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- JACK DEE
- JONATHAN ROSS
- ALAN CARR
- MICHAEL MCINTYRE
- DARA O BRIAIN
- JO BRAND
- SEAN LOCK
- KEVIN BRIDGES
- PHILL JUPITUS
- RICH HALL
- OTIS LEE CRENSHAW
- JON RICHARDSON
- ADAM HILLS
- ANDY PARSONS
- SHAPPI KHORSANDI
- JOSH WIDDICOMBE
- SEANN WALSH
- PAUL CHOWDHRY
- SIMON EVANS
- JEREMY HARDY
- MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE
- ROB BECKETT
- ALI COOK
- ALISTAIR MCGOWAN
- ANDREW RYAN
- ANDY ROBINSON
- ANGELA BARNES
- CHARLIE BAKER
- DAVE FULTON
- DES BISHOP
- ELLIOT STEEL
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- GAVIN WEBSTER
- HENRY PAKER
- IVO GRAHAM
- JAMES BANNON
- JEFF GREEN
- JOEL DOMMETT
- JOHN GORDILLO
- MARK STEEL
- MARLON DAVIS
- MIKE WILMOT
- NATHAN CATON
- NEIL DELAMERE
- PHIL JERROD
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Available for iPhone and iPad from the iTunes store Monday 18th August
5 Minutes Mr. Evans! is the brand new official iOS mobile and tablet app game featuring Britain's biggest comedian and now game character Lee Evans. Featuring the voice, sound effects and music of Lee Evans himself!
Your challenge is simple. Lee has overslept and it is your job to get him to the stage in time for the show, avoiding mishap and collecting bonuses along the way. Dash as you guide him through multiple levels, through the suburbs to the venue. Dodge obstacles and pick up stars. Make it to the show in the fastest possible time. It's a crazy and manic action runner ride! The only official Lee Evans App.
5 Minutes Mr. Evans! is released to coincide with the start of Lee's amazing new live stand-up show Monsters, which will be playing sixty-five nights in the biggest arenas in the country, including six nights at London's O2 Arena. The forthcoming Monsters DVD is set for release by Universal Pictures (UK) this November.
Click here to buy the game.
Please visit Lee's brand new website at www.leeevans.net for all the latest tour details and Lee news.
Tune in to Channel 4 tonight at 10:35pm as Jon and Matt Forde look at our relationshp with money – does it correlate to happiness and if so, how much of the stuff do you need to be a happy grown up?
Joel is an exciting and fresh talent on the UK stand up comedy circuit who gained rave reviews for his Edinburgh shows, Neon Hero in 2011, Nunchuck Silver Medalist in 2012, and 2014's Finding Emo.
Joel has enjoyed many different roles since starting his career in comedy, from being the face of MTV, writing and presenting their daily news bulletins, to presenting Live In Chelsea, the live E4 after show to hit series Made In Chelsea. He has also appeared in How to Survive a Disaster Movie (Channel 5), co-starred in the hugely successful Impractical Jokers on BBC Three, and has numerous acting credits to his name, including Skins on E4 and Popatron on BBC Two. Joel has performed stand up on Russell Howard's Good News and has recently appeared twice on Nick Grimshaw's Sweat the Small Stuff.
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.
Set to be one of the biggest books of the year, Kevin will be touring up and down the UK and coming to a town near you.
A hilarious read and excellent Christmas gift, don’t miss your chance to meet Kevin and get a signed copy of his new autobiography.
Josh is a brand-new sitcom series written by Josh Widdicombe and Tom Craine, and, as the title suggests, stars Josh too. The show follows Josh and two mates living in a flatshare and features Elis James as Owen and Beattie Edmondson as Kate. Jack Dee also stars as the trio’s landlord, Geoff, who is a shoo-in for this year's Most Irritating Landlord award. This sitcom will focus on the small things in life. Josh is like the rest of us: easily embarrassed, full of polite indignation and mildly irritated by having the teabag and hot water given to him separately on a train... but only for Josh can that irritation escalate within thirty minutes to him accidentally scalding the driver and causing a three train pile-up.
The series follows on from a pilot which was made as part of the BBC Comedy Feeds strand and is made by BBC In-house Comedy Production. It is directed by David Schneider (The Day Today, I'm Alan Partridge) and produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer (Small Scenes, The Guns Of Adam Riches, Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters). Josh is written by Josh Widdicombe (The Last Leg, Live at The Apollo, 8 Out of Ten Cats) and Tom Craine (Jigsaw, Live At The Electric).
Catch Simon Evans as he performs a one off show recorded especially for DVD in his home town of Brighton and Hove on Monday 15th September.
The star of BBC One’s Live at The Apollo, Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and his own BBC Radio 4 show Simon Evans Goes To Market will be performing a unique Greatest Hits show.
Absolute Radio has signed comedian Rob Beckett for his radio presenting debut. The comic will host a brand new Sunday afternoon show building on the station’s mix of music, comedy and football.
Best known as a stand-up comedian and TV presenter, Rob’s recent appearances include Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Celebrity Juice, 8 Out of 10 Cats and as host of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now.
In 2013, Alistair McGowan embarked on a hugely successful fifty date stand-up tour in his show Not Just A Pretty Voice. He also took part in the first ever stand-up show performed by two English comics totally in French when he accepted Eddie Izzard's invitation to support him, en francais, in Sheffield.
For further details and to purchase and download, please click here.
We are delighted to announce that as of 16th August, Josh Widdicombe will be the new host of BBC Radio 5 Live's hugely popular Saturday morning points for punditry show, Fighting Talk.
On his new role at the station he commented: 'I am delighted to be joining 5 Live and getting the chance to host a radio show I have been listening to for almost a decade. I won't let my record of never winning an episode of Fighting Talk cloud my judgement now I am in charge.'
Formerly a sports writer at the Guardian newspaper, Josh has had a remarkable impact on the comedy circuit since his debut gig in 2008 with him now considered one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand up and TV work.
Josh's coveted XFM show will then move to Sundays at 10am and will still be available as a podcast.
Join two of comedy's rising young stand up stars as they embark on their first UK tours. Both fresh from supporting their comedy peers and idols, Romesh Ranganathan (returned from tours supporting Seann Walsh, Bill Burr and Ricky Gervais) and Suzi Ruffell (back from opening for Josh Widdicombe, Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges) will now take their hotly anticipated shows on the road.
Rom Wasn't Built in a Day
Join Romesh Ranganathan as he hits the road with his eagerly anticipated brand new show Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day. The last eighteen months have been incredible for Ranganathan with him winning the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Act Award and his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival debut being nominated for the coveted Best Newcomer Award, culminating in his debut appearance on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, a regular slot on Channel 4's weekly topical show Stand Up For The Week, hosting BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack and an appearance Radio 4's long-running and beloved The Now Show.
Fresh from supporting some of the UK's top comedians on their sold out tours, Suzi Ruffell hits the road with her hotly anticipated second show Social Chameleon. In it the 'stand-up gem' (The Guardian) questions why she spent twenty-seven years trying to make anyone and everyone like her. Turns outs it takes a fat bully from Swansea, a too-honest mother and searching a Parisian graveyard for someone she has never heard of to give up trying and just be herself and yes we are all hoping she hasn't turned out to be a dickhead.
** This show may contain traces of rapping.
In their mission to liberate listeners from the doldrums of FM airwaves, FUBAR Radio, the uncensored and unapologetic radio station, welcome three brand-new shows to their entertaining and scandalous schedule, including Andy Parson's comical verdict on the week's biggest stories.
Airing every Thursday between 7-10:00pm, the Mock the Week star will be delivering his own verdict on the week's big news stories. As with all hosts and guests on FUBAR Radio, you'll get the chance to experience Andy’s wit in its purest, undiluted form. Andy will be hearing from experts in Politics, Showbiz and Sport in a way that no other current affairs radio show will let them and it's live - so Andy will want to hear from you!
Andy Parsons says: '... live radio is always exciting and without any restrictions on taste and possible political bias we're hoping to have some fun with the listeners.'The App is available with a free trial from FubarRadio.com
Michael McIntrye returns with his hotly anticipated brand new stand-up show Happy & Glorious.
Michael's previous tour Showtime was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012, playing to over 640,000 people including a record-breaking ten-night residency at London's O2 Arena, matching the pop-superstar Rihanna's 2011 record.
Michael has released three best-selling DVDs: 2008's Live and Laughing was the biggest selling UK debut stand-up DVD of its time; Hello Wembley, which in 2009 became the fastest-selling UK stand-up DVD of all time a record it still holds, and 2012's Showtime, which beat its competitors to the Christmas Number One spot.
The past few years have been exceptional for Michael. In 2013 he performed internationally, playing to sold out arenas in South Africa, Dubai, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. His show in Johannesburg was the largest ever comedy show in Africa and his Dubai shows won the Time Out Best Night Out award.
Most recent highlights have included him making his debut as a chat show host on The Michael McIntyre's Chat Show for BBC1. But now Michael is set to return to the stage in what promises to be his biggest and funniest tour yet.
Click here to see all tour dates.
Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges will host three BBC One TV specials during 2014 to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Scottish Referendum.
Live At The Commonwealth will see Kevin take to the stage at the legendary Theatre Royal in Glasgow to host a very special live stand-up show to celebrate this summer’s games in Glasgow.
Tickets have gone on sale for Kevin Bridges debut solo show in Dubai at the World Trade Centre. The show will be taking place on Friday 12th December 2014. Kevin said, ahead of his appearance: 'I'm looking forward to coming back to Dubai, I performed here six years ago when I was on the comedy circuit so it'll be great to come back playing a theatre and with my own solo show.' Tickets are now on sale from Done Events and all Virgin Megsatores.
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.
Dara and Ed's Pan Am Adventure will consist of three hour long episodes for broadcast on both BBC Two and RTE. Each episode will follow friends Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne on an epic journey as they travel along one of the world's greatest roads, the Pan American Highway. In 1940 three men, Sullivan Richardson, Arnold Whitaker and Kenneth Van Hee from Detroit set off on one of the greatest road trips of all time as they attempted to become the first to drive all the way from North to South America. Back then, the Pan American Highway was at best a dirt track; at worst non-existent. The journey was so audacious, the American press dubbed them the 'three damn fools'. Their extraordinary adventure blazed a trail for one of the longest road networks in the world. Seventy years on, Dara and Ed, set out on their own epic journey to see for themselves how the construction of the Pan American Highway has transformed the Americas.
Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack returns with Romesh Ranganathan as host for a tenth series. The show features a revised format, with Romesh presenting a scrapbook of sketches related to the week's topical stories. Romesh Ranganathan, a former maths teacher, made his stand-up debut in 2010, getting to the final of noted stand-up contest So You Think You're Funny? at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe that August. He received his career break when he won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2013 award and was a Best Newcomer nominee at the 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Check out the first episode here, and tune in over coming weeks.
Recent research shows that the most requested search on the secondary ticketing websites is by far Lee Evans' new tour, Monsters. The website reports there have been twenty-seven percent more searches for the show than for Monty Python, who are doing a string of shows at London's O2 arena in July. Fans should be advised there are still tickets available at face value (£30 plus booking fee) from the official box offices and Ticketmaster. Please click here for a full list of dates and venues.
THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 16TH MAY 2014
Tickets go on sale from 9:00am Friday 28th February. Back for a fifth year, the Channel 4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital returns to The O2 Arena with an all star cast from the world of comedy. Join Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jason Manford, Jo Brand, John Bishop, Jon Richardson, Jonathan Ross, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh and many more as we raise money for a new operating theatre at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Phil Jerrod began his stand-up career underneath an Angus Steakhouse in 2012. Since then he has failed his PhD, walked out of his job in publishing and been entertaining audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life. His innovative stream-of-consciousness style, inspired by a harsh upbringing in the cruel and unforgiving conditions of middle-class rural Warwickshire, has seen him perform in clubs, arts centres and theatres all across the UK and helped build his reputation as having grown one of the largest beards in stand-up comedy. He has recently been nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award 2014, and in 2013 was a semi-finalist in So You Think You're Funny New Act of the Year Competition and a quarter finalist in the Amused Moose Laugh Off. 'Made me genuinely laugh out loud' - The Brighton Argus
It has been announced today that Michael McIntyre will host his very own chat show to air on BBC One in spring 2014.
Produced by Open Mike Productions and commissioned by Mark Linsey (Controller of Entertainment Commissioning) and Charlotte Moore (Controller of BBC One), The Michael McIntyre Chat Show will consist of six forty-five minute episodes, each featuring three celebrity guests who’ll be interviewed by the award-winning comedian.
Romesh Ranaganthan's impact on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2010 has seen him quickly make a name for himself as a finalist in the Latitude New Act Compeition 2010, So You Think You're Funny? final 2010 as well as being a runner up in Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010. From playing comedy clubs all over the country Ranganathan's profile has grown as has the respect from his peers which has resulted in him writing for numerous shows and supporting the likes of Seann Walsh, Bill Burr, Paul Chowdhry and one of his comedy heroes Ricky Gervais. The last twelve months have been incredible for Ranganathan with him winning the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Act Award 2013 and his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival debut being nominated for the coveted Best Newcomer Award 2013. Culminating in his debut appearance on BBC2's Mock The Week, BBC1's Live At The Apollo, BBC3's Russell Howard's Good News, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2013 and a regular slot on Channel 4's weekly topical show Stand Up For The Week. '... his ability to produce bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd' - The Guardian **** - Sunday Times
Congratulations to Alan Carr who won Best TV Entertainment Personality and Adam Hills who picked up Best TV Newcomer at last night’s 2013 British Comedy Awards hosted by Jonathan Ross.
A third date for the Lee Evans Monsters UK and Ireland Tour 2014 has been announced at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Thursday 30th October due to outstanding public demand.
Tickets will go on sale to members on Wednesday 4th December and will be on general sale by Friday 6th December from the box office.
A sixth date for the Lee Evans Monsters UK & Ireland Tour at the London 02 Arena has been announced for Thursday 25th September with tickets going on sale to 02 members this Wednesday (27th November) and general public on Friday 29th November from 10:00am. Click here to buy at the box office.
Off The Kerb Productions are pleased to welcome Nathan Caton to the stable. Nathan Caton's charismatic and laidback style of stand up has seen him quickly establish himself on the comedy circuit. Regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK, Nathan's award-winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has lead to appearances on BBC2's Mock The Week, BBC3's Russell Howard's Good News, BBC Radio 4's Now Show, News Quiz and his BBC Radio 4 sitcom Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing being commissioned for two series with a third series due to air in 2014. '... laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media' - The Guardian
JACK DEE, SEAN LOCK, JOSH WIDDICOMBE, ADAM HILLS AND SEANN WALSH ALL RELEASE THEIR NEW DVDS ON MONDAY
On Monday 18th November, Universal Pictures will be releasing new stand-up DVDs from Jack Dee, Sean Lock, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills and Seann Walsh. There will also be two boxsets released of Michael McIntyre and Kevin Bridges containing all their DVDs plus a C4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond St Hospital DVD, filmed at the 2013 fund raiser at the London 02 Arena, which includes unseen footage. Titles are as follows: Jack Dee - So What! Sean Lock - Purple Van Man Josh Widdicombe - And Another Thing... Adam Hills - Happyism Seann Walsh - Seann To Be Wild Michael McIntyre - The Complete Laughter Box Kevin Bridges - The Full Story C4 Comedy Gala In Aid Of Great Ormond St Hospital
Extra nights have been announced for the Lee Evans Monsters UK and Ireland Tour 2014, on Monday 1st September - Brighton Centre (on sale Wednesday 30th October - 10:00am from the box office), Thursday 11th September - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (on sale Wednesday 30th October - 10:00am from the box office) and Saturday 15th November - Belfast - Odyssey Arena (on sale Monday 4th November - 10:00am from the box office). Over 300,000 tickets have now been sold for the 2014 tour of arenas with over sixty-two dates now on sale. For a full list of Monsters tour dates, please click here.
'It's great to welcome sharp, topical comedy on to the live circuit - and Parsons remains one of its most skilful exponents' - The Guardian 'Andy Parsons' lethal mixture of anger and ridicule leaves the Big Society in tatters' - The Times Politicians complain of a left-wing media bias but there are plenty of right-wing comedians – it just seems that most of them are being investigated by Operation Yewtree. Maybe it's a deliberate smokescreen given that politicians, rather than journalists or estate agents, are now the least respected and trusted of all professions. Boris Johnson is the only current politician in the country with a popularity above –1. Comedians have seen this and are standing to be politicians. Are you going to lie back and let the clowns take over? Are you going to stick your head under the duvet as 'Bozzer' de Pfeffel Johnson rides his crazy zipwire into town? Available to pre-order from Amazon now.
51 DATE ARENA TOUR ANNOUNCED
Tickets Go On Sale 9:00am Monday 20th May 2013
'The must see comedy event of the autumn' ***** - Daily Telegraph
'Stand-up doesn't get much bigger' - Evening Standard
Wired and Wonderful was huge... XL was big... Big was even bigger... Roadrunner was record breaking... and now the legendary Lee Evans embarks on his most ambitious tour to date. Monsters is Lee's amazing new show with over fifty nights in the biggest arenas in the country. Lee will be playing to more fans than ever on this hotly anticipated tour of the UK and Ireland.
Tickets go on sale at 9:00am Monday 20th May 2013. All booking information is available here.
Tickets are £30 plus booking fee and should only be brought from the venue or Ticketmaster.
To avoid disappointment please do not buy from any secondary ticket sites - eBay, Seatwave, Viagogo etc.
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There's a case to be made that John Gordillo is one of the key shapers of our modern comedy landscape. His may not be a widely recognised name (he's probably best known as the presenter of topical BBC comedy show The RDA, a brilliant oddity that lives long in the memory), but as a writer, director and benevolent svengali he's helped to set many a major stand-up star on the road to greatness. In his own right, he's a spectacularly creative comic, offering sets that use politics, romance and family relationships as jumping-off points for wildly ambitious social theorising and sparkily funny comedy. He produces shows that genuinely make you think in a whole new way while keeping you laughing throughout. His last solo show, Fuckonomics – proposing a new economic theory based on our desire for sex – was one of the most intellectually ambitious offerings the fringe has seen in recent years.- The Guardian
John Gordillo is one of the smartest men in comedy. A brilliant combination and examination of the fake personal and the real personal. Typically intelligent, at times extraordinarily frank... this is quality, brain-food comedy. A great hour.- Scotland on Sunday
An arresting and perceptive hour from a stand up who truly gets at the nub of a creeping malaise with a message that ought to give anyone pause for thought.- The Scotsman
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.