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  • MICHAEL MCINTYRE ON THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW TONIGHT

    MICHAEL MCINTYRE ON THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW TONIGHT

    Tune in to BBC One tonight (Friday 15th May) at 10:35pm as Michael McIntyre pops by The Graham Norton Show.

    Also on the show this evening are Kylie Minogue, Simon Pegg, and Killers lead singer-songwriter Brandon Flowers, performing the single I Can Change.

    You can catch the show on BBC iPlayer for a month after broadcast here.

  • MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE, RICH HALL, ROMESH RANGANATHAN, RUSSELL KANE AND SHAPPI KHORSANDI TO APPEAR AT BRITISH SUMMER TIME

    MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE, RICH HALL, ROMESH RANGANATHAN, RUSSELL KANE AND SHAPPI KHORSANDI TO APPEAR AT BRITISH SUMMER TIME

    British Summer Time at Hyde Park have announced an outstanding array of comedy acts on 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th June to accompany an already stellar line up of musical talent. Rich Hall headlines alongside his band for the first of four days in the park with Jim Jefferies, Ed Byrne and Ardal O'Hanlon heading up the second, third and fourth.

    Rich will be performing on the Great Oak Stage, bringing his band with him and, maybe, his Perrier Award winning alter-ego Otis Lee Crenshaw. Always a favourite part of his show, Hall has recently been expanding his musical musings, driven by his great Americana inspired band.

    Supporting Rich on the 22nd June are Marcus Brigstocke, Shappi Khorsandi and Romesh Ranganathan with special guest host Russell Kane.

    Tickets go on sale on 9:00am Friday 1st May 2015. Barclaycard customers are able to purchase tickets from 9:00am Tuesday 28th April here.

  • 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.

  • TRIUMPHANT RETURN FOR RUSSELL KANE

    TRIUMPHANT RETURN FOR RUSSELL KANE

    Russell Kane has returned to Melbourne for the first time since winning the Barry Award in 2011, receiving outstanding reviews, including a five star write-up from The Age.

    'Some of the time he's just doing gags, while at others he becomes more philosophical... It's just one highlight in a show that demonstrates why Kane is among the top tier of modern stand-ups.'

  • 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.

  • THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 15TH MAY 2015

    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.

  • 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

ADDISON CRESSWELL

Agent, producer and charity fundraiser Addison Cresswell passed away in his sleep in the early hours of the 23rd December at the age of 53.

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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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  • 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

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  • 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.

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