eastenders on BBC One this Tuesday (2nd February) at 7:30pm for Charlie Baker’s debut. Charlie will play the role of Tim Reynolds on the hit soap.

  • SEAN LOCK – KEEP IT LIGHT – AUTUMN SHOWS ADDED

    SEAN LOCK – KEEP IT LIGHT – AUTUMN SHOWS ADDED

    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... gloriously intelligent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny' - The Times

    On sale Monday 1st February. For full tour dates please click here.

  • ROMESH RANGANATHAN’S UK TOUR EXTENDED AS AUTUMN DATES ANNOUNCED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND

    ROMESH RANGANATHAN’S UK TOUR EXTENDED AS AUTUMN DATES ANNOUNCED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND

    New dates on sale from 29th January 2016.

    Due to an absolutely phenomenal demand and a sellout of his Spring 2016 tour even before it starts, star of the hugely acclaimed Asian Provocateur and The Apprentice: You're Fired Romesh Ranganathan has extended his Irrational tour into this Autumn - see tour dates here. The new dates will go on-sale on Friday 29th January.

  • OFF THE KERB – SOHO THEATRE TAKEOVER

    OFF THE KERB – SOHO THEATRE TAKEOVER

    See in 2016 with a laugh at Soho Theatre as seven acts start the year off with runs at the central London venue.

    Al Porter Is Yours
    Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th January - 7:30pm
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    Andy Parsons: Slacktivist
    Monday 25th to Monday 29th February and Monday 28th March - 7:00pm
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    Angela Barnes: Come As You Are
    Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th April - 9:30pm
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    Ivo Graham: No Filter
    Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd January - 7:15pm
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    Joel Dommett: Conquer
    Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February – 7:30pm
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    Tom Allen: Both Worlds
    Thurs 11th to Saturday 13th February - 7:15pm
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    Phil Jerrod: Neanderthal
    Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th April - 9:30pm
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  • ROB BECKETT’S THE MAGIC SPONGE PODCAST HITS NUMBER ONE ON ITUNES

    ROB BECKETT’S THE MAGIC SPONGE PODCAST HITS NUMBER ONE ON ITUNES

    The Magic Sponge, the football podcast from Dave hosted by Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith, has hit number one on the iTunes Podcast comedy charts and is second only to international sensation Serial overall. With weekly guests from the game, weekly quizzes and weekly instalments from the mind of Jimmy Bullard, it's the perfect antidote to life's two footed tackle.

    Available on iTunes here.

  • INSERT NAME HERE WITH JOSH WIDDICOMBE STARTS MONDAY 4TH JANUARY ON BBC TWO

    INSERT NAME HERE WITH JOSH WIDDICOMBE STARTS MONDAY 4TH JANUARY ON BBC TWO

    Tune in to BBC Two tonight (Monday 4th January) as BBC Two's new panel show Insert Name Here begins.

    Sue Perkins hosts the new show, with teams captained by Josh Widdicombe and Richard Osman, as she asks the contestants to decide who is the greatest of the many people who share a particular name.

    You can catch up on shows on iPlayer as usual here, where the shows will be available for a month after airing.

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE IS CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE IN THE COMEDY DVD CHART

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE IS CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE IN THE COMEDY DVD CHART

    Michael McIntyre’s latest release Happy & Glorious has made it to Christmas number one in the comedy DVD chart. Having sold over 218,000 units, Michael has stormed his way to number one with another DVD release.

    Following closely behind we have Kevin Bridges at number three, plus stable mates Alan Carr at number eight, and Dara O Briain at number nine.

  • THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 6TH MAY 2016

    THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 6TH MAY 2016

    The UK’s Biggest Ever Stand Up Show Returns For A Seventh Year…

    Back for a seventh year the Channel 4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital returns to The O2 Arena with an all star cast from the world of comedy.

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