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  • LEWIS HAMILTON, MEL BROOKS, RUSSELL BRAND AND PALOMA FAITH VISIT THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW THIS SATURDAY

    LEWIS HAMILTON, MEL BROOKS, RUSSELL BRAND AND PALOMA FAITH VISIT THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW THIS SATURDAY

    Lewis Hamilton, Mel Brooks, Russell Brand and Paloma Faith join Jonathan this Saturday at 9:00pm on ITV.

    Catch up with previous shows on ITV Hub.

  • TOTALLY FOOTBALL SHOW LIVE

    TOTALLY FOOTBALL SHOW LIVE

    Never mind Neymar to PSG, Lukaku to Man United and, er, Darren Fletcher to Stoke - the biggest transfer of the summer was unquestionably James Richardson’s move to The Totally Football Show.

    Join Jimbo, Iain Macintosh, Producer Ben and other voices from the new chart-topping podcast for their first live show in their new team colours, right here in the Second City. There'll be puns, there'll be punditry, there'll be reminisces about Gazetta Football Italia - and much much more...

    It's Totally Football, it's totally live - and it's totally happening at The Glee Club on Wednesday 8th November.

    Visit The Glee for tickets and more information, or follow @TheTotallyShow on Twitter, and TheTotallyFootballShow.com online.

  • JOSH IS BACK FOR A THIRD SERIES ON BBC THREE THIS AUTUMN

    JOSH IS BACK FOR A THIRD SERIES ON BBC THREE THIS AUTUMN

    After a successful second series in 2016, hugely popular stand-up Josh Widdicombe returns for a third series of Josh.

    Written by Josh Widdicombe and Tom Craine, directed by David Schneider (I'm Alan Partridge and The Death Of Stalin) and produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer from BBC Studios (This Country), the will debut on BBC Three from Monday 2nd October at 10:00am with a BBC One repeat on Friday nights at 11:25pm.

    For Josh, the phrase 'nice guys finish last' doesn't quite cover it. He's the kind of guy who doesn’t realise the race has started, hits every hurdle on the way and then gets strangled by the finishing tape.

    This series follows his successes (not many) and his failures (loads) as he tries to navigate the race of life. Whether it's being dumped whilst dangling on a zip-line, tolerating an egomaniacal fellow comedian on tour or being blackmailed by a septuagenarian next-door neighbour, Josh always tries to do the right thing…and always comes off the loser.

    Trundling alongside Josh are his loyal flat-mates, Owen (Elis James) and Kate (Beattie Edmondson), closely followed by their remorselessly attentive landlord, Geoff (Jack Dee), a man so unaccustomed to normal social behaviour that he thinks nothing of moving a fully-grown swan into his house. Meanwhile, Owen, a man usually as relaxed as a sloth in a bubble bath, can’t help but 'do a Josh' and self-sabotage a burgeoning relationship with X Factor star, Diana Vickers. And then there's dear Kate, the only person who can take her mother (Jennifer Saunders) to the theatre and end up getting a police caution.

    Other cast members to appear throughout the series include; Jennifer Saunders (Kate's mum Judith), Diana Vickers (as herself), Scarlet Alice Johnson plus comedians Tom Allen, Ellie Taylor, Cariad Lloyd and Mike Bubbins.

  • ROMESH RANGANATHAN SKY 1 SITCOM ANNOUNCED

    ROMESH RANGANATHAN SKY 1 SITCOM ANNOUNCED

    The Reluctant Landlord (working title) is a semi-autobiographical sitcom in which Romesh inherits a pub he doesn't really want. Much to his annoyance Romesh is left running the local pub after his mischievous father left it to him in his will. He has never wanted to be a landlord, but his mum feels it is the only way to keep his dad's legacy alive and his wife and kids are kids are having a ball there.

    Starring Sian Gibson (Peter Kay's Car Share) as his wife, Natasha, and comedian Seann Walsh as best mate Lemon, this semi-autobiographical sitcom follows Romesh's misadventures as he tries to offload the pub he doesn't want, while his family use any amount of emotional blackmail to keep him at the heart of the place.

    Romesh Ranganathan said: 'After my father passed away and I was forced to run a pub a few years ago I remember thinking: "The best way to turn this into a positive would be to write a sitcom based on the situation for Sky 1." I am delighted to finally see this very specific long term plan to fruition. The production team and channel have both been incredibly supportive. I say this both because it’s true and so that they can't distance themselves from the project if it's a failure.'

    Created by Romesh Ranganathan and executive produced by Claire Whalley for What Larks Productions (producers of Damned), as well as Jon Mountague and Tilusha Ghelani for Sky 1.

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG WORLD TOUR 2018 UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES – EXTRA UK DATES ANNOUNCED

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG WORLD TOUR 2018 UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES – EXTRA UK DATES ANNOUNCED

    Due to phenomenal public demand, Britain's biggest comedian Michael McIntyre has added an extra eight dates to his eagerly anticipated 2018 UK tour - Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour. New dates have been added in Plymouth, Nottingham, Cardiff, Newcastle, Birmingham, Brighton as well as two extra nights at London's infamous O2 Arena. Please find a full list of dates and listings information here.

    Tickets for these extra dates are on sale from Friday 22nd September at 10:00am, except for Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (25th March), which is on sale now.

    Tickets for all Michael's UK and Ireland tour dates are available to purchase from MichaelMcIntyre.com.

  • NEW JACK DEE, KERRY GODLIMAN AND SEANN WALSH SITCOM BAD MOVE  STARTS TONIGHT ON ITV

    NEW JACK DEE, KERRY GODLIMAN AND SEANN WALSH SITCOM BAD MOVE STARTS TONIGHT ON ITV

    First episode tonight, Wednesday 20th September, at 8:00pm on ITV

    Bad Move stars Jack Dee as Steve and Kerry Godliman as his wife Nicky, who play a married couple both on their second marriages, and have decided that moving to the countryside from the city is the answer to all their dreams, and Seann Walsh as village neighbour Grizzo.

    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 'In't 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'.

  • JEFF BRIDGES AND HALLE BERRY AMONGST GUESTS ON THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW THIS SATURDAY (9TH SEPTEMBER) ON ITV

    JEFF BRIDGES AND HALLE BERRY AMONGST GUESTS ON THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW THIS SATURDAY (9TH SEPTEMBER) ON ITV

    Tune in this week as Jonathan welcomes guests Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton and Craig David to the show.

    You can catch up with past episodes on ITV Hub here.

  • ZEPPOTRON SCORES ROB BECKETT FRONTED SITCOM PILOT

    ZEPPOTRON SCORES ROB BECKETT FRONTED SITCOM PILOT

    Zeppotron, part of Endemol Shine Group today announced that BBC ONE has commissioned them to make Static, a pilot written by and starring Rob Beckett.

    Confirmed casting for Static includes Rob Beckett, Alison Steadman, Phil Davis and Craig Parkinson.

    Static is a sitcom all about twenty-something Rob, who jacks in a job in London to move back in with his parents in their southeast London family home, only to discover they've just sold the house and moved to a static caravan park in Margate.

    Not only is Rob now jobless, but he's now having to live on a sofabed in his parents' caravan in a holiday park eighty miles from London whilst he figures out his next move.

    It seems like a disaster to begin with, but his mum is delighted to have someone to cook for, and his dad's figured out how to get thousands of football channels on the telly. Before long, Rob is getting used to being with mum and dad again, and through them he's quickly drawn into the world of the park, not to mention the extraordinary characters within it.

    The question is – how quickly can Rob get back on his feet and back to London? And, as time goes on - how much does he really want to?

    Rob Beckett says 'I always want to stretch myself as a writer and a performer and challenge myself to tackle different issues and genres. However, that’s really hard work. So what I've done is knock up a sitcom about a working class bloke from London called Rob who has to move back in with his parents who are coincidentally exactly the same as mine in real life. The only difference is their names which I’ve had to change in the show so my real parents don't sue me for royalties.'

  • HEADLINE ACQUIRES JOEL DOMMETT’S IT’S NOT ME, IT’S THEM

    HEADLINE ACQUIRES JOEL DOMMETT’S IT’S NOT ME, IT’S THEM

    Headline has acquired world rights in a book by stand-up comedian and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! star Joel Dommett.

    Scheduled for publication on 8th February 2018, the book is titled It's Not Me, It's Them: confessions of a hopeless modern romantic, and focuses on Joel's hilarious misadventures in romance - from terrible first dates, to getting catfished - features excruciating teenage diary extracts, and reveals Joel's long and fraught quest to find The One.

    Richard Roper said: 'Joel is a comedian at the top of his game, and I'm delighted that Headline will be publishing his first book. When it comes to romance, he seems to have lived whatever the opposite of a charmed life is, and every story in this book is pure gold. Joel has brought all the skill and ingenuity of his stand-up shows to these pages, and the laughs come so thick and fast you have to stop to catch your breath.'

    Joel Dommett said: 'I'm so excited to have defied my English teachers' expectations and scribed a book that isn't mostly pictures. It will be released on February 8th in time for the sexiest day - Valentine's day - and it will be the perfect gift for your loved one/lonely crying self. I honestly have never worked this hard on anything. Even harder than that time I made a bookshelf in DT with a glue gun. I've almost finished writing it and I really can’t wait for you to read it! I've never been more proud of anything and I really loved that bookshelf.'

    Joel Dommett is currently on a sell-out stand-up tour, including two nights at London's Hammersmith Apollo. He will be appearing on Live at the Apollo in December. In 2016 he was runner up on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! He won the 2017 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act and is a regular on TV, being a panellist on Sky 1's Bring the Noise alongside Nicole Scherzinger, and presented Live In Chelsea, the live E4 after-show to Made In Chelsea.

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S CHARITY SHOW RETURNS IN AID OF JULIA’S HOUSE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM ON MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S CHARITY SHOW RETURNS IN AID OF JULIA’S HOUSE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM ON MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

    With special guests including Alan Carr, Adam Hills, Kevin Bridges and Russell Howard, plus many surprise guests

    ALL PROFITS GO TO JULIA'S HOUSE

    Tickets go on sale at 10:--am on Thursday 7th September

    Michael McIntyre's Charity Show is back this November!

    For the past six years Michael has hosted a galaxy of stars to raise money for a variety of good causes. This year's show at the iconic London Palladium on Monday November 6th 2017 is in aid of the wonderful Julia's House children's hospice is a treat not to be missed!

    Special guests booked include Alan Carr, Adam Hills, Kevin Bridges and Russell Howard as well as huge surprise guests on the night! Always a sensational night!

    Tickets go on sale from 10:00am on Thursday 7th September. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster or the London Palladium, or call the box office on 0844 412 4655.

    All profits go to Julia's House, The Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospices providing practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

  • DARA Ó BRIAIN RELEASES HIS FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK

    DARA Ó BRIAIN RELEASES HIS FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK

    Released by Scholastic UK on 6th September, Beyond The Sky is the ultimate children's book about space, crammed with facts, figures and Dara's trademark wit.

    So you want to go into space? WHY?! (No, really - it's sort of a terrible idea. We humans are perfectly designed for life on Earth. We can walk around, breathe, drink water, eat vegetables, read books, not get poisoned or crushed to death when we go outside - it's lovely right where we are.)

    Not convinced? GOOD! People have been dreaming about space travel for centuries - there's something amazing about the idea of leaving our planet behind and setting out to explore the Universe - there's so much we still don't know.

    UK and Ireland's best-loved comedian Dara Ó Briain takes you on a journey from the safety of your comfiest chair to the furthest reaches of space in this high-illustrated book for 8 to 80 (and beyond!).

    Dara says '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 sometimes be found by simply looking up.'

    You can buy the book here.

  • RUSSELL KANE TO HOST MANCHESTER ARENA REOPENING

    RUSSELL KANE TO HOST MANCHESTER ARENA REOPENING

    Russell will be hosting the Manchester Arena reopening concert this September 9th, titled We Are Manchester.

    Acts including Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Rick Astley, Clint Boon and Pixie Lott will perform to a crowd of 13,500.

    All profits will raise money for the Manchester Memorial Fund, a charitable trust that aims to establish a permanent memorial for the twenty-two victims of the attack on the concert at the venue in May.

    Tickets for the show sold out within minutes of going on sale earlier this month.

  • SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    A new episode of Andy Parsons' Slacktivist podcast is online, from Latitude Festival with India Knight, Women's Equality Party leader Sophie Walker & Maya Foa of Reprieve.

    Get it here on iTunes or listen directly above.

    More on Slacktivist...

    An MP, a journalist and a stand-up walk into a bar - and there's an audience there...

    Ever been so fed up with the world that you’ve been unable to do anything but sit on your arse and do sod all about it? Then come and join the support group for fellow slacktivists and do some more sitting on your arse this time in a group.

    Three guests talk passionately about what is currently getting them fired up and hopefully some of that energy rubs off, so that we think about getting off our arses at some point in the future - at least to go to the bar upstairs afterwards. Hosted by Andy Parsons.

    Upcoming shows are September 25th (Norman Lamb MP, Times Chief Football Writer Henry Winter and Tiff Stevenson), October 30th (Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley, John O'Farrell, and Angela Barnes), November 27th (Clive Lewis MP and Catherine Conway, Founder of Unpackaged) and December 18th (Lucy Powell MP - with more guests to be announced).

  • SKY ARTS TO AIR ROMESH RANGANATHAN DOCUMENTARY ON RICHARD PRYOR

    SKY ARTS TO AIR ROMESH RANGANATHAN DOCUMENTARY ON RICHARD PRYOR

    Sky Arts has commissioned Rumpus Media to make a one-off documentary, Passions: Richard Pryor by Romesh Ranganathan as part of its Passions season, it was announced today.

    The documentary explores the life and work of Richard Pryor, the American stand-up who inspired British comedian Romesh Ranganathan to pursue a career in comedy. Romesh's obsession with Pryor began when he was fifteen years old and has continued into adulthood - he even has a permanent tribute to Pryor tattooed on his arm.

    In this hour-long documentary, Romesh travels to LA to follow in the footsteps of the troubled comic who he considers to be the greatest stand up of all time.

    Romesh Ranganathan said: 'It was great to be able to explore the genius of Richard Pryor and learn more about one of my heroes. Spending time in LA talking to various people about his life, I felt grateful for both the experience and for the fact he didn't spend his life in Hastings.'

  • ALI COOK STARS IN THE AWARD WINNING FILM CONFECTION

    ALI COOK STARS IN THE AWARD WINNING FILM CONFECTION

    'Eli Bloom (Perry Millward) is given a week's work experience working at a confectionary shop owned by Brian (Tony Way). He meets the WI ladies and Lisa (Rebecca Jade Hammond) who make the chocolates and he's given the task of delivering them to their customers.

    Whilst on a visit with Harriet (Esther Smith) he accidentally reveals to her, that her handsome husband, Robert Evans (Ali Cook) has been buying chocolates for another woman....'

    The charming film, directed by Ed Rigg, won the Grand Jury prize at the Dances With Films Festival 2017, and has screened at Cannes SFC, Paris FF, Dances with Wolves in LA, and many others.

  • RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN GOES BACK ON TOUR THIS AUTUMN

    RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN GOES BACK ON TOUR THIS AUTUMN

    Rich Hall's critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring this September. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK; Hall's precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever.

    His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall's Countrier Than You and Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match, and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown, have built him a new legion of followers, as have appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you've only ever seen Hall on TV, you've short-changed yourself.

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

    The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump's America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There's stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don't own a hoe.

    'Blissfully Funny' - The Guardian

    For more information on dates and tickets, please click here.

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

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

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

    You can buy tickets here.

  • RUSSELL KANE LAUNCHES KANEING LIVE

    RUSSELL KANE LAUNCHES KANEING LIVE

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

    Watch again here:

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

    CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL MCINTYRE ON HIS BEST ENTERTAINMENT PERFOMANCE BAFTA VICTORY

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

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

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

  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S BIG WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • DARA AND ED’S ROAD TO MANDALAY

    DARA AND ED’S ROAD TO MANDALAY

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

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

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

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

    KEVIN BRIDGES STAND-UP SET ANNOUNCED FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA DINNER

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

    Commenting, Sir Tom said;

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

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

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

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

  • FIVE BAFTA NOMINATIONS FOR OFF THE KERB

    FIVE BAFTA NOMINATIONS FOR OFF THE KERB

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

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

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

  • KERRY GODLIMAN: STICK OR TWIST

    KERRY GODLIMAN: STICK OR TWIST

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

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

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

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

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

    For tickets, click here.

  • OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS WELCOME KELLY CONVEY TO THE STABLE

    OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS WELCOME KELLY CONVEY TO THE STABLE

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

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

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

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

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

    JOEL DOMMETT AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN WIN AT THE 2017 CHORTLE AWARDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • GEORGE LEWIS HOSTS TOP GEAR: EXTRA GEAR

    GEORGE LEWIS HOSTS TOP GEAR: EXTRA GEAR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    'A tour de force' - The Telegraph

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

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

  • DARA O BRIAIN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

    DARA O BRIAIN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

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

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

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

    Sydney tickets are available here, and Melbourne here.

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

    OFF THE KERB WELCOME FOIL ARMS AND HOG TO THE STABLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The book will be published in September 2017.

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  • EVANS HITS NEW HEIGHTS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

    Simon Evans has broken his box office record at the Fringe and has picked up a coveted five star review from The Scotsman along the way. Evans' sold-out month long run at the Fringe was described by The Scotsman as 'an extraordinarily accomplished hour' and that 'the show is called Genius. It comes very close'. Read the full review here.

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  • TOM LUCY WINS THE SUN’S BEST NEW COMEDIAN ON THE FRINGE

    On his debut year at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Tom Lucy has scooped the title Best New Comedian on the Fringe 2017. After performing to sell out crowds over the month long run, Tom picked up the award topping off an incredibly successful debut hour.

    Read all about the Sun Fringe gongs here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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?

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

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

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