- 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
- LEE EVANS
- SIMON EVANS
- DAVE FULTON
- JOHN GORDILLO
- IVO GRAHAM
- JEFF GREEN
- RICH HALL
- JEREMY HARDY
- ADAM HILLS
- PHIL JERROD
- PHILL JUPITUS
- SHAPPI KHORSANDI
- OTIS LEE CRENSHAW
- SEAN LOCK
- ALISTAIR MCGOWAN
- MICHAEL MCINTYRE
- DARA O BRIAIN
- HENRY PAKER
- ANDY PARSONS
- EMO PHILIPS
- ROMESH RANGANATHAN
- JON RICHARDSON
- ROWLAND RIVRON
- ANDY ROBINSON
- JONATHAN ROSS
- SUZI RUFFELL
- ANDREW RYAN
- ELLIOT STEEL
- MARK STEEL
- SEANN WALSH
- GAVIN WEBSTER
- JOSH WIDDICOMBE
- MIKE WILMOT
'If comedy is the new rock ‘n’ roll, then behold the new Elvis Presley' - The Sun
'Stand-up doesn't get much bigger' - The Evening Standard
'The comedy tour de force that is Lee Evans... returns with another blockbuster show' - The Mirror
The original superstar of comedy, record breaking comedian Lee Evans is back with Monsters, the biggest stand up tour to hit arenas this year. Recorded live in Birmingham, Lee is at his majestic best in front of a packed house during his five sold-out nights at the National Indoor Arena. With his amazing energy and killer routines, Lee has the audience in stitches from start to finish. Released on Monday 17th November 2014 by Universal Pictures, Monsters is the latest DVD unleashed by the undisputed King of Comedy. It's so good it's frightening!
Having played to over a staggering two million fans throughout his five UK arena tours since 2002, this new landmark entertainment event will again provide the ultimate Lee Evans experience to home audiences. Monsters features Lee's usual exasperation with the infuriating frustrations of everyday life combined with his boundless energy and unique physicality, which his legions of fans have come to expect and love. It's the must-have DVD this Christmas for any comedy fan.
Monsters sees Lee a little bit older, but definitely no wiser, as he takes audiences on his personal journey of modern day life and its' daily irritations. From his hilarious take on the 'selfie' phenomenon to imitating the characteristics of a rescue dog, witness exactly what bugs him about getting older (he won't be playing golf anytime soon) and the numerous ways he attempts to keep his long-suffering wife happy doing rubbish household chores. Lee tackles it all with his boundless energy and uproarious punch-lines.
In typical Lee style Monsters ends with a showstopper of a finale with a personal musical number dedicated to the most important thing in his life: 'the Missus'.
Congratulations to Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe and Sean Lock as their shows The Last Leg and 8 Out of 10 Cats are nominated for 2014 British Comedy Awards.
Alan, Adam and Sean have also been nominated for awards in the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Male TV Comic categories respectively.
Also nominated are 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Panel Show, The Last Leg in Best Comedy Entertainment Programme and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Moment 2014.
The results will be announced live on Channel 4 on Tuesday 16th December, with Jonathan Ross once again hosting the ceremony.
Renowned comedian Phill Jupitus (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI, Hairspray, Monty Python's Spamalot) will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical from 1st December 2014.
Phill will be taking on the role of tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, and stepping up into roles of Penelope Pennywise and Mr. McQueen will be our original cast members Julie Jupp and Alasdair Buchan.
Director Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed production of the multi Tony award winning musical Urinetown, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, is currently running at the Apollo Theatre for a limited season.
Phill Jupitus' stage credits include White Rabbit Red Rabbit at the Edinburgh Traverse Theatre, Big Society at the Leeds City Varieties, King Arthur in Spamalot on its UK and Ireland tour, and his critically acclaimed performance of Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre. He became a household name when he started as team captain on BBC Two'S Pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Twenty-three series later, Phill is the last man standing from the original line-up. Phill was also a regular on the national and London comedy circuits for eleven years.
Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and his live stand up shows, Phill currently appears as a regular guest on QI on BBC Two, and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo on BBC1. On BBC Radio 4, Phill is a regular member of the award winning News Quiz in addition to numerous presenting work on such shows as Phill Jupitus' Comic Strips, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and The Man Who Bought Hendrix's Stage.
Phill became the first broadcasted voice on BBC 6 Music when the station first launched in 2002 and continued to host the Breakfast Show until 2007. In 2010 his critically acclaimed book was published, Good Morning Nantwich – Adventures In Breakfast Radio, where Phill finds out what really makes the listening nation tick first thing in the morning.
MICHAEL MCINTYRE WILL HOST THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE 2014 WITH GLOBAL SUPERSTARS DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY, BETTE MIDLER, DEMI LOVATO AND ED SHEERAN
Legendary global icons Dame Shirley Bassey and Bette Midler are to take to the stage at this year's Royal Variety Performance 2014, being held at the home of British Variety, the London Palladium.
The star studded spectacular takes place on Thursday 13th November and will be hosted by award winning comedian Michael McIntyre, who said of the occasion: 'When the Queen FaceTimed me and asked me to host the Royal Variety Performance again I was utterly thrilled, especially when she told me it was to be in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I plan on wearing the dress Catherine wore at the St Andrew's University fashion show to guarantee I hold Prince William's attention throughout.'
Also taking part in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of music, theatre, comedy and dance will be: Ivor Novello award winner and Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran, BRIT Award winner Ellie Goulding, American superstar Demi Lovato, Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, the cast of multi-award winning musical Miss Saigon and critically acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe.
Other highlights include Simply Red, who have sold over 25 million albums worldwide, Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Inala, McBusted and cast of hit cabaret La Soireée.
Comedy comes from acclaimed stand-up Russell Kane, British Comedy Award winner Jack Whitehall, Sarah Millican and Trevor Noah, and the magical talents of Stephen Mulhern.
The event is staged in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen. The money raised from the show helps those people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.
The 2014 Royal Variety Performance takes place on Thursday 13th November and will be screened by ITV in December. It is commissioned by Peter Davey, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, ITV. The Executive Producers are Fiona Clark and Glenn Coomber and the Creative Director is Lee Connolly, ITV Studios Entertainment.
'Richardson makes for a highly individual performer... charming and immensely likeable' - The Mail on Sunday
'... so consistently funny' - Guardian Guide
'... a neurotic genius whose stuff on his hang ups and rigid world-view will make you weep' - The Radio Times
2013 British Comedy Award Best Male Comic nominee, star of 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Live At The Apollo 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 stage again with his brand new DVD Nidiot. Filmed at a sold out Hammersmith Apollo and released by Universal Pictures on Monday 1st December, Nidiot is the second DVD release from one of the UK's brightest and most popular stand-up comedy and TV stars.
Nidiot sees a more contemplative side of perennial singleton and OCD sufferer Jon. As he approaches thirty, Jon is determined to become a more easygoing person for the sake of his friends and his future health as he starts to think about life ahead. His difficulty in meeting women (especially someone he really likes), the trauma of seeing his friends settling down and having children, or risking his life in a daredevil situation but then finding himself actually having a good time. Can a leopard (or indeed a Nidiot) change his spots for the better?
'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
'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.
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.'
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
Michael Mcintyre's Christmas Charity Show is back at the Hammersmith Apollo on December 17th! Michael's annual show in aid of Kids Company is now in it's fifth year. As always, Michael will introduce a galaxy of comedy stars and surprise guests. Acts confirmed so far include Sean Lock, Ross Noble, Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh and Jason Manford. A fantastically funny festive treat not to be missed!
Tickets are available from Thursday 6th November at 10:00am here, for £60/50.
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.
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.
After becoming an Edinburgh Fringe sensation with a completely sold-out debut run, followed by a highly successful stop off in Brighton, 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...?
Off the Kerb Productions in association with Áine Flanagan Productions are pleased to announce the multi-award winning joyous romp, Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho, will be heading to London's West End for the first time ever. The smash hit not-to-be-missed show will run for a limited time only from 17th- 21st March at Leicester Square Theatre at 7:30pm, including a special late night show on the Saturday 21st at 9:30pm.
'Glorious camp with political punch' **** - The Times
'It is unashamedly theatrical, incredibly energetic and totally loveable' ***** - British Theatre Guide
'The hype is beyond justified' ***** - Entertainment Wise
'Comic Perfection' ***** - So So Gay
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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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.
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.
FURTHER REVIEWS IN FOR CHEAP SHOTS AT THE DEFENCELESS
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.