SEANN WALSH NEWS
Seann Walsh and Mark Simmons' new show is available here on iPlayer today.
After selling out the Edinburgh Festival for the month of August and before embarking on a four month tour of the UK, Seann Walsh – along with his support act and driver Mark Simmons – are sent on a two-week tour of The Scottish Highlands.
Out of their cosy metrosexual London comfort zone, and pretty useless at life in general, we encounter the boys navigating their way from gig to gig with no tour manager, no internet, definitely no map reading skills, and absolutely no way of coping with the local wildlife.
From Inverness to the Shetlands we follow the duo as they navigate the highs and lows of being on tour in one of the most stunning but remotest parts of the UK.
Ents24 has revealed their list of the Hardest Working Artists of 2016 in the worlds of music and comedy, with Off The Kerb's Romesh Ranganathan coming out on top, and five more acts in the top ten.
The charts, based on data from the UK's biggest live guide, determined which original music acts and comedians performed at the most different venues this year - with some surprising results.
Russell Kane comes in second, Mark Steel fourth, Seann Walsh seventh, Rob Beckett eighth, Rich Hall tenth and Shappi Khorsandi in eleventh.
For full listings of all current tours, featuring these artists and more, please check our tour listings page here.
Due to Seann losing his voice, the 19th and 20th September tour dates in Stornoway and Elgin have been rearranged and will now be as follows.
Stornoway: Sunday 22nd January – An Lanntair
Elgin: Monday 23rd January – The Drouthy Cobbler
Check out Seann Walsh's new short to highlight our little issues towards The Big Issue.
You can read up more on the magazine here.
SECOMBE THEATRES GIGS CANCELLED
Unfortunately, due to Sutton Theatres going into administration, the following shows will not be going ahead at the Secombe Theatre.
Josh Widdicombe: 18/8/16
Jeremy Hardy: 17/9/16
Seann Walsh: 17/11/16
Shappi Khorsandi: 1/12/16
Marcus Brigstocke: 2/12/16
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
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.
Tune in Thursday 17th September as Seann Walsh joins Vic Reeves, Marek Harwood and Jocelyn Jee Esien on Three Kinds of Stupid, a three stooges-style physical comedy charting the misadventures of three half siblings who befriend a blind man.
The comedy follows what happens when things go badly wrong when one of the three inadvertently kills the man’s guide dog with a prawn sandwich.
A new episode of the comedy podcast presented by Seann (with assistance from one-liner merchant, also a fanatic cinema goer, Mark Simmons) has gone online today. Check it out below, or at audioBoom.
Each week, they'll go through the box office top five, and set each other the challenge of watching a film they think the other will hate.
They'll also talk to a guest comedian each week about their favourite and least favourite films.
Tune in tonight (Monday 15th June) as Russell Kane joins Spencer and Binky from Made in Chelsea, David Morgan and Colin Furze as well as host Kevin McHale and team captains Seann Walsh and Chris Stark for Virtually Famous on E4 at 10:00pm.
Other episodes of the show can found here.
Catch Russell at the Leicester Square in April next spring, tickets available here.
Romesh Ranganathan and Seann Walsh will be regulars on ITV's Play to the Whistle, which starts this Saturday (11th April) at 9:20pm, with the first episode's guest Rob Beckett. Future series guests will also include Rob Beckett.
Hosted by Holly Willoughby, Play to the Whistle is a comedy entertainment show with sport at its heart.
Frank Lampard and Bradley Walsh will don their captain's armbands and will be joined by the very best global talent and the funniest comedians to play on their teams.
Seann Walsh will be acting as the series' comic umpire, and with teams using their encyclopaedic sporting knowledge, their funny bones or physical skills, each round is only completed at the sound of Holly's whistle.
After a hugely successful debut series earlier this year, E4's hit panel show Virtually Famous has been re-commissioned for a further two series.
Kevin McHale returns to the helm as presenter, and also coming back are team captains comedian Seann Walsh and Chris Stark.
As ever, there will be no shortage of hilarious material for the panels to discuss. From globally famous viral memes and twitter rants to the greatest You Tube posts and Vine shorts, the rival teams will be battling for points over the online moments that have got the world laughing.
Check out the new video by Seann Walsh in advance of his tour, 28.
To find out where he’s performing near you, click here.
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Charming and charismatic, a natural motor-mouth, Brighton’s Seann Walsh is the most frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in ages.
Within two years of his first comedy performance in 2007, Seann became the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after, other accolades included Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011.
Walsh’s assured delivery and self deprecating silliness would enable him to star on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and BBC2’s Mock The Week and has now seen him listed as one of DAVE’s top 10 stand-ups to catch in 2011.
Seann’s total sell-out debut solo Edinburgh Fringe Show, I Would Happily Punch Myself In The Face received rave reviews.
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‘Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation’ – The Guardian
‘… with the looks, gags and charm to become something quite special, Walsh is this generation’s Dylan Moran’ – Time Out
‘A solid gagsmith with a disarming presence’ – The Independent
‘… a gifted observational comedian… a well rounded, accomplished performer… undoubtably a star in the very near future’ – The Scotsman