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  • 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

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

    ADAM HILLS, JOSH WIDDICOMBE AND ALEX BROOKER WIN RTS AWARD

    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 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.

  • RICH HALL’S COUNTRIER THAN YOU! TO AIR THIS FRIDAY (17TH MARCH) ON BBC FOUR

    RICH HALL’S COUNTRIER THAN YOU! TO AIR THIS FRIDAY (17TH MARCH) ON BBC FOUR

    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.

  • HARRY HILL AND PROFESSOR BRIAN COX JOIN THE BOYS FOR THE LAST LEG THIS FRIDAY ON CHANNEL 4

    HARRY HILL AND PROFESSOR BRIAN COX JOIN THE BOYS FOR THE LAST LEG THIS FRIDAY ON CHANNEL 4

    Tune in to Channel 4 at 10:00pm on Friday 9th March as Harry Hill and Professor Brian Cox 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 Alan Davies, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Stormzy, Russell Brand and Sue Perkins all online now.

  • 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.

  • ADAM HILLS, JOSH WIDDICOMBE AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN NOMINATED FOR THIS YEAR’S ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARDS

    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.

  • VOTE FOR STUPID MAN, SMART PHONE

    VOTE FOR STUPID MAN, SMART PHONE

    Stupid Man, Smart Phone has been nominated for Best Documentary Award at the National Film Awards.

    Click here to vote now.

  • 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.

  • SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    SLACKTIVIST ACTION GROUP

    A new episode of Andy Parsons' Slacktivist podcast is online, from the February 27th record at Soho Theatre, and with guests Stephen Kinnock MP, Times columnist Hugo Rifkind & Jo Caulfield.

    Get it here on iTunes or directly below.

    Further events will take place on 27th March (Jess Phillips MP, Guardian journalist Owen Jones and Rich Hall), 24th April (Nick Clegg MP & Matt Forde), and 22nd May (Ramesh Ranganathan, Lucy Powell MP and Times columnist Daniel Finkelstein), as well as 26th June and 24th July (guests to be announced).

  • 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.

  • CHARLIE BAKER’S CABARET BOULANGERIE

    CHARLIE BAKER’S CABARET BOULANGERIE

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

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

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

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

    Tickets are available from 0844 264 2140 or here.

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

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  • CHARLIE BAKER IS THE HIT POLISHER

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

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

    Brilliant jokes, Beautiful singing, Banging night out.

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

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

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  • ELLIOT STEEL AND MIKE WILMOT HEAD TO SOHO THEATRE THIS NOVEMBER

    Join us in November at Soho Theatre as Mike Wilmot stops in for a four night run from the 9th to 12th November (9:30pm) and Elliot Steel visits on the 15th and 16th November (9:00pm).

    Tickets for both shows are available at SohoTheatre.com

    Mike Wilmot - Uncle

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

    Mike has appeared several times at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, as well comedy festivals in Ireland, Scandinavia, Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Australia and South Africa.

    Elliot Steel - Netflix 'n' Steel

    A reviewer once labelled Elliot 'the voice of his generation', is this true? Let's find out. Fresh from his debut TV appearance on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, catch this debut hour from a rising stand-up star.

    His was nominated for a Best Debut Show Award at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition in 2015.

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

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

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

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  • 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

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

    Rob Beckett and Russell Kane bring their current tour shows to London's Hammersmith Apollo in the spring, with tickets on sale now.

    In his March 31st show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny.

    Meanwhile on April 1st, Rob Beckett's back with a brand-new show of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread!

    For further information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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  • JOHN GORDILLO WINS BEST SHOW AT THE LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL

    Congratulations to John Gordillo who last night walked away with the award for Best Show at the 2016 Leicester Comedy Festival for Progress in Work, beating 780 rivals including fellow nominees Grain McGuire, Pat Cahill, Andrew O'Neill and Joanna Neary. Previous winners of the award include Romesh Ranganath in 2015. John commented, 'It's the first thing I’ve ever won in comedy. I'm excited they gave it to me for a work in progress. I now fully expect the finished show to win a Nobel.'

    That show will be titled LOVE, CAPITALISM x and will run at this year's Edinburgh Festival in August, at 4:50pm at The Stand 2.

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