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  • SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    A new episode of Andy Parsons' Slaktivist podcast is online, in which Andy summarises the disastrous recent months of David Cameron (amongst other things).

    Get it here on iTunes or directly below.

    Further events will take place on Monday 26th September (Rich Hall, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Tim Loughton MP), Monday 31st October (Russell Howard, Vince Cable), Monday 28th November (Chuka Umunna MP, Fleet Street Fox, Henning When) and Monday 19th December (Dr Sarah Wollaston MP).

  • THE LAST LEG: LIVE FROM RIO

    THE LAST LEG: LIVE FROM RIO

    The Last Leg returns to Channel 4 with host Adam Hills joined by Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe to complete the trio who will bring us their unique take on the games in front of a live studio audience at the Olympic Park in Rio from 8:00pm.

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

    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.

  • RUSSELL KANE APPEARS ON BBC TWO’S DEBATABLE

    RUSSELL KANE APPEARS ON BBC TWO’S DEBATABLE

    Russell Kane will be appearing on the daily quiz show where a panel of famous faces use their knowledge to try and help a contestant win money. But will they help or will they hinder? That's debatable.

    Russell appears on Monday 22nd August, Thursday 8th September, Friday 16th September, Monday 19th September.

    Catch up on the shows on iPLayer after airing here.

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

    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.

  • SEANN WALSH’S SKY ARTS SHORT NOW ON YOUTUBE

    SEANN WALSH’S SKY ARTS SHORT NOW ON YOUTUBE

    Check out Seann Walsh's Sky Arts short film from the '... in Ireland' series, now available on YouTube.

    Each Irish-themed offering was shot in a day, with almost all the comics featured drawing directly on dubious episodes from their lives. Other shorts from Al Porter and more are available to watch on Sky.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • SHAPPI KHORSANDI’S NEW NOVEL OUT NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    'Absolutely bloody magnificent' - Marian Keyes

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

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

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  • 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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  • SEANN WALSH AND AL PORTER’S SKY COMEDY SHORTS PREMIER IN KILKENNY TODAY AND AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW

    The shorts will be exclusively available via Sky’s On Demand service from Saturday 4th June and will be premiered at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival on the same day. Every episode will also air on Sky Arts later in June.

    Following the success of Sky’s Christmas Comedy Shorts, which were made with some of the most exciting talent to come out of Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, a second series of comedy shorts were commissioned by Jon Mountague and Morwenna Gordon. This time around, Ireland is the focus.

    This season includes shorts from Jason Byrne – Edinburgh Fringe Festival stalwart and star of Sky 1 series Wild Things – and Katherine Ryan, Canadian/ Irish comedian and panellist on Sky 1 Bring the Noise. In addition, some of the best rising stars of the comedy circuit Seann Walsh, Al Porter, Alison Spittle and Dublin sketch group A Diet of Worms also have created their very own homages to the Emerald Isle.

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  • 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.

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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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