JACK DEE NEWS
Off The Kerb Productions are proud to present the cream of Britain’s comedy talent at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With twenty events ranging from a disco singing Margaret Thatcher to an undercover cop who infiltrated the Millwall Mob, to comedy stalwarts, TV favourites and the hottest newcomers, plus the fifth Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care (hosted by Kevin Bridges and Seann Walsh) featuring the best acts at the Fringe.
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.
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
Jack Dee talks about his thought process and the ideas behind the stand-up material on his first DVD in six years, out on Monday (18th November).
Pre-order the DVD now from Amazon.
Jack Dee performs the dance sensation The Harlem Shake on Friday night’s The Last Leg to much acclaim.
The show will be repeated on Channel 4 this Wednesday at 11:20pm.
Jack Dee returns to BBC2 for a brand new six part series of Shooting Stars starting tonight, Monday 8th August, at 10:00pm.
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Now established as one of Britain’s well loved and biggest comedy stars, Jack Dee has captured the imagination of audiences and critics with his dry humour and dead pan delivery. He’s won three British Comedy Awards, and was nominated for Best Entertainment Performer at the 2005 BAFTAs.
In the beginning
Jack’s stand up career began in 1986 when he delivered his first open mike spot at the world famous London Comedy Store. Like most established comedians it wasn’t until 1991 that he got his first big break by being nominated for the Edinburgh Festival Perrier Award and wining the British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Newcomer.
Saturday Night and Sunday Service
In 1992 Jack hosted the critically acclaimed The Jack Dee Show on Channel 4 which went on to run for two series. He then moved to ITV where he hosted Jack Dee’s Saturday Night (1995) and Jack Dee’s Sunday Service (1997). By 2000 he had moved to BBC1 and presented two series of Jack Dee’s Happy Hour.
In 2004 Jack hosted Jack Dee Live at the Apollo (BAFTA nominated) which was quickly followed by a second series in 2005. In 2006 Jack teamed up with Pete Sinclair to write the critically acclaimed sitcom Lead Balloon for BBC4. Rave reviews and record ratings saw the series repeated on BBC2 that same year, and it was quickly followed by a further series of eight episodes in 2007. In 2008 a third series of six shows and a Christmas special aired on BBC2, followed in the summer of 2011 by the final series of a further six shows.
On stage and screen
As an actor Jack has appeared in The Ambassador (BBC1), Silent Witness (BBC1), The Grimleys (ITV1), Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC1), Jonathan Creek (BBC1), The Deputy (BBC1) and Tunnel of Love (ITV1). Jack has appeared on the big screen in Londinium, Spivs and, in 2006, The Last Drop and Short Order. His West End stage debut as an actor came in 1998 when he played the role of Yvan in the critically acclaimed production of Art at the Wyndhams Theatre; he later returned to play the part Serge in the same production.
Jack has six stand-up DVD’s currently available, all taken from his critically acclaimed tours; Jack Dee Live at the Duke of York’s Theatre (1992), Jack Dee Live at the London Palladium (1994), Jack Dee Live and Uncut (1997), The Best of Jack Dee’s Happy Hour (2000), Jack Dee Live at the Apollo (2002), and Jack Dee Live Again (2005). The four disc box set – Jack Dee Live, The Stand-up Collection (1994-2005) was released through Universal Pictures.
‘On stage Jack is never less than triumphant… there are few comedians who can sustain this rage, but he keeps the bile rolling and turns grumpiness into an art form’ – The Evening Standard