The Pleasance Theatre has officially announced its first batch of 50 shows today. Among the highlights is a new play, My Obsession, by Paul Merton's wife Suki Webster starring, erm, Paul Merton and about an obsessive fan meeting their stand-up hero. Also at the Pleasance are new shows from Foster's...
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Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn.Commenting on his role, Ben Miller says: "As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they'll...
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Talk about politics and die young and you become a Comedy God. Tell brilliantly daft one-liners and die young and you are only worshipped by a select band of comedy nerds. That’s the difference between Bill Hicks and Mitch Hedberg. Buzzfeed recently put up a list of what was claimed to be almost...
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Jason Manford has done a little bit of acting in the past. He appeared in the C4 series Shameless and funnily he appears alongside Shameless star David Threlfall in Not Like That, Like This, ITV1's...
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I'm really looking forward to Not Like That, Like This on Monday. I wrote about the subject of the drama, Tommy Cooper, in Beyond A Joke, my study of comedy's flawed heroes. As I discovered during my...
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When John Robertson was at school in Perth, Australia, he was voted “person most likely to start a cult”. Well it looks as if his classmates were right. A couple of years ago Robertson was doing a...
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Comedian Griff Rhys Jones has become unwittingly embroiled in a row at Cardiff University over his appointment as the University's new Chancellor. The current presenter of It'll Be Alright On The...
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Decisions, decisions. I’ve got one of those horrible dilemmas this Wednesday when two tantalising gigs clash. And what makes it more frustrating is that they are taking place a two-minute walk from...
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