- LEE EVANS
- 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
- EMO PHILIPS
- 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
- ROMESH RANGANATHAN
- ROWLAND RIVRON
- SUZI RUFFELL
Join Alan Carr tonight (Friday 31st October) on Channel 4 at 10:00pm as he welcomes guests Naomi Campbell, Elijah Wood and Dermot O’Leary to the studio. Music comes from Paloma Faith.
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.
To promote the release of his first book, Kevin Bridges will be doing an extensive UK-wide signing tour through until Christmas.
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.'
The Magic Sponge is a brand new football podcast from Dave, hosted by Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith. With weekly guests from the game, weekly quizzes and weekly instalments from the mind of Jimmy Bullard it's the perfect antidote to life's two footed tackle. Available on iTunes here.
'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.
The last twelve months have been incredibly busy for Kevin with him hosting three shows for BBC One, including a referendum special of his critically acclaimed documentaries Kevin Bridges – What's The Story and stand-up shows on the Commonwealth Games and the Scottish Referendum.
October marks a momentous chapter in Kevin's career with his hotly anticipated autobiography We Need To Talk About... being released through Penguin Books, followed by a book-signing tour of the UK. To finish an incredible year off Kevin will be performing his first solo show in Dubai this December.
'Truthful, natural and hilarious' - Sunday Herald
Full UK, Ireland & Europe tour dates to be announced soon. For a pre-sale link, please sign up to the mailing list on our homepage.
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
The Ticketmaster State Of Play: Comedy Report which was released this week announced the most popular comedians as voted for by the public are Lee Evans at number one and Michael McIntyre at number two.
With both currently touring, now's a great time to see your favourites on the road.
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.
A live recording of Mark Steel's most recent tour, recorded at Blackheath Halls in February 2014 in front of a sell-out crowd, is available for digital download now from Laughing Stock. The tour continues through autumn 2014 in new towns - for full dates click here.
Click here to download the video now.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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IN OTHER NEWS
JOSH WIDDICOMBE TO HOST BBC 5 RADIO 5 LIVE’S FIGHTING TALK
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.
KEVIN BRIDGES ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO SHOW IN DUBAI
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.
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.
DARA O BRIAIN AND ED BYRNE TO TRAVEL THE PAN AM HIGHWAY FOR BBC TWO
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.
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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.