- CHARLIE BAKER
- JAMES BANNON
- ANGELA BARNES
- ROB BECKETT
- DES BISHOP
- JO BRAND
- KEVIN BRIDGES
- MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE
- ALAN CARR
- NATHAN CATON
- PAUL CHOWDHRY
- ALEX COLLIER
- ALI COOK
- MARLON DAVIS
- JACK DEE
- NEIL DELAMERE
- JOEL DOMMETT
- SIMON EVANS
- DAVE FULTON
- JOHN GORDILLO
- IVO GRAHAM
- JEFF GREEN
- RICH HALL
- JEREMY HARDY
- ADAM HILLS
- PHIL JERROD
- PHILL JUPITUS
- RUSSELL KANE
- SHAPPI KHORSANDI
- OTIS LEE CRENSHAW
- SEAN LOCK
- ALISTAIR MCGOWAN
- MICHAEL MCINTYRE
- DARA O BRIAIN
- HENRY PAKER
- ANDY PARSONS
- EMO PHILIPS
- ROMESH RANGANATHAN
- JON RICHARDSON
- ROWLAND RIVRON
- ANDY ROBINSON
- JONATHAN ROSS
- SUZI RUFFELL
- ANDREW RYAN
- ELLIOT STEEL
- MARK STEEL
- MATT TEDFORD
- SEANN WALSH
- GAVIN WEBSTER
- JOSH WIDDICOMBE
- MIKE WILMOT
BBC Two has commissioned a new panel show, hosted by Jack Dee.
Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk will air on BBC Two in the weeks leading up to the General Election on May 7th.
Based on Jack's own critically-acclaimed live show, Jack Dee's Helpdesk, the series will offer viewers a light comedic take on the upcoming UK general election.
Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk will see the comedian-turned-agony-uncle help a live studio audience dispel their election problems and aims to shed light on their dilemmas and issues relating to the General Election.
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 says: 'As a live show, Helpdesk has proved to be an original format for comedy and a real hit around the country so we are all incredibly excited to be able to bring to BBC Two.'
Seann Walsh brings his new show 28 to the Bloomsbury Theatre in London this April 16th and 18th.
He has managed to search deep inside himself to find the inner strength to get out of bed and all the way into his support act's car, parked just outside his flat JUST FOR YOU. Before you commend him too much for this act of heroism, be aware he will sleep in the car.
To book tickets click here.
THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 15TH MAY 2015
Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The O2 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity returns for a sixth year to London's O2 arena, the world famous entertainment venue.
The amazing all star line up confirmed for the biggest annual comedy event of the year so far includes: Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jonathan Ross, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Rich Hall, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Warwick Davis with many more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale from 9am Friday 6th March.
Congratulations to Phil Jerrod and Romesh Ranganathan who won the Best New Act and Best New Show awards respectively at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival last night.
Also nominated were Andrew Ryan for Best New Show and Elliot Steel for Best Debut.
Read more here.
Mark triumphed on the night ahead of stiff competition and received the highly prestigious award for his weekly column in the Independent and i.
Previous winners have included Caitlin Moran, Peter Oborne and Matthew Parris.
Dara's Crowd Tickler tour continues in 2015, with dates and tickets available here.
Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, The Apprentice: You're Fired and Star Gazing Live. Not forgetting his most recent shows School of Hard Sums for Dave and Dara O Briain's Science Club for BBC Two. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today.
'His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up' - The Guardian
'If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man' - The Times
'Devilishly sharp' The Metro
'These are classy routines, that assume the audience's intelligence and condescend to no one' - The Guardian
Dara O Briain, Professor Brian Cox and Liz Bonnin get together again for Stargazing Live, starting tonight (Tuesday 17th May) on BBC Two from 8:00pm. The series runs through to cover next Friday's total eclipse of the sun, with a live filming of the historic event from a plane 30,000 feet above the Faroe Islands.
During the run-up to the total eclipse, Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain will broadcast from the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3's Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1's Live At Apollo, BBC3's Unzipped, ITV2's Celebrity Juice and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here... Now!
'A seriously good comedian' ***** - The Times
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.
'At the top of his game' - The Guardian
There is no end to his talents having published his first novel The Humorist which was nominated for a literary prize, he has also written, directed and starred in three plays two of which have toured, and one, blank verse, which was performed in the main house of the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
'One of a kind' - The Telegraph
His debut movie-acting role will be released in the summer of 2015 when he cameos in Noel Clarke’s latest project.
'Frenetic comedian' - The Independent
'Dispel all your problems in an hour of fun' - The Guardian
Got a problem? Need a sympathetic ear? Jack and his panel of experts are here to help. Whether it's relationships, career advice, personal worries or something as simple as how to tell your emotionally stunted in-laws you no longer want them in your life. Come along and share your troubles with Jack – and in no way have them ridiculed in front of a live audience.
For dates please click here.
Congratulations to Alan Carr, who won the Best Chat Show Host at the National Television Awards this year.
Alan tours the country this year with his Yap, Yap, Yap show - details and tickets are available here.
Also keep an eye out for Alan Carr: Chatty Man which returns to Channel 4 this March.
Hosted by award winning comedian Michael McIntyre, ITV's screening of The Royal Variety Performance was a ratings smash hit with over eight million viewers last night (Monday 8th December). Also taking part in an unforgettable evening of music, theatre, comedy and dance were: Ivor Novello award winner and Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran, BRIT Award winner Ellie Goulding, American superstar Demi Lovato, Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro, the cast of multi-award winning musical Miss Saigon and critically acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe.
Other highlights included Simply Red, Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Inala, McBusted, and cast of hit cabaret La Soirée.
Comedy came from acclaimed stand-up Russell Kane, British Comedy Award winner Jack Whitehall, Sarah Millican and Trevor Noah, and the magical talents of Stephen Mulhern.
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.
Congratulations to Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe and Sean Lock as their shows The Last Leg and 8 Out of 10 Cats are nominated for 2014 British Comedy Awards.
Alan, Adam and Sean have also been nominated for awards in the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Male TV Comic categories respectively.
Also nominated are 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Panel Show, The Last Leg in Best Comedy Entertainment Programme and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Moment 2014.
The results will be announced live on Channel 4 on Tuesday 16th December, with Jonathan Ross once again hosting the ceremony.
'Richardson makes for a highly individual performer... charming and immensely likeable' - The Mail on Sunday
'... so consistently funny' - Guardian Guide
'... a neurotic genius whose stuff on his hang ups and rigid world-view will make you weep' - The Radio Times
2013 British Comedy Award Best Male Comic nominee, star of 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Live At The Apollo Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the stage again with his brand new DVD Nidiot. Filmed at a sold out Hammersmith Apollo and released by Universal Pictures on Monday 1st December, Nidiot is the second DVD release from one of the UK's brightest and most popular stand-up comedy and TV stars.
Nidiot sees a more contemplative side of perennial singleton and OCD sufferer Jon. As he approaches thirty, Jon is determined to become a more easygoing person for the sake of his friends and his future health as he starts to think about life ahead. His difficulty in meeting women (especially someone he really likes), the trauma of seeing his friends settling down and having children, or risking his life in a daredevil situation but then finding himself actually having a good time. Can a leopard (or indeed a Nidiot) change his spots for the better?
'A comedian who owns the space he is working in so much, he could put a flag up' - The Independent
No stranger to yap, Alan Carr will be yapping his way around the UK & Ireland with his brand new stand up show Yap, Yap, Yap! The BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian, author and chat show supremo returns to his stand up roots with his hilarious take on life.
Tickets go on sale Friday 7th November, with some dates available on pre-sale Wednesday 5th November - please join our mailing list for the pre-sale details and link.
Yap it up!
'An absolute natural on stage… a born storyteller, sheer entertainment' - London Evening Standard
'Britain's best stand up' - The Sun
'It's his eye for details that has elevated him to a MUST-SEE act' - Daily Mirror
Kevin Bridges returns to the road with a brand new show A Whole Different Story...
Scotland's biggest export, Kevin Bridges, dubbed as 'brilliant' by one of his comedy idols, Billy Connolly, has had an astonishing rise to success. His 2012 tour Kevin Bridges - The Story Continues... smashed box office records, selling a staggering 45,000 tickets on the first day. Kevin went on to sell out an incredible nine-show run at the Glasgow SECC Arena. His epic 136-date tour culminated in a sell-out run throughout Australia. The DVD of the same name made it to number five in the charts for Christmas that year.
From the shy boy who got cake-bombed by the local hoodlums, to selling out 10,000 seats in one night, this brilliantly funny memoir is packed with scrapes, pranks and side-splitting anecdotes.
Kevin began life as a quiet, nerve-ridden school boy. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown. This was a guy going somewhere - off the rails seeming most likely. Instead, aged 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but he discovered he really could earn a living from making people laugh.
Kevin treats us to a blend of his trademark social commentary, sharp one-liners and laugh-out-loud humour, reflecting on his Glaswegian childhood and the journey he's taken to become one of the most-loved comedians of our time.
Kevin says, 'At twenty-seven, it's about time I told my life story and I'm honoured the good people at Penguin thought the same. I'm taking a year out from stand up so it'll be great to go back to the very beginning of my life and everything that's happened from there until now.'
After becoming an Edinburgh Fringe sensation with a completely sold-out debut run, followed by a highly successful stop off in Brighton, she's back! Britain's first female Prime Minister stars in a drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other! On the eve of the vote for Section 28, Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it’s too late...?
Off the Kerb Productions in association with Áine Flanagan Productions are pleased to announce the multi-award winning joyous romp, Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho, will be heading to London's West End for the first time ever. The smash hit not-to-be-missed show will run for a limited time only from 17th- 21st March at Leicester Square Theatre at 7:30pm, including a special late night show on the Saturday 21st at 9:30pm.
'Glorious camp with political punch' **** - The Times
'It is unashamedly theatrical, incredibly energetic and totally loveable' ***** - British Theatre Guide
'The hype is beyond justified' ***** - Entertainment Wise
'Comic Perfection' ***** - So So Gay
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IN OTHER NEWS
ADAM HILLS SHOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE
Adam Hills made a surprise guest appearance at the Royal Flying Doctor Service – Friends in the UK event at the Imperial War Museum on the 13th November. Overall the evening managed to raise over £100,000 for the RFDS which provides vital twenty-for hour emergency cover, and clinical and preventative health services across 90% of Australia’s land mass to almost 300,000 rural and remote patients per year.
MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S CHAT SHOW TO RETURN FOR A SECOND SERIES
Off The Kerb Productions are pleased to announce that The Michael McIntyre Chat Show will return for a second series, continuing from its debut earlier this year. The show launched with consolidated viewing figures of over four million for the opening show on March 10. The final episode of the first series airs tonight (April 14) at 10:35pm on BBC One, with special guests Sir Bruce Forsyth, James Corden and Alex Jones.
DAVE FULTON RELEASES NEW CD – BASED ON A TRUE STORY
Dave Fulton’s CD of personal opinions, social observations, drugs, guns, bad choices, more guns and some stuff that might be considered legal is available now – buy it on Amazon by clicking here.
SEANN WALSH – SEANN TO BE WILD
The star of BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and Dave’s Argumental is back with an all new show.
‘Sharp, creative observational comedy from a precocious newcomer. See him now, before the stadium tour’ – The Sunday Times
JOSH WIDDICOMBE – THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF…
‘Guardian sports reporter turned ace observationalist Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock’ – Guardian
‘This is one of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year’ – The Scotsman
‘His talent for comedy is priceless’ – The Evening Standard
2011’s Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Josh Widdicombe will be touring the hotly-anticipated follow up to his critically acclaimed debut show.