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  • JOHNNY VEGAS POPS BY THE LAST LEG

    JOHNNY VEGAS POPS BY THE LAST LEG

    Tune in tonight as Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker return for The Last Leg, featuring this week's special guest Johnny Vegas.

    The episode airs at 10:00pm on Channel 4, and will remain on All 4 after airing, along with other clips and episodes.

  • EDINBURGH COMEDY GALA 2015 IN AID OF WAVERLEY CARE

    EDINBURGH COMEDY GALA 2015 IN AID OF WAVERLEY CARE

    Sunday 16th August 7.30pm, Edinburgh Playhouse - Hosted by Adam Hills and Marcus Brigstocke.

    With special guests; Andrew Ryan, Angela Barnes, Phill Jupitus, Charlie Baker, Ivo Graham, Joel Dommett, Justin Moorhouse, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, Nathan Caton, Phil Jerrod, Rob Beckett, Glenn Wool plus many more to be confirmed. Following massive success over the last five years, Off The Kerb Productions are proud to announce the Edinburgh Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sixth year. This year's Gala will be hosted by top comics Adam Hills and Marcus Brigstocke and will take place on Sunday 16th August at the iconic Edinburgh Playhouse.

    Set to be the Edinburgh's biggest comedy event this August, the Edinburgh Comedy Gala 2015 will showcase some of the finest comedic talent at the Fringe in aid of Waverley Care, Scotland's largest charity providing care and support to people living with HIV and Hepatitis C. Since its launch in 2009, the Edinburgh Comedy Gala has raised an incredible £400,000 for the charity, helping to make a positive difference in the lives of people affected by HIV or Hepatitis C across Scotland.

    With some very exciting big names already signed up to take part in this year's show plus more to be announced, Comedy Gala 2015 In Aid of Waverley Care promises to be the highlight of any comedy fan's Edinburgh Fringe Festival diary.

    Venue: Edinburgh Playhouse
    Address: 18–22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
    Date: Sunday 16th August 2015
    Time: 7.30pm
    Box Office: 0844 871 3014 / www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
    Ticket Prices: £25 (please note venue/fringe booking fees may apply)

  • DO YOU WANT TO APPEAR IN MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S NEW TOUR SHOW HAPPY & GLORIOUS?

    DO YOU WANT TO APPEAR IN MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S NEW TOUR SHOW HAPPY & GLORIOUS?

    Send us a video of yourself and tell us your favourite Michael jokes and routines and you might appear in the title sequence for his new tour and DVD.

    Are there things in your life that always make you think of Michael's jokes?

    Do you do an impression of Michael?

    When did you first see him?

    Are you a Michael look-a-like?

    We want your Michael stories, film them on your mobile and send them, along with your full name and address to happyandglorious@openmike.co.uk and you might be in the show.

  • PAUL CHOWDHRY ADDS O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON DATE THIS SEPTEMBER

    PAUL CHOWDHRY ADDS O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON DATE THIS SEPTEMBER

    Paul Chowdhry will be performing at the O2 Academy Brixton on the 25th September, off the back of sell-out dates at the Hammersmith Apollo.

    Tickets go on pre-sale this Wednesday – sign up for the Off The Kerb Priority mailing list now for your chance to purchase early.

  • PHILL JUPITUS TO STAR IN IMPOSSIBLE AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

    PHILL JUPITUS TO STAR IN IMPOSSIBLE AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

    Phill Jupitus take to the stage as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the extraordinary, and true, story exploring the relationship between Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.

    In 1920, Hungarian-American magician and escape artist Harry Houdini met celebrated British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for the first time. The two men quickly became close associates, however Houdini was troubled by his new friend's passion for mediumship and his fervent belief in life after death. When shown the mediums' miraculous feats, all Houdini could see were the kind of conjuring tricks with which he was all too familiar.

    Directed by Hannah Eidinow and starring Phill Jupitus as Conan Doyle and Alan Cox as Houdini, Impossible, the new play by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky (writers of 2012's Coalition and 2014's Kingmaker), tells the unlikely, extraordinary and true story of what happened next – a story of spiritualism and seances, friendship and feud, death and regret.

    Pleasance Queendome - August 5th to August 31st, 1:20pm.

    For tickets and further details please visit Pleasance.co.uk.

  • SIMON EVANS – IN THE MONEY – SOHO THEATRE

    SIMON EVANS – IN THE MONEY – SOHO THEATRE

    Host of BBC Radio 4's Goes to Market and star of BBC One's Live at the Apollo Simon Evans has been immersing himself in economics for the last couple of years, like a pig immersing itself in organic cleansing elements. He has unpicked why the French don't want to own their own home (sex, obvs), why mass spectrometers reveal Americans to literally be made of corn, and why Alco-Synth - the effects of alcohol but with an effective antidote - is not likely to be appearing at a wine bar near you in the near future, despite having been invented years ago. As usual the whole thing deteriorates swiftly into a heartfelt rant about his children but these are at least the lofty aspirations he starts with this time.

    As Bill Clinton said - 'It's the Economy, Stupid!' Though he also said, 'For Christ's sake Monica, I'll never get it to light now.' So what does he know?

    Monday 10 – Saturday 15 August, 7:30pm Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 August, 9:30pm Monday 10th + Tuesday 11th £10 previews £15 (£12.50) midweek £17.50 (£15) Friday/ Saturday

    Please visit SohoTheatre.com for tickets.

  • ROMESH RANGANATHAN CONNECTS WITH HIS ROOTS

    ROMESH RANGANATHAN CONNECTS WITH HIS ROOTS

    BBC Three is sending stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan to Sri Lanka to connect with his roots for a six part series called Romesh's Return Ticket (working title) to be broadcast later this year. The people he meets, the places he goes, the experiences he has will all have been set up by his mum who is sending her son on the trip she has always wished he'd make.

    Romesh gets asked about his Asian roots all the time. But he can't answer any of the questions he's asked. While that is a constant source of shame and embarrassment, he can't quite bring himself to do something about it. Romesh, who considers himself British through and through, grew up in Crawley, doesn’t speak a word of Tamil, has no idea about his cultural heritage and has almost zero desire to go to Sri Lanka.

    But his mum has other ideas and she's sending him back to become the good Tamil boy she hoped he'd be. Each episode will be a mini-adventure revolving around one of the Ranganathan's distant Sri Lankan friends or relations. They'll be taking him to the must see locations and will also be expecting him to take part in traditional rituals and customs. And when it comes down to it they'll also be expecting him to pull his weight.

    The result is either going to be a sense of cultural awareness and a renewed sense of self-identity. Or it's going to drive him mad.

    Read more...

  • JOIN A HOST OF STARS FOR A NIGHT OF COMEDY IN AID OF THE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

    JOIN A HOST OF STARS FOR A NIGHT OF COMEDY IN AID OF THE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

    Join Adam Hills, Andrew Ryan, Charlie Baker, Elliot Steel, Josh Widdicombe, Paul Chowdhry, Romesh Ranganathan, Shappi Khorsandi, Suzi Ruffell and other very special guests at The Comedy Store on Monday 13th July at 7:30pm as they raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • RADIO 4 SERIES FOR ANGELA BARNES

    RADIO 4 SERIES FOR ANGELA BARNES

    Angela Barnes has had her first BBC Radio 4 Series commissioned, based on her critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe 2014 debut show You Can’t Take It With You.

    The four part series will be recorded live in front of an audience later this year and broadcast in Spring 2016 (free ticket details will be announced at a later date).

  • OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

    OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

    Off The Kerb Productions are proud to present the cream of Britain's comedy talent at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With twenty events ranging from a disco-singing Margaret Thatcher, comedy stalwarts, TV favourites and the hottest newcomers, as well as the Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care featuring the best acts at the Fringe. Please click here for our full listings and ticket information.

  • WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT… KEVIN BRIDGES – PAPERBACK OUT NOW

    WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT… KEVIN BRIDGES – PAPERBACK OUT NOW

    The Sunday Times Bestseller We Need To Talk About… by Kevin Bridges paperback edition is on sale now.

    Discover the hilarious life-story of one of Britain's best-loved comedians.

    Scotland's 'young comedy prodigy' (The Guardian), has followed a meteoric path, from his first five-minute set in The Stand comedy club in Glasgow to selling out the SECC to a record-breaking 100,000 fans. He was born in Clydebank, and still lives in Glasgow. Now, at the tender age of just twenty-seven, Kevin puts pen to paper to tell his story so far in his brilliant memoir.

    Please click here to purchase from Amazon.

  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE – WHAT DO I DO NOW…

    JOSH WIDDICOMBE – WHAT DO I DO NOW…

    Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour. Since he's been away from stand up Josh has been working hard on other things, but don't worry: in his spare time he has found a lot of minor things to get annoyed about, and now he has a chance to talk about them on stage (in the form of jokes). If you have seen him before live or on TV and enjoyed yourself then this is the show for you. If you didn't like him then it probably isn't.

    Since he was last on tour Josh's Channel 4 show The Last Leg has gone from strength to strength and been nominated for various awards including a British Comedy Award and a Broadcast Award, while finally winning one at the Royal Television Society Awards. He has also been seen on BBC Two's Mock the Week and QI, BBC One's Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You and ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show, amongst other stuff. If it is only his voice you like then he is now the host of BBC Radio 5 Live's legendary Saturday morning sport show Fighting Talk and The Josh Widdicombe Show on Xfm. Most excitingly of all he has also written and starred in his own sitcom, Josh, which will be broadcast on BBC Three in autumn. To be honest, it is going to be a blessed relief to get back to the relaxing world of live stand up.

    Full details of tickets are here.

  • ROMESH RANGANATHAN AND SEANN WALSH JOIN PLAY TO THE WHISTLE ON ITV

    ROMESH RANGANATHAN AND SEANN WALSH JOIN PLAY TO THE WHISTLE ON ITV

    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.

  • DARA O BRIAIN – CROWD TICKLER UK & IRELAND TOUR 2015

    DARA O BRIAIN – CROWD TICKLER UK & IRELAND TOUR 2015

    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

  • VIRTUALLY FAMOUS TO RETURN FOR TWO MORE SERIES

    VIRTUALLY FAMOUS TO RETURN FOR TWO MORE SERIES

    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.

  • ALAN CARR YAP, YAP, YAP! UK & IRELAND TOUR 2015

    ALAN CARR YAP, YAP, YAP! UK & IRELAND TOUR 2015

    '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

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  • PHIL JERROD AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN WIN AT LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL

    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.

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  • ALAN CARR WINS BEST PRESENTER AT THE 2015 NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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