- 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
- TOM LUCY
- ALISTAIR MCGOWAN
- MICHAEL MCINTYRE
- DARA O BRIAIN
- HENRY PAKER
- ANDY PARSONS
- EMO PHILIPS
- AL PORTER
- 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
After becoming an Edinburgh Fringe sensation two years in a row with sell-out runs, 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? A camp odyssey about gay rights, the 80s and disco!
For tickets, click here.
'Dame Edna has an unlikely rival' - The Telegraph
'Glorious camp with political punch' **** - The Times
'One of the funniest hour's that this year's Fringe has to offer' **** - Fest
'The hype is beyond justified' ***** - EntertainmentWise
'Unashamedly theatrical, incredibly energetic and totally loveable' ***** - British Theatre Guide
'Completely embodies what the Fringe festival is about - The Huffington Post
'Definitely not for Thatcherites. Everyone else? Most definitely!' - The Mail on Sunday
The Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Galway (Ireland) has just announced this year's line up which includes Phill Jupitus, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Rich Hall, Andrew Ryan and Mike Wilmot.
The annual festival will be from Tuesday 20th to Monday 26th October and the tickets will be on sale Monday 31st August.
There is a variety of shows on offer and it is great chance to see these acts perform in Galway.
Tune in to Channel 4 this Friday at 10:00pm to catch Katherine Ryan on this week's The Last Leg.
At just eighteen years old, Tom Lucy is one of the youngest comedians working professionally on the UK circuit. Having first tried stand up at the age of sixteen, he now performs regularly for some of the UK's top clubs including The Glee Club, Up The Creek and Komedia.
In the last six months, he has supported the likes of Jack Whitehall and Harry Hill. Catch this natural talent while you can.
'Outstanding young comic and one to watch. Headed for great things!' - Harry Hill
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 road around Europe with his show Nidiot. The perennial singleton and misanthrope is determined to become a more easygoing person for the sake of his friends and his future health. Come and find out whether or not a leopard can change its spots, or if they are doomed to be angry forever not to have been given a more uniform and symmetrical fur pattern.
For ticket information please click here.
'Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under to circumstances should you miss' **** - The Mirror'... one of our most individual and interesting stand-ups' **** - The Times
'Sublimely brilliant, stunning...' - Time Out
By arrangement with the Lisa Richards Agency, Off The Kerb Productions are proud to announce they are to represent Al Porter in the UK. At the age of 22, he is regarded as a prolific young comedian and radio presenter, destined to become the most talked about act in the country.
'A 21st century Frankie Howerd and a future star' - Sunday Times
On weekdays he co-presents Drive-by with Colm Hayes on the national broadcaster RTE, while at weekends, he's gigging at premier festivals like The Cat Laughs and Iveagh Gardens. He's recently performed with comedians such as Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, and Ardal O Hanlon and he supported UK comic Katherine Ryan on her London tour dates.
Click here for more.
Michael McIntyre will be extending his bestselling tour Happy & Glorious to Stavanger and Oslo this autumn.
Pre-sale is live from 4:00pm CET today (Thursday 6th August) and the shows will be on general sale from 9:00am CET on Monday 10th August. For tickets please visit:
Stavenger: Friday 5th February - on sale now.
Oslo: Saturday 6th February - on sale now.
Sunday 7th February - on sale now.
Click here to see all tour dates.
'Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work' - The Guardian
'Captivating and brilliant... ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause' - Sunday Mirror
Rich Hall's critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences plus delightful musical sequences, is gracing the West End for one-night only to record his show for DVD.
Rich Hall is a Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Award winner, and the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries Rich Hall's Continental Drifters, Rich Hall's The Dirty South and How The West Was Lost.
Sunday 20th September, 9:15pm at The Vaudeville Theatre
(404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH)
On general sale this Friday - call 0844 482 9675 or visit NimaxTheatres.com
'A seriously good comedian' ***** - The Times
Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane returns to London's West End for one-night only to record his second DVD. Following on from the success of best selling Smokescreens & Castles Russell will be performing his famously energetic, spontaneous and highly articulate show at the Vaudeville this September.
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.
'... at the top of his game' - The Guardian
Sunday 20th September, 7:00pm at The Vaudeville Theatre
(404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH)
On general sale now - call 0844 482 9675 or visit NimaxTheatres.com
Catch Taskmaster on Dave at 10:00pm on Tuesdays from July 28th, with guests including Josh Widdicombe and Romesh Ranganathan.
Greg Davies is the Taskmaster, and with the help of his ever-loyal assistant Alex Horne, they will set out to test the wiles, wit, wisdom and skills of five hyper-competitive comedians also including Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, and Tim Key.
Ebury Fiction Publishing Director Gillian Green has bought World All Language rights to comedian Shappi Khorsandi's debut novel from Off The Kerb Productions.
Nina is Not OK, a dark, funny coming of age novel about a young teenage girl's struggle to overcome addiction, will be published in July 2016.
Shappi Khorsandi said: 'This opportunity to let Nina out of my head and on to the pages of a book has been a great relief. She was causing me no end of grief. But now she is out, with my help and with the support of wonderful Ebury, Nina can flourish and take us with her on her adventure. Heaven help us.'
Nina is Not OK will be published in hardback in July 2016.
Catch Jon Richardson as he guests on Would I Lie to You this Friday on BBC One at 8:30pm. Rob Brydon hosts the award-winning comedy panel show with David Mitchell and Lee Mack as team captains, with other guests Danny Dyer, Joe Lycett and Moira Stuart.
Don't forget that episodes will be available on iPlayer after airing.
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.
Take this unique opportunity to see one of Britain's most fertile comic minds running out brand new material in intimate surroundings. John has appeared on many stand up shows, hosting the BBC Choice RDA and has directed works by everyone from Eddie Izzard to Reginald D Hunter.
'Resolutely acute, relentlessly smart comedy with political hues. A grown up observational comic and all round bright spark' - The Independent
'One of our finest stand ups' - The Evening Standard
'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' - The Guardian
'A consummate performer with an amazing talent, passion and intellect. Intelligent moving comedy with a point' - Chortle
For tickets to the show on August 17th through 22nd, 9:00pm at Aces & Eights, are available here.
Tune in this summer as ITV2’s Safeword starts on ITV2, Thursdays at 10:00pm.
Guests include Russell Kane on August 6th and Marlon Davis on August 20th.
For more information keep an eye on the ITV website.
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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.
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.
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.
DAVE FULTON RELEASES NEW CD – BASED ON A TRUE STORY
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